Western Union Money Transfers to Myanmar

Regional News By Karen Santos February 19, 2021

Western Union money transfer services are temporarily unavailable in Myanmar, due to power and internet outages connected to the recent unrest. We apologize for any inconvenience and are doing our best to make Western Union money transfers available as soon as practicable.

We continue to stay in close communication with our Agents in the country and will provide updates as to service availability at impacted Agent locations. We hope the below Q&A will help you with all the answers you need. It will be updated daily.

 

As of February 19, 2020

Western Union services are temporarily unavailable in Myanmar due to power and internet outages connected to the recent unrest. We are closely monitoring the situation and standing by to resume services once we are able to do so.

Yes, our services are currently unavailable at all Agent locations across the country.

All Western Union services are temporarily unavailable across the country as a result of power and internet interruptions connected with the recent events. We recognize the inconvenience caused by this service disruption and are closely monitoring the situation and standing by to resume services once we are able to do so.

You have two choices:

  1. Wait until service is restored and the funds will be paid out as per our usual standards. Depending upon the choice you made when sending, receivers can pick up at retail or funds will deposited into bank account.

 

  1. We are offering a full transaction refund, including fees, when payout services are impacted, as an exception during these current times. Customers are requested to call their local hotline to activate a cancellation.

As the circumstances are beyond our control, we cannot provide a definitive timeframe. However, valued customers can rest assured that we are committed to reopening our services as soon as we are able to do so.