Do I need a special visa for Burma?
Nearly all nationalities require a visa to enter Burma (Myanmar), and this must be obtained prior to departure. It is now possible to obtain a visa upon arrival however we strongly recommend against this as the authorities have been known to close this service with no advance notice. For further information see http://www.exodus.co.uk/assets/travelink/Burma.pdf
Should I travel to Burma?
Following the National League for Democracy (NLD), Aung San Suu Kyi's political party, announcement that the full boycott of tourism to Burma should be lifted we are now advocating a return to Burma.
The decision to return has not been taken lightly, we have talked with various organisations and taken guidance from the Burma Campaign UK, the Free Burma campaign and Tourism Concern, all of whom have
also decided to lift their call for a full tourism boycott to the country. Although it is impossible to entirely avoid the government controlled infrastructure, we endeavour to use locally owned, private services.
Nick Nikolsky - Product Manager
What vaccinations do you advise for South East Asia?
Unfortunately we are not qualified to answer all your questions in regards to travel health, so we strongly recommend you contact your GP or a Travel Health Clinic at least 8 weeks prior to departure for up-to-date information.
Nomad Travel Clinics are experts in preparing people for travel, providing advice on vaccinations, anti-malarial and staying healthy whilst overseas. We have arranged a special 10% discount for Exodus passengers on any vaccinations that you may require! Take along your Nomad discount card, sent with your confirmation pack, or call Exodus for your special discount code.
Visit www.nomadtravel.co.uk/exodus for further information.
For additional information please visit: www.fitfortravel.scot.nhs.uk
Charlotte Taylor - Customer Operations
What's the standard of accommodation like in SE Asia?
The hotels are of a very good standard, roughly comparable to a 2/3 star standard with air conditioning, spacious rooms and centrally located. Because certain areas have only opened up to tourism relatively recently, in the past 15 years or so, most of the hotels are newly built but in a traditional style. More remote areas can also have slightly more basic facilitiers, but these are usually more than compensated for by the location.
Brendan Phelan - Customer Operations
How much do you spend on food in SE Asia?
On average, a lunch should cost no more than £3 and dinner up to £10 including drinks. The standard and quality of the restaurants is very good while still retaining a traditional ambience. In the more remote locations, it's amazing how the local people can prepare such delicious meals!
Diane Knight - Sales
Burma Country Guide
For information on travelling through Burma, and it's recent history, see here.
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