What Should I Bring to Myanmar?

Make sure to consult with your doctor or travel clinic about what medicines you should bring with you. It’s a good idea to bring a first aid kit as well as plenty of medicine for an upset stomach. Malaria is a concern in Myanmar, so make sure to bring travel-size bottles of heavy duty insect repellent. You’ll also want to pack airport-friendly bottles of sunblock. Make sure to bring all your regular medications, as it may be impossible to get more in Myanmar.

If you’re traveling during the rainy season or cyclone season (April to October), pack a light poncho or an umbrella. For the rest of the year the weather remains hot and humid. Pack for hot weather, but remember to have some light long sleeves and long pants for visiting temples and keeping the sun and mosquitos off your skin. You’ll want to have comfortable shoes for tours — sneakers and closed-toed walking shoes are essential.

Bring a camera as well as any other technology you regularly rely on. It can be difficult to find high-tech items in Myanmar, especially outside of Yangon.