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Exercise a high degree of caution in Burma because of the uncertain security situation and possibility of civil unrest.
Pay close attention to your personal security at all times and monitor the media for information about possible new safety or security risks.
Protests and organising assemblies of people are illegal in Burma. Avoid all demonstrations and street rallies as they may turn violent. Avoid taking photographs of demonstrations, the military or police as this may not be tolerated by the Burmese authorities.
Do not to travel to the areas near the border with Thailand because of the risk of ethnic conflict, banditry and unmarked landmines.
Damage caused by Tropical Cyclone Nargis in May 2008 still affects movement in the Ayeyarwady (Irrawady) Delta. Australians are encouraged to avoid unnecessary local travel in this region.
The World Health Organization has confirmed a human case of avian influenza in Burma.
*Please use information as a guide and always check Smart Traveller for the most up to date information.
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The Australian government and Smart Traveller recommend appropriate insurance information if you are travelling overseas and to ensure that you are properly covered with comprehensive travel insurance. The cost of medical, dental and let alone the inconvenience of the lost luggage can ruin your holiday.