Permitted and Restricted Areas

The government has made some areas as restricted areas and the main reason is to keep foreigners out of harm’s way. You can travel to most of the areas in Myanmar freely. However, it is advisable to check before you go.

  • Nay Pyi Taw Council

  • Kachin State

    (1) Permitted Areas

    1. Bhamo Township
    2. Shwegu Township
    3. Mogaung Township
    4. Mohnyin Township
    5. Myit-kyi-na Township

    (2) Permitted only in the Downtown Areas

    1. Putao Township
    2. Machanbaw Township
    3. Mansi Township
    4. Momauk Township
    5. Waingmaw Township

    (3) The Areas which need to get the Prior Permission

    1. Naung-mon Township
    2. Kawng-lan-hpu Township
    3. Sumprabum Township
    4. Hpakant Township
    5. Tanai Township
    6. Injangyang Township
    7. Chipwi Township
    8. Tsawlaw Township
  • Kayah State

    (1) Permitted Areas

    1. Loi-kaw Township

    (2) Permitted only in the Downtown Areas

    1. Demoso Township
    2. Hpruso Township

    (3) The Areas which need to get the Prior Permission

    1. Shadaw Township
    2. Hpasawng Township
    3. Bawlakhe Township
    4. Mese Township
  • Kayin State

    (1) Permitted Areas

    1. Hpa-an Township
    2. Mya-wady Township
      • Su-kali Sub-Township
      • Wal-lae Sub-Township

    (2) Permitted only in the Downtown Areas

    1. Kaw-ka-reik Township
      • Kyone-doe Sub-Township
    2. Hlaingbwe Township
      • Pai-kyone Sub-Township
      • Shan-ywa-thit Sub-Township
    3. Thandaunggyi Township
      • Leiktho Town
      • Bawgali Town

    (3) The Areas which need to get the Prior Permission

    1. Kyain Seikgyi Township
      • Phayathonsu Town
      • Kyeikdon Town
    2. Hpa-pun Township
      • Kamamaung Town
  • Chin State

  • Sagaing Region

    (1) Permitted Areas

    1. Sagaing Township
    2. Myinmu Township
    3. Myaung Township
    4. Monywa Township
    5. Chaugn-u Township
    6. Ayadaw Township
    7. Budalin Township
    8. Shewbo Township
    9. Depeyin Township
    10. Ye-u Township
    11. Khin-u Township
    12. Taze Township
    13. Kyunhla Township
    14. Kanbalu Township
    15. Wetlet Township
    16. Katha Township
    17. Indaw Township
    18. Htigyaing Township
    19. Pinlebu Township
    20. Banmauk Township
    21. Kawlin Township
    22. Wuntho Township
    23. Yinmabin Township
    24. Salingyi Township
    25. Pale Township
    26. Kani Township
    27. Kale Township
    28. Kalewa Township
    29. Min-gin Township
    30. Mawlaik Township
    31. Paungbyin Township
    32. Tamu Township
    33. Kani Township
      • Homalin Township
      • Leshi Township
      • Lahe Township

    (2) Permitted only in the Downtown Areas

    1. Nanyun Township
  • Tanintharyi Region

    (1) Permitted Areas

    1. Kawthaung Township
      • Khamaukgyi Sub-Township
    2. Dawei Township
      • Myitta Sub-Township
    3. Yebyu Township
      • Kaleinaung Sub-Township
    4. Launglon Township
    5. Thayetchaung Township
    6. Tanintharyi Township
    7. Palaw
      • Palauk Sub-Township
    8. Myeik Township

    (2) Permitted only in the Downtown Areas

    1. Bokpyin Township
      • Pyigyimandaing Sub-Township
      • Karathuri Town
    2. Kyunsu Township
  • Bago Region

    (1) Permitted Areas

    1. Bago Township
    2. Daik-U Township
    3. Nyaunglebin Township
    4. Kyauktaga Township
    5. Waw Township
    6. Thanatpin Township
    7. Kawa Township
    8. Taungoo Township
    9. Yedashe Township
    10. Oktwin Township
    11. Phyu Township
    12. Tantabin Township
    13. Kyaukkyi Township
    14. Pyay Township
    15. Paukkaung Township
    16. Thegon Township
    17. Paungde Township
    18. Shwedaung Township
    19. Padaung Township
    20. Tharrawaddy Township
    21. Letpadan Township
    22. Minhla Township
    23. Monyo Township
    24. Okpho Township
    25. Gyobingauk Township
    26. Zigon Township
    27. Nattalin Township

    (2) Permitted only in the Downtown Areas

  • Magway Region

  • Mandalay Region

  • Mon State

    (1) Permitted Areas

    1. Kyaikto Township
    2. Paung Township
      • Zingyaik Township
      • Mottama Township
    3. Mawlamyine Township
    4. Chaungzon Township
    5. Mudon Township
      • Kamawet Town

    (2) Permitted only in the Downtown Areas

    1. Bilin Township
    2. Thaton Township
    3. Ye Township

    (3) The Areas which need to get the Prior Permission

    1. Kyaikmaraw Town
    2. Thanbyuzayat Town
  • Rakhine State

  • Yangon Region

  • Shan State

    (1) Permitted Areas

    1. Taunggyi Township
    2. Kalaw Township
    3. Nyaungshwe Township
    4. Hopong Township
    5. His Hseng Township
    6. Pinlaung Township
    7. Pekon Township
    8. Ywangan Township
    9. Pindaya Township
    10. Muse Township
    11. Namhkam Township
    12. Kutkhaing Township
    13. Hopang Township
      • Panlong Town
    14. Kyaingtong Township
    15. Mong Khet Township
    16. Mong Yang Township
    17. Mong Ping Township
    18. Tachileik Township
    19. Mong Hpayak Township
    20. Mong Yawng Township

    (2) Permitted only in the Downtown Areas

    1. Yatsawk Township
    2. Loilen Township
      • Pinlon Town
    3. Namhsan Township
      • Kholan Sub-Township
    4. Kunhing Township
      • Ka-li Town
    5. Lecha Township
    6. Linke Township
    7. Moenel Township
    8. Lashio Township
    9. Thein-ni Township
    10. Tangyan Township
    11. Konglong Township
    12. Mineyal Township
    13. Kyaukme Township
    14. Hsipaw Township
    15. Naungcho Township
    16. Namtu Township
    17. Nansang Township
    18. Moemate Township
    19. Mabein Township
    20. Minesat Township
    21. Minetong Township
    22. Matmann Township

    (3) The Areas which need to get the Prior Permission

    1. Kyay-thee Township
    2. Mai-kai Township
    3. Mai-shu Township
    4. Mai-pan Township
    5. Mauk-mae Township
    6. Manton Township
    7. Lauk-kaing Township
    8. Kone-kyan Township
    9. Mong-la Township
    10. Nar-phan Township
    11. Pan-wine Township
    12. Pan-sann (Pan-khan) Township
    13. Mai-maw Township
  • Ayeyarwaddy Region

    (1) Permitted Areas

    1. Pathein Township
      • Shwe-thaung-yan Town
      • Ngwesaung Township
    2. Kangyi daunk Township
    3. Thabaung Township
    4. Ngapudaw Township
      • Ngayokekaung Township
      • Hai-gyi-kyun Town
    5. Kyonpyaw Township
      • Antaung Town
    6. Yekyi Township
      • Ngathaingchaung Town
      • Ahthoke Town
    7. Kyaunggon Township
    8. Hinthada Township
    9. Zalun Township
    10. Lemyethna Township
    11. Myanaung Township
    12. Kyangin Township
    13. Ingapu Township
      • Tugyi Town
    14. Myaungmya Township
    15. Einme Township
    16. Wakema Township
      • Kyonmanage Township
    17. Maubin Township
    18. Pantanaw Township
    19. Nyaungdon Township
    20. Danubyu Township
    21. Phapon Township
      • Ahmar Town
    22. Bogale Township
    23. Kyaiklat Township
    24. Dedaye Township
    25. Labutta Township
      • Pyinsalu Town
    26. Mawlamyinegyun Township

Restricted Areas