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.
We have updated our guidance to U.S. citizens about the importation and use of drones in Burma. The new guidance can be found at this link, and is copied below:
Importing unmanned aerial systems (drones) without prior government permission and flying them in sensitive areas can result in criminal penalties, including jail time and the permanent confiscation of the drone. Sensitive areas include government buildings, famous tourist sites, and religious buildings. Because it is rarely clear what constitutes a sensitive area, all recreational use of drones is inadvisable. Multiple foreigners have recently been detained for flying drones in sensitive locations. If you wish to bring a drone to Burma, we strongly suggest you seek official permission from the Burmese government.
In the event of an emergency involving a U.S. citizen, please contact (01) 536-509.
U.S. Embassy Rangoon, Burma
State Department – Consular Affairs
888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444
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