Money Supply in Myanmar
The Embassy would like to point out that credit cards in general can hardly be used as a method of payment in Myanmar. Airlines and most hotels only accept US Dollar in cash. The dollar bills need to be in a pristine state (not folded, bent or labeled). It is now possible to withdraw money from ATM machines all over the country (3 x 300.000,- Kyats = approx. 900 Euro) using a Master/Visa Card with pin code or a Maestro-/Cirrus debit card. However, not all debit cards work. Please check with your bank before travelling.
Individual Travels to Myanmar
The German Embassy does not provide travel information of any kind. Please refer to the travel and security information provided by the Federal Foreign Office.
Kindly refrain from contacting the Embassy in tourist matters.
German presidency of the G7
Germany assumed the presidency of the G7 at the G7 summit in Brussels at the beginning of June 2014. On 7 and 8 June 2015, Germany will host the meeting of the heads of state and government. The summit will provide an opportunity to discuss current international challenges and to make progress on new topics in the international context.
Further information is available on the following websites:
Interview with H.E. Ambassador Christian-Ludwig Weber-Lortsch
Myanmar Business Today: Interview with the German Ambassador.
Myanmar Business Today
Munich Security Conference Junior Ambassadors Program
In the run-up to the 51st edition in 2015, the Munich Security Conference (MSC) is announcing the third round of the Munich Security Conference Junior Ambassadors program. Through an essay contest, three dedicated students or young professionals will be given the opportunity to attend next year's MSC. The program is open to young professionals and students who were born in or after 1986.
More information can be found here.
Essaywettbewerb/essay contest [pdf, 320.29k]
News of Deutsche Welle available worldwide via Outernet
Deutsche Welle has signed an agreement with the newly-launched Outernet as an additional content distribution channel. The satellite-based Internet provider promises free access to information.
Press release on "Outernet"
Sustainable Water Management
Study Scholarships and Research Grants for Foreigners 2015
Please consult the download flyer and the link to the German Academic Exchange Service for more information.
On 28th July 2014, the "Centre of Excellence for Urban and Regional Development" was offically opened at the University of Yangon.
Centre of Excellence (CoE)
Opening of the Myanmar Journalism Institute
On July 14th, the Myanmar Journalism Institut (MJI) was officially opened by the Frech and the German Ambassadors.
A precious artefact from Myanmar was presented to the public at the Federal Foreign Office for the first time ever on 12 November 2013 in the form of an elaborate 3D scan: the Golden Letter sent by King Alaungphaya of Burma to George II, King of Britain and Elector of Hanover, in 1756. Today the original is kept at the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Library in Hanover.
Cultural treasure goes high tech
important new visa regulation
With effect from 14 November 2013, all Schengen States will start to collect and exchange biometric data in a collective Schengen Visa Information System (VIS).
People applying for a Schengen visa must from this date on apply in person, so that the necessary data - ten fingerprints - can be collected.
Finger scans stored in the VIS can be re-used for further visa applications for five years.