Armed Engagements between Pyin Oo Lwin and Nawnghkio
15 August 2019
Location: Eastern Mandalay Division and Northern Shan State, Burma
Event: There are reports of ongoing armed engagements between the Burmese military and ethnic armed organizations in the area between Pyin Oo Lwin and Nawnghkio. As of the afternoon of August 15, 2019, roads and railways between these townships are closed. U.S. Embassy staff members are not permitted to travel between Pyin Oo Lwin and Nawnghkio at this time.
Actions to Take:
- Avoid the area between Pyin Oo Lwin and Nawnghkio at this time.
- Monitor local media for updates.
- Notify friends and family of your safety.
- If you are northeast of Nawnghkio (Hsipaw or Lashio), check with local authorities for travel options. Travel toward Mandalay by land might not be possible at this time.
- U.S. Embassy Rangoon, Burma
- State Department – Consular Affairs
888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444
- Burma Country Information
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