On 30 March 2021, the U.S. Embassy Rangoon, Myanmar ordered the departure of non-essential diplomatic personnel and all personnel family members amid escalating violence across the country but particularly in Yangon (Rangoon). At least 500 anti-coup protesters have been killed by the Tatmadaw (Myanmar military) since the 01 February coup. Expat travelers and residents in Myanmar should consider leaving the country before the situation deteriorates further and exit options become even more limited.
- Security forces now routinely use live ammunition and grenades to disperse or kill anti-coup protesters.
- Thousands of people have been detained and at least 500 protesters have been killed.
- The military has imposed restrictions across the country, including curfews, limits to gatherings, and country-wide internet blackouts.
- Airports outside Yangon are closed and commercial flights are extremely limited.
- Banks and financial institutions have been closed due to employee strikes, internet disruptions, and rushes to withdraw money.
- Professional services strikes as part of the Civil Disobedience Movement (CDM) have led to shutdowns of banks, medical facilities, trash services, and other parts of the economy.
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