I have read some unsupported claims regarding whether it is illegal to stay at an Airbnb place in Myanmar as a non-Burmese citizen, and what happens to the lessor and lessee if the police catches them renting an Airbnb place in Myanmar.
That’s a bit of a gray area, but it’s definitely illegal to host a foreigner in ones local home. If you’re on a tourist visa, make sure to stay away from homestays; you could be deported back to your country! Opt for hotels or resorts instead – not in your budget? Let me tell you about guesthouses…
He said the onus was on homeowners to check what kind of visa a foreign visitor holds before renting out a room. He could not be reached, however, for further comment on what the penalties for lax landlords will be or how grey areas, such as visiting foriegn friends or rooms let on the increasingly popular online rental marketplace Airbnb, will be treated.
Is it illegal to stay at an Airbnb place in Myanmar as a non-Burmese citizen, and if so, who gets punished (lessor or lessee) and what's the penalty?