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.
The Visa and Consular Section of the Embassy will remain closed from April 14th until April 21st because of Thingyan and Easter and will be open again on April 22nd 2014.
During Thingyan the Embassy building cannot be reached.
The German Embassy in Yangon has gone to great length to support Mr Georg Wessels on his mission to provide some of the world’s tallest persons with custom-made shoes.
Shoes for U Win Zaw Oo
On February 11th, 2014 the Goethe Institute was officially opened by Federal President Joachim Gauck in the presence of U Aye Myint Kyu, Union Minister of Culture and the President of the Goethe Institute, Prof. Dr. Klaus-Dieter Lehmann.
Goethe Institute Opening
About one year after a tragical accident this Embassy could provide Mr. Zin Min Oo, an employee of the opposition politician and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, with two modern prothetic arms. Thus he is able to lead an almost autonomous life.
German prosthetic arms for employee of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi
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.
This year’s Deutsche Welle Global Media Forum, from June 30 – July 2, 2014, focuses on the evolution of the Internet as a gateway to information and knowledge, and as a tool for social participation. ...
Global Media Forum 2014
A flood of books is the first herald of a special period of commemoration: since the beginning of 2013, more than 110 books dealing with World War One (1914-1918) have been published or announced. Aus...
The First World War
Interconnected, interactive and participatory: the Deutsche Welle's 10 edition of The Bobs - the international award for the best in online activism.
Deutsche Welle (DW) has recognized exceptional p...
Deutsche Welle: The Bobs kick off 10th edition