Baggage Shipping to Myanmar
Myanmar (also known as Burma) is a country in South East Asia bordering Laos, Thailand and China. For many years Myanmar was cut off from the rest of the world, ruled as it was by a military junta. Today, with a new government in place and reforms being implemented, Myanmar has opened up to the rest of the world again. To learn more about Send My Bag’s shipping service to Myanmar please read on:
Why Ship to Myanmar?
You can ship plenty of clothes and trekking equipment with Send My Bag to help make your trip to Myanmar run smoothly. You will be able to sail through the airport without having to wait around at bag drop or luggage carousels. You can also use public transport without worrying about dragging luggage behind you in the heat. Send your bags ahead to your hotel so that they are there waiting for you when you arrive.
Our carrier service also allows those who are relocating to Myanmar or students moving there to study to bring with them everything they need to set up home in Myanmar. Or, students on a gap year can use Send My Bag to ship everything they need to last the entirety of their trip to Myanmar.
Ways of Shipping to Myanmar
There are various options available for shipping to Myanmar. Some options will be more suited to your needs than others. You can choose between several different options for international shipping to Myanmar. Here are some of them below:
Send Luggage to Myanmar
If you are going on a hiking trip to Myanmar, if you are planning to take in the many cultural sites, or if you are moving there to study or work, you can send your possessions to Myanmar in a suitcase with Send My Bag. This makes your journey much more pleasant since you won’t have to worry about your luggage. Instead Send My Bag will take care of it for you and can have it waiting for you at your accommodation. You can also bring many more items than you could if just checking a few bags into an airplane’s hold. To find out more about sending luggage to Myanmar, visit our ‘How it works’ page, or our ‘FAQs’.
send golf clubs to Myanmar
Myanmar is said to have numerous golf courses for you to discover, among which Pun Hlaing, Royal Mingalardon and Bagan have been rated highly. Why not choose a more unusual golfing vacation location this year and head to Myanmar. Send My Bag can ship your golf clubs to Myanmar, so no need to worry about transporting them yourself. You won’t have to carry your clubs through the airport or onto public transport and you will also avoid any embarrassing oversized baggage fees from your airline. Make sure you find out how best to prepare your golf clubs for transit by visiting Send My Bag's information page on how to send golf clubs.
Send your bike to Myanmar
Why not discover the unknown country of Myanmar by bike and really enjoy traveling off the tourist track. Although you may have to travel along a number of dusty tracks, you should feel safe among the friendly Burmese people. As there are few places to hire a bike, Send My Bag is a lifeline, allowing you to send your own bike to Myanmar. Ensure that you package up your bike well before sending it to Myanmar. Find out more about bike shipping with Send My Bag.
Removals to Myanmar
If you are moving to Myanmar, perhaps to carry out charity work or simply to live among the friendly Burmese people, you will need to look into international removals to Myanmar in order to transport all of your possessions. Ensure that all your items are securely packaged before you hand anything over to the movers, so that nothing gets damaged in transit. Use appropriate packaging for your items and secure everything well.
Student shipping to Myanmar
You may have decided to spend part of your gap year in Myanmar, or perhaps you are going to study at one of the universities there, such as the University of Yangon. You can make the move quickly and easily by sending all your items with Send My Bag. We can send all sorts – books, writing materials, clothes, etc. ‒ to your student accommodation. Find out more about student shipping with Send My Bag and how to claim your student discount.
Sending a parcel to Myanmar
Instead of a suitcase, you could send a parcel to Myanmar with Send My Bag. Friends and family could also use this option to send you a gift or care package to help make you feel at home. You or your friends should choose an appropriate box when sending a parcel to Myanmar and seal it up well so nothing gets damaged in transit. Also make sure you know about rules regarding brand new items (see below). Read more on our parcel shipping information page to find out what you are permitted to send with Send My Bag, and how to package your items.
As well as sending baggage, luggage and parcels to Myanmar, you could think about the following ideas for shipping items internationally, which are more suitable if you want to send large items like a footstool or sofa:
Air Freight to Myanmar
Air freight is one possibility for sending large items, such as a table or a chest of drawers, to Myanmar. It usually takes one to two days to send items by air freight, which is fast, but the service can be quite expensive. The amount you pay depends on the weight and size of your shipment. You will probably also have to get a customs agent to handle customs clearance for you. And, you need to work out how to get your items to and from the airport, which means that costs could quickly increase. If you send internationally by air freight to Myanmar your items will likely arrive at one of the major airports, such as Yangon or Mandalay International Airports.
Sea Freight and Container Shipping to Myanmar
Instead of air freight, you could try sea freight or container shipping to move your possessions to Myanmar. Sea freight usually means shipping items in large containers loaded onto cargo ships. This option can be cheaper than air freight but it takes much longer for your items to reach you. Note that you will still need to use the services of a customs agent and will need to sort out how to get your items to and from the ports. When using container shipping to Myanmar your items will most likely arrive by ship at one of the major sea ports, such as Yangon.
Shipping Goods to Myanmar
You need to find out about the current customs rules when shipping goods to Myanmar. You should be fully aware of any duty that needs to be paid and what items are permitted to be shipped to Myanmar, which items are restricted, and which are forbidden. Why not check out the section below on ‘What can I send to Myanmar? What items are restricted?’
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Important Myanmar Customs Information
To clear personal effects and household goods into Myanmar, the shipper will need to provide us with a copy of their passport, a copy of their airline ticket, a copy of their work permit and a letter of employment (letter for returning citizens must include the position and duration of employment).
If the shipper is a returning resident, in addition to the letter of employment mentioned above, they will also need to provide a copy of their Myanmar NRC Card and copy of the airport entry stamp page from their passport.
The shipper’s and receiver’s name must be the same and appear in exactly the same way as it is printed on the supplied passport copy. The shipper must also be present in Myanmar for customs clearance. We are advised that customs clearance for foreigners and returning citizens is approximately 1 week.
When a bag is stopped by customs for any reason (missing documentation, prohibited contents, commercial contents or further information required) Send My Bag™ records how long customs hold it for. Our historical statistics for this route indicate that if the customs authority stops your bag they will on average take 9 days to process it and release it back to us for delivery.
All goods imported duty free by a foreigner must be exported upon future departure from Myanmar and only one air shipment is permitted duty free per shipper.
General Customs Information
Most countries allow a generous amount of personal effects to cross their borders without taxes or duty needing to be paid. Personal effects are normally considered to be used items owned by the sender for at least 6 months.
To show that your shipment is made up of personal effects, you need to create a packing list, as follows: "2 x Woollen Coat, 3 x Cotton Shorts, 5 x Pairs of Cotton Socks", and so on, rather than as "10 x Used Clothing".
If your shipment is found to contain brand new or commercial items by Burmese customs, you may have to pay taxes or duty before you can receive your items.
Keep this in mind if you are sending Christmas gifts or birthday presents to Myanmar. Please check with Burmese customs so you are aware of potential customs duties, follow any advice given and attach all necessary documentation.
Customs processes and allowances do vary by country and so we advise all travelers to take 5 minutes to check how their personal circumstances and what they are sending will be assessed under prevailing Burmese customs regulations.
More information is available on our customs information page.
What can I send to Myanmar? What items are restricted?
With Send My Bag™ you can travel with almost everything you would normally find in a vacation suitcase. For security and customs reasons, however, certain items are prohibited. Please find these listed below.
- Aerosols or any other pressurised containers;
- Liquids, Pastes and Gels of any type (including nail varnish and perfume);
- Toner Cartridges;
- Animals and Animal products;
- Firearms and firearm parts, ammunition, explosives, weapons (including imitations of same);
- Dangerous / hazardous goods;
- Flowers and plant products;
- Human remains or ashes;
- Illegal or restricted goods;
- Medical samples;
- Items that require a temperature controlled environment;
- Prescription drugs and pharmaceutical products;
- Religious Artefacts
- Foodstuffs, perishable food articles and beverages including, but not limited to: Wine, Beer, Spirits and Champagne; or
- Packages that are wet, leaking or emit an odour of any kind;
- Valuables and high value items including but not limited to antiques, paintings, jewellery, precious stones;
- Cash or other forms of tradeable currency;
- Irreplaceable items.
More information is available under section 11 of our terms of service.
Items excluded from cover
The following items will be accepted but are sent at your risk and are not included under complimentary cover:
- Electrical Items, including but not limited to; Tablets, Cell Phones, Computers, Hi-Fis, TVs.
- Glass & Porcelain.
- Any other non standard excess baggage items.
If you choose to send any of the above please ensure you package the item appropriately, for example a TV inside a suitcase is not appropriate.
Visitors to Myanmar can anticipate fascinating cities, brilliant architecture, religious sites and beautiful natural landscapes. They can also enjoy trekking to stunning locations, such as the fantastic Inle Lake.
Myanmar has a tropical climate, with monsoon season lasting from May to October. The best time to visit is between November and February when temperatures are lower than the excessive temperatures to be endured between March and May, which often reach over 104°F.