Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Rangoon, Burma

Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Rangoon, Burma (May 30, 2018)

Location: Myitkyina City, Kachin State, Burma

Events: The Embassy of the United States of America in Yangon has rescinded its recommendation that Embassy staff temporarily postpone all non-essential travel to Myitkyina City, Kachin State. This decision was made due to relative calm in Myitkyina city in the past week.

U.S. citizens traveling to Myitkyina city should still exercise caution and should expect to encounter military checkpoints in the city.

Recommended precautions if you are living in, or passing through Myitkyina:
• Stay alert in public places, including schools, hospitals, churches, tourist locations and transportation hubs.
• Carry proper identification, including a U.S. passport with a current visa.
• Review your personal security plans.

U.S. Embassy Rangoon, Burma

State Department – Consular Affairs
888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444

Burma Country Information
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