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.
“I am very concerned by the recent opinion polls on Europeans’ views about their future and the role played by the process of European integration. Many people in Europe are losing faith in the joint European project. Especially in countries where people have been hit hard by the effects of the crisis, people are losing confidence in a better future for themselves and their children.
Foreign Minister Westerwelle calls for confidence in Europe
The 9th Asia-Pacific weeks (APW) will take place from June 5 to 14, 2013. This year the APW are titled "Smart Cities" and will focus on urban challenges of the 21st century.
The 9th Asia-Pacific Weeks in Berlin
Germany's international broadcaster Deutsche Welle (DW) has been in dialogue with the world for 60 years. Since its first day on air, it has transformed from a shortwave radio broadcaster to a multimedia organization.
"With its journalistic content in 30 languages, DW ensures Germany's multimedia presence in the world," said Erik Bettermann, Deutsche Welle's Director General. He added that competition for global audiences is becoming increasingly fierce due to an ever-growing amount of media products, especially in the field television.
60 years Deutsche Welle (DW)
The newly inaugurated German Development Media Awards honor journalists worldwide for their outstanding reporting on human rights and put the spotlight on journalists telling important stories affecting their communities, countries and regions.
GERMAN DEVELOPMENT MEDIA AWARDS 2013
The United Nations Human Rights Council regularly reviews the human rights situation in all UN member countries. April 2013 will be the second time Germany has been the subject of this Universal Perio...
Human rights policy in Germany
The current issue of DE Magazin Deutschland focuses on the subject of human rights. The DE feature highlights Germany’s wide-ranging support for the protection of human rights and describes in reports, analyses and interviews why human rights questions are a central part of German foreign policy, how Germany protects human rights and where the Federal Government is especially active.
Also in the current issue of DE Magazin Deutschland: interviews with WTO Director-General Pascal Lamy and EU Trade Commissioner Karel De Gucht, two of most influential personalities in world trade, a double portrait of director Margarethe von Trotta and actress Barbara Sukowa, two strong women in German film, and an examination of the genius of Richard Wagner on the 200th anniversary of the composer’s birth.
Human rights – Germany’s global commitment
The European Union has declared 2013 the European Year of Citizens. Europe’s fundamental values such as freedom, democracy and the rule of law don’t just apply to the EU member states. Each EU citizen is guaranteed individual freedoms and rights under the EU treaties.
2013 – European Year of Citizens