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Border Crossings
Union of Myanmar

Overland border crossings
As border crossings are real tailormade requirements we can not give a standard itinerary, however we would like to give some information on how to arrange this :

Entering and leaving Myanmar
The standard immigration rule in Myanmar is that one has to leave the country the same way as one entered. Every deviation of this rule needs a special permission from several ministries in Yangon. Any licensed travel agent can arrange permissions for an overland border crossing, provided that guests book a full package with this agency. Therefore it is not possible to book only a border crossing.

As permission take time, we need to have a full itinerary one month prior to arrival to Myanmar, as well as full passport details, name, visa details etc.

The following 3 border checkpoints are open for tourists :

Muse / Ruli (Yunnan China)
Located north-east of Mandalay, the border town of Muse is an important trading post. There is a fairly new highway from Mandalay to Muse, however permission is needed for the road between Lashio and Muse. It is possible to cross into China or from China into Myanmar. A popular trip on arrival to Myanmar is to Bhamo and sail down the Ayeyarwaddy river by public ferry to Mandalay.

Tachilek / Mae Sai (North Thailand)
Located in Eastern Shan State, Tachilek can be reached by air from Heho and Kyaing Tong. The city of Tachilek can be visited from Mae Sai on a day visa and one is then not allowed to travel outside of city limits. Permission are given locally for visits to Kyaing Tong, whereas a permission to travel onwards to Yangon and to exit from Yangon has to be obtained in Yangon. Note that overland trips are only possible from Tachilek to Kyaing Tong - it is not possible to drive from Kyaing Tong to Taunggyi / Inle Lake.

Kawthaung / Ranong (South west Thailand)
This border town in the very south of Myanmar is a favorite checkpoint for foreigners in Thailand who need to extend their Thai visa. However, this town is very difficult to reach from Yangon and therefore we are unable to provide services here. Note that the only airline operating to this area is Myanmar Airways. Overland drives from Kawthaung to Yangon are not possible.

Various diving trips are operated from Phuket and Kawthaung to the Mergui Archipelago, however these are operated on a port permit, which is not a valid visa to travel onwards to Myanmar.

For more information on traveling overland into Myanmar or about travel to "off-limit" areas, please do contact us.

 

 
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