Money

The burmese currency is the kyat. You will find banknotes of 1, 5, 10, 15, 20, 30, 50, 100, 200, 500 and 1 000 Ks.

Prior to 2003, each individual tourist entering the country had to change 200 USD into FECs (Foreign Exchange Certificate). Today, it is not necessary to change money and the FECs are becoming obsolete.

Because of American sanctions imposed on the country, no credit cards (Visa, Mastercard and Eurocard) can be used in Burma. So you need to have plenty of cash with you that is in good condition. It will not be possible to make any payment by credit card and you won’t be able to withdraw cash either. There are no ATMs.

American Dollars and Euros can be changed into Kyats at a licensed money changer, in hotels, in some shops, in travel agencies or alternatively on the open market (this method is frequently used and the rates are similar). You will get a better rate by changing large banknotes.

Occasionally you will be able to find a store, hotel or restaurant which accepts credit cards, but be aware that this is not legal, because of the American sanctions.

For your comfort and depending upon the cost of your trip, we are willing to accept bank transfers and give you back your money in Yangon. Of course, this offer is exclusively for our clients.