New Zealand is monitoring recent developments in Myanmar closely.
The Myanmar Military have declared a one-year state of emergency. ATM services, phone and internet connections across Myanmar have experienced disruptions.
It has been reported that airports have closed and domestic and international commercial passenger flights have been suspended until 31st May 2021. Neighbouring countries have also closed their land borders to Myanmar. However, we understand that some flights will be available. Travellers should contact airlines directly to arrange their travel.
A night time curfew has been imposed across the country. Expect an increased security presence country-wide and possibly roadblocks in major cities.
New Zealanders in Myanmar should remain cautious, avoid unecessary travel where possible and stay away from large crowds. Stay home if you are concerned about the security situation. It is also important to keep your family and friends informed of your well-being. Monitor the media for further developments.
New Zealanders who require urgent consular assistance can contact the 24/7 Consular emergency line on +64 99 20 20 20.
Reviewed:5 Feb 2021, 15:55
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