Burma (Myanmar)

Yellow Fever

  • Requirements: Required if traveling from a country with risk of YF virus transmission and ≥1 year of age, including transit >12 hours in an airport located in a country with risk of YF virus transmission. 1
  • Recommendations: None


  • Areas with malaria: Present at altitudes <1,000 m (3,281 ft), including Bagan. Rare transmission above 1,000 m (3,281 ft) (Map 2-7).
  • Drug resistance 3: Chloroquine and mefloquine.
  • Malaria species: P. falciparum 60%, P. vivax 35%, P. malariae, P. ovale, and P. knowlesi rare.
  • Recommended chemoprophylaxis: In the provinces of Bago, Kachin, Kayah, Kayin, Shan, and Tanintharyi <1,000 m (3,281 ft): Atovaquone-proguanil, doxycycline, or tafenoquine. 4
  • All other areas <1,000 m (3,281 ft): Atovaquone-proguanil, doxycycline, mefloquine, or tafenoquine. 4
  • Above 1,000 m (3,281 ft): None (practice mosquito avoidance).
Map 2-7. Malaria in Burma
Map 2-7. Malaria in Burma