Message for U.S. Citizens – Travel Alert

Message for U.S. Citizens

Travel Alert: Elections November 08, 2015

The State Department alerts U.S. citizens traveling to Burma of the upcoming elections scheduled for November 08, 2015U.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.  This Travel Alert expires on December 20, 2015.

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 further information:

·         See the State Department’s travel website for the Worldwide Caution, Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and Burma Country Specific Information.

·         Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security messages and make it easier to locate you in an emergency.

·         Contact the U.S. Embassy in Rangoon, located at 110 University Avenue, Kamayut Township, at +95-01-536-509, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. After-hours emergency number for U.S. citizens is +95 09-51-24330, or +95 01-500-547.  The Consular Section can also be reached via email-

·         Call 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada or 1-202-501-4444 from other countries from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).

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