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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Rangoon (Burma), Protest at Shwedagon Pagoda

East Asia & Pacific > Burma > Rangoon

There is an on-going protest next to the Shwedagon Pagoda. If you visit the pagoda, avoid the protest area next to the eastern entrance to the Shwedagon Pagoda. If you feel unsafe, depart the area immediately.

The Embassy advises U.S. citizens in other parts of Burma to take normal precautions to ensure your safety and security. If you see something suspicious, report it to the authorities, if possible, and leave the area immediately.

For further information:

See the State Department’s travel website for the Worldwide Caution, Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and Burma Country Specific Information.

Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program to receive security messages and make it easier to locate you in an emergency. Please be aware that we may not be able to reach you immediately if you are traveling in remote or restricted areas.

Contact the U.S. Embassy in Burma, located at 110 University Avenue, Kamayut Township, at +95 1 536 509, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. The after-hours emergency number for U.S. citizens is +95 (0)95124330, or +95 1 500 547.

If you are in the United States, call 1-888-407-4747 toll-free or 1-202-501-4444 from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).

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