Ultimate Myanmar Packing List: What do I need to pack?

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You want travel to Myanmar and you're wondering: What do I need to pack? We have put together the perfect packing list for your Myanmar trip for both the rainy and dry seasons. You can here the packing list comfortably as PDF checklist download.

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Myanmar Packing List: Travel Documents Checklist

  1. Valid passport (check the validity and renew it if necessary)
  2. Copy of passport (to be kept separately from the original)
  3. eVisum (to be applied for in good time before the journey)
  4. Insurance policy Health insurance abroad (online)
  5. Vaccination card (check if you need to refresh your vaccinations)
  6. Flight ticket (printout or e-ticket)
  7. Travel credit card
  8. Cash 100 EUR or preferably 100 USD
  9. List of emergency contacts and allergies, if applicable.

Optional travel documents

  1. Driving licence & international driving licence (if you still want to rent a car / scooter)
  2. Diving license (if you still want to dive)
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Myanmar Packing List: Electronics Checklist

  1. Mobile phone with charger (from EU no adapter necessary)
  2. Headphones
  3. Powerbank or solar charger
  4. Flashlight

Optional electronics

  1. Camera with charger
  2. Rain cover for your camera
  3. Laptop / Tablet / E-Reader / Kindle with charger
  4. Multiple socket
  5. Rain cover for your smartphone
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Myanmar Packing List: Culture Bag Checklist

  1. Toothbrush
  2. Toothpaste
  3. Dental floss
  4. Deodorant
  5. Hairbrush
  6. Sunscreen
  7. Shaver
  8. Shower gel / Soap
  9. Shampoo / Conditioner (is alternatively available in the hotel)
  10. Nail care
  11. (microfiber) towel (if it rains during the day)

Advanced checklist toilet bag for women

  1. Makeup
  2. Face lotion
  3. Tweezers
  4. Lip protection
  5. Tampons
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Myanmar Packing List: Checklist first aid kit

  1. Hand sanitizer or wipes
  2. Mosquito repellent (e.g. Nobite, Autan)
  3. Painkillers (e.g. ibuprofen, aspirin)
  4. Diarrhoea medication (e.g. Imodium Akut, charcoal tablets)
  5. Wound cream (e.g. Bepanthen)
  6. Pavement
  7. If necessary, tablets against travel sickness
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Myanmar Packing List: Personal Comfort Checklist

  1. Backpack (make sure your hand luggage measures 55x40x20cm for the plane)
  2. Sunglasses
  3. Earplugs / Oropax
  4. Books / Magazines
  5. Headgear / Cappie
  6. Sleep mask
  7. Travel pillow (for flights and longer journeys)
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Myanmar Packing List: Environmentally Conscious Travel Checklist 

With these little things you can actively help to avoid plastic in Myanmar and simply make your contribution to environmental protection:

  • Reusable bottle (preferably stainless steel for hot and cold)
  • Stainless steel outdoor cutlery (knife, spoon, fork, chopsticks, straw)
  • Reusable cup (preferably stainless steel for hot and cold)
  • Reusable silicone tubes filled with your shampoo, conditioner, shower gel
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Climate in Myanmar: Packing list for dry and rainy season

The climate in Myanmar can be divided into the dry season and the rainy season. The dry season usually begins in October and ends in May. Then the rainy season follows and the monsoon starts to blow. 

The temperature in the dry season, especially from November to February, is generally colder in the north and relatively warm in the south. During the rainy season, temperatures can get quite hot and humidity is high due to the monsoon rains.

Myanmar can generally be visited all year round and if you are prepared for some short but intense rainy hours during the rainy season, it is no problem to make your trip during this time as well. 

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Myanmar rainy season packing list: clothes and shoes

The rainy season in Myanmar is from Mid-May to mid-October

  1. Long, light trousers 
  2. Shorts (should cover the thighs)
  3. T-shirts (should cover the shoulders)
  4. Long-sleeved or thin jacket and a light scarf
  5. Thin rain jacket
  6. Swimwear & towel
  7. Hiking boots/sneakers (preferably waterproof)
  8. Sandals / Flip Flops
  9. Socks 
  10. Underwear
  11. Umbrella
  12. Rain cover for your backpack
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Myanmar Dry Season Packing List: Clothing and Shoes

The dry season in Myanmar is from mid-October to mid-May

  1. Long, light trousers or shorts (for the day, should cover the thighs)
  2. Long trousers / jeans (for the evening or colder days)
  3. T-shirts (should cover the shoulders)
  4. Thin Long Sleeves
  5. Light jacket (for daytime)
  6. Jacket/Hoodie and scarf for the evening
  7. Hiking boots/sneakers (preferably waterproof)
  8. Sandals / Flip Flops
  9. Socks 
  10. Underwear
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Myanmar Packing List as PDF for Download

We have summarized the complete packing list for Myanmar compactly on one page. You can download the checklist download here free of charge as PDF.

Simply print out the PDF and check it off step by step while packing. With our Myanmar packing list you will surely not forget anything. The most environmentally friendly way is of course to check off the list digitally) but that's entirely up to you.

We wish you lots of anticipation as you pack your suitcase and check it off!

Recommended vaccinations for Myanmar

In case of entry from a yellow fever area or stay of more than twelve hours in transit of a yellow fever area, all persons from the age of one year have to prove a yellow fever vaccination.

If you are travelling for less than four weeks, you should have a full poliomyelitis (polio) vaccination. Make sure that your standard immunizations according to the vaccination calendar of the Robert-Koch-Institute are up to date.

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Conclusion

Basically, less is more. The important documents such as passport and visa may not be missing of course. With light luggage it is easier and simpler to travel. Also note that for domestic flights in Myanmar often only 20 kg per person are allowed. Also, with a light suitcase on the outbound flight, there is more space for travel souvenirs during the trip.

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