Message for U.S. Citizens: Regime Authorities Instruct Foreigners to Depart Dawei, Laung Lone, & Thayet Chaung Townships in Tanintharyi Region

THE EMBASSY OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA IN RANGOON IS TRANSMITTING THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION THROUGH THE AMERICAN LIAISON NETWORK AS A PUBLIC SERVICE TO U.S. CITIZENS IN BURMA.  PLEASE DISSEMINATE THIS MESSAGE TO ALL U.S. CITIZENS IN YOUR ORGANIZATION OR NEIGHBORHOOD.

October 14, 2021

The Embassy advises all Americans that  immigration authorities instructed U.S. citizens to depart three townships in Tanintharyi Region.  On October 11, the Tanintharyi regime regional government instructed foreigners, including U.S. citizens, to depart Dawei, Laung Lone, & Thayet Chaung townships effective immediately citing security concerns and their stated inability to guarantee the safety of foreigners.

The Embassy advises all U.S. citizens against travel to or through these three townships, and urges vigilance throughout Tanintharyi Region.  The Department’s travel advisory for Burma is at Level 4, the highest level issued by the State Department and advises U.S. citizens not to travel to Burma, or to leave as soon as it is safe to do so, due to the greater likelihood of life-threatening risks.  Because of these conditions, if you experience an emergency the U.S. Embassy has a very limited ability to provide assistance.

For travel information including outbound flight schedules, visit: Alert: Information on Outgoing Burma Relief Flights, and for information about local COVID-19 conditions and CDC COVID-19 testing requirements, please visit COVID-19 Information.