Message for U.S. Citizens: Now in Effect – New Policy for Personal Electronic Device Access to Embassy
03 January 2018
THE EMBASSY OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA IN RANGOON IS TRANSMITTING THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION THROUGH THE EMBASSY WARDEN SYSTEM AS A PUBLIC SERVICE TO U.S. CITIZENS IN BURMA. PLEASE DISSEMINATE THIS MESSAGE TO ALL U.S. CITIZENS IN YOUR ORGANIZATION OR NEIGHBORHOOD.
Starting yesterday, January 2, 2018, consular section visitors are now no longer permitted to bring personal electronic devices (PEDs) or liquids onto the Embassy compound. This policy applies to both visa applicants and U.S. citizen visitors. PED storage is not available at the Embassy.
PEDs include computers, laptops, radios, cell phones, smart phones, MP3 players, iPads and other tablet devices, handheld gaming devices, smart watches, and wearable electronic fitness devices.
Regarding the ban on liquids, water fountains are available in the consular section waiting room.
For further information:
- Visit Country Information for Burma for additional travel & transportation safety tips.
- Contact the U.S. Embassy in Burma, located at 110 University Avenue, Kamayut Township, at +95 1 536 509, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. The after-hours emergency number for U.S. citizens is +95 1 536 509.