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Burma (Myanmar) Travel Warning

Issued by U.S. State Department

Feb 16, 2001

The Department of State recommends that U.S. citizens exercise caution while traveling to eastern Burma along the Burma/Thai border due to an increase in insurgent activities.

On February 11, several people were killed during shelling and cross border gunfire in the town of Tachileik, Shan State. Several tourists were reported stranded in Tachileik during the skirmish.

The Thai Government has, from time to time, closed the border with Burma due to these skirmishes.

For further information on Burma, U.S. citizens planning to visit or reside in Burma are advised to consult the Department of State's Consular Information Sheet for Burma. The Consular Information Sheet is available at any U.S. embassy or consulate abroad and through the Department of State, Bureau of Consular Affairs Internet home page at http://travel.state.gov.

U.S. citizens planning to visit or reside in Burma are also encouraged to visit the consular section of the U.S. Embassy in Rangoon upon arrival in order to register and obtain the most current travel and security information. The Embassy is located at 581 Merchant Street, Kyauktada Township, Rangoon, Burma, tel. [95] (1) 282-055 or 282-2182.

This Public Announcement expires on April 15, 2001.

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