Message for U.S. Citizens: Elections November 8, 2020

November 8, 2020

The Department of State alerts U.S. citizens traveling to Burma of the upcoming elections scheduled for November 08, 2020.  U.S. citizens are urged to exercise caution and remain abreast of the security situation prior to, during, and after the election.  Travelers should be aware that they may experience disruptions or added inconveniences during the electoral period.

You should maintain a high level of security awareness during the electoral period, and avoid political rallies, polling centers, demonstrations, and crowds of any kind.  Instances of unrest can occur without warning, endangering bystanders.  Review your personal security plans; remain aware of your surroundings, including local events; and monitor local news stations for updates.

Burmese authorities are likely to increase security throughout the country during the electoral period.  There is presently no reason to believe that U.S. citizens would be specifically targeted in the event of electoral violence.

For more information, please contact the American Citizen Services section at U.S. Embassy Rangoon at or 01-753-6509.

U.S. Embassy Rangoon

110 University Ave, Kamayut Township, Yangon

+95-1-753-6509 from outside Burma

01-753-6509 from within Burma 

Department of State – Consular Affairs

888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444


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