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Myanmar (Burma) travel restrictions

Open for citizens: partial Open for foreigners: no Open for tourism: no Quarantine: yes
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Published on 29.05.2020
Myanmar National Airlines June 2020 International operations as of 28MAY20

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Open for travel from Myanmar (Burma)
Crossing Rules

Entry restrictions
Passengers must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result issued at most 72 hours before departure.

All international flights are suspended
Flights to Myanmar are suspended.
– This does not apply to medevac flights.

Forced isolation
Passengers are subject to quarantine for 14 days.

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Flight Restrictions

published 26.10.2020

Entry restrictions
Passengers must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result issued at most 72 hours before arrival.

All international flights are suspended
Flights to Myanmar are suspended until 31 October 2020.
– This does not apply to medevac flights.

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Quarantine

Quarantine requirement at government designated site.

Arrivals in Myanmar must enter government-arranged quarantine for a period of 10 days. You will be allotted your quarantine facility on arrival. You may have no choice. You are likely to be placed in the same government quarantine facility or hotel as all the other people on your flight. You will be provided with food, for which you will be charged.
You should confirm your quarantine requirements with the relevant Myanmar Embassy or Consulate before you travel. All travellers will be tested for COVID-19 by RT-PCR on day 3 and day 7 during the quarantine period and will be required to pay for the testing fees. Travellers who test positive for COVID-19 will be immediately isolated and taken to a medical facility. Foreign nationals will be expected to pay the medical costs and other costs related to isolation and treatment in designated health facilities.
You may be required to do more than one COVID-19 test before you leave quarantine, even if you test negative. If hospitalised with coronavirus, patients are obliged to use a government facility even if they have private insurance. Patients in government hospitals are generally expected to make their own arrangements for bringing in food and other essential supplies. Lone travellers will not be allowed out of isolation to buy food or make phone calls.
These arrangements are subject to change and at short notice. Confirmation should be sought from the relevant Myanmar Embassy or Consulate well in advance of your departure.

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Certification

COVID-19 negative certification required for entering the country.

There are temperature checks for all arrivals. Arrivals must provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 test result. You should arrange to take a private test. Testing requirements ahead of entry to Myanmar are subject to change. Confirmation should be sought from the relevant Myanmar Embassy or Consulate well in advance of your departure.

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Vaccination

Yellow fever (2019)
Country requirement at entry: a yellow fever vaccination certificate is required for travellers aged 1 year
or over arriving from countries with risk of yellow fever transmission and for travellers having transited for
more than 12 hours through an airport of a country with risk of yellow fever transmission.
WHO vaccination recommendation: no

Malaria (2019)
Malaria risk due predominantly to P. falciparum exists throughout the year in remote rural, hilly and forested
areas of the country, as well as in some coastal areas in Rahkine State. There is no transmission in cities and
urban areas. The central plains and the dry zone are generally free of malaria, but some pockets of transmission
still exist. Mefloquine resistance has been reported in Kayin State and the eastern part of Shan State. Emerging
artemisinin resistance is suspected in south-eastern Myanmar. P. vivax resistance to chloroquine has been
reported. Human P. knowlesi infection has been reported.
WHO recommended prevention in risk areas: C

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Full Restrictions

  • Myanmar (Burma) Latest News:

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry to Myanmar: New tourist visa applications are currently suspended. If you are travelling to Myanmar for work, read the guidance on visas and permits as the rules have changed since 1 January 2021. At present Myanmar authorities can offer business visas to foreign nationals with a compelling case. You or your employer must make your case to your nearest Myanmar Embassy and obtain permission. These arrangements are subject to change at short notice.
    *Testing/Screening on arrival: There are temperature checks for all arrivals. Arrivals must provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 test result. You should arrange to take a private test. Testing requirements ahead of entry to Myanmar are subject to change. Confirmation should be sought from the relevant Myanmar Embassy or Consulate well in advance of your departure.
    *Quarantine requirements: Arrivals in Myanmar must enter government-arranged quarantine for a period of 10 days. You will be allotted your quarantine facility on arrival. You may have no choice. You are likely to be placed in the same government quarantine facility or hotel as all the other people on your flight. You will be provided with food, for which you will be charged.
    You should confirm your quarantine requirements with the relevant Myanmar Embassy or Consulate before you travel. All travellers will be tested for COVID-19 by RT-PCR on day 3 and day 7 during the quarantine period and will be required to pay for the testing fees. Travellers who test positive for COVID-19 will be immediately isolated and taken to a medical facility. Foreign nationals will be expected to pay the medical costs and other costs related to isolation and treatment in designated health facilities.
    You may be required to do more than one COVID-19 test before you leave quarantine, even if you test negative. If hospitalised with coronavirus, patients are obliged to use a government facility even if they have private insurance. Patients in government hospitals are generally expected to make their own arrangements for bringing in food and other essential supplies. Lone travellers will not be allowed out of isolation to buy food or make phone calls.
    These arrangements are subject to change and at short notice. Confirmation should be sought from the relevant Myanmar Embassy or Consulate well in advance of your departure.
    *Data collection: On arrival, passengers may be asked to fill in a paper form giving your name, contact details and address.

    Internal Restrictions:

    *Travel in Myanmar: A limited schedule of domestic flights is operating, though the rules for access to these is not clear. You are advised to stay home at night, and minimise movement during the day, avoiding crowds. If you do still attempt to travel domestically, please note that you may encounter checkpoints on your journey. You should contact individual airlines for details, and should comply with all the relevant guidance and regulations while travelling.
    In some areas there may be local requirements for visitors from other parts of the country, including the requirement to take a COVID-19 test in advance of travel, and to quarantine on arrival. You should check with local authorities for information on possible local preventative measures.
    Some areas in Myanmar are under a state of martial law, whilst others have curfews and ‘Stay at Home’ orders in place. You should ensure you are aware of local rules and restrictions before you travel. Since 13 May 2020, it has been compulsory for anyone going out in public in Myanmar to wear a facemask. Failure to wear one will result in a fine.
    It is recommended that foreigners carry:
    • passport
    • Form C (immigration document)
    • Foreigner’s Registration Certificate
    • Myanmar Driver’s Licence (if you own a car)
    • a copy of your passport information page
    • a copy of your Myanmar visa
    • a copy of your immigration stamp showing when you last entered Myanmar.
    *Accommodation: There have been reports that some local authorities are carrying out checks to make sure all foreign visitors are staying in registered hotels and guest houses, not in private apartments. This is a requirement under Myanmar law and is a condition of your visa.
    Some hotels have reopened but many tourist resorts remain closed.
    *Public places and services: COVID restrictions remain in place. Some restaurants have reopened but many are still closed or only offer take away or delivery. Some shopping centres require customers to register their details upon entry. You must wear a face mask in all public places.
    As a result of the recent military coup in Myanmar, COVID-19 restrictions and policies may change without notice. Many restrictions and policies that existed before the coup have not been formally rescinded. Following the spike in covid cases from June 2021, a number of areas have been placed under ‘stay at home’ orders across Yangon as well as other parts of Myanmar. You are advised to follow local media for updates or with your townships.
    *If you test positive for COVID-19, you may need to stay where you are until you test negative. You may also need to seek treatment there.

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    13.10.2021
  • Myanmar (Burma) Latest News:

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry to Myanmar: Residents of the United Kingdom, or those who have visited the United Kingdom within the previous 14 days, are currently unable to enter Myanmar. Those not travelling from the United Kingdom, including British Nationals, should check the requirements for travel from that country to Myanmar with the relevant Myanmar Embassy or Consulate.
    If you are on a flight transiting via the United Kingdom, you will only be allowed to enter Myanmar if your transit time was for six hours or fewer. This is subject to short notice changes. Prior to travel you should check with the Myanmar Embassy in London.
    New tourist visa applications are currently suspended. At present Myanmar authorities can offer business visas to foreign nationals with a compelling case. You or your employer must make your case to your nearest Myanmar Embassy and obtain permission. These arrangements are subject to change and at short notice.
    *Testing/Screening on arrival: There are temperature checks for all arrivals. Arrivals must provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 test result. You should arrange to take a private test.
    Testing requirements ahead of entry to Myanmar are subject to change. Confirmation should be sought from the relevant Myanmar Embassy or Consulate well in advance of your departure.
    Quarantine requirements: Arrivals in Myanmar must enter government-arranged quarantine for a period of 10 days. You will be allotted your quarantine facility on arrival. You may have no choice. You are likely to be placed in the same government quarantine facility or hotel as all the other people on your flight. You will be provided with food, for which you will be charged.
    You should confirm your quarantine requirements with the relevant Myanmar Embassy or Consulate before you travel.
    All travellers will be tested for COVID-19 by RT-PCR on day 3 and day 7 during the quarantine period and will be required to pay for the testing fees. Travellers who test positive for COVID-19 will be immediately isolated and taken to a medical facility. Foreign nationals will be expected to pay the medical costs and other costs related to isolation and treatment in designated health facilities.
    You may be required to do more than one COVID-19 test before you leave quarantine, even if you test negative.
    If hospitalised with coronavirus, patients are obliged to use a government facility even if they have private insurance. Patients in government hospitals are generally expected to make their own arrangements for bringing in food and other essential supplies. Lone travellers will not be allowed out of isolation to buy food or make phone calls.
    These arrangements are subject to change and at short notice. Confirmation should be sought from the relevant Myanmar Embassy or Consulate well in advance of your departure.
    Data collection: On arrival, passengers may be asked to fill in a paper form giving your name, contact details and address.

    Internal Restrictions:

    *Travel in Myanmar: A limited schedule of domestic flights is operating, though the rules for access to these is not clear. You are advised to stay home at night, and minimise movement during the day, avoiding crowds. If you do still attempt to travel domestically, please note that you may encounter checkpoints on your journey. You should contact individual airlines for details, and should comply with all the relevant guidance and regulations while travelling.
    In some areas there may be local requirements for visitors from other parts of the country, including the requirement to take a COVID-19 test in advance of travel, and to quarantine on arrival. You should check with local authorities for information on possible local preventative measures.
    Some areas in Myanmar are under a state of martial law, whilst others have curfews and ‘Stay at Home’ orders in place. You should ensure you are aware of local rules and restrictions before you travel. Since 13 May 2020, it has been compulsory for anyone going out in public in Myanmar to wear a facemask. Failure to wear one will result in a fine.
    It is recommended that foreigners carry:
    • passport
    • Form C (immigration document)
    • Foreigner’s Registration Certificate
    • Myanmar Driver’s Licence (if you own a car)
    • a copy of your passport information page
    • a copy of your Myanmar visa
    • a copy of your immigration stamp showing when you last entered Myanmar.
    *Accommodation: There have been reports that some local authorities are carrying out checks to make sure all foreign visitors are staying in registered hotels and guest houses, not in private apartments. This is a requirement under Myanmar law and is a condition of your visa.
    Some hotels have reopened but many tourist resorts remain closed.
    *Public places and services: COVID restrictions remain in place. Some restaurants have reopened but many are still closed or only offer take away or delivery. Some shopping centres require customers to register their details upon entry. You must wear a face mask in all public places.
    As a result of the recent military coup in Myanmar, COVID-19 restrictions and policies may change without notice. Many restrictions and policies that existed before the coup have not been formally rescinded. Following the spike in covid cases from June 2021, a number of areas have been placed under ‘stay at home’ orders across Yangon as well as other parts of Myanmar. You are advised to follow local media for updates or with your townships.
    *If you test positive for COVID-19, you may need to stay where you are until you test negative. You may also need to seek treatment there.

    Read more
    05.10.2021
  • Myanmar (Burma) Latest News: Authorities extend suspension of international flights until end of September because of COVID-19 (Xinhua, 30.08.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry to Myanmar: Residents of the United Kingdom, or those who have visited the United Kingdom within the previous 14 days, are currently unable to enter Myanmar. Those not travelling from the United Kingdom, including British Nationals, should check the requirements for travel from that country to Myanmar with the relevant Myanmar Embassy or Consulate.
    If you are on a flight transiting via the United Kingdom, you will only be allowed to enter Myanmar if your transit time was for six hours or fewer. This is subject to short notice changes. Prior to travel you should check with the Myanmar Embassy in London.
    New tourist visa applications are currently suspended. At present Myanmar authorities can offer business visas to foreign nationals with a compelling case. You or your employer must make your case to your nearest Myanmar Embassy and obtain permission. These arrangements are subject to change and at short notice.
    *Testing/Screening on arrival: There are temperature checks for all arrivals. Arrivals must provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 test result. You should arrange to take a private test.
    Testing requirements ahead of entry to Myanmar are subject to change. Confirmation should be sought from the relevant Myanmar Embassy or Consulate well in advance of your departure.
    Quarantine requirements: Arrivals in Myanmar must enter government-arranged quarantine for a period of 10 days. You will be allotted your quarantine facility on arrival. You may have no choice. You are likely to be placed in the same government quarantine facility or hotel as all the other people on your flight. You will be provided with food, for which you will be charged.
    You should confirm your quarantine requirements with the relevant Myanmar Embassy or Consulate before you travel.
    All travellers will be tested for COVID-19 by RT-PCR on day 3 and day 7 during the quarantine period and will be required to pay for the testing fees. Travellers who test positive for COVID-19 will be immediately isolated and taken to a medical facility. Foreign nationals will be expected to pay the medical costs and other costs related to isolation and treatment in designated health facilities.
    You may be required to do more than one COVID-19 test before you leave quarantine, even if you test negative.
    If hospitalised with coronavirus, patients are obliged to use a government facility even if they have private insurance. Patients in government hospitals are generally expected to make their own arrangements for bringing in food and other essential supplies. Lone travellers will not be allowed out of isolation to buy food or make phone calls.
    These arrangements are subject to change and at short notice. Confirmation should be sought from the relevant Myanmar Embassy or Consulate well in advance of your departure.
    Data collection: On arrival, passengers may be asked to fill in a paper form giving your name, contact details and address.

    Internal Restrictions:

    *Travel in Myanmar: A limited schedule of domestic flights is operating, though the rules for access to these is not clear. You are advised to stay home at night, and minimise movement during the day, avoiding crowds. If you do still attempt to travel domestically, please note that you may encounter checkpoints on your journey. You should contact individual airlines for details, and should comply with all the relevant guidance and regulations while travelling.
    In some areas there may be local requirements for visitors from other parts of the country, including the requirement to take a COVID-19 test in advance of travel, and to quarantine on arrival. You should check with local authorities for information on possible local preventative measures.
    Some areas in Myanmar are under a state of martial law, whilst others have curfews and ‘Stay at Home’ orders in place. You should ensure you are aware of local rules and restrictions before you travel. Since 13 May 2020, it has been compulsory for anyone going out in public in Myanmar to wear a facemask. Failure to wear one will result in a fine.
    It is recommended that foreigners carry:
    • Passport
    • Form C (immigration document)
    • Foreigner’s Registration Certificate
    • Myanmar Driver’s Licence (if you own a car)
    • a copy of your passport information page
    • a copy of your Myanmar visa
    • a copy of your immigration stamp showing when you last entered Myanmar.
    *Accommodation: There have been reports that some local authorities are carrying out checks to make sure all foreign visitors are staying in registered hotels and guest houses, not in private apartments. This is a requirement under Myanmar law and is a condition of your visa.
    Some hotels have reopened but many tourist resorts remain closed.
    *Public places and services: Restaurants have been told to close or only offer take away or delivery. Some shopping centres require customers to register their details upon entry. You must wear a face mask in all public places.
    As a result of the recent military coup in Myanmar, COVID-19 restrictions and policies may change without notice. Many restrictions and policies that existed before the coup have not been formally rescinded. Following the spike in covid cases from June 2021, a number of areas have been placed under ‘stay at home’ orders across Yangon as well as other parts of Myanmar. You are advised to follow local media for updates or with your townships.
    *If you test positive for COVID-19, you may need to stay where you are until you test negative. You may also need to seek treatment there.

    Read more
    07.09.2021
  • Myanmar (Burma) Latest News: China, Myanmar: Authorities extend suspension of international commercial flights, entry ban on all travelers until 31 August because of COVID-19 (Xinhua, 30.07.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry to Myanmar: Residents of the United Kingdom, or those who have visited the United Kingdom within the previous 14 days, are currently unable to enter Myanmar. Those not travelling from the United Kingdom, including British Nationals, should check the requirements for travel from that country to Myanmar with the relevant Myanmar Embassy or Consulate.
    If you are on a flight transiting via the United Kingdom, you will only be allowed to enter Myanmar if your transit time was for six hours or fewer. This is subject to short notice changes. Prior to travel you should check with the Myanmar Embassy in London.
    New tourist visa applications are currently suspended. At present Myanmar authorities can offer business visas to foreign nationals with a compelling case. You or your employer must make your case to your nearest Myanmar Embassy and obtain permission. These arrangements are subject to change and at short notice.
    *Testing/Screening on arrival: There are temperature checks for all arrivals. Arrivals must provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 test result. You should arrange to take a private test.
    Testing requirements ahead of entry to Myanmar are subject to change. Confirmation should be sought from the relevant Myanmar Embassy or Consulate well in advance of your departure.
    Quarantine requirements: Arrivals in Myanmar must enter government-arranged quarantine for a period of 10 days. You will be allotted your quarantine facility on arrival. You may have no choice. You are likely to be placed in the same government quarantine facility or hotel as all the other people on your flight. You will be provided with food, for which you will be charged.
    You should confirm your quarantine requirements with the relevant Myanmar Embassy or Consulate before you travel.
    All travellers will be tested for COVID-19 by RT-PCR on day 3 and day 7 during the quarantine period and will be required to pay for the testing fees. Travellers who test positive for COVID-19 will be immediately isolated and taken to a medical facility. Foreign nationals will be expected to pay the medical costs and other costs related to isolation and treatment in designated health facilities.
    You may be required to do more than one COVID-19 test before you leave quarantine, even if you test negative.
    If hospitalised with coronavirus, patients are obliged to use a government facility even if they have private insurance. Patients in government hospitals are generally expected to make their own arrangements for bringing in food and other essential supplies. Lone travellers will not be allowed out of isolation to buy food or make phone calls.
    These arrangements are subject to change and at short notice. Confirmation should be sought from the relevant Myanmar Embassy or Consulate well in advance of your departure.
    Data collection: On arrival, passengers may be asked to fill in a paper form giving your name, contact details and address.

    Internal Restrictions:

    *Travel in Myanmar: A limited schedule of domestic flights is operating, though the rules for access to these is not clear. You are advised to stay home at night, and minimise movement during the day, avoiding crowds. If you do still attempt to travel domestically, please note that you may encounter checkpoints on your journey. You should contact individual airlines for details, and should comply with all the relevant guidance and regulations while travelling.
    In some areas there may be local requirements for visitors from other parts of the country, including the requirement to take a COVID-19 test in advance of travel, and to quarantine on arrival. You should check with local authorities for information on possible local preventative measures.
    Some areas in Myanmar are under a state of martial law, whilst others have curfews and ‘Stay at Home’ orders in place. You should ensure you are aware of local rules and restrictions before you travel. Since 13 May 2020, it has been compulsory for anyone going out in public in Myanmar to wear a facemask. Failure to wear one will result in a fine.
    It is recommended that foreigners carry:
    • passport
    • Form C (immigration document)
    • Foreigner’s Registration Certificate
    • Myanmar Driver’s Licence (if you own a car)
    • a copy of your passport information page
    • a copy of your Myanmar visa
    • a copy of your immigration stamp showing when you last entered Myanmar.
    *Accommodation: There have been reports that some local authorities are carrying out checks to make sure all foreign visitors are staying in registered hotels and guest houses, not in private apartments. This is a requirement under Myanmar law and is a condition of your visa.
    Some hotels have reopened but many tourist resorts remain closed.
    *Public places and services: Restaurants have been told to close or only offer take away or delivery. Some shopping centres require customers to register their details upon entry. You must wear a face mask in all public places.
    As a result of the recent military coup in Myanmar, COVID-19 restrictions and policies may change without notice. Many restrictions and policies that existed before the coup have not been formally rescinded. Following the spike in covid cases from June 2021, a number of areas have been placed under ‘stay at home’ orders across Yangon as well as other parts of Myanmar. You are advised to follow local media for updates or with your townships.
    *Be prepared for your plans to change: No travel is risk-free during COVID. Countries may further restrict travel or bring in new rules at short notice, for example due to a new COVID-19 variant. Check with your travel company or airline for any transport changes which may delay your journey home.
    If you test positive for COVID-19, you may need to stay where you are until you test negative. You may also need to seek treatment there.
    Plan ahead and make sure you: can access money; understand what your insurance will cover; can make arrangements to extend your stay and be away for longer than planned

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    04.08.2021
  • Myanmar (Burma) Latest News: Authorities extend suspension of international commercial flights until 30JUN21 because of COVID-19 pandemic (ANI News, 31.05.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry to Myanmar: Residents of the United Kingdom, or those who have visited the United Kingdom within the previous 14 days, are currently unable to enter Myanmar. Those not travelling from the United Kingdom, including British Nationals, should check the requirements for travel from that country to Myanmar with the relevant Myanmar Embassy or Consulate.
    If you are on a flight transiting via the United Kingdom, you will only be allowed to enter Myanmar if your transit time was for six hours or fewer. This is subject to short notice changes. Prior to travel you should check with the Myanmar Embassy in London.
    New tourist visa applications are currently suspended. At present Myanmar authorities can offer business visas to foreign nationals with a compelling case. You or your employer must make your case to your nearest Myanmar Embassy and obtain permission. These arrangements are subject to change and at short notice.
    *Testing/Screening on arrival: There are temperature checks for all arrivals. Arrivals must provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 test result. You should arrange to take a private test.
    Testing requirements ahead of entry to Myanmar are subject to change. Confirmation should be sought from the relevant Myanmar Embassy or Consulate well in advance of your departure.
    Quarantine requirements: Arrivals in Myanmar must enter government-arranged quarantine for a period of 10 days. You will be allotted your quarantine facility on arrival. You may have no choice. You are likely to be placed in the same government quarantine facility or hotel as all the other people on your flight. You will be provided with food, for which you will be charged.
    You should confirm your quarantine requirements with the relevant Myanmar Embassy or Consulate before you travel.
    All travellers will be tested for COVID-19 by RT-PCR on day 3 and day 7 during the quarantine period and will be required to pay for the testing fees. Travellers who test positive for COVID-19 will be immediately isolated and taken to a medical facility. Foreign nationals will be expected to pay the medical costs and other costs related to isolation and treatment in designated health facilities.
    You may be required to do more than one COVID-19 test before you leave quarantine, even if you test negative.
    If hospitalised with coronavirus, patients are obliged to use a government facility even if they have private insurance. Patients in government hospitals are generally expected to make their own arrangements for bringing in food and other essential supplies. Lone travellers will not be allowed out of isolation to buy food or make phone calls.
    These arrangements are subject to change and at short notice. Confirmation should be sought from the relevant Myanmar Embassy or Consulate well in advance of your departure.
    Data collection: On arrival, passengers may be asked to fill in a paper form giving your name, contact details and address.

    Internal Restrictions:

    *Travel in Myanmar: A limited schedule of domestic flights is operating, though the rules for access to these is not clear. You are advised to stay home at night, and minimise movement during the day, avoiding crowds. If you do still attempt to travel domestically, please note that you may encounter checkpoints on your journey. You should contact individual airlines for details, and should comply with all the relevant guidance and regulations while travelling.
    In some areas there may be local requirements for visitors from other parts of the country, including the requirement to take a COVID-19 test in advance of travel, and to quarantine on arrival. You should check with local authorities for information on possible local preventative measures.
    Some areas in Myanmar are under a state of martial law, whilst others have curfews and ‘Stay at Home’ orders in place. You should ensure you are aware of local rules and restrictions before you travel.
    Since 13 May 2020, it has been compulsory for anyone going out in public in Myanmar to wear a facemask. Failure to wear one will result in a fine.
    It is recommended that foreigners carry:
    • Passport
    • Form C (immigration document)
    • Foreigner’s Registration Certificate
    • Myanmar Driver’s Licence (if you own a car)
    • a copy of your passport information page
    • a copy of your Myanmar visa
    • a copy of your immigration stamp showing when you last entered Myanmar.
    *Accommodation: There have been reports that some local authorities are carrying out checks to make sure all foreign visitors are staying in registered hotels and guest houses, not in private apartments. This is a requirement under Myanmar law and is a condition of your visa. Some hotels have reopened but many tourist resorts remain closed.
    *Public places and services: Some restaurants, bars and shops have reopened. Many that are open have temperature checks and social distancing measures in place, with some shopping centres requiring customers to register their details upon entry. You must wear a face mask in all public places. The NLD government ordered all schools, including private ones, to close from 26 August. The date for re-opening has not yet been announced.

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    18.06.2021
  • Myanmar (Burma) Latest News:

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry to Myanmar: The government of Myanmar has suspended all international commercial passenger flights from any of its airports until 28 February 2021 at the earliest. It will then review the situation. Residents of the UK, or those who have visited the UK within the previous 14 days, are currently unable to enter Myanmar. Those not travelling from the United Kingdom, including British Nationals, should check the requirements for travel from that country to Myanmar with the relevant Myanmar Embassy or Consulate. If you are on a flight transiting via the UK, you will only be allowed to enter Myanmar if your transit time was for six hours or fewer. This is subject to short notice changes. Prior to travel you should check with the nearest Myanmar Embassy. New tourist visa applications are currently suspended. At present Myanmar authorities can offer business visas to foreign nationals with a compelling case. You or your employer must make your case to your nearest Myanmar Embassy and obtain permission. These arrangements are subject to change and at short notice.
    *Testing/Screening on arrival: There are temperature checks for all arrivals. Arrivals must provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 test result. Testing requirements ahead of entry to Myanmar are subject to change. Confirmation should be sought from the relevant Myanmar Embassy or Consulate well in advance of your departure.
    *Quarantine requirements: Arrivals in Myanmar must enter government-arranged quarantine. You will be allotted your quarantine facility on arrival. You may have no choice but will be placed in the same government quarantine facility or hotel as all the other people on your flight. You will be provided with food, for which you will be charged. The exact length of your quarantine will depend on your travel history. You should confirm your quarantine requirements with the relevant Myanmar Embassy or Consulate before you travel. Those arriving in Myanmar may need to abide by the following quarantine requirements:
    • complete 7 days home quarantine prior to the date of travel. This must be verified by an employer’s or doctor’s declaration, or a self-declaration. During these 7 days you may only leave your place of quarantine to take a COVID test;
    • provide evidence of a negative COVID test result;
    • complete 7 days quarantine in a government facility or government approved hotel on arrival in Myanmar (allocated on arrival);
    • undertake a COVID test after 7 days (through the National Health Laboratory, at a cost is MMK 200,000). If you test negative, you must complete a further 7 days of home quarantine, and will then be able to leave quarantine. If you test positive, you will be transferred to a designated government hospital for COVID patients. You will need to remain for 28 days in hospital, after which you can leave if you have tested negative for COVID for two consecutive weeks prior.
    These rules are subject to change at short notice, and the government of Myanmar can extend quarantine periods for a number of reasons, even for those who have been granted permission to undergo a shorter quarantine period. This includes if any person on a flight you might have used tests positive for COVID-19, or in response to the situation in a country you might have recently visited. You may be required to do more than one COVID-19 test before you leave quarantine, even if you test negative.
    If hospitalised with coronavirus, patients are obliged to use a government facility even if they have private insurance. Patients in government hospitals are generally expected to make their own arrangements for bringing in food and other essential supplies. Lone travellers will not be allowed out of isolation to buy food or make phone calls. These arrangements are subject to change and at short notice. Confirmation should be sought from the relevant Myanmar Embassy or Consulate well in advance of your departure.
    *Data collection: Arrivals will be expected to provide contact details. We are not aware of any requirement to download an app.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Myanmar: A limited schedule of domestic flights is operating, though the rules for access to these is not clear. You are advised to stay home at night, and minimise movement during the day, avoiding crowds. If you do still attempt to travel domestically, please note that you may encounter checkpoints on your journey. Prior to recent events, those taking a domestic flight inside Myanmar needed to take a COVID-19 test no more than 36 hours prior to departure. You may still be required to quarantine on arrival at your destination, particularly if you are coming from an area under a ‘Stay at Home’ order. You should contact individual airlines for details, and should comply with all the relevant guidance and regulations while travelling.
    In some areas there may be local requirements for visitors from other parts of the country, including the requirement to take a COVID-19 test in advance of travel, and to quarantine on arrival. You should check with local authorities for information on possible local preventative measures. The majority of townships in Yangon are currently under a ‘Stay at Home’ order. Coco Island Region, Seikkyi/Khanaungto, Twantay, and Kwangyangon are not under a ‘Stay at Home’ order. The rules for Yangon townships under a ‘Stay at Home’ order state that residents should stay in their own homes. Only one person per household is allowed to go out for essential supplies, or two people can leave the home to visit a hospital or clinic. Only the driver and one passenger can travel in a car at the same time, unless travelling to a hospital or clinic, in which case, there can be two passengers. Those who work in ‘essential private services’ are excluded from this order. Essential private services are defined by the government of Myanmar as banks, financial services, petrol stations, livestock and refrigeration industries, production and distribution of pharmaceutical products, production and distribution of drinking water and personal items. A curfew from 8pm until 4am each day is currently in effect in Yangon and other cities across Myanmar.
    Other parts of Myanmar are also under ‘Stay at Home’ orders. You should confirm with the local ward administrator if you are unsure whether an area is subject to a ‘Stay at Home’ order. Anyone wishing to travel to or from an area subject to a ‘Stay at Home’ order may need to contact the relevant local authorities to confirm the requirements for travel.
    This guidance from the government of Myanmar is subject to change, and you should check the information issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on their website and on their Facebook page before you travel inside Myanmar. Further information is also available on the Facebook page for the Ministry of Health and Sports and at their website. If you are outside of Myanmar, you should refer to your nearest Myanmar Embassy.
    Since 13 May 2020 it has been compulsory for anyone going out in public in Myanmar to wear a facemask. Failure to wear one will result in a fine. This requirement is being enforced strictly and has led to the arrest of some offenders. It is recommended that foreigners carry:
    • passport
    • Form C (immigration document)
    • Foreigner’s Registration Certificate
    • Myanmar Driver’s Licence (if you own a car)
    • a copy of your passport information page
    • a copy of your Myanmar visa
    • a copy of your immigration stamp showing when you last entered Myanmar.
    *Accommodation: There have been reports that some local authorities are carrying out checks to make sure all foreign visitors are staying in registered hotels and guest houses, not in private apartments. This is a requirement under Myanmar law and is a condition of your visa. Some hotels have reopened but many tourist resorts remain closed.
    *Public places and services: Some restaurants, bars and shops have reopened with temperature checks and social distancing measures in place. Some shopping centres may need customers to register their details upon entry. You must wear a face mask in all public places, and a face shield might be required in some locations.The government of Myanmar ordered all schools, including private ones, to close from 26 August. The date for re-opening has not yet been announced.

    Read more
    27.04.2021
  • Myanmar (Burma) Latest News: Government extends entry restrictions for all travelers until 31 March because of COVID-19 (Xinhua, 27.02.2021). All flights suspended until 30 April (Business Times, 02.02.2021). Yangon International Airport will be closed till May (Xinhua, 01.02.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry to Myanmar: The government of Myanmar has suspended all international commercial passenger flights from any of its airports until 28 February 2021 at the earliest. It will then review the situation. Residents of the UK, or those who have visited the UK within the previous 14 days, are currently unable to enter Myanmar. Those not travelling from the United Kingdom, including British Nationals, should check the requirements for travel from that country to Myanmar with the relevant Myanmar Embassy or Consulate. If you are on a flight transiting via the UK, you will only be allowed to enter Myanmar if your transit time was for six hours or fewer. This is subject to short notice changes. Prior to travel you should check with the nearest Myanmar Embassy. New tourist visa applications are currently suspended. At present Myanmar authorities can offer business visas to foreign nationals with a compelling case. You or your employer must make your case to your nearest Myanmar Embassy and obtain permission. These arrangements are subject to change and at short notice.
    *Testing/Screening on arrival: There are temperature checks for all arrivals. Arrivals must provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 test result. Testing requirements ahead of entry to Myanmar are subject to change. Confirmation should be sought from the relevant Myanmar Embassy or Consulate well in advance of your departure.
    *Quarantine requirements: Arrivals in Myanmar must enter government-arranged quarantine. You will be allotted your quarantine facility on arrival. You may have no choice but will be placed in the same government quarantine facility or hotel as all the other people on your flight. You will be provided with food, for which you will be charged. The exact length of your quarantine will depend on your travel history. You should confirm your quarantine requirements with the relevant Myanmar Embassy or Consulate before you travel. Those arriving in Myanmar may need to abide by the following quarantine requirements:
    • complete 7 days home quarantine prior to the date of travel. This must be verified by an employer’s or doctor’s declaration, or a self-declaration. During these 7 days you may only leave your place of quarantine to take a COVID test;
    • provide evidence of a negative COVID test result;
    • complete 7 days quarantine in a government facility or government approved hotel on arrival in Myanmar (allocated on arrival);
    • undertake a COVID test after 7 days (through the National Health Laboratory, at a cost is MMK 200,000). If you test negative, you must complete a further 7 days of home quarantine, and will then be able to leave quarantine. If you test positive, you will be transferred to a designated government hospital for COVID patients. You will need to remain for 28 days in hospital, after which you can leave if you have tested negative for COVID for two consecutive weeks prior.
    These rules are subject to change at short notice, and the government of Myanmar can extend quarantine periods for a number of reasons, even for those who have been granted permission to undergo a shorter quarantine period. This includes if any person on a flight you might have used tests positive for COVID-19, or in response to the situation in a country you might have recently visited. You may be required to do more than one COVID-19 test before you leave quarantine, even if you test negative.
    If hospitalised with coronavirus, patients are obliged to use a government facility even if they have private insurance. Patients in government hospitals are generally expected to make their own arrangements for bringing in food and other essential supplies. Lone travellers will not be allowed out of isolation to buy food or make phone calls. These arrangements are subject to change and at short notice. Confirmation should be sought from the relevant Myanmar Embassy or Consulate well in advance of your departure.
    *Data collection: Arrivals will be expected to provide contact details. We are not aware of any requirement to download an app.

    Internal Restrictions: *Travel in Myanmar:A limited schedule of domestic flights is operating, though the rules for access to these is not clear. You are advised to stay home at night, and minimise movement during the day, avoiding crowds. If you do still attempt to travel domestically, please note that you may encounter checkpoints on your journey. Prior to recent events, those taking a domestic flight inside Myanmar needed to take a COVID-19 test no more than 36 hours prior to departure. You may still be required to quarantine on arrival at your destination, particularly if you are coming from an area under a ‘Stay at Home’ order. You should contact individual airlines for details, and should comply with all the relevant guidance and regulations while travelling.
    In some areas there may be local requirements for visitors from other parts of the country, including the requirement to take a COVID-19 test in advance of travel, and to quarantine on arrival. You should check with local authorities for information on possible local preventative measures. The majority of townships in Yangon are currently under a ‘Stay at Home’ order. Coco Island Region, Seikkyi/Khanaungto, Twantay, and Kwangyangon are not under a ‘Stay at Home’ order.
    The rules for Yangon townships under a ‘Stay at Home’ order state that residents should stay in their own homes. Only one person per household is allowed to go out for essential supplies, or two people can leave the home to visit a hospital or clinic. Only the driver and one passenger can travel in a car at the same time, unless travelling to a hospital or clinic, in which case, there can be two passengers. Those who work in ‘essential private services’ are excluded from this order. Essential private services are defined by the government of Myanmar as banks, financial services, petrol stations, livestock and refrigeration industries, production and distribution of pharmaceutical products, production and distribution of drinking water and personal items. A curfew from 8pm until 4am each day is currently in effect in Yangon and other cities across Myanmar.
    Other parts of Myanmar are also under ‘Stay at Home’ orders. You should confirm with the local ward administrator if you are unsure whether an area is subject to a ‘Stay at Home’ order. Anyone wishing to travel to or from an area subject to a ‘Stay at Home’ order may need to contact the relevant local authorities to confirm the requirements for travel.
    This guidance from the government of Myanmar is subject to change, and you should check the information issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on their website and on their Facebook page
    before you travel inside Myanmar. Further information is also available on the Facebook page for the Ministry of Health and Sports and at their website. If you are outside of Myanmar, you should refer to your nearest Myanmar Embassy.
    Since 13 May 2020 it has been compulsory for anyone going out in public in Myanmar to wear a facemask. Failure to wear one will result in a fine. This requirement is being enforced strictly and has led to the arrest of some offenders.
    It is recommended that foreigners carry:
    • passport
    • Form C (immigration document)
    • Foreigner’s Registration Certificate
    • Myanmar Driver’s Licence (if you own a car)
    • a copy of your passport information page
    • a copy of your Myanmar visa
    • a copy of your immigration stamp showing when you last entered Myanmar.
    *Accommodation: There have been reports that some local authorities are carrying out checks to make sure all foreign visitors are staying in registered hotels and guest houses, not in private apartments. This is a requirement under Myanmar law and is a condition of your visa. Some hotels have reopened but many tourist resorts remain closed.
    *Public places and services: Some restaurants, bars and shops have reopened with temperature checks and social distancing measures in place. Some shopping centres may need customers to register their details upon entry. You must wear a face mask in all public places, and a face shield might be required in some locations.
    The government of Myanmar ordered all schools, including private ones, to close from 26 August. The date for re-opening has not yet been announced.

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    11.03.2021
  • Myanmar (Burma) Latest News: Government extends entry restrictions for all travelers until 31 March because of COVID-19 (Xinhua, 27.02.2021). All flights suspended until 30 April (Business Times, 02.02.2021). Yangon International Airport will be closed till May (Xinhua, 01.02.2021). Government extends suspension of international flights until end of February (Xinhua, 30.01.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry to Myanmar: The government of Myanmar has suspended all international commercial passenger flights from any of its airports until 28 February 2021 at the earliest. It will then review the situation. Residents of the UK, or those who have visited the UK within the previous 14 days, are currently unable to enter Myanmar. Those not travelling from the United Kingdom, including British Nationals, should check the requirements for travel from that country to Myanmar with the relevant Myanmar Embassy or Consulate. If you are on a flight transiting via the UK, you will only be allowed to enter Myanmar if your transit time was for six hours or fewer. This is subject to short notice changes. Prior to travel you should check with the nearest Myanmar Embassy. New tourist visa applications are currently suspended. At present Myanmar authorities can offer business visas to foreign nationals with a compelling case. You or your employer must make your case to your nearest Myanmar Embassy and obtain permission. These arrangements are subject to change and at short notice.
    *Testing/Screening on arrival: There are temperature checks for all arrivals. Arrivals must provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 test result. Testing requirements ahead of entry to Myanmar are subject to change. Confirmation should be sought from the relevant Myanmar Embassy or Consulate well in advance of your departure.
    *Quarantine requirements: Arrivals in Myanmar must enter government-arranged quarantine. You will be allotted your quarantine facility on arrival. You may have no choice but will be placed in the same government quarantine facility or hotel as all the other people on your flight. You will be provided with food, for which you will be charged. The exact length of your quarantine will depend on your travel history. You should confirm your quarantine requirements with the relevant Myanmar Embassy or Consulate before you travel. Those arriving in Myanmar may need to abide by the following quarantine requirements:
    • complete 7 days home quarantine prior to the date of travel. This must be verified by an employer’s or doctor’s declaration, or a self-declaration. During these 7 days you may only leave your place of quarantine to take a COVID test;
    • provide evidence of a negative COVID test result;
    • complete 7 days quarantine in a government facility or government approved hotel on arrival in Myanmar (allocated on arrival);
    • undertake a COVID test after 7 days (through the National Health Laboratory, at a cost is MMK 200,000). If you test negative, you must complete a further 7 days of home quarantine, and will then be able to leave quarantine. If you test positive, you will be transferred to a designated government hospital for COVID patients. You will need to remain for 28 days in hospital, after which you can leave if you have tested negative for COVID for two consecutive weeks prior.
    These rules are subject to change at short notice, and the government of Myanmar can extend quarantine periods for a number of reasons, even for those who have been granted permission to undergo a shorter quarantine period. This includes if any person on a flight you might have used tests positive for COVID-19, or in response to the situation in a country you might have recently visited. You may be required to do more than one COVID-19 test before you leave quarantine, even if you test negative.
    If hospitalised with coronavirus, patients are obliged to use a government facility even if they have private insurance. Patients in government hospitals are generally expected to make their own arrangements for bringing in food and other essential supplies. Lone travellers will not be allowed out of isolation to buy food or make phone calls. These arrangements are subject to change and at short notice. Confirmation should be sought from the relevant Myanmar Embassy or Consulate well in advance of your departure.
    *Data collection: Arrivals will be expected to provide contact details. We are not aware of any requirement to download an app.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Myanmar: A limited schedule of domestic flights is operating, though the rules for access to these is not clear. You are advised to stay home at night, and minimise movement during the day, avoiding crowds. If you do still attempt to travel domestically, please note that you may encounter checkpoints on your journey. Prior to recent events, those taking a domestic flight inside Myanmar needed to take a COVID-19 test no more than 36 hours prior to departure. You may still be required to quarantine on arrival at your destination, particularly if you are coming from an area under a ‘Stay at Home’ order. You should contact individual airlines for details, and should comply with all the relevant guidance and regulations while travelling.
    In some areas there may be local requirements for visitors from other parts of the country, including the requirement to take a COVID-19 test in advance of travel, and to quarantine on arrival. You should check with local authorities for information on possible local preventative measures. The majority of townships in Yangon are currently under a ‘Stay at Home’ order. Coco Island Region, Seikkyi/Khanaungto, Twantay, and Kwangyangon are not under a ‘Stay at Home’ order. The rules for Yangon townships under a ‘Stay at Home’ order state that residents should stay in their own homes. Only one person per household is allowed to go out for essential supplies, or two people can leave the home to visit a hospital or clinic. Only the driver and one passenger can travel in a car at the same time, unless travelling to a hospital or clinic, in which case, there can be two passengers. Those who work in ‘essential private services’ are excluded from this order. Essential private services are defined by the government of Myanmar as banks, financial services, petrol stations, livestock and refrigeration industries, production and distribution of pharmaceutical products, production and distribution of drinking water and personal items. A curfew from 8pm until 4am each day is currently in effect in Yangon and other cities across Myanmar. Other parts of Myanmar are also under ‘Stay at Home’ orders. You should confirm with the local ward administrator if you are unsure whether an area is subject to a ‘Stay at Home’ order. Anyone wishing to travel to or from an area subject to a ‘Stay at Home’ order may need to contact the relevant local authorities to confirm the requirements for travel. This guidance from the government of Myanmar is subject to change, and you should check the information issued by theMinistry of Foreign Affairs on their website and on theirFacebook page before you travel inside Myanmar. Further information is also available on the Facebook page for the Ministry of Health and Sports and at their website. If you are outside of Myanmar, you should refer to your nearest Myanmar Embassy. Since 13 May it has been compulsory for anyone going out in public in Myanmar to wear a facemask. Failure to wear one will result in a fine. This requirement is being enforced strictly and has led to the arrest of some offenders. It is recommended that foreigners carry:
    • passport
    • Form C (immigration document)
    • Foreigner’s Registration Certificate
    • Myanmar Driver’s Licence (if you own a car)
    • a copy of your passport information page
    • a copy of your Myanmar visa
    • a copy of your immigration stamp showing when you last entered Myanmar.
    *Accommodation: There have been reports that some local authorities are carrying out checks to make sure all foreign visitors are staying in registered hotels and guest houses, not in private apartments. This is a requirement under Myanmar law and is a condition of your visa. Some hotels have reopened but many tourist resorts remain closed.
    *Public places and services: Some restaurants, bars and shops have reopened with temperature checks and social distancing measures in place. Some shopping centres may need customers to register their details upon entry. You must wear a face mask in all public places, and a face shield might be required in some locations. The government of Myanmar ordered all schools, including private ones, to close from 26 August. The date for re-opening has not yet been announced.

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    02.03.2021
  • Myanmar (Burma) Latest News: Trains halted during nationwide general strike (Globe and Mail, 22.02.2021). All flights suspended until 30 April (Business Times, 02.02.2021). Yangon International Airport will be closed till May (Xinhua, 01.02.2021). Government extends suspension of international flights until end of February (Xinhua, 30.01.2021). Government extends entry restriction for travelers to 31 January 2021 (Xinhua, 30.12.2020).

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry to Myanmar: The government of Myanmar has suspended all international commercial passenger flights from any of its airports until 28 February 2021 at the earliest. It will then review the situation. Residents of the UK, or those who have visited the UK within the previous 14 days, are currently unable to enter Myanmar. Those not travelling from the United Kingdom, including British Nationals, should check the requirements for travel from that country to Myanmar with the relevant Myanmar Embassy or Consulate. If you are on a flight transiting via the UK, you will only be allowed to enter Myanmar if your transit time was for six hours or fewer. This is subject to short notice changes. Prior to travel you should check with the nearest Myanmar Embassy. New tourist visa applications are currently suspended. At present Myanmar authorities can offer business visas to foreign nationals with a compelling case. You or your employer must make your case to your nearest Myanmar Embassy and obtain permission. These arrangements are subject to change and at short notice.
    *Testing/Screening on arrival: There are temperature checks for all arrivals. Arrivals must provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 test result. Testing requirements ahead of entry to Myanmar are subject to change. Confirmation should be sought from the relevant Myanmar Embassy or Consulate well in advance of your departure.
    *Quarantine requirements: Arrivals in Myanmar must enter government-arranged quarantine. You will be allotted your quarantine facility on arrival. You may have no choice but will be placed in the same government quarantine facility or hotel as all the other people on your flight. You will be provided with food, for which you will be charged. The exact length of your quarantine will depend on your travel history. You should confirm your quarantine requirements with the relevant Myanmar Embassy or Consulate before you travel. Those arriving in Myanmar may need to abide by the following quarantine requirements:
    • complete 7 days home quarantine prior to the date of travel. This must be verified by an employer’s or doctor’s declaration, or a self-declaration. During these 7 days you may only leave your place of quarantine to take a COVID test;
    • provide evidence of a negative COVID test result;
    • complete 7 days quarantine in a government facility or government approved hotel on arrival in Myanmar (allocated on arrival);
    • undertake a COVID test after 7 days (through the National Health Laboratory, at a cost is MMK 200,000). If you test negative, you must complete a further 7 days of home quarantine, and will then be able to leave quarantine. If you test positive, you will be transferred to a designated government hospital for COVID patients. You will need to remain for 28 days in hospital, after which you can leave if you have tested negative for COVID for two consecutive weeks prior.
    These rules are subject to change at short notice, and the government of Myanmar can extend quarantine periods for a number of reasons, even for those who have been granted permission to undergo a shorter quarantine period. This includes if any person on a flight you might have used tests positive for COVID-19, or in response to the situation in a country you might have recently visited. You may be required to do more than one COVID-19 test before you leave quarantine, even if you test negative.
    If hospitalised with coronavirus, patients are obliged to use a government facility even if they have private insurance. Patients in government hospitals are generally expected to make their own arrangements for bringing in food and other essential supplies. Lone travellers will not be allowed out of isolation to buy food or make phone calls. These arrangements are subject to change and at short notice. Confirmation should be sought from the relevant Myanmar Embassy or Consulate well in advance of your departure.
    *Data collection: Arrivals will be expected to provide contact details. We are not aware of any requirement to download an app.

    Internal Restrictions: *Travel in Myanmar: A limited schedule of domestic flights is operating, though the rules for access to these is not clear. You are advised to stay home at night, and minimise movement during the day, avoiding crowds. If you do still attempt to travel domestically, please note that you may encounter checkpoints on your journey. Prior to recent events, those taking a domestic flight inside Myanmar needed to take a COVID-19 test no more than 36 hours prior to departure. You may still be required to quarantine on arrival at your destination, particularly if you are coming from an area under a ‘Stay at Home’ order. You should contact individual airlines for details, and should comply with all the relevant guidance and regulations while travelling.
    In some areas there may be local requirements for visitors from other parts of the country, including the requirement to take a COVID-19 test in advance of travel, and to quarantine on arrival. You should check with local authorities for information on possible local preventative measures.
    The majority of townships in Yangon are currently under a ‘Stay at Home’ order. Coco Island Region, Seikkyi/Khanaungto, Twantay, and Kwangyangon are not under a ‘Stay at Home’ order.
    The rules for Yangon townships under a ‘Stay at Home’ order state that residents should stay in their own homes. Only one person per household is allowed to go out for essential supplies, or two people can leave the home to visit a hospital or clinic. Only the driver and one passenger can travel in a car at the same time, unless travelling to a hospital or clinic, in which case, there can be two passengers. Those who work in ‘essential private services’ are excluded from this order. Essential private services are defined by the government of Myanmar as banks, financial services, petrol stations, livestock and refrigeration industries, production and distribution of pharmaceutical products, production and distribution of drinking water and personal items. A curfew from 8pm until 4am each day is currently in effect in Yangon and other cities across Myanmar.
    Other parts of Myanmar are also under ‘Stay at Home’ orders. You should confirm with the local ward administrator if you are unsure whether an area is subject to a ‘Stay at Home’ order. Anyone wishing to travel to or from an area subject to a ‘Stay at Home’ order may need to contact the relevant local authorities to confirm the requirements for travel.
    This guidance from the government of Myanmar is subject to change, and you should check the information issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
    on their website and on their Facebook page before you travel inside Myanmar. Further information is also available on the Facebook page for the Ministry of Health and Sports and at their website. If you are outside of Myanmar, you should refer to your nearest Myanmar Embassy.
    Since 13 May it has been compulsory for anyone going out in public in Myanmar to wear a facemask. Failure to wear one will result in a fine. This requirement is being enforced strictly and has led to the arrest of some offenders.
    It is recommended that foreigners carry:
    • Passport
    • Form C (immigration document)
    • Foreigner’s Registration Certificate
    • Myanmar Driver’s Licence (if you own a car)
    • a copy of your passport information page
    • a copy of your Myanmar visa
    • a copy of your immigration stamp showing when you last entered Myanmar.
    *Accommodation: There have been reports that some local authorities are carrying out checks to make sure all foreign visitors are staying in registered hotels and guest houses, not in private apartments. This is a requirement under Myanmar law and is a condition of your visa.
    Some hotels have reopened but many tourist resorts remain closed.
    *Public places and services: Some restaurants, bars and shops have reopened with temperature checks and social distancing measures in place. Some shopping centres may need customers to register their details upon entry. You must wear a face mask in all public places, and a face shield might be required in some locations.
    The government of Myanmar ordered all schools, including private ones, to close from 26 August. The date for re-opening has not yet been announced.

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    23.02.2021
  • Myanmar (Burma) Latest News: All flights suspended until 30 April (Business Times, 02.02.2021). Yangon International Airport will be closed till May (Xinhua, 01.02.2021). Government extends suspension of international flights until end of February (Xinhua, 30.01.2021). Government extends entry restriction for travelers to 31 January 2021 (Xinhua, 30.12.2020).

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry to Myanmar: The government of Myanmar has suspended all international commercial passenger flights from any of its airports until 28 February 2021 at the earliest. It will then review the situation. Residents of the UK, or those who have visited the UK within the previous 14 days, are currently unable to enter Myanmar. Those not travelling from the United Kingdom, including British Nationals, should check the requirements for travel from that country to Myanmar with the relevant Myanmar Embassy or Consulate. If you are on a flight transiting via the UK, you will only be allowed to enter Myanmar if your transit time was for six hours or fewer. This is subject to short notice changes. Prior to travel you should check with the nearest Myanmar Embassy. New tourist visa applications are currently suspended. At present Myanmar authorities can offer business visas to foreign nationals with a compelling case. You or your employer must make your case to your nearest Myanmar Embassy and obtain permission. These arrangements are subject to change and at short notice.
    *Testing/Screening on arrival: There are temperature checks for all arrivals. Arrivals must provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 test result. Testing requirements ahead of entry to Myanmar are subject to change. Confirmation should be sought from the relevant Myanmar Embassy or Consulate well in advance of your departure.
    *Quarantine requirements: Arrivals in Myanmar must enter government-arranged quarantine. You will be allotted your quarantine facility on arrival. You may have no choice but will be placed in the same government quarantine facility or hotel as all the other people on your flight. You will be provided with food, for which you will be charged. The exact length of your quarantine will depend on your travel history. You should confirm your quarantine requirements with the relevant Myanmar Embassy or Consulate before you travel. Those arriving in Myanmar may need to abide by the following quarantine requirements:
    • complete 7 days home quarantine prior to the date of travel. This must be verified by an employer’s or doctor’s declaration, or a self-declaration. During these 7 days you may only leave your place of quarantine to take a COVID test;
    • provide evidence of a negative COVID test result;
    • complete 7 days quarantine in a government facility or government approved hotel on arrival in Myanmar (allocated on arrival);
    • undertake a COVID test after 7 days (through the National Health Laboratory, at a cost is MMK 200,000). If you test negative, you must complete a further 7 days of home quarantine, and will then be able to leave quarantine. If you test positive, you will be transferred to a designated government hospital for COVID patients. You will need to remain for 28 days in hospital, after which you can leave if you have tested negative for COVID for two consecutive weeks prior.
    These rules are subject to change at short notice, and the government of Myanmar can extend quarantine periods for a number of reasons, even for those who have been granted permission to undergo a shorter quarantine period. This includes if any person on a flight you might have used tests positive for COVID-19, or in response to the situation in a country you might have recently visited. You may be required to do more than one COVID-19 test before you leave quarantine, even if you test negative.
    If hospitalised with coronavirus, patients are obliged to use a government facility even if they have private insurance. Patients in government hospitals are generally expected to make their own arrangements for bringing in food and other essential supplies. Lone travellers will not be allowed out of isolation to buy food or make phone calls. These arrangements are subject to change and at short notice. Confirmation should be sought from the relevant Myanmar Embassy or Consulate well in advance of your departure.
    *Data collection: Arrivals will be expected to provide contact details. We are not aware of any requirement to download an app.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Myanmar: On 1 February all domestic flights were suspended. Some have resumed but the rules on travelling domestically are yet to be made clear. You are advised to stay home, except for collection of essential provisions. You may encounter checkpoints on your journey. Prior to recent events, those taking a domestic flight inside Myanmar needed to take a COVID-19 test no more than 36 hours prior to departure. You may still be required to quarantine on arrival at your destination, particularly if you are coming from an area under a ‘Stay at Home’ order. You should contact individual airlines for details, and should comply with all the relevant guidance and regulations while travelling.
    In some areas there may be local requirements for visitors from other parts of the country, including the requirement to take a COVID-19 test in advance of travel, and to quarantine on arrival. You should check with local authorities for information on possible local preventative measures.
    The majority of townships in Yangon are currently under a ‘Stay at Home’ order.
    Coco Island Region is not under a ‘Stay at Home’ order. Excluding the wards and village tracts in this announcement
    , the ‘Stay at Home’ order for the townships of Seikkyi/Khanaungto, Twantay, and Kwangyangon, ended on 27 December 2020.
    The rules for Yangon townships under a ‘Stay at Home’ order state that residents should stay in their own homes. Only one person per household is allowed to go out for essential supplies, or two people can leave the home to visit a hospital or clinic. Only the driver and one passenger can travel in a car at the same time, unless travelling to a hospital or clinic, in which case, there can be two passengers. Those who work in ‘essential private services’ are excluded from this order. Essential private services are defined by the government of Myanmar as banks, financial services, petrol stations, livestock and refrigeration industries, production and distribution of pharmaceutical products, production and distribution of drinking water and personal items. A curfew from 8pm until 4am each day is currently in effect in Yangon and other cities across Myanmar.
    Other parts of Myanmar are also under ’Stay at Home’ orders. You should confirm with the local ward administrator if you are unsure whether an area is subject to a ‘Stay at Home’ order. Anyone wishing to travel to or from an area subject to a ‘Stay at Home’ order should contact the relevant local authorities to confirm the requirements for travel.
    This guidance from the government of Myanmar is subject to change, and you should check the information issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
    on their website and on their Facebook page
    before you travel inside Myanmar. Further information is also available on the Facebook page for the Ministry of Health and Sports and at their website. If you are outside of Myanmar, you should refer to your nearest Myanmar Embassy.<>br
    Since 13 May it has been compulsory for anyone going out in public in Myanmar to wear a facemask. Failure to wear one will result in a fine. This requirement is being enforced strictly and has led to the arrest of some offenders.
    It is recommended that foreigners carry:
    • passport
    • Form C (immigration document)
    • Foreigner’s Registration Certificate
    • Myanmar Driver’s Licence (if you own a car)
    • a copy of your passport information page
    • a copy of your Myanmar visa
    • a copy of your immigration stamp showing when you last entered Myanmar.
    *Accommodation: There have been reports that some local authorities are carrying out checks to make sure all foreign tourists are staying in registered hotels and guest houses, not in private apartments. If you’re on a tourist visa and are not currently staying in a registered hotel or guest house, you should move into one now. This is a requirement under Myanmar law and is a condition of your visa.
    Some hotels have reopened but many tourist resorts remain closed.
    *Public places and services: Some restaurants, bars and shops have reopened with temperature checks and social distancing measures in place. Some shopping centres may need customers to register their details upon entry. You must wear a face mask in all public places, and a face shield might be required in some locations.
    The government of Myanmar ordered all schools, including private ones, to close from 26 August. The date for re-opening has not yet been announced.

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    09.02.2021
  • Myanmar (Burma) Latest News: All flights suspended until 30 April (Business Times, 02.02.2021). Yangon International Airport will be closed till May (Xinhua, 01.02.2021). Government extends suspension of international flights until end of February (Xinhua, 30.01.2021). Government extends entry restriction for travelers to 31 January 2021 (Xinhua, 30.12.2020).

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry to Myanmar: The government of Myanmar has suspended all international commercial passenger flights from any of its airports until 28 February 2021 at the earliest. It will then review the situation. Residents of the UK, or those who have visited the UK within the previous 14 days, are currently unable to enter Myanmar. Those not travelling from the United Kingdom, including British Nationals, should check the requirements for travel from that country to Myanmar with the relevant Myanmar Embassy or Consulate. If you are on a flight transiting via the UK, you will only be allowed to enter Myanmar if your transit time was for six hours or fewer. This is subject to short notice changes. Prior to travel you should check with the nearest Myanmar Embassy. New tourist visa applications are currently suspended. At present Myanmar authorities can offer business visas to foreign nationals with a compelling case. You or your employer must make your case to your nearest Myanmar Embassy and obtain permission. These arrangements are subject to change and at short notice.
    *Testing/Screening on arrival: There are temperature checks for all arrivals. Arrivals must provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 test result. Testing requirements ahead of entry to Myanmar are subject to change. Confirmation should be sought from the relevant Myanmar Embassy or Consulate well in advance of your departure.
    *Quarantine requirements: Arrivals in Myanmar must enter government-arranged quarantine. You will be allotted your quarantine facility on arrival. You may have no choice but will be placed in the same government quarantine facility or hotel as all the other people on your flight. You will be provided with food, for which you will be charged. The exact length of your quarantine will depend on your travel history. You should confirm your quarantine requirements with the relevant Myanmar Embassy or Consulate before you travel. Those arriving in Myanmar may need to abide by the following quarantine requirements:
    • complete 7 days home quarantine prior to the date of travel. This must be verified by an employer’s or doctor’s declaration, or a self-declaration. During these 7 days you may only leave your place of quarantine to take a COVID test;
    • provide evidence of a negative COVID test result;
    • complete 7 days quarantine in a government facility or government approved hotel on arrival in Myanmar (allocated on arrival);
    • undertake a COVID test after 7 days (through the National Health Laboratory, at a cost is MMK 200,000). If you test negative, you must complete a further 7 days of home quarantine, and will then be able to leave quarantine. If you test positive, you will be transferred to a designated government hospital for COVID patients. You will need to remain for 28 days in hospital, after which you can leave if you have tested negative for COVID for two consecutive weeks prior.
    These rules are subject to change at short notice, and the government of Myanmar can extend quarantine periods for a number of reasons, even for those who have been granted permission to undergo a shorter quarantine period. This includes if any person on a flight you might have used tests positive for COVID-19, or in response to the situation in a country you might have recently visited. You may be required to do more than one COVID-19 test before you leave quarantine, even if you test negative.
    If hospitalised with coronavirus, patients are obliged to use a government facility even if they have private insurance. Patients in government hospitals are generally expected to make their own arrangements for bringing in food and other essential supplies. Lone travellers will not be allowed out of isolation to buy food or make phone calls. These arrangements are subject to change and at short notice. Confirmation should be sought from the relevant Myanmar Embassy or Consulate well in advance of your departure.
    *Data collection: Arrivals will be expected to provide contact details. We are not aware of any requirement to download an app.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Myanmar: Domestic flights inside Myanmar resumed from 16 December 2020. Those wishing to take a domestic flight inside Myanmar need to take a COVID-19 test no more than 36 hours prior to departure. You may still be required to quarantine on arrival at your destination, particularly if you are coming from an area under a ‘Stay at Home’ order. You should contact individual airlines for details, and should comply with all the relevant guidance and regulations while travelling.
    In some areas there may be local requirements for visitors from other parts of the country, including the requirement to take a COVID-19 test in advance of travel, and to quarantine on arrival. You should check with local authorities for information on possible local preventative measures. The majority of townships in Yangon are currently under a ‘Stay at Home’ order. Coco Island Region is not under a ‘Stay at Home’ order. Excluding the wards and village tracts in this announcement, the ‘Stay at Home’ order for the townships of Seikkyi/Khanaungto, Twantay, and Kwangyangon, ended on 27 December 2020. The rules for Yangon townships under a ‘Stay at Home’ order state that residents should stay in their own homes. Only one person per household is allowed to go out for essential supplies, or two people can leave the home to visit a hospital or clinic. Only the driver and one passenger can travel in a car at the same time, unless travelling to a hospital or clinic, in which case, there can be two passengers. Those who work in ‘essential private services’ are excluded from this order. Essential private services are defined by the government of Myanmar as banks, financial services, petrol stations, livestock and refrigeration industries, production and distribution of pharmaceutical products, production and distribution of drinking water and personal items. A curfew from 11pm until 4am each day is currently in effect in Yangon. Other parts of Myanmar are also under ’Stay at Home’ orders. You should confirm with the local ward administrator if you are unsure whether an area is subject to a ‘Stay at Home’ order. Anyone wishing to travel to or from an area subject to a ‘Stay at Home’ order should contact the relevant local authorities to confirm the requirements for travel. This guidance from the government of Myanmar is subject to change, and you should check the information issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on their website and on their Facebook page before you travel inside Myanmar. Further information is also available on the Facebook page for the Ministry of Health and Sports and at their website. If you are outside of Myanmar, you should refer to your nearest Myanmar Embassy. Since 13 May it has been compulsory for anyone going out in public in Myanmar to wear a facemask. Failure to wear one will result in a fine. This requirement is being enforced strictly and has led to the arrest of some offenders. It is recommended that foreigners carry:
    • Passport;
    • Form C (immigration document);
    • Foreigner’s Registration Certificate;
    • Myanmar Driver’s Licence (if you own a car);
    • a copy of your passport information page;
    • a copy of your Myanmar visa;
    • a copy of your immigration stamp showing when you last entered Myanmar.
    *Accommodation: There have been reports that some local authorities are carrying out checks to make sure all foreign tourists are staying in registered hotels and guest houses, not in private apartments. If you’re on a tourist visa and are not currently staying in a registered hotel or guest house, you should move into one now. This is a requirement under Myanmar law and is a condition of your visa. Some hotels have reopened but many tourist resorts remain closed.
    *Public places and services: Some restaurants, bars and shops have reopened with temperature checks and social distancing measures in place. Some shopping centres may need customers to register their details upon entry. You must wear a face mask in all public places, and a face shield might be required in some locations. The government of Myanmar ordered all schools, including private ones, to close from 26 August. The date for re-opening has not yet been announced.

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    04.02.2021
  • Myanmar (Burma) Latest News: Yangon International Airport will be closed till May (Xinhua, 01.02.2021). Government extends suspension of international flights until end of February (Xinhua, 30.01.2021). Government extends entry restriction for travelers to 31 January 2021 (Xinhua, 30.12.2020). Domestic flights will resume from 16 December (Myanmar Time, 13.12.2020).

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry to Myanmar: The government of Myanmar has suspended all international commercial passenger flights from any of its airports until 28 February 2021 at the earliest. It will then review the situation. Residents of the UK, or those who have visited the UK within the previous 14 days, are currently unable to enter Myanmar. Those not travelling from the United Kingdom, including British Nationals, should check the requirements for travel from that country to Myanmar with the relevant Myanmar Embassy or Consulate. If you are on a flight transiting via the UK, you will only be allowed to enter Myanmar if your transit time was for six hours or fewer. This is subject to short notice changes. Prior to travel you should check with the nearest Myanmar Embassy. New tourist visa applications are currently suspended. At present Myanmar authorities can offer business visas to foreign nationals with a compelling case. You or your employer must make your case to your nearest Myanmar Embassy and obtain permission. These arrangements are subject to change and at short notice.
    *Testing/Screening on arrival: There are temperature checks for all arrivals. Arrivals must provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 test result. Testing requirements ahead of entry to Myanmar are subject to change. Confirmation should be sought from the relevant Myanmar Embassy or Consulate well in advance of your departure.
    *Quarantine requirements: Arrivals in Myanmar must enter government-arranged quarantine. You will be allotted your quarantine facility on arrival. You may have no choice but will be placed in the same government quarantine facility or hotel as all the other people on your flight. You will be provided with food, for which you will be charged. The exact length of your quarantine will depend on your travel history. You should confirm your quarantine requirements with the relevant Myanmar Embassy or Consulate before you travel. Those arriving in Myanmar may need to abide by the following quarantine requirements:
    • complete 7 days home quarantine prior to the date of travel. This must be verified by an employer’s or doctor’s declaration, or a self-declaration. During these 7 days you may only leave your place of quarantine to take a COVID test;
    • provide evidence of a negative COVID test result;
    • complete 7 days quarantine in a government facility or government approved hotel on arrival in Myanmar (allocated on arrival);
    • undertake a COVID test after 7 days (through the National Health Laboratory, at a cost is MMK 200,000). If you test negative, you must complete a further 7 days of home quarantine, and will then be able to leave quarantine. If you test positive, you will be transferred to a designated government hospital for COVID patients. You will need to remain for 28 days in hospital, after which you can leave if you have tested negative for COVID for two consecutive weeks prior.
    These rules are subject to change at short notice, and the government of Myanmar can extend quarantine periods for a number of reasons, even for those who have been granted permission to undergo a shorter quarantine period. This includes if any person on a flight you might have used tests positive for COVID-19, or in response to the situation in a country you might have recently visited. You may be required to do more than one COVID-19 test before you leave quarantine, even if you test negative.
    If hospitalised with coronavirus, patients are obliged to use a government facility even if they have private insurance. Patients in government hospitals are generally expected to make their own arrangements for bringing in food and other essential supplies. Lone travellers will not be allowed out of isolation to buy food or make phone calls. These arrangements are subject to change and at short notice. Confirmation should be sought from the relevant Myanmar Embassy or Consulate well in advance of your departure.
    *Data collection: Arrivals will be expected to provide contact details. We are not aware of any requirement to download an app.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Myanmar: Domestic flights inside Myanmar resumed from 16 December 2020. Those wishing to take a domestic flight inside Myanmar need to take a COVID-19 test no more than 36 hours prior to departure. You may still be required to quarantine on arrival at your destination, particularly if you are coming from an area under a ‘Stay at Home’ order. You should contact individual airlines for details, and should comply with all the relevant guidance and regulations while travelling.
    In some areas there may be local requirements for visitors from other parts of the country, including the requirement to take a COVID-19 test in advance of travel, and to quarantine on arrival. You should check with local authorities for information on possible local preventative measures. The majority of townships in Yangon are currently under a ‘Stay at Home’ order. Coco Island Region is not under a ‘Stay at Home’ order. Excluding the wards and village tracts in this announcement, the ‘Stay at Home’ order for the townships of Seikkyi/Khanaungto, Twantay, and Kwangyangon, ended on 27 December 2020. The rules for Yangon townships under a ‘Stay at Home’ order state that residents should stay in their own homes. Only one person per household is allowed to go out for essential supplies, or two people can leave the home to visit a hospital or clinic. Only the driver and one passenger can travel in a car at the same time, unless travelling to a hospital or clinic, in which case, there can be two passengers. Those who work in ‘essential private services’ are excluded from this order. Essential private services are defined by the government of Myanmar as banks, financial services, petrol stations, livestock and refrigeration industries, production and distribution of pharmaceutical products, production and distribution of drinking water and personal items. A curfew from 11pm until 4am each day is currently in effect in Yangon. Other parts of Myanmar are also under ’Stay at Home’ orders. You should confirm with the local ward administrator if you are unsure whether an area is subject to a ‘Stay at Home’ order. Anyone wishing to travel to or from an area subject to a ‘Stay at Home’ order should contact the relevant local authorities to confirm the requirements for travel. This guidance from the government of Myanmar is subject to change, and you should check the information issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on their website and on their Facebook page before you travel inside Myanmar. Further information is also available on the Facebook page for the Ministry of Health and Sports and at their website. If you are outside of Myanmar, you should refer to your nearest Myanmar Embassy. Since 13 May it has been compulsory for anyone going out in public in Myanmar to wear a facemask. Failure to wear one will result in a fine. This requirement is being enforced strictly and has led to the arrest of some offenders. It is recommended that foreigners carry:
    • Passport;
    • Form C (immigration document);
    • Foreigner’s Registration Certificate;
    • Myanmar Driver’s Licence (if you own a car);
    • a copy of your passport information page;
    • a copy of your Myanmar visa;
    • a copy of your immigration stamp showing when you last entered Myanmar.
    *Accommodation: There have been reports that some local authorities are carrying out checks to make sure all foreign tourists are staying in registered hotels and guest houses, not in private apartments. If you’re on a tourist visa and are not currently staying in a registered hotel or guest house, you should move into one now. This is a requirement under Myanmar law and is a condition of your visa. Some hotels have reopened but many tourist resorts remain closed.
    *Public places and services: Some restaurants, bars and shops have reopened with temperature checks and social distancing measures in place. Some shopping centres may need customers to register their details upon entry. You must wear a face mask in all public places, and a face shield might be required in some locations. The government of Myanmar ordered all schools, including private ones, to close from 26 August. The date for re-opening has not yet been announced.

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    02.02.2021
  • Myanmar (Burma) Latest News: Government extends suspension of international flights until end of February (Xinhua, 30.01.2021). Government extends entry restriction for travelers to 31 January 2021 (Xinhua, 30.12.2020). Domestic flights will resume from 16 December (Myanmar Time, 13.12.2020).

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry to Myanmar: The government of Myanmar has suspended all international commercial passenger flights from any of its airports until 28 February 2021 at the earliest. It will then review the situation. Residents of the UK, or those who have visited the UK within the previous 14 days, are currently unable to enter Myanmar. Those not travelling from the United Kingdom, including British Nationals, should check the requirements for travel from that country to Myanmar with the relevant Myanmar Embassy or Consulate. If you are on a flight transiting via the UK, you will only be allowed to enter Myanmar if your transit time was for six hours or fewer. This is subject to short notice changes. Prior to travel you should check with the nearest Myanmar Embassy. New tourist visa applications are currently suspended. At present Myanmar authorities can offer business visas to foreign nationals with a compelling case. You or your employer must make your case to your nearest Myanmar Embassy and obtain permission. These arrangements are subject to change and at short notice.
    *Testing/Screening on arrival: There are temperature checks for all arrivals. Arrivals must provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 test result. Testing requirements ahead of entry to Myanmar are subject to change. Confirmation should be sought from the relevant Myanmar Embassy or Consulate well in advance of your departure.
    *Quarantine requirements: Arrivals in Myanmar must enter government-arranged quarantine. You will be allotted your quarantine facility on arrival. You may have no choice but will be placed in the same government quarantine facility or hotel as all the other people on your flight. You will be provided with food, for which you will be charged. The exact length of your quarantine will depend on your travel history. You should confirm your quarantine requirements with the relevant Myanmar Embassy or Consulate before you travel. Those arriving in Myanmar may need to abide by the following quarantine requirements:
    • complete 7 days home quarantine prior to the date of travel. This must be verified by an employer’s or doctor’s declaration, or a self-declaration. During these 7 days you may only leave your place of quarantine to take a COVID test;
    • provide evidence of a negative COVID test result;
    • complete 7 days quarantine in a government facility or government approved hotel on arrival in Myanmar (allocated on arrival);
    • undertake a COVID test after 7 days (through the National Health Laboratory, at a cost is MMK 200,000). If you test negative, you must complete a further 7 days of home quarantine, and will then be able to leave quarantine. If you test positive, you will be transferred to a designated government hospital for COVID patients. You will need to remain for 28 days in hospital, after which you can leave if you have tested negative for COVID for two consecutive weeks prior.
    These rules are subject to change at short notice, and the government of Myanmar can extend quarantine periods for a number of reasons, even for those who have been granted permission to undergo a shorter quarantine period. This includes if any person on a flight you might have used tests positive for COVID-19, or in response to the situation in a country you might have recently visited. You may be required to do more than one COVID-19 test before you leave quarantine, even if you test negative.
    If hospitalised with coronavirus, patients are obliged to use a government facility even if they have private insurance. Patients in government hospitals are generally expected to make their own arrangements for bringing in food and other essential supplies. Lone travellers will not be allowed out of isolation to buy food or make phone calls. These arrangements are subject to change and at short notice. Confirmation should be sought from the relevant Myanmar Embassy or Consulate well in advance of your departure.
    *Data collection: Arrivals will be expected to provide contact details. We are not aware of any requirement to download an app.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Myanmar: Domestic flights inside Myanmar resumed from 16 December 2020. Those wishing to take a domestic flight inside Myanmar need to take a COVID-19 test no more than 36 hours prior to departure. You may still be required to quarantine on arrival at your destination, particularly if you are coming from an area under a ‘Stay at Home’ order. You should contact individual airlines for details, and should comply with all the relevant guidance and regulations while travelling.
    In some areas there may be local requirements for visitors from other parts of the country, including the requirement to take a COVID-19 test in advance of travel, and to quarantine on arrival. You should check with local authorities for information on possible local preventative measures. The majority of townships in Yangon are currently under a ‘Stay at Home’ order. Coco Island Region is not under a ‘Stay at Home’ order. Excluding the wards and village tracts in this announcement, the ‘Stay at Home’ order for the townships of Seikkyi/Khanaungto, Twantay, and Kwangyangon, ended on 27 December 2020. The rules for Yangon townships under a ‘Stay at Home’ order state that residents should stay in their own homes. Only one person per household is allowed to go out for essential supplies, or two people can leave the home to visit a hospital or clinic. Only the driver and one passenger can travel in a car at the same time, unless travelling to a hospital or clinic, in which case, there can be two passengers. Those who work in ‘essential private services’ are excluded from this order. Essential private services are defined by the government of Myanmar as banks, financial services, petrol stations, livestock and refrigeration industries, production and distribution of pharmaceutical products, production and distribution of drinking water and personal items. A curfew from 11pm until 4am each day is currently in effect in Yangon. Other parts of Myanmar are also under ’Stay at Home’ orders. You should confirm with the local ward administrator if you are unsure whether an area is subject to a ‘Stay at Home’ order. Anyone wishing to travel to or from an area subject to a ‘Stay at Home’ order should contact the relevant local authorities to confirm the requirements for travel. This guidance from the government of Myanmar is subject to change, and you should check the information issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on their website and on their Facebook page before you travel inside Myanmar. Further information is also available on the Facebook page for the Ministry of Health and Sports and at their website. If you are outside of Myanmar, you should refer to your nearest Myanmar Embassy. Since 13 May it has been compulsory for anyone going out in public in Myanmar to wear a facemask. Failure to wear one will result in a fine. This requirement is being enforced strictly and has led to the arrest of some offenders. It is recommended that foreigners carry:
    • Passport;
    • Form C (immigration document);
    • Foreigner’s Registration Certificate;
    • Myanmar Driver’s Licence (if you own a car);
    • a copy of your passport information page;
    • a copy of your Myanmar visa;
    • a copy of your immigration stamp showing when you last entered Myanmar.
    *Accommodation: There have been reports that some local authorities are carrying out checks to make sure all foreign tourists are staying in registered hotels and guest houses, not in private apartments. If you’re on a tourist visa and are not currently staying in a registered hotel or guest house, you should move into one now. This is a requirement under Myanmar law and is a condition of your visa. Some hotels have reopened but many tourist resorts remain closed.
    *Public places and services: Some restaurants, bars and shops have reopened with temperature checks and social distancing measures in place. Some shopping centres may need customers to register their details upon entry. You must wear a face mask in all public places, and a face shield might be required in some locations. The government of Myanmar ordered all schools, including private ones, to close from 26 August. The date for re-opening has not yet been announced.

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    31.01.2021
  • Myanmar (Burma) Latest News: Government extends suspension of international flights until 31 January (Xinhua, 30.12.2020). Government extends entry restriction for travelers to 31 January 2021 (Xinhua, 30.12.2020). Domestic flights will resume from 16 December (Myanmar Time, 13.12.2020).

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry to Myanmar: The government of Myanmar has suspended all international commercial passenger flights from any of its airports until 31 January 2021 at the earliest. It will then review the situation. Residents of the United Kingdom, or those who have visited the United Kingdom within the previous 14 days, are currently unable to enter Myanmar.
    Those not travelling from the United Kingdom, including British Nationals, should check the requirements for travel from that country to Myanmar with the relevant Myanmar Embassy or Consulate.
    If you are on a flight transiting via the United Kingdom, you will only be allowed to enter Myanmar if your transit time was for six hours or fewer. This is subject to short notice changes. Prior to travel you should check with the Myanmar Embassy in London.
    New tourist visa applications are currently suspended. At present Myanmar authorities can offer business visas to foreign nationals with a compelling case. You or your employer must make your case to your nearest Myanmar Embassy and obtain permission. These arrangements are subject to change and at short notice.
    *Testing/Screening on arrival: There are temperature checks for all arrivals. Arrivals must provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 test result. Testing requirements ahead of entry to Myanmar are subject to change. Confirmation should be sought from the Myanmar Embassy well in advance of your departure.
    *Quarantine requirements: Arrivals in Myanmar must enter government-arranged quarantine. You will be allotted your quarantine facility on arrival. You may have no choice but will be placed in the same government quarantine facility or hotel as all the other people on your flight. You will be provided with food, for which you will be charged. Foreign nationals arriving in Myanmar will need to undergo a quarantine period. The exact length will depend on your travel history. You should confirm your quarantine requirements with the relevant Myanmar Embassy before you travel.
    From the 24 December, travellers who have been to the UK 15 days before arriving in Myanmar will be covered by the following quarantine requirements:
    complete 7 days home quarantine prior to the date of travel. This must be verified by an employer’s or doctor’s declaration, or a self-declaration. During these 7 days you may only leave your place of quarantine to take a COVID test;
    provide evidence of a negative COVID test result;
    complete 14 days quarantine in a government facility or government approved hotel on arrival in Myanmar (allocated on arrival);
    undertake a COVID test after 14 days (you will be charged). If you test negative, you must complete a further 7 days of home quarantine, and will then be able to leave quarantine. If you test positive, you will be transferred to a designated government hospital for COVID patients. You will need to remain in hospital for at least 28 days, after which you can leave if you have tested negative for COVID for two consecutive weeks prior.
    Travellers who have not been to the UK, or any other country with special requirements, 15 days prior to arriving in Myanmar will be covered by the following quarantine requirements:
    complete 7 days home quarantine prior to the date of travel. This must be verified by an employer’s or doctor’s declaration, or a self-declaration. During these 7 days you may only leave your place of quarantine to take a COVID test;
    crovide evidence of a negative COVID test result;
    complete 7 days quarantine in a government facility or government approved hotel on arrival in Myanmar (allocated on arrival);
    undertake a COVID test after 7 days (through the National Health Laboratory, at a cost is MMK 200,000). If you test negative, you must complete a further 7 days of home quarantine, and will then be able to leave quarantine. If you test positive, you will be transferred to a designated government hospital for COVID patients. You will need to remain for 28 days in hospital, after which you can leave if you have tested negative for COVID for two consecutive weeks prior.
    These rules are subject to change at short notice, and the government of Myanmar can extend quarantine periods for a number of reasons, even for those who have been granted permission to undergo a shorter quarantine period. This includes if any person on a flight you might have used tests positive for COVID-19, or in response to the situation in a country you might have recently visited.
    If hospitalised with coronavirus, patients are obliged to use a government facility even if they have private insurance. Patients in government hospitals are generally expected to make their own arrangements for bringing in food and other essential supplies. Lone travellers will not be allowed out of isolation to buy food or make phone calls.
    *Data collection: Arrivals will be expected to provide contact details. We are not aware of any requirement to download an app.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Myanmar: Domestic flights inside Myanmar resumed from 16 December 2020. Those wishing to take a domestic flight inside Myanmar need to take a COVID-19 test no more than 36 hours prior to departure. You may still be required to quarantine on arrival at your destination, particularly if you are coming from an area under a ‘Stay at Home’ order. You should contact individual airlines for details, and should comply with all the relevant guidance and regulations while travelling. In some areas there may be local requirements for visitors from other parts of the country, including the requirement to take a COVID-19 test in advance of travel, and to quarantine on arrival. You should check with local authorities for information on possible local preventative measures. The majority of townships in Yangon are currently under a ‘Stay at Home’ order. Coco Island Region is not under a ‘Stay at Home’ order. Excluding the wards and village tracts in this announcement , the ‘Stay at Home’ order for the townships of Seikkyi/Khanaungto, Twantay, and Kwangyangon, ended on 27 December 2020. The rules for Yangon townships under a ‘Stay at Home’ order state that residents should stay in their own homes. Only one person per household is allowed to go out for essential supplies, or two people can leave the home to visit a hospital or clinic. Only the driver and one passenger can travel in a car at the same time, unless travelling to a hospital or clinic, in which case, there can be two passengers. Those who work in ‘essential private services’ are excluded from this order. Essential private services are defined by the government of Myanmar as banks, financial services, petrol stations, livestock and refrigeration industries, production and distribution of pharmaceutical products, production and distribution of drinking water and personal items. A curfew from 11pm until 4am each day is currently in effect in Yangon. Other parts of Myanmar are also under ’Stay at Home’ orders. You should confirm with the local ward administrator if you are unsure whether an area is subject to a ‘Stay at Home’ order. Anyone wishing to travel to or from an area subject to a ‘Stay at Home’ order should contact the relevant local authorities to confirm the requirements for travel. This guidance from the government of Myanmar is subject to change, and you should check the information issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on their website and on their Facebook page before you travel inside Myanmar. Further information is also available on the Facebook page for the Ministry of Health and Sports and at their website . If you are outside of Myanmar, you should refer to your nearest Myanmar Embassy. Since 13 May it has been compulsory for anyone going out in public in Myanmar to wear a facemask. Failure to wear one will result in a fine. This requirement is being enforced strictly and has led to the arrest of some offenders. It is recommended that foreigners carry:
    • Passport;
    • Form C (immigration document);
    • Foreigner’s Registration Certificate;
    • Myanmar Driver’s Licence (if you own a car);
    • a copy of your passport information page;
    • a copy of your Myanmar visa;
    • a copy of your immigration stamp showing when you last entered Myanmar.
    *Accommodation: There have been reports that some local authorities are carrying out checks to make sure all foreign tourists are staying in registered hotels and guest houses, not in private apartments. If you’re on a tourist visa and are not currently staying in a registered hotel or guest house, you should move into one now. This is a requirement under Myanmar law and is a condition of your visa. Some hotels have reopened but many tourist resorts remain closed.
    *Public places and services: Some restaurants, bars and shops have reopened with temperature checks and social distancing measures in place. Some shopping centres may need customers to register their details upon entry. You must wear a face mask in all public places, and a face shield might be required in some locations. The government of Myanmar ordered all schools, including private ones, to close from 26 August. The date for re-opening has not yet been announced.

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    18.01.2021
  • Myanmar (Burma) Latest News: Government extends suspension of international flights until 31 January (Xinhua, 30.12.2020). Government extends entry restriction for travelers to 31 January 2021 (Xinhua, 30.12.2020). Domestic flights will resume from 16 December (Myanmar Time, 13.12.2020).

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry to Myanmar: The government of Myanmar has suspended all international commercial passenger flights from any of its airports until 31 January 2021 at the earliest. It will then review the situation. Residents of the United Kingdom, or those who have visited the United Kingdom within the previous 14 days, are currently unable to enter Myanmar.
    Those not travelling from the United Kingdom, including British Nationals, should check the requirements for travel from that country to Myanmar with the relevant Myanmar Embassy or Consulate.
    If you are on a flight transiting via the United Kingdom, you will only be allowed to enter Myanmar if your transit time was for six hours or fewer. This is subject to short notice changes. Prior to travel you should check with the Myanmar Embassy in London.
    New tourist visa applications are currently suspended. At present Myanmar authorities can offer business visas to foreign nationals with a compelling case. You or your employer must make your case to your nearest Myanmar Embassy and obtain permission. These arrangements are subject to change and at short notice.
    *Testing/Screening on arrival: There are temperature checks for all arrivals. Arrivals must provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 test result. Testing requirements ahead of entry to Myanmar are subject to change. Confirmation should be sought from the Myanmar Embassy well in advance of your departure.
    *Quarantine requirements: Arrivals in Myanmar must enter government-arranged quarantine. You will be allotted your quarantine facility on arrival. You may have no choice but will be placed in the same government quarantine facility or hotel as all the other people on your flight. You will be provided with food, for which you will be charged. Foreign nationals arriving in Myanmar will need to undergo a quarantine period. The exact length will depend on your travel history. You should confirm your quarantine requirements with the relevant Myanmar Embassy before you travel.
    From the 24 December, travellers who have been to the UK 15 days before arriving in Myanmar will be covered by the following quarantine requirements:
    complete 7 days home quarantine prior to the date of travel. This must be verified by an employer’s or doctor’s declaration, or a self-declaration. During these 7 days you may only leave your place of quarantine to take a COVID test;
    provide evidence of a negative COVID test result;
    complete 14 days quarantine in a government facility or government approved hotel on arrival in Myanmar (allocated on arrival);
    undertake a COVID test after 14 days (you will be charged). If you test negative, you must complete a further 7 days of home quarantine, and will then be able to leave quarantine. If you test positive, you will be transferred to a designated government hospital for COVID patients. You will need to remain in hospital for at least 28 days, after which you can leave if you have tested negative for COVID for two consecutive weeks prior.
    Travellers who have not been to the UK, or any other country with special requirements, 15 days prior to arriving in Myanmar will be covered by the following quarantine requirements:
    complete 7 days home quarantine prior to the date of travel. This must be verified by an employer’s or doctor’s declaration, or a self-declaration. During these 7 days you may only leave your place of quarantine to take a COVID test;
    crovide evidence of a negative COVID test result;
    complete 7 days quarantine in a government facility or government approved hotel on arrival in Myanmar (allocated on arrival);
    undertake a COVID test after 7 days (through the National Health Laboratory, at a cost is MMK 200,000). If you test negative, you must complete a further 7 days of home quarantine, and will then be able to leave quarantine. If you test positive, you will be transferred to a designated government hospital for COVID patients. You will need to remain for 28 days in hospital, after which you can leave if you have tested negative for COVID for two consecutive weeks prior.
    These rules are subject to change at short notice, and the government of Myanmar can extend quarantine periods for a number of reasons, even for those who have been granted permission to undergo a shorter quarantine period. This includes if any person on a flight you might have used tests positive for COVID-19, or in response to the situation in a country you might have recently visited.
    If hospitalised with coronavirus, patients are obliged to use a government facility even if they have private insurance. Patients in government hospitals are generally expected to make their own arrangements for bringing in food and other essential supplies. Lone travellers will not be allowed out of isolation to buy food or make phone calls.
    *Data collection: Arrivals will be expected to provide contact details. We are not aware of any requirement to download an app.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Myanmar: Domestic flights inside Myanmar resumed from 16 December 2020. Those wishing to take a domestic flight inside Myanmar need to take a COVID-19 test no more than 36 hours prior to departure. You may still be required to quarantine on arrival at your destination, particularly if you are coming from an area under a ‘Stay at Home’ order. You should contact individual airlines for details and should comply with all the relevant guidance and regulations while travelling. In some areas there may be local requirements for visitors from other parts of the country, including the requirement to take a COVID-19 test in advance of travel, and to quarantine on arrival. You should check with local authorities for information on possible local preventative measures. The majority of townships in Yangon are currently under a ‘Stay at Home’ order. Coco Island Region is not under a ‘Stay at Home’ order. Excluding the wards and village tracts in thisannouncement , the ‘Stay at Home’ order for the townships of Seikkyi/Khanaungto, Twantay, and Kwangyangon, ended on 27 December 2020.
    The rules for Yangon townships under a ‘Stay at Home’ order state that residents should stay in their own homes. Only one person per household is allowed to go out for essential supplies, or two people can leave the home to visit a hospital or clinic. Only the driver and one passenger can travel in a car at the same time, unless travelling to a hospital or clinic, in which case, there can be two passengers. Those who work in ‘essential private services’ are excluded from this order. Essential private services are defined by the government of Myanmar as banks, financial services, petrol stations, livestock and refrigeration industries, production and distribution of pharmaceutical products, production and distribution of drinking water and personal items. A curfew from 11pm until 4am each day is currently in effect in Yangon. Other parts of Myanmar are also under ’Stay at Home’ orders. You should confirm with the local ward administrator if you are unsure whether an area is subject to a ‘Stay at Home’ order. Anyone wishing to travel to or from an area subject to a ‘Stay at Home’ order should contact the relevant local authorities to confirm the requirements for travel.
    This guidance from the government of Myanmar is subject to change, and you should check the information issued by theMinistry of Foreign Affairs on their website and on their Facebook page before you travel inside Myanmar. Further information is also available on the Facebook page for theMinistry of Health and Sports and at theirwebsite . If you are outside of Myanmar, you should refer to your nearest Myanmar Embassy.
    Since 13 May it has been compulsory for anyone going out in public in Myanmar to wear a facemask. Failure to wear one will result in a fine. This requirement is being enforced strictly and has led to the arrest of some offenders.
    It is recommended that foreigners carry:
    • Passport;
    • Form C (immigration document);
    • Foreigner’s Registration Certificate;
    • Myanmar Driver’s Licence (if you own a car);
    • a copy of your passport information page;
    • a copy of your Myanmar visa;
    • a copy of your immigration stamp showing when you last entered Myanmar.
    *Accommodation: There have been reports that some local authorities are carrying out checks to make sure all foreign tourists are staying in registered hotels and guest houses, not in private apartments. If you’re on a tourist visa and are not currently staying in a registered hotel or guest house, you should move into one now. This is a requirement under Myanmar law and is a condition of your visa.
    Some hotels have reopened but many tourist resorts remain closed.
    *Public places and services: Some restaurants, bars and shops have reopened with temperature checks and social distancing measures in place. Some shopping centres may need customers to register their details upon entry. You must wear a face mask in all public places, and a face shield might be required in some locations. The government of Myanmar ordered all schools, including private ones, to close from 26 August. The date for re-opening has not yet been announced.

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    14.01.2021
  • Myanmar (Burma) Latest News: Government extends suspension of international flights until 31 January (Xinhua, 30.12.2020). Government extends entry restriction for travelers to 31 January 2021 (Xinhua, 30.12.2020). Domestic flights will resume from 16 December (Myanmar Time, 13.12.2020).

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry to Myanmar: The government of Myanmar has suspended all international commercial passenger flights from any of its airports until 31 January 2021 at the earliest. It will then review the situation. Residents of the United Kingdom, or those who have visited the United Kingdom within the previous 14 days, are currently unable to enter Myanmar.
    Those not travelling from the United Kingdom, including British Nationals, should check the requirements for travel from that country to Myanmar with the relevant Myanmar Embassy or Consulate.
    If you are on a flight transiting via the United Kingdom, you will only be allowed to enter Myanmar if your transit time was for six hours or fewer. This is subject to short notice changes. Prior to travel you should check with the Myanmar Embassy in London.
    New tourist visa applications are currently suspended. At present Myanmar authorities can offer business visas to foreign nationals with a compelling case. You or your employer must make your case to your nearest Myanmar Embassy and obtain permission. These arrangements are subject to change and at short notice.
    *Testing/Screening on arrival: There are temperature checks for all arrivals. Arrivals must provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 test result. Testing requirements ahead of entry to Myanmar are subject to change. Confirmation should be sought from the Myanmar Embassy well in advance of your departure.
    *Quarantine requirements: Arrivals in Myanmar must enter government-arranged quarantine. You will be allotted your quarantine facility on arrival. You may have no choice but will be placed in the same government quarantine facility or hotel as all the other people on your flight. You will be provided with food, for which you will be charged. Foreign nationals arriving in Myanmar will need to undergo a quarantine period. The exact length will depend on your travel history. You should confirm your quarantine requirements with the relevant Myanmar Embassy before you travel.
    From the 24 December, travellers who have been to the UK 15 days before arriving in Myanmar will be covered by the following quarantine requirements:
    complete 7 days home quarantine prior to the date of travel. This must be verified by an employer’s or doctor’s declaration, or a self-declaration. During these 7 days you may only leave your place of quarantine to take a COVID test;
    provide evidence of a negative COVID test result;
    complete 14 days quarantine in a government facility or government approved hotel on arrival in Myanmar (allocated on arrival);
    undertake a COVID test after 14 days (you will be charged). If you test negative, you must complete a further 7 days of home quarantine, and will then be able to leave quarantine. If you test positive, you will be transferred to a designated government hospital for COVID patients. You will need to remain in hospital for at least 28 days, after which you can leave if you have tested negative for COVID for two consecutive weeks prior.
    Travellers who have not been to the UK, or any other country with special requirements, 15 days prior to arriving in Myanmar will be covered by the following quarantine requirements:
    complete 7 days home quarantine prior to the date of travel. This must be verified by an employer’s or doctor’s declaration, or a self-declaration. During these 7 days you may only leave your place of quarantine to take a COVID test;
    crovide evidence of a negative COVID test result;
    complete 7 days quarantine in a government facility or government approved hotel on arrival in Myanmar (allocated on arrival);
    undertake a COVID test after 7 days (through the National Health Laboratory, at a cost is MMK 200,000). If you test negative, you must complete a further 7 days of home quarantine, and will then be able to leave quarantine. If you test positive, you will be transferred to a designated government hospital for COVID patients. You will need to remain for 28 days in hospital, after which you can leave if you have tested negative for COVID for two consecutive weeks prior.
    These rules are subject to change at short notice, and the government of Myanmar can extend quarantine periods for a number of reasons, even for those who have been granted permission to undergo a shorter quarantine period. This includes if any person on a flight you might have used tests positive for COVID-19, or in response to the situation in a country you might have recently visited.
    If hospitalised with coronavirus, patients are obliged to use a government facility even if they have private insurance. Patients in government hospitals are generally expected to make their own arrangements for bringing in food and other essential supplies. Lone travellers will not be allowed out of isolation to buy food or make phone calls.
    *Data collection: Arrivals will be expected to provide contact details. We are not aware of any requirement to download an app.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Myanmar: Domestic flights inside Myanmar will resume from 16 December 2020. Those wishing to take a domestic flight inside Myanmar need to take a COVID-19 test no more than 36 hours prior to departure. You may still be required to quarantine on arrival at your destination, particularly if you are coming from an area under a ‘Stay at Home’ order. You should contact individual airlines for details, and should comply with all the relevant guidance and regulations while travelling. In some areas there may be local requirements for visitors from other parts of the country, including the requirement to take a COVID-19 test in advance of travel, and to quarantine on arrival. You should check with local authorities for information on possible local preventative measures.
    The majority of townships in Yangon are currently under a ‘Stay at Home’ order. Coco Island Region is not under a ‘Stay at Home’ order. Excluding the wards and village tracts in this announcement, the ‘Stay at Home’ order for the townships of Seikkyi/Khanaungto, Twantay, and Kwangyangon, ended on 27 December 2020.
    The rules for Yangon townships under a ‘Stay at Home’ order state that residents should stay in their own homes. Only one person per household is allowed to go out for essential supplies, or two people can leave the home to visit a hospital or clinic. Only the driver and one passenger can travel in a car at the same time, unless travelling to a hospital or clinic, in which case, there can be two passengers. Those who work in ‘essential private services’ are excluded from this order. Essential private services are defined by the government of Myanmar as banks, financial services, petrol stations, livestock and refrigeration industries, production and distribution of pharmaceutical products, production and distribution of drinking water and personal items. A curfew from 11pm until 4am each day is currently in effect in Yangon. Other parts of Myanmar are also under ’Stay at Home’ orders. You should confirm with the local ward administrator if you’re unsure whether an area is subject to a ‘Stay at Home’ order. Anyone wishing to travel to or from an area subject to a ‘Stay at Home’ order should contact the relevant local authorities to confirm the requirements for travel. This guidance from the government of Myanmar is subject to change, and you should check the information issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on their website and on their Facebook page before you travel inside Myanmar. Further information is also available on the Facebook page for the Ministry of Health and Sports. If you’re outside of Myanmar, you should refer to your nearest Myanmar Embassy. Since 13 May it has been compulsory for anyone going out in public in Myanmar to wear a facemask. Failure to wear one will result in a fine. This requirement is being enforced strictly and has led to the arrest of some offenders. It is recommended that foreigners carry:
    • passport
    • Form C (immigration document)
    • Foreigner’s Registration Certificate
    • Myanmar Driver’s Licence (if you own a car)
    • a copy of your passport information page
    • a copy of your Myanmar visa
    • a copy of your immigration stamp showing when you last entered Myanmar.
    *Accommodation: There have been reports that some local authorities are carrying out checks to make sure all foreign tourists are staying in registered hotels and guest houses, not in private apartments. If you’re on a tourist visa and are not currently staying in a registered hotel or guest house, you should move into one now. This is a requirement under Myanmar law and is a condition of your visa. Some hotels have reopened but many tourist resorts remain closed.
    *Public places and services: Some restaurants, bars and shops have reopened with temperature checks and social distancing measures in place. Some shopping centres may need customers to register their details upon entry. You must wear a face mask in public places. The government of Myanmar ordered all schools, including private ones, to close from 26 August. The date for re-opening has not yet been announced.

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    04.01.2021
  • Myanmar (Burma) Latest News: Government extends suspension of international flights until 31 January (Xinhua, 30.12.2020). Government extends entry restriction for travelers to 31 January 2021 (Xinhua, 30.12.2020). Domestic flights will resume from 16 December (Myanmar Time, 13.12.2020).

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry to Myanmar: The government of Myanmar has suspended all international commercial passenger flights from any of its airports until 31 January 2021 at the earliest. It will then review the situation. Residents of the United Kingdom, or those who have visited the United Kingdom within the previous 14 days, are currently unable to enter Myanmar.
    New tourist visa applications are currently suspended. At present Myanmar authorities can offer business visas to foreign nationals with a compelling case. You or your employer must make your case to your nearest Myanmar Embassy and obtain permission. These arrangements are subject to change and at short notice.
    *Testing/Screening on arrival: There are temperature checks for all arrivals. Arrivals must provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 test result. Testing requirements ahead of entry to Myanmar are subject to change. Confirmation should be sought from the Myanmar Embassy well in advance of your departure.
    *Quarantine requirements: Arrivals in Myanmar must enter government-arranged quarantine. You will be allotted your quarantine facility on arrival. You may have no choice but will be placed in the same government quarantine facility or hotel as all the other people on your flight. You will be provided with food, for which you will be charged. Foreign nationals arriving in Myanmar will need to undergo a quarantine period. The exact length will depend on your travel history. You should confirm your quarantine requirements with the relevant Myanmar Embassy before you travel.
    From the 24 December, travellers who have been to the UK 15 days before arriving in Myanmar will be covered by the following quarantine requirements:
    complete 7 days home quarantine prior to the date of travel. This must be verified by an employer’s or doctor’s declaration, or a self-declaration. During these 7 days you may only leave your place of quarantine to take a COVID test;
    provide evidence of a negative COVID test result;
    complete 14 days quarantine in a government facility or government approved hotel on arrival in Myanmar (allocated on arrival);
    undertake a COVID test after 14 days (you will be charged). If you test negative, you must complete a further 7 days of home quarantine, and will then be able to leave quarantine. If you test positive, you will be transferred to a designated government hospital for COVID patients. You will need to remain in hospital for at least 28 days, after which you can leave if you have tested negative for COVID for two consecutive weeks prior.
    Travellers who have not been to the UK, or any other country with special requirements, 15 days prior to arriving in Myanmar will be covered by the following quarantine requirements:
    complete 7 days home quarantine prior to the date of travel. This must be verified by an employer’s or doctor’s declaration, or a self-declaration. During these 7 days you may only leave your place of quarantine to take a COVID test;
    crovide evidence of a negative COVID test result;
    complete 7 days quarantine in a government facility or government approved hotel on arrival in Myanmar (allocated on arrival);
    undertake a COVID test after 7 days (through the National Health Laboratory, at a cost is MMK 200,000). If you test negative, you must complete a further 7 days of home quarantine, and will then be able to leave quarantine. If you test positive, you will be transferred to a designated government hospital for COVID patients. You will need to remain for 28 days in hospital, after which you can leave if you have tested negative for COVID for two consecutive weeks prior.
    These rules are subject to change at short notice, and the government of Myanmar can extend quarantine periods for a number of reasons, even for those who have been granted permission to undergo a shorter quarantine period. This includes if any person on a flight you might have used tests positive for COVID-19, or in response to the situation in a country you might have recently visited.
    If hospitalised with coronavirus, patients are obliged to use a government facility even if they have private insurance. Patients in government hospitals are generally expected to make their own arrangements for bringing in food and other essential supplies. Lone travellers will not be allowed out of isolation to buy food or make phone calls.
    *Data collection: Arrivals will be expected to provide contact details. We are not aware of any requirement to download an app.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Myanmar: Domestic flights inside Myanmar will resume from 16 December 2020. Those wishing to take a domestic flight inside Myanmar need to take a COVID-19 test no more than 36 hours prior to departure. You may still be required to quarantine on arrival at your destination, particularly if you are coming from an area under a ‘Stay at Home’ order. You should contact individual airlines for details, and should comply with all the relevant guidance and regulations while travelling. In some areas there may be local requirements for visitors from other parts of the country, including the requirement to take a COVID-19 test in advance of travel, and to quarantine on arrival. You should check with local authorities for information on possible local preventative measures.
    The majority of townships in Yangon are currently under a ‘Stay at Home’ order. Coco Island Region is not under a ‘Stay at Home’ order. Excluding the wards and village tracts in this announcement, the ‘Stay at Home’ order for the townships of Seikkyi/Khanaungto, Twantay, and Kwangyangon, ended on 27 December 2020.
    The rules for Yangon townships under a ‘Stay at Home’ order state that residents should stay in their own homes. Only one person per household is allowed to go out for essential supplies, or two people can leave the home to visit a hospital or clinic. Only the driver and one passenger can travel in a car at the same time, unless travelling to a hospital or clinic, in which case, there can be two passengers. Those who work in ‘essential private services’ are excluded from this order. Essential private services are defined by the government of Myanmar as banks, financial services, petrol stations, livestock and refrigeration industries, production and distribution of pharmaceutical products, production and distribution of drinking water and personal items. A curfew from 11pm until 4am each day is currently in effect in Yangon. Other parts of Myanmar are also under ’Stay at Home’ orders. You should confirm with the local ward administrator if you’re unsure whether an area is subject to a ‘Stay at Home’ order. Anyone wishing to travel to or from an area subject to a ‘Stay at Home’ order should contact the relevant local authorities to confirm the requirements for travel. This guidance from the government of Myanmar is subject to change, and you should check the information issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on their website and on their Facebook page before you travel inside Myanmar. Further information is also available on the Facebook page for the Ministry of Health and Sports. If you’re outside of Myanmar, you should refer to your nearest Myanmar Embassy. Since 13 May it has been compulsory for anyone going out in public in Myanmar to wear a facemask. Failure to wear one will result in a fine. This requirement is being enforced strictly and has led to the arrest of some offenders. It is recommended that foreigners carry:
    • passport
    • Form C (immigration document)
    • Foreigner’s Registration Certificate
    • Myanmar Driver’s Licence (if you own a car)
    • a copy of your passport information page
    • a copy of your Myanmar visa
    • a copy of your immigration stamp showing when you last entered Myanmar.
    *Accommodation: There have been reports that some local authorities are carrying out checks to make sure all foreign tourists are staying in registered hotels and guest houses, not in private apartments. If you’re on a tourist visa and are not currently staying in a registered hotel or guest house, you should move into one now. This is a requirement under Myanmar law and is a condition of your visa. Some hotels have reopened but many tourist resorts remain closed.
    *Public places and services: Some restaurants, bars and shops have reopened with temperature checks and social distancing measures in place. Some shopping centres may need customers to register their details upon entry. You must wear a face mask in public places. The government of Myanmar ordered all schools, including private ones, to close from 26 August. The date for re-opening has not yet been announced.

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    01.01.2021
  • Myanmar (Burma) Latest News: Government extends COVID-19 restrictions until 31 December; resumption of international flights to begin 1 January (Xinhua, 15.12.2020). Domestic flights will resume from 16 December (Myanmar Time, 13.12.2020).

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry to Myanmar: The government of Myanmar has suspended all international commercial passenger flights from any of its airports until 31 December. It will then review the situation. It has been reported that Myanmar may restart some commercial flights from early 2021. This is likely to include updates to the entry requirements for Myanmar, and these requirements may differ depending on your travel history, and the COVID-19 situation in any countries you have may recently been to. You should ensure to check the rules regularly before travelling to Myanmar.
    New tourist visa applications are currently suspended. At present Myanmar authorities can offer business visas to foreign nationals with a compelling case. You or your employer must make your case to your nearest Myanmar Embassy and obtain permission. These arrangements are subject to change and at short notice.
    *Testing/Screening on arrival: There are temperature checks for all arrivals. Arrivals must provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 test result. Testing requirements ahead of entry to Myanmar are subject to change. Confirmation should be sought from the Myanmar Embassy well in advance of your departure.
    *Quarantine requirements: Arrivals in Myanmar must enter government-arranged quarantine. You will be allotted your quarantine facility on arrival. You may have no choice but will be placed in the same government quarantine facility or hotel as all the other people on your flight. You will be provided with food, for which you will be charged. Foreign nationals arriving in Myanmar will need to undergo a quarantine period. The exact length will depend on your travel history. You should confirm your quarantine requirements with the relevant Myanmar Embassy before you travel.
    From the 24 December, travellers who have been to the UK 15 days before arriving in Myanmar will be covered by the following quarantine requirements:
    complete 7 days home quarantine prior to the date of travel. This must be verified by an employer’s or doctor’s declaration, or a self-declaration. During these 7 days you may only leave your place of quarantine to take a COVID test;
    provide evidence of a negative COVID test result;
    complete 14 days quarantine in a government facility or government approved hotel on arrival in Myanmar (allocated on arrival);
    undertake a COVID test after 14 days (you will be charged). If you test negative, you must complete a further 7 days of home quarantine, and will then be able to leave quarantine. If you test positive, you will be transferred to a designated government hospital for COVID patients. You will need to remain in hospital for at least 28 days, after which you can leave if you have tested negative for COVID for two consecutive weeks prior.
    Travellers who have not been to the UK, or any other country with special requirements, 15 days prior to arriving in Myanmar will be covered by the following quarantine requirements:
    complete 7 days home quarantine prior to the date of travel. This must be verified by an employer’s or doctor’s declaration, or a self-declaration. During these 7 days you may only leave your place of quarantine to take a COVID test;
    crovide evidence of a negative COVID test result;
    complete 7 days quarantine in a government facility or government approved hotel on arrival in Myanmar (allocated on arrival);
    undertake a COVID test after 7 days (through the National Health Laboratory, at a cost is MMK 200,000). If you test negative, you must complete a further 7 days of home quarantine, and will then be able to leave quarantine. If you test positive, you will be transferred to a designated government hospital for COVID patients. You will need to remain for 28 days in hospital, after which you can leave if you have tested negative for COVID for two consecutive weeks prior.
    These rules are subject to change at short notice, and the government of Myanmar can extend quarantine periods for a number of reasons, even for those who have been granted permission to undergo a shorter quarantine period. This includes if any person on a flight you might have used tests positive for COVID-19, or in response to the situation in a country you might have recently visited.
    If hospitalised with coronavirus, patients are obliged to use a government facility even if they have private insurance. Patients in government hospitals are generally expected to make their own arrangements for bringing in food and other essential supplies. Lone travellers will not be allowed out of isolation to buy food or make phone calls.
    *Data collection: Arrivals will be expected to provide contact details. We are not aware of any requirement to download an app.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Myanmar: Domestic flights inside Myanmar will resume from 16 December 2020. Those wishing to take a domestic flight inside Myanmar need to take a COVID-19 test no more than 36 hours prior to departure. You may still be required to quarantine on arrival at your destination, particularly if you are coming from an area under a ‘Stay at Home’ order. You should contact individual airlines for details, and should comply with all the relevant guidance and regulations while travelling. In some areas there may be local requirements for visitors from other parts of the country, including the requirement to take a COVID-19 test in advance of travel, and to quarantine on arrival. You should check with local authorities for information on possible local preventative measures.
    The majority of townships in Yangon are currently under a ‘Stay at Home’ order. Coco Island Region is not under a ‘Stay at Home’ order. Excluding the wards and village tracts in this announcement, the ‘Stay at Home’ order for the townships of Seikkyi/Khanaungto, Twantay, and Kwangyangon, ended on 27 December 2020.
    The rules for Yangon townships under a ‘Stay at Home’ order state that residents should stay in their own homes. Only one person per household is allowed to go out for essential supplies, or two people can leave the home to visit a hospital or clinic. Only the driver and one passenger can travel in a car at the same time, unless travelling to a hospital or clinic, in which case, there can be two passengers. Those who work in ‘essential private services’ are excluded from this order. Essential private services are defined by the government of Myanmar as banks, financial services, petrol stations, livestock and refrigeration industries, production and distribution of pharmaceutical products, production and distribution of drinking water and personal items. A curfew from 11pm until 4am each day is currently in effect in Yangon. Other parts of Myanmar are also under ’Stay at Home’ orders. You should confirm with the local ward administrator if you’re unsure whether an area is subject to a ‘Stay at Home’ order. Anyone wishing to travel to or from an area subject to a ‘Stay at Home’ order should contact the relevant local authorities to confirm the requirements for travel. This guidance from the government of Myanmar is subject to change, and you should check the information issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on their website and on their Facebook page before you travel inside Myanmar. Further information is also available on the Facebook page for the Ministry of Health and Sports. If you’re outside of Myanmar, you should refer to your nearest Myanmar Embassy. Since 13 May it has been compulsory for anyone going out in public in Myanmar to wear a facemask. Failure to wear one will result in a fine. This requirement is being enforced strictly and has led to the arrest of some offenders. It is recommended that foreigners carry:
    • passport
    • Form C (immigration document)
    • Foreigner’s Registration Certificate
    • Myanmar Driver’s Licence (if you own a car)
    • a copy of your passport information page
    • a copy of your Myanmar visa
    • a copy of your immigration stamp showing when you last entered Myanmar.
    *Accommodation: There have been reports that some local authorities are carrying out checks to make sure all foreign tourists are staying in registered hotels and guest houses, not in private apartments. If you’re on a tourist visa and are not currently staying in a registered hotel or guest house, you should move into one now. This is a requirement under Myanmar law and is a condition of your visa. Some hotels have reopened but many tourist resorts remain closed.
    *Public places and services: Some restaurants, bars and shops have reopened with temperature checks and social distancing measures in place. Some shopping centres may need customers to register their details upon entry. You must wear a face mask in public places. The government of Myanmar ordered all schools, including private ones, to close from 26 August. The date for re-opening has not yet been announced.

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    27.12.2020
  • Myanmar (Burma) Latest News: Government extends COVID-19 restrictions until 31 December; resumption of international flights to begin 1 January (Xinhua, 15.12.2020). Domestic flights will resume from 16 December (Myanmar Time, 13.12.2020).

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry to Myanmar: The government of Myanmar has suspended all international commercial passenger flights from any of its airports until 31 December. It will then review the situation. It has been reported that Myanmar may restart some commercial flights from early 2021. This is likely to include updates to the entry requirements for Myanmar, and these requirements may differ depending on your travel history, and the COVID-19 situation in any countries you have may recently been to. You should ensure to check the rules regularly before travelling to Myanmar.
    New tourist visa applications are currently suspended. At present Myanmar authorities can offer business visas to foreign nationals with a compelling case. You or your employer must make your case to your nearest Myanmar Embassy and obtain permission. These arrangements are subject to change and at short notice.
    *Testing/Screening on arrival: There are temperature checks for all arrivals. Arrivals must provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 test result. Testing requirements ahead of entry to Myanmar are subject to change. Confirmation should be sought from the Myanmar Embassy well in advance of your departure.
    *Quarantine requirements: Arrivals in Myanmar must enter government-arranged quarantine. You will be allotted your quarantine facility on arrival. You may have no choice but will be placed in the same government quarantine facility or hotel as all the other people on your flight. You will be provided with food, for which you will be charged. Foreign nationals arriving in Myanmar will need to undergo a quarantine period. The exact length will depend on your travel history. You should confirm your quarantine requirements with the relevant Myanmar Embassy before you travel.
    From the 24 December, travellers who have been to the UK 15 days before arriving in Myanmar will be covered by the following quarantine requirements:
    complete 7 days home quarantine prior to the date of travel. This must be verified by an employer’s or doctor’s declaration, or a self-declaration. During these 7 days you may only leave your place of quarantine to take a COVID test;
    provide evidence of a negative COVID test result;
    complete 14 days quarantine in a government facility or government approved hotel on arrival in Myanmar (allocated on arrival);
    undertake a COVID test after 14 days (you will be charged). If you test negative, you must complete a further 7 days of home quarantine, and will then be able to leave quarantine. If you test positive, you will be transferred to a designated government hospital for COVID patients. You will need to remain in hospital for at least 28 days, after which you can leave if you have tested negative for COVID for two consecutive weeks prior.
    Travellers who have not been to the UK, or any other country with special requirements, 15 days prior to arriving in Myanmar will be covered by the following quarantine requirements:
    complete 7 days home quarantine prior to the date of travel. This must be verified by an employer’s or doctor’s declaration, or a self-declaration. During these 7 days you may only leave your place of quarantine to take a COVID test;
    crovide evidence of a negative COVID test result;
    complete 7 days quarantine in a government facility or government approved hotel on arrival in Myanmar (allocated on arrival);
    undertake a COVID test after 7 days (through the National Health Laboratory, at a cost is MMK 200,000). If you test negative, you must complete a further 7 days of home quarantine, and will then be able to leave quarantine. If you test positive, you will be transferred to a designated government hospital for COVID patients. You will need to remain for 28 days in hospital, after which you can leave if you have tested negative for COVID for two consecutive weeks prior.
    These rules are subject to change at short notice, and the government of Myanmar can extend quarantine periods for a number of reasons, even for those who have been granted permission to undergo a shorter quarantine period. This includes if any person on a flight you might have used tests positive for COVID-19, or in response to the situation in a country you might have recently visited.
    If hospitalised with coronavirus, patients are obliged to use a government facility even if they have private insurance. Patients in government hospitals are generally expected to make their own arrangements for bringing in food and other essential supplies. Lone travellers will not be allowed out of isolation to buy food or make phone calls.
    *Data collection: Arrivals will be expected to provide contact details. We are not aware of any requirement to download an app.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Myanmar: Domestic flights inside Myanmar will resume from 16 December 2020. Those wishing to take a domestic flight inside Myanmar need to take a COVID-19 test no more than 36 hours prior to departure. You may still be required to quarantine on arrival at your destination, particularly if you are coming from an area under a ‘Stay at Home’ order. You should contact individual airlines for details, and should comply with all the relevant guidance and regulations while travelling. In some areas there may be local requirements for visitors from other parts of the country, including the requirement to take a COVID-19 test in advance of travel, and to quarantine on arrival. You should check with local authorities for information on possible local preventative measures. All townships in Yangon, except for the Coco Island Region, are currently under a ‘Stay at Home’ order. The rules state that residents should stay in their own homes. Only one person per household is allowed to go out for essential supplies, or two people can leave the home to visit a hospital or clinic. Only the driver and one passenger can travel in a car at the same time, unless travelling to a hospital or clinic, in which case, there can be two passengers. Those who work in ‘essential private services’ are excluded from this order. Essential private services are defined by the government of Myanmar as banks, financial services, petrol stations, livestock and refrigeration industries, production and distribution of pharmaceutical products, production and distribution of drinking water and personal items. A curfew from 11pm until 4am each day is currently in effect in Yangon. Other parts of Myanmar are also under ’Stay at Home’ orders. You should confirm with the local ward administrator if you’re unsure whether an area is subject to a ‘Stay at Home’ order. Anyone wishing to travel to or from an area subject to a ‘Stay at Home’ order should contact the relevant local authorities to confirm the requirements for travel. This guidance from the government of Myanmar is subject to change, and you should check the information issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on their website and on their Facebook page before you travel inside Myanmar. Further information is also available on the Facebook page for the Ministry of Health and Sports. If you’re outside of Myanmar, you should refer to your nearest Myanmar Embassy. Since 13 May it has been compulsory for anyone going out in public in Myanmar to wear a facemask. Failure to wear one will result in a fine. This requirement is being enforced strictly and has led to the arrest of some offenders. It is recommended that foreigners carry:
    • passport
    • Form C (immigration document)
    • Foreigner’s Registration Certificate
    • Myanmar Driver’s Licence (if you own a car)
    • a copy of your passport information page
    • a copy of your Myanmar visa
    • a copy of your immigration stamp showing when you last entered Myanmar.
    *Accommodation: There have been reports that some local authorities are carrying out checks to make sure all foreign tourists are staying in registered hotels and guest houses, not in private apartments. If you’re on a tourist visa and are not currently staying in a registered hotel or guest house, you should move into one now. This is a requirement under Myanmar law and is a condition of your visa. Some hotels have reopened but many tourist resorts remain closed.
    *Public places and services: Some restaurants, bars and shops have reopened with temperature checks and social distancing measures in place. Some shopping centres may need customers to register their details upon entry. You must wear a face mask in public places. The government of Myanmar ordered all schools, including private ones, to close from 26 August. The date for re-opening has not yet been announced.

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    24.12.2020
  • Myanmar (Burma) Latest News: Government extends COVID-19 restrictions until 31 December; resumption of international flights to begin 1 January (Xinhua, 15.12.2020). Domestic flights will resume from 16 December (Myanmar Time, 13.12.2020).

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry to Myanmar: The government of Myanmar has suspended all international commercial passenger flights from any of its airports until 31 December. It will then review the situation. New tourist visa applications are currently suspended. At present Myanmar authorities can offer business visas to foreign nationals with a compelling case. You or your employer must make your case to your nearest Myanmar Embassy and obtain permission. These arrangements are subject to change and at short notice.
    *Testing/Screening on arrival: There are temperature checks for all arrivals. Arrivals must provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 test result. Testing requirements ahead of entry to Myanmar are subject to change. Confirmation should be sought from the Myanmar Embassy well in advance of your departure.
    *Quarantine requirements: Arrivals in Myanmar must enter government-arranged quarantine. You will be allotted your quarantine facility on arrival. You may have no choice but will be placed in the same government quarantine facility or hotel as all the other people on your flight. You will be provided with food, for which you will be charged. The standard quarantine period for new arrivals is 28 days (21 days in a government-arranged facility, followed by 7 days of home quarantine). However, foreign nationals can, through contacting their nearest Myanmar Embassy, request permission to undergo a shorter quarantine period. In this case, the quarantine requirements are as follows:
    • complete 7 days home quarantine prior to the date of travel. This must be verified by an employer’s or doctor’s declaration, or a self-declaration. During these 7 days you may only leave your place of quarantine to take a COVID test
    • evidence of a negative COVID test result
    • complete 7 days quarantine in a government facility or government approved hotel on arrival in Myanmar (allocated on arrival)
    • undertake a COVID test after 7 days (through the National Health Laboratory, at a cost is MMK 200,000). If you test negative, you must complete a further 7 days of home quarantine, and will then be able to leave quarantine. If you test positive, you will be transferred to a designated government hospital for COVID patients. You will need to remain for 28 days in hospital, after which you can leave if you have tested negative for COVID for two consecutive weeks prior
    The government of Myanmar can extend quarantine periods for a number of reasons, even for those who have been granted permission to undergo a shorter quarantine period. This includes if any person on a flight tests positive for COVID-19.
    If hospitalised with coronavirus, patients are obliged to use a government facility even if they have private insurance. Patients in government hospitals are generally expected to make their own arrangements for bringing in food and other essential supplies. Lone travellers will not be allowed out of isolation to buy food or make phone calls.
    These arrangements are subject to change and at short notice. Confirmation should be sought from the Myanmar Embassy well in advance of your departure.
    *Data collection: Arrivals will be expected to provide contact details. We are not aware of any requirement to download an app.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Myanmar: Domestic flights inside Myanmar will resume from 16 December 2020. Those wishing to take a domestic flight inside Myanmar need to take a COVID-19 test no more than 36 hours prior to departure. You may still be required to quarantine on arrival at your destination, particularly if you are coming from an area under a ‘Stay at Home’ order. You should contact individual airlines for details, and should comply with all the relevant guidance and regulations while travelling. In some areas there may be local requirements for visitors from other parts of the country, including the requirement to take a COVID-19 test in advance of travel, and to quarantine on arrival. You should check with local authorities for information on possible local preventative measures. All townships in Yangon, except for the Coco Island Region, are currently under a ‘Stay at Home’ order. The rules state that residents should stay in their own homes. Only one person per household is allowed to go out for essential supplies, or two people can leave the home to visit a hospital or clinic. Only the driver and one passenger can travel in a car at the same time, unless travelling to a hospital or clinic, in which case, there can be two passengers. Those who work in ‘essential private services’ are excluded from this order. Essential private services are defined by the government of Myanmar as banks, financial services, petrol stations, livestock and refrigeration industries, production and distribution of pharmaceutical products, production and distribution of drinking water and personal items. A curfew from 11pm until 4am each day is currently in effect in Yangon. Other parts of Myanmar are also under ’Stay at Home’ orders. You should confirm with the local ward administrator if you’re unsure whether an area is subject to a ‘Stay at Home’ order. Anyone wishing to travel to or from an area subject to a ‘Stay at Home’ order should contact the relevant local authorities to confirm the requirements for travel. This guidance from the government of Myanmar is subject to change, and you should check the information issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on their website and on their Facebook page before you travel inside Myanmar. Further information is also available on the Facebook page for the Ministry of Health and Sports. If you’re outside of Myanmar, you should refer to your nearest Myanmar Embassy. Since 13 May it has been compulsory for anyone going out in public in Myanmar to wear a facemask. Failure to wear one will result in a fine. This requirement is being enforced strictly and has led to the arrest of some offenders. It is recommended that foreigners carry:
    • passport
    • Form C (immigration document)
    • Foreigner’s Registration Certificate
    • Myanmar Driver’s Licence (if you own a car)
    • a copy of your passport information page
    • a copy of your Myanmar visa
    • a copy of your immigration stamp showing when you last entered Myanmar.
    *Accommodation: There have been reports that some local authorities are carrying out checks to make sure all foreign tourists are staying in registered hotels and guest houses, not in private apartments. If you’re on a tourist visa and are not currently staying in a registered hotel or guest house, you should move into one now. This is a requirement under Myanmar law and is a condition of your visa. Some hotels have reopened but many tourist resorts remain closed.
    *Public places and services: Some restaurants, bars and shops have reopened with temperature checks and social distancing measures in place. Some shopping centres may need customers to register their details upon entry. You must wear a face mask in public places. The government of Myanmar ordered all schools, including private ones, to close from 26 August. The date for re-opening has not yet been announced.

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    15.12.2020
  • Myanmar (Burma) Latest News: Domestic flights will resume from 16 December (Myanmar Time, 13.12.2020). Ban on international flights extended to 31 December; domestic until 15 December (Xinhua, 30.11.2020). Thailand closes 33 border checkpoints with Myanmar (Xinhua , 19.10.2020).

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry to Myanmar: The government of Myanmar has suspended all international commercial passenger flights from any of its airports until 31 December. It will then review the situation. New tourist visa applications are currently suspended. At present Myanmar authorities can offer business visas to foreign nationals with a compelling case. You or your employer must make your case to your nearest Myanmar Embassy and obtain permission. These arrangements are subject to change and at short notice.
    *Testing/Screening on arrival: There are temperature checks for all arrivals. Arrivals must provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 test result. Testing requirements ahead of entry to Myanmar are subject to change. Confirmation should be sought from the Myanmar Embassy well in advance of your departure.
    *Quarantine requirements: Arrivals in Myanmar must enter government-arranged quarantine. You will be allotted your quarantine facility on arrival. You may have no choice but will be placed in the same government quarantine facility or hotel as all the other people on your flight. You will be provided with food, for which you will be charged. The standard quarantine period for new arrivals is 28 days (21 days in a government-arranged facility, followed by 7 days of home quarantine). However, foreign nationals can, through contacting their nearest Myanmar Embassy, request permission to undergo a shorter quarantine period. In this case, the quarantine requirements are as follows:
    • complete 7 days home quarantine prior to the date of travel. This must be verified by an employer’s or doctor’s declaration, or a self-declaration. During these 7 days you may only leave your place of quarantine to take a COVID test
    • evidence of a negative COVID test result
    • complete 7 days quarantine in a government facility or government approved hotel on arrival in Myanmar (allocated on arrival)
    • undertake a COVID test after 7 days (through the National Health Laboratory, at a cost is MMK 200,000). If you test negative, you must complete a further 7 days of home quarantine, and will then be able to leave quarantine. If you test positive, you will be transferred to a designated government hospital for COVID patients. You will need to remain for 28 days in hospital, after which you can leave if you have tested negative for COVID for two consecutive weeks prior
    The government of Myanmar can extend quarantine periods for a number of reasons, even for those who have been granted permission to undergo a shorter quarantine period. This includes if any person on a flight tests positive for COVID-19.
    If hospitalised with coronavirus, patients are obliged to use a government facility even if they have private insurance. Patients in government hospitals are generally expected to make their own arrangements for bringing in food and other essential supplies. Lone travellers will not be allowed out of isolation to buy food or make phone calls.
    These arrangements are subject to change and at short notice. Confirmation should be sought from the Myanmar Embassy well in advance of your departure.
    *Data collection: Arrivals will be expected to provide contact details. We are not aware of any requirement to download an app.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Myanmar: All airlines in Myanmar have suspended their domestic flights until further notice. You should contact individual airlines for details. In some areas there may be local requirements for visitors from other parts of the country, including the requirement to take a COVID-19 test in advance of travel, and to quarantine on arrival. You should check with local authorities for information on possible local preventative measures. All townships in Yangon, except for the Coco Island Region, are currently under a ‘Stay at Home’ order. The rules state that residents should stay in their own homes. Only one person per household is allowed to go out for essential supplies, or two people can leave the home to visit a hospital or clinic. Only the driver and one passenger can travel in a car at the same time, unless travelling to a hospital or clinic, in which case, there can be two passengers. Those who work in ‘essential private services’ are excluded from this order. Essential private services are defined by the government of Myanmar as banks, financial services, petrol stations, livestock and refrigeration industries, production and distribution of pharmaceutical products, production and distribution of drinking water and personal items. A curfew from 11pm until 4am each day is currently in effect in Yangon. Other parts of Myanmar are also under ’Stay at Home’ orders. You should confirm with the local ward administrator if you’re unsure whether an area is subject to a ‘Stay at Home’ order. Anyone wishing to travel to or from an area subject to a ‘Stay at Home’ order should contact the relevant local authorities to confirm the requirements for travel. This guidance from the government of Myanmar is subject to change, and you should check the information issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on their website and on their Facebook page before you travel inside Myanmar. Further information is also available on the Facebook page for the Ministry of Health and Sports. If you’re outside of Myanmar, you should refer to your nearest Myanmar Embassy. Since 13 May it has been compulsory for anyone going out in public in Myanmar to wear a facemask. Failure to wear one will result in a fine. This requirement is being enforced strictly and has led to the arrest of some offenders. It is recommended that foreigners carry:
    • passport
    • Form C (immigration document)
    • Foreigner’s Registration Certificate
    • Myanmar Driver’s Licence (if you own a car)
    • a copy of your passport information page
    • a copy of your Myanmar visa
    • a copy of your immigration stamp showing when you last entered Myanmar.
    *Accommodation: There have been reports that some local authorities are carrying out checks to make sure all foreign tourists are staying in registered hotels and guest houses, not in private apartments. If you’re on a tourist visa and are not currently staying in a registered hotel or guest house, you should move into one now. This is a requirement under Myanmar law and is a condition of your visa. Some hotels have reopened but many tourist resorts remain closed.
    *Public places and services: Some restaurants, bars and shops have reopened with temperature checks and social distancing measures in place. Some shopping centres may need customers to register their details upon entry. You must wear a face mask in public places. The government of Myanmar ordered all schools, including private ones, to close from 26 August. The date for re-opening has not yet been announced.

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    14.12.2020
  • Myanmar (Burma) Latest News: Ban on international flights extended to 31 December; domestic until 15 December (Xinhua, 30.11.2020). Thailand closes 33 border checkpoints with Myanmar (Xinhua , 19.10.2020).

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry to Myanmar: The government of Myanmar has suspended all international commercial passenger flights from any of its airports until 31 December. It will then review the situation. New tourist visa applications are currently suspended. At present Myanmar authorities can offer business visas to foreign nationals with a compelling case. You or your employer must make your case to your nearest Myanmar Embassy and obtain permission. These arrangements are subject to change and at short notice.
    *Testing/Screening on arrival: There are temperature checks for all arrivals. Arrivals must provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 test result. Testing requirements ahead of entry to Myanmar are subject to change. Confirmation should be sought from the Myanmar Embassy well in advance of your departure.
    *Quarantine requirements: Arrivals in Myanmar must enter government-arranged quarantine. You will be allotted your quarantine facility on arrival. You may have no choice but will be placed in the same government quarantine facility or hotel as all the other people on your flight. You will be provided with food, for which you will be charged. The standard quarantine period for new arrivals is 28 days (21 days in a government-arranged facility, followed by 7 days of home quarantine). However, foreign nationals can, through contacting their nearest Myanmar Embassy, request permission to undergo a shorter quarantine period. In this case, the quarantine requirements are as follows:
    • complete 7 days home quarantine prior to the date of travel. This must be verified by an employer’s or doctor’s declaration, or a self-declaration. During these 7 days you may only leave your place of quarantine to take a COVID test
    • evidence of a negative COVID test result
    • complete 7 days quarantine in a government facility or government approved hotel on arrival in Myanmar (allocated on arrival)
    • undertake a COVID test after 7 days (through the National Health Laboratory, at a cost is MMK 200,000). If you test negative, you must complete a further 7 days of home quarantine, and will then be able to leave quarantine. If you test positive, you will be transferred to a designated government hospital for COVID patients. You will need to remain for 28 days in hospital, after which you can leave if you have tested negative for COVID for two consecutive weeks prior
    The government of Myanmar can extend quarantine periods for a number of reasons, even for those who have been granted permission to undergo a shorter quarantine period. This includes if any person on a flight tests positive for COVID-19.
    If hospitalised with coronavirus, patients are obliged to use a government facility even if they have private insurance. Patients in government hospitals are generally expected to make their own arrangements for bringing in food and other essential supplies. Lone travellers will not be allowed out of isolation to buy food or make phone calls.
    These arrangements are subject to change and at short notice. Confirmation should be sought from the Myanmar Embassy well in advance of your departure.
    *Data collection: Arrivals will be expected to provide contact details. We are not aware of any requirement to download an app.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Myanmar: All airlines in Myanmar have suspended their domestic flights until 15 December. You should contact individual airlines for details. In some areas there may be local requirements for visitors from other parts of the country, including the requirement to take a COVID-19 test in advance of travel, and to quarantine on arrival. You should check with local authorities for information on possible local preventative measures. All townships in Yangon, except for the Coco Island Region, are currently under a ‘Stay at Home’ order. The rules state that residents should stay in their own homes. Only one person per household is allowed to go out for essential supplies, or two people can leave the home to visit a hospital or clinic. Only the driver and one passenger can travel in a car at the same time, unless travelling to a hospital or clinic, in which case, there can be two passengers. Those who work in ‘essential private services’ are excluded from this order. Essential private services are defined by the government of Myanmar as banks, financial services, petrol stations, livestock and refrigeration industries, production and distribution of pharmaceutical products, production and distribution of drinking water and personal items. A curfew from 11pm until 4am each day is currently in effect in Yangon. Other parts of Myanmar are also under ’Stay at Home’ orders. You should confirm with the local ward administrator if you are unsure whether an area is subject to a ‘Stay at Home’ order. Anyone wishing to travel to or from an area subject to a ‘Stay at Home’ order should contact the relevant local authorities to confirm the requirements for travel. This guidance from the government of Myanmar is subject to change, and you should check the information issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on their website and on their Facebook page before you travel inside Myanmar. Further information is also available on the Facebook page for the Ministry of Health and Sports. If you are outside of Myanmar, you should refer to your nearest Myanmar Embassy. Since 13 May it has been compulsory for anyone going out in public in Myanmar to wear a facemask. Failure to wear one will result in a fine. This requirement is being enforced strictly and has led to the arrest of some offenders. It is recommended that foreigners carry: • passport; • Form C (immigration document); • Foreigner’s Registration Certificate; • Myanmar Driver’s Licence (if you own a car); • a copy of your passport information page; • a copy of your Myanmar visa; • a copy of your immigration stamp showing when you last entered Myanmar.
    *Accommodation: There have been reports that some local authorities are carrying out checks to make sure all foreign tourists are staying in registered hotels and guest houses, not in private apartments. If you are on a tourist visa and are not currently staying in a registered hotel or guest house, you should move into one now. This is a requirement under Myanmar law and is a condition of your visa. Some hotels have reopened but many tourist resorts remain closed.
    *Public places and services: Some restaurants, bars and shops have reopened with temperature checks and social distancing measures in place. Some shopping centres may require customers to register their details upon entry. You must wear a face mask in public places. The government of Myanmar ordered all schools, including private ones, to close from 26 August. The date for re-opening has not yet been announced.

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    11.12.2020
  • Myanmar (Burma) Latest News: Ban on international flights extended to 31 December; domestic until 15 December (Xinhua, 30.11.2020). Thailand closes 33 border checkpoints with Myanmar (Xinhua , 19.10.2020).

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry to Myanmar: The Government of Myanmar has suspended all international commercial passenger flights from any of its airports until 31 December. It will then review the situation. New tourist visa applications are currently suspended. At present Myanmar authorities can offer business visas to foreign nationals with a compelling case. You or your employer must make your case to your nearest Myanmar Embassy and obtain permission.
    These arrangements are subject to change and at short notice.
    *Testing/Screening on arrival: There are temperature checks for all arrivals. Arrivals must provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 test result. Testing requirements ahead of entry to Myanmar are subject to change.
    *Quarantine requirements: Arrivals in Myanmar must enter government-arranged quarantine. You will be allotted your quarantine facility on arrival. You may have no choice but will be placed in the same government quarantine facility or hotel as all the other people on your flight. You will be provided with food, for which you will be charged. The standard quarantine period for new arrivals is 28 days (21 days in a government-arranged facility, followed by 7 days of home quarantine). However, foreign nationals can, through contacting their nearest Myanmar Embassy, request permission to undergo a shorter quarantine period. In this case, the quarantine requirements are as follows:
    • Complete 7 days home quarantine prior to the date of travel. This must be verified by an employer’s or doctor’s declaration, or a self-declaration. During these 7 days you may only leave your place of quarantine to take a COVID test.
    • Provide evidence of a negative COVID test result.
    • Complete 7 days quarantine in a government facility or government approved hotel on arrival in Myanmar (allocated on arrival).
    • Undertake a COVID test after 7 days (through the National Health Laboratory, at a cost is MMK 200,000). If you test negative, you must complete a further 7 days of home quarantine, and will then be able to leave quarantine. If you test positive, you will be transferred to a designated government hospital for COVID patients. You will be required to remain for 28 days in hospital, after which you can leave if you have tested negative for COVID for two consecutive weeks prior.
    The government of Myanmar can extend quarantine periods for a number of reasons, even for those who have been granted permission to undergo a shorter quarantine period. This includes if any person on a flight tests positive for COVID-19. If hospitalised with coronavirus, patients are obliged to use a government facility even if they have private insurance. Patients in government hospitals are generally expected to make their own arrangements for bringing in food and other essential supplies. Lone travellers will not be allowed out of isolation to purchase food or make phone calls.
    These arrangements are subject to change and at short notice. Confirmation should be sought from a Myanmar Embassy well in advance of your departure.
    *Data collection: Arrivals will be expected to provide contact details. We are not aware of any requirement to download an app.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Myanmar: All airlines in Myanmar have suspended their domestic flights until 15 December. You should contact individual airlines for details. In some areas there may be local requirements for visitors from other parts of the country, including the requirement to take a COVID-19 test in advance of travel, and to quarantine on arrival. You should check with local authorities for information on possible local preventative measures. All townships in Yangon, except for the Coco Island Region, are currently under a ‘Stay at Home’ order. The rules state that residents should stay in their own homes. Only one person per household is allowed to go out for essential supplies, or two people can leave the home to visit a hospital or clinic. Only the driver and one passenger can travel in a car at the same time, unless travelling to a hospital or clinic, in which case, there can be two passengers. Those who work in ‘essential private services’ are excluded from this order. Essential private services are defined by the government of Myanmar as banks, financial services, petrol stations, livestock and refrigeration industries, production and distribution of pharmaceutical products, production and distribution of drinking water and personal items. A curfew from 11pm until 4am each day is currently in effect in Yangon. Other parts of Myanmar are also under ’Stay at Home’ orders. You should confirm with the local ward administrator if you are unsure whether an area is subject to a ‘Stay at Home’ order. Anyone wishing to travel to or from an area subject to a ‘Stay at Home’ order should contact the relevant local authorities to confirm the requirements for travel. This guidance from the government of Myanmar is subject to change, and you should check the information issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on their website and on their Facebook page before you travel inside Myanmar. Further information is also available on the Facebook page for the Ministry of Health and Sports. If you are outside of Myanmar, you should refer to your nearest Myanmar Embassy. Since 13 May it has been compulsory for anyone going out in public in Myanmar to wear a facemask. Failure to wear one will result in a fine. This requirement is being enforced strictly and has led to the arrest of some offenders. It is recommended that foreigners carry: • passport; • Form C (immigration document); • Foreigner’s Registration Certificate; • Myanmar Driver’s Licence (if you own a car); • a copy of your passport information page; • a copy of your Myanmar visa; • a copy of your immigration stamp showing when you last entered Myanmar.
    *Accommodation: There have been reports that some local authorities are carrying out checks to make sure all foreign tourists are staying in registered hotels and guest houses, not in private apartments. If you are on a tourist visa and are not currently staying in a registered hotel or guest house, you should move into one now. This is a requirement under Myanmar law and is a condition of your visa. Some hotels have reopened but many tourist resorts remain closed.
    *Public places and services: Some restaurants, bars and shops have reopened with temperature checks and social distancing measures in place. Some shopping centres may require customers to register their details upon entry. You must wear a face mask in public places. The government of Myanmar ordered all schools, including private ones, to close from 26 August. The date for re-opening has not yet been announced.

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    03.12.2020
  • Myanmar (Burma) Latest News: Ban on international flights extended to 31 December; current COVID-19 restrictions in place until 15 December (Xinhua, 30.11.2020). Thailand closes 33 border checkpoints with Myanmar (Xinhua , 19.10.2020).

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry to Myanmar: The Government of Myanmar has suspended all international commercial passenger flights from any of its airports until 31 December. It will then review the situation. New tourist visa applications are currently suspended. At present Myanmar authorities can offer business visas to foreign nationals with a compelling case. You or your employer must make your case to your nearest Myanmar Embassy and obtain permission.
    These arrangements are subject to change and at short notice.
    *Testing/Screening on arrival: There are temperature checks for all arrivals. Arrivals must provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 test result. Testing requirements ahead of entry to Myanmar are subject to change.
    *Quarantine requirements: Arrivals in Myanmar must enter government-arranged quarantine. You will be allotted your quarantine facility on arrival. You may have no choice but will be placed in the same government quarantine facility or hotel as all the other people on your flight. You will be provided with food, for which you will be charged. The standard quarantine period for new arrivals is 28 days (21 days in a government-arranged facility, followed by 7 days of home quarantine). However, foreign nationals can, through contacting their nearest Myanmar Embassy, request permission to undergo a shorter quarantine period. In this case, the quarantine requirements are as follows:
    • Complete 7 days home quarantine prior to the date of travel. This must be verified by an employer’s or doctor’s declaration, or a self-declaration. During these 7 days you may only leave your place of quarantine to take a COVID test.
    • Provide evidence of a negative COVID test result.
    • Complete 7 days quarantine in a government facility or government approved hotel on arrival in Myanmar (allocated on arrival).
    • Undertake a COVID test after 7 days (through the National Health Laboratory, at a cost is MMK 200,000). If you test negative, you must complete a further 7 days of home quarantine, and will then be able to leave quarantine. If you test positive, you will be transferred to a designated government hospital for COVID patients. You will be required to remain for 28 days in hospital, after which you can leave if you have tested negative for COVID for two consecutive weeks prior.
    The government of Myanmar can extend quarantine periods for a number of reasons, even for those who have been granted permission to undergo a shorter quarantine period. This includes if any person on a flight tests positive for COVID-19. If hospitalised with coronavirus, patients are obliged to use a government facility even if they have private insurance. Patients in government hospitals are generally expected to make their own arrangements for bringing in food and other essential supplies. Lone travellers will not be allowed out of isolation to purchase food or make phone calls.
    These arrangements are subject to change and at short notice. Confirmation should be sought from a Myanmar Embassy well in advance of your departure.
    *Data collection: Arrivals will be expected to provide contact details. We are not aware of any requirement to download an app.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Myanmar: All airlines in Myanmar have suspended their domestic flights until 15 December. You should contact individual airlines for details.
    In some areas there may be local requirements for visitors from other parts of the country to quarantine or self-isolate for up to at least 28 days on arrival. Further local preventative measures may also be in effect in regions, townships, wards, and village tracks across Myanmar, including in Yangon. Additional movement restrictions may be imposed in specific townships if COVID-19 cases are found. You should check with local authorities for information on possible local preventative measures.
    All townships in Yangon, except for the Coco Island Region, are currently under a ‘Stay at Home’ order. The rules state that residents should stay in their own homes. Only one person per household is allowed to go out for essential supplies, or two people can leave the home to visit a hospital or clinic. Only the driver and one passenger can travel in a car at the same time, unless travelling to a hospital or clinic, in which case, there can be two passengers. Those who work in ‘essential private services’ are excluded from this order. Essential private services are defined by the Government of Myanmar as banks, financial services, petrol stations, livestock and refrigeration industries, production and distribution of pharmaceutical products, production and distribution of drinking water and personal items. A curfew from 11pm until 4am each day is currently in effect in Yangon.
    Other parts of Myanmar are also under ’Stay at Home’ orders. You should confirm with the local ward administrator if you are unsure whether an area is subject to a ‘Stay at Home’ order. Anyone wishing to travel to or from an area subject to a ‘Stay at Home’ order should contact the relevant local authorities to confirm the requirements for travel.
    Myanmar will hold national elections on 8 November. Although people living in areas under stay at home orders will be allowed to leave their homes and gather in groups of up to 30 for voting, Myanmar’s COVID-19 measures remain in place for all other reasons.
    This guidance from the government of Myanmar is subject to change, and you should check the information issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on their website and on their Facebook Page before you travel inside Myanmar. Further information is also available on the Facebook page for the Ministry of Health and Sports. If you are outside of Myanmar, you should refer to your nearest Myanmar Embassy.
    Since 13 May it has been compulsory for anyone going out in public in Myanmar to wear a facemask. Failure to wear one will result in a fine. This requirement is being enforced strictly and has led to the arrest of some offenders.
    It is recommended that foreigners carry:
    • passport
    • Form C (immigration document)
    • Foreigner’s Registration Certificate
    • Myanmar Driver’s Licence (if you own a car)
    • a copy of your passport information page
    • a copy of your Myanmar visa
    • a copy of your immigration stamp showing when you last entered Myanmar.

    *Accommodation: There have been reports that some local authorities are carrying out checks to make sure all foreign tourists are staying in registered hotels and guest houses, not in private apartments. If you are on a tourist visa and are not currently staying in a registered hotel or guest house, you should move into one now. This is a requirement under Myanmar law and is a condition of your visa.
    Some hotels have reopened but many tourist resorts remain closed.
    *Public places and services: Some restaurants, bars and shops have reopened with temperature checks and social distancing measures in place. Some shopping centres may require customers to register their details upon entry. You must wear a face mask in public places. The government of Myanmar ordered all schools, including private ones, to close from 26 August. The date for re-opening has not yet been announced.

    Read more
    01.12.2020
  • Myanmar (Burma) Latest News: Aviation authority extends international flights suspension until 30 November (Myanmar Times, 27.10.2020). Thailand closes 33 border checkpoints with Myanmar (Xinhua , 19.10.2020).

    International Restrictions:
    All airlines in Myanmar have suspended their domestic flights until 15 November. You should contact individual airlines for details.
    *Entry to Myanmar: The Government of Myanmar has suspended all international commercial passenger flights from any of its airports until 30 November. It will then review the situation. New tourist visa applications are currently suspended. At present Myanmar authorities can offer business visas to foreign nationals with a compelling case. You or your employer must make your case to your nearest Myanmar Embassy and obtain permission.
    These arrangements are subject to change and at short notice.
    *Testing/Screening on arrival: There are temperature checks for all arrivals. Arrivals must provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 test result.
    Testing requirements ahead of entry to Myanmar are subject to change.
    *Quarantine requirements: Arrivals in Myanmar must enter government-arranged quarantine. You will be allotted your quarantine facility on arrival. You may have no choice but will be placed in the same government quarantine facility or hotel as all the other people on your flight. You will be provided with food, for which you will be charged. The standard quarantine period for new arrivals is 28 days (21 days in a government-arranged facility, followed by 7 days of home quarantine). However, foreign nationals can, through contacting their nearest Myanmar Embassy, request permission to undergo a shorter quarantine period. In this case, the quarantine requirements are as follows:
    • Complete 7 days home quarantine prior to the date of travel. This must be verified by an employer’s or doctor’s declaration, or a self-declaration. During these 7 days you may only leave your place of quarantine to take a COVID test.
    • Provide evidence of a negative COVID test result.
    • Complete 7 days quarantine in a government facility or government approved hotel on arrival in Myanmar (allocated on arrival).
    • Undertake a COVID test after 7 days (through the National Health Laboratory, at a cost is MMK 200,000). If you test negative, you must complete a further 7 days of home quarantine, and will then be able to leave quarantine. If you test positive, you will be transferred to a designated government hospital for COVID patients. You will be required to remain for 28 days in hospital, after which you can leave if you have tested negative for COVID for two consecutive weeks prior.
    The government of Myanmar can extend quarantine periods for a number of reasons, even for those who have been granted permission to undergo a shorter quarantine period. This includes if any person on a flight tests positive for COVID-19. If hospitalised with coronavirus, patients are obliged to use a government facility even if they have private insurance. Patients in government hospitals are generally expected to make their own arrangements for bringing in food and other essential supplies. Lone travellers will not be allowed out of isolation to purchase food or make phone calls.
    These arrangements are subject to change and at short notice. Confirmation should be sought from a Myanmar Embassy well in advance of your departure.
    *Data collection: Arrivals will be expected to provide contact details. We are not aware of any requirement to download an app.

    Internal Restrictions:
    All airlines in Myanmar have suspended their domestic flights until 30 November. You should contact individual airlines for details.
    In some areas there may be local requirements for visitors from other parts of the country to quarantine or self-isolate for up to at least 28 days on arrival. Further local preventative measures may also be in effect in regions, townships, wards, and village tracks across Myanmar, including in Yangon. Additional movement restrictions may be imposed in specific townships if COVID-19 cases are found. You should check with local authorities for information on possible local preventative measures.
    All townships in Yangon, except for the Coco Island Region, are currently under a ‘Stay at Home’ order. The rules state that residents should stay in their own homes. Only one person per household is allowed to go out for essential supplies, or two people can leave the home to visit a hospital or clinic. Only the driver and one passenger can travel in a car at the same time, unless travelling to a hospital or clinic, in which case, there can be two passengers. Those who work in ‘essential private services’ are excluded from this order. Essential private services are defined by the Government of Myanmar as banks, financial services, petrol stations, livestock and refrigeration industries, production and distribution of pharmaceutical products, production and distribution of drinking water and personal items. A curfew from 11pm until 4am each day is currently in effect in Yangon.
    Other parts of Myanmar are also under ’Stay at Home’ orders. You should confirm with the local ward administrator if you are unsure whether an area is subject to a ‘Stay at Home’ order. Anyone wishing to travel to or from an area subject to a ‘Stay at Home’ order should contact the relevant local authorities to confirm the requirements for travel.
    Myanmar will hold national elections on 8 November. Although people living in areas under stay at home orders will be allowed to leave their homes and gather in groups of up to 30 for voting, Myanmar’s COVID-19 measures remain in place for all other reasons.
    This guidance from the government of Myanmar is subject to change, and you should check the information issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on their website and on their Facebook Page before you travel inside Myanmar. Further information is also available on the Facebook page for the Ministry of Health and Sports. If you are outside of Myanmar, you should refer to your nearest Myanmar Embassy.
    Since 13 May it has been compulsory for anyone going out in public in Myanmar to wear a facemask. Failure to wear one will result in a fine. This requirement is being enforced strictly and has led to the arrest of some offenders.
    It is recommended that foreigners carry:
    • passport
    • Form C (immigration document)
    • Foreigner’s Registration Certificate
    • Myanmar Driver’s Licence (if you own a car)
    • a copy of your passport information page
    • a copy of your Myanmar visa
    • a copy of your immigration stamp showing when you last entered Myanmar.

    *Accommodation:
    There have been reports that some local authorities are carrying out checks to make sure all foreign tourists are staying in registered hotels and guest houses, not in private apartments. If you are on a tourist visa and are not currently staying in a registered hotel or guest house, you should move into one now. This is a requirement under Myanmar law and is a condition of your visa.
    Some hotels have reopened but many tourist resorts remain closed.
    *Public places and services:
    Some restaurants, bars and shops have reopened with temperature checks and social distancing measures in place. Some shopping centres may require customers to register their details upon entry. You must wear a face mask in public places.
    The government of Myanmar ordered all schools, including private ones, to close from 26 August. The date for re-opening has not yet been announced.

    Read more
    16.11.2020
  • Myanmar (Burma) Latest News: Aviation authority extends international flights suspension until 30 November (Myanmar Times, 27.10.2020). Thailand closes 33 border checkpoints with Myanmar (Xinhua , 19.10.2020).

    International Restrictions:
    All airlines in Myanmar have suspended their domestic flights until 15 November. You should contact individual airlines for details.
    *Entry to Myanmar: The Government of Myanmar has suspended all international commercial passenger flights from any of its airports until 30 November. It will then review the situation. New tourist visa applications are currently suspended. At present Myanmar authorities can offer business visas to foreign nationals with a compelling case. You or your employer must make your case to your nearest Myanmar Embassy and obtain permission.
    These arrangements are subject to change and at short notice.
    *Testing/Screening on arrival: There are temperature checks for all arrivals. Arrivals must provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 test result.
    Testing requirements ahead of entry to Myanmar are subject to change.
    *Quarantine requirements: Arrivals in Myanmar must enter government-arranged quarantine. You will be allotted your quarantine facility on arrival. You may have no choice but will be placed in the same government quarantine facility or hotel as all the other people on your flight. You will be provided with food, for which you will be charged. The standard quarantine period for new arrivals is 28 days (21 days in a government-arranged facility, followed by 7 days of home quarantine). However, foreign nationals can, through contacting their nearest Myanmar Embassy, request permission to undergo a shorter quarantine period. In this case, the quarantine requirements are as follows:
    • Complete 7 days home quarantine prior to the date of travel. This must be verified by an employer’s or doctor’s declaration, or a self-declaration. During these 7 days you may only leave your place of quarantine to take a COVID test.
    • Provide evidence of a negative COVID test result.
    • Complete 7 days quarantine in a government facility or government approved hotel on arrival in Myanmar (allocated on arrival).
    • Undertake a COVID test after 7 days (through the National Health Laboratory, at a cost is MMK 200,000). If you test negative, you must complete a further 7 days of home quarantine, and will then be able to leave quarantine. If you test positive, you will be transferred to a designated government hospital for COVID patients. You will be required to remain for 28 days in hospital, after which you can leave if you have tested negative for COVID for two consecutive weeks prior.
    The government of Myanmar can extend quarantine periods for a number of reasons, even for those who have been granted permission to undergo a shorter quarantine period. This includes if any person on a flight tests positive for COVID-19. If hospitalised with coronavirus, patients are obliged to use a government facility even if they have private insurance. Patients in government hospitals are generally expected to make their own arrangements for bringing in food and other essential supplies. Lone travellers will not be allowed out of isolation to purchase food or make phone calls.
    These arrangements are subject to change and at short notice. Confirmation should be sought from a Myanmar Embassy well in advance of your departure.
    *Data collection: Arrivals will be expected to provide contact details. We are not aware of any requirement to download an app.

    Internal Restrictions:
    All airlines in Myanmar have suspended their domestic flights until 15 November. You should contact individual airlines for details.
    In some areas there may be local requirements for visitors from other parts of the country to quarantine or self-isolate for up to at least 28 days on arrival. Further local preventative measures may also be in effect in regions, townships, wards, and village tracks across Myanmar, including in Yangon. Additional movement restrictions may be imposed in specific townships if COVID-19 cases are found. You should check with local authorities for information on possible local preventative measures.
    All townships in Yangon, except for the Coco Island Region, are currently under a ‘Stay at Home’ order. The rules state that residents should stay in their own homes. Only one person per household is allowed to go out for essential supplies, or two people can leave the home to visit a hospital or clinic. Only the driver and one passenger can travel in a car at the same time, unless travelling to a hospital or clinic, in which case, there can be two passengers. Those who work in ‘essential private services’ are excluded from this order. Essential private services are defined by the Government of Myanmar as banks, financial services, petrol stations, livestock and refrigeration industries, production and distribution of pharmaceutical products, production and distribution of drinking water and personal items. A curfew from 11pm until 4am each day is currently in effect in Yangon.
    Other parts of Myanmar are also under ’Stay at Home’ orders. You should confirm with the local ward administrator if you are unsure whether an area is subject to a ‘Stay at Home’ order. Anyone wishing to travel to or from an area subject to a ‘Stay at Home’ order should contact the relevant local authorities to confirm the requirements for travel.
    Myanmar will hold national elections on 8 November. Although people living in areas under stay at home orders will be allowed to leave their homes and gather in groups of up to 30 for voting, Myanmar’s COVID-19 measures remain in place for all other reasons.
    This guidance from the government of Myanmar is subject to change, and you should check the information issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on their website and on their Facebook Page before you travel inside Myanmar. Further information is also available on the Facebook page for the Ministry of Health and Sports. If you are outside of Myanmar, you should refer to your nearest Myanmar Embassy.
    Since 13 May it has been compulsory for anyone going out in public in Myanmar to wear a facemask. Failure to wear one will result in a fine. This requirement is being enforced strictly and has led to the arrest of some offenders.
    It is recommended that foreigners carry:
    • passport
    • Form C (immigration document)
    • Foreigner’s Registration Certificate
    • Myanmar Driver’s Licence (if you own a car)
    • a copy of your passport information page
    • a copy of your Myanmar visa
    • a copy of your immigration stamp showing when you last entered Myanmar.

    *Accommodation:
    There have been reports that some local authorities are carrying out checks to make sure all foreign tourists are staying in registered hotels and guest houses, not in private apartments. If you are on a tourist visa and are not currently staying in a registered hotel or guest house, you should move into one now. This is a requirement under Myanmar law and is a condition of your visa.
    Some hotels have reopened but many tourist resorts remain closed.
    *Public places and services:
    Some restaurants, bars and shops have reopened with temperature checks and social distancing measures in place. Some shopping centres may require customers to register their details upon entry. You must wear a face mask in public places.
    The government of Myanmar ordered all schools, including private ones, to close from 26 August. The date for re-opening has not yet been announced.

    Read more
    04.11.2020
  • Myanmar (Burma) Latest News: Aviation authority extends international flights suspension until 30 November (Myanmar Times, 27.10.2020). Thailand closes 33 border checkpoints with Myanmar (Xinhua , 19.10.2020).

    International Restrictions:
    All airlines in Myanmar have suspended their domestic flights until 15 November. You should contact individual airlines for details.
    *Entry to Myanmar: The Government of Myanmar has suspended all international commercial passenger flights from any of its airports until 30 November. It will then review the situation. New tourist visa applications are currently suspended. At present Myanmar authorities can offer business visas to foreign nationals with a compelling case. You or your employer must make your case to your nearest Myanmar Embassy and obtain permission.
    These arrangements are subject to change and at short notice.
    *Testing/Screening on arrival: There are temperature checks for all arrivals. Arrivals must provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 test result.
    Testing requirements ahead of entry to Myanmar are subject to change.
    *Quarantine requirements: Arrivals in Myanmar must enter government-arranged quarantine. You will be allotted your quarantine facility on arrival. You may have no choice but will be placed in the same government quarantine facility or hotel as all the other people on your flight. You will be provided with food, for which you will be charged. The standard quarantine period for new arrivals is 28 days (21 days in a government-arranged facility, followed by 7 days of home quarantine). However, foreign nationals can, through contacting their nearest Myanmar Embassy, request permission to undergo a shorter quarantine period. In this case, the quarantine requirements are as follows:
    • Complete 7 days home quarantine prior to the date of travel. This must be verified by an employer’s or doctor’s declaration, or a self-declaration. During these 7 days you may only leave your place of quarantine to take a COVID test.
    • Provide evidence of a negative COVID test result.
    • Complete 7 days quarantine in a government facility or government approved hotel on arrival in Myanmar (allocated on arrival).
    • Undertake a COVID test after 7 days (through the National Health Laboratory, at a cost is MMK 200,000). If you test negative, you must complete a further 7 days of home quarantine, and will then be able to leave quarantine. If you test positive, you will be transferred to a designated government hospital for COVID patients. You will be required to remain for 28 days in hospital, after which you can leave if you have tested negative for COVID for two consecutive weeks prior.
    The government of Myanmar can extend quarantine periods for a number of reasons, even for those who have been granted permission to undergo a shorter quarantine period. This includes if any person on a flight tests positive for COVID-19. If hospitalised with coronavirus, patients are obliged to use a government facility even if they have private insurance. Patients in government hospitals are generally expected to make their own arrangements for bringing in food and other essential supplies. Lone travellers will not be allowed out of isolation to purchase food or make phone calls.
    These arrangements are subject to change and at short notice. Confirmation should be sought from a Myanmar Embassy well in advance of your departure.
    *Data collection: Arrivals will be expected to provide contact details. We are not aware of any requirement to download an app.

    Internal Restrictions:
    In some areas there may be local requirements for visitors from other parts of the country to quarantine or self-isolate for up to at least 28 days on arrival. Further local preventative measures may also be in effect in regions, townships, wards, and village tracks across Myanmar, including in Yangon. Additional movement restrictions may be imposed in specific townships if COVID-19 cases are found. You should check with local authorities for information on possible local preventative measures.
    There are reports that the main highways out of Yangon have been locked down. Those wishing to enter Yangon must quarantine for 14 days.
    All townships in Yangon, except for the Coco Island Region, are currently under a ‘Stay at Home’ order. The rules state that residents should stay in their own homes. Only one person per household is allowed to go out for essential supplies, or two people can leave the home to visit a hospital or clinic. Only the driver and one passenger can travel in a car at the same time, unless travelling to a hospital or clinic, in which case, there can be two passengers. Those who work in ‘essential private services’ are excluded from this order. Essential private services are defined by the Government of Myanmar as banks, financial services, petrol stations, livestock and refrigeration industries, production and distribution of pharmaceutical products, production and distribution of drinking water and personal items. A curfew from 11pm until 4am each day is currently in effect in Yangon.
    The government of Myanmar currently advises foreign nationals against all but essential travel to Rakhine State, in response to an increased number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the area. All townships in Rakhine State are currently subject to ‘Stay at Home’ orders. A curfew from 9pm until 4am each day is currently in effect in all townships with reported COVID-19 cases.
    Those living in an area under a ‘Stay at Home’ order should stay in their homes, unless they have permission from the local ward administrator to go outside. Permission to go outside is generally only granted to those who are preforming specific tasks recognised by the government, or for one person per household to go shopping, or for two persons per household to go to a medical hospital or clinic. If you are in an area under a ‘Stay at Home’ order you should contact the local ward administrators for details, including any requirements that may be specific to that location.
    Myanmar will hold national elections on 8 November. Although people living in areas under stay at home orders will be allowed to leave their homes and gather in groups of up to 30 for voting, Myanmar’s COVID-19 measures remain in place for all other reasons.
    Anyone wishing to travel outside of a township subject to a ‘Stay at Home’ order will need permission from the local government. Any person travelling from a township placed under a ‘Stay at Home’ order, to another part of Myanmar may be placed in a government quarantine facility for at least 14 days upon arrival at their destination. This will include testing for COVID-19 for which foreign nationals may be charged. Those travelling by air may need to home quarantine for a further 7 days.
    This guidance from the government of Myanmar is subject to change, and you should check the information issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on their website and on their Facebook Page before you travel inside Myanmar. Further information is also available on the Facebook page for the Ministry of Health and Sports. If you are outside of Myanmar, you should refer to your nearest Myanmar Embassy.
    Since 13 May it has been compulsory for anyone going out in public in Myanmar to wear a facemask. Failure to wear one will result in a fine. This requirement is being enforced strictly and has led to the arrest of some offenders.
    It is recommended that foreigners carry:
    • passport
    • Form C (immigration document)
    • Foreigner’s Registration Certificate
    • Myanmar Driver’s Licence (if you own a car)
    • a copy of your passport information page
    • a copy of your Myanmar visa
    • a copy of your immigration stamp showing when you last entered Myanmar.

    *Accommodation:
    There have been reports that some local authorities are carrying out checks to make sure all foreign tourists are staying in registered hotels and guest houses, not in private apartments. If you are on a tourist visa and are not currently staying in a registered hotel or guest house, you should move into one now. This is a requirement under Myanmar law and is a condition of your visa.
    Some hotels have reopened but many tourist resorts remain closed.
    *Public places and services:
    Some restaurants, bars and shops have reopened with temperature checks and social distancing measures in place. Some shopping centres may require customers to register their details upon entry. You must wear a face mask in public places.
    The government of Myanmar ordered all schools, including private ones, to close from 26 August. The date for re-opening has not yet been announced.

    Read more
    30.10.2020
  • Myanmar (Burma) Latest News: Aviation authority extends international flights suspension until 30 November (Myanmar Times, 27.10.2020). Thailand closes 33 border checkpoints with Myanmar (Xinhua , 19.10.2020).

    International Restrictions:
    All airlines in Myanmar have suspended their domestic flights until 15 November. You should contact individual airlines for details.
    *Entry to Myanmar: The Government of Myanmar has suspended all international commercial passenger flights from any of its airports until 30 November. It will then review the situation. New tourist visa applications are currently suspended. At present Myanmar authorities can offer business visas to foreign nationals with a compelling case. You or your employer must make your case to your nearest Myanmar Embassy and obtain permission.
    These arrangements are subject to change and at short notice.
    *Testing/Screening on arrival: There are temperature checks for all arrivals. Arrivals must provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 test result.
    Testing requirements ahead of entry to Myanmar are subject to change.
    *Quarantine requirements: Arrivals in Myanmar must enter government-arranged quarantine. You will be allotted your quarantine facility on arrival. You may have no choice but will be placed in the same government quarantine facility or hotel as all the other people on your flight. You will be provided with food, for which you will be charged. The standard quarantine period for new arrivals is 28 days (21 days in a government-arranged facility, followed by 7 days of home quarantine). However, foreign nationals can, through contacting their nearest Myanmar Embassy, request permission to undergo a shorter quarantine period. In this case, the quarantine requirements are as follows:
    • Complete 7 days home quarantine prior to the date of travel. This must be verified by an employer’s or doctor’s declaration, or a self-declaration. During these 7 days you may only leave your place of quarantine to take a COVID test.
    • Provide evidence of a negative COVID test result.
    • Complete 7 days quarantine in a government facility or government approved hotel on arrival in Myanmar (allocated on arrival).
    • Undertake a COVID test after 7 days (through the National Health Laboratory, at a cost is MMK 200,000). If you test negative, you must complete a further 7 days of home quarantine, and will then be able to leave quarantine. If you test positive, you will be transferred to a designated government hospital for COVID patients. You will be required to remain for 28 days in hospital, after which you can leave if you have tested negative for COVID for two consecutive weeks prior.
    The government of Myanmar can extend quarantine periods for a number of reasons, even for those who have been granted permission to undergo a shorter quarantine period. This includes if any person on a flight tests positive for COVID-19. If hospitalised with coronavirus, patients are obliged to use a government facility even if they have private insurance. Patients in government hospitals are generally expected to make their own arrangements for bringing in food and other essential supplies. Lone travellers will not be allowed out of isolation to purchase food or make phone calls.
    These arrangements are subject to change and at short notice. Confirmation should be sought from a Myanmar Embassy well in advance of your departure.
    *Data collection: Arrivals will be expected to provide contact details. We are not aware of any requirement to download an app.

    Internal Restrictions:
    In some areas there may be local requirements for visitors from other parts of the country to quarantine or self-isolate for up to at least 28 days on arrival. Further local preventative measures may also be in effect in regions, townships, wards, and village tracks across Myanmar, including in Yangon. Additional movement restrictions may be imposed in specific townships if COVID-19 cases are found. You should check with local authorities for information on possible local preventative measures.
    There are reports that the main highways out of Yangon have been locked down. Those wishing to enter Yangon must quarantine for 14 days.
    All townships in Yangon, except for the Coco Island Region, are currently under a ‘Stay at Home’ order. The rules state that residents should stay in their own homes. Only one person per household is allowed to go out for essential supplies, or two people can leave the home to visit a hospital or clinic. Only the driver and one passenger can travel in a car at the same time, unless travelling to a hospital or clinic, in which case, there can be two passengers. Those who work in ‘essential private services’ are excluded from this order. Essential private services are defined by the Government of Myanmar as banks, financial services, petrol stations, livestock and refrigeration industries, production and distribution of pharmaceutical products, production and distribution of drinking water and personal items. A curfew from 11pm until 4am each day is currently in effect in Yangon.
    The government of Myanmar currently advises foreign nationals against all but essential travel to Rakhine State, in response to an increased number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the area. All townships in Rakhine State are currently subject to ‘Stay at Home’ orders. A curfew from 9pm until 4am each day is currently in effect in all townships with reported COVID-19 cases.
    Those living in an area under a ‘Stay at Home’ order should stay in their homes, unless they have permission from the local ward administrator to go outside. Permission to go outside is generally only granted to those who are preforming specific tasks recognised by the government, or for one person per household to go shopping, or for two persons per household to go to a medical hospital or clinic. If you are in an area under a ‘Stay at Home’ order you should contact the local ward administrators for details, including any requirements that may be specific to that location.
    Anyone wishing to travel outside of a township subject to a ‘Stay at Home’ order will need permission from the local government. Any person travelling from a township placed under a ‘Stay at Home’ order, to another part of Myanmar may be placed in a government quarantine facility for at least 14 days upon arrival at their destination. This will include testing for COVID-19 for which foreign nationals may be charged. Those travelling by air may need to home quarantine for a further 7 days.
    This guidance from the government of Myanmar is subject to change, and you should check the information issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on their website and on their Facebook Page before you travel inside Myanmar. Further information is also available on the Facebook page for the Ministry of Health and Sports. If you are outside of Myanmar, you should refer to your nearest Myanmar Embassy.
    Since 13 May it has been compulsory for anyone going out in public in Myanmar to wear a facemask. Failure to wear one will result in a fine. This requirement is being enforced strictly and has led to the arrest of some offenders.
    It is recommended that foreigners carry:
    • passport
    • Form C (immigration document)
    • Foreigner’s Registration Certificate
    • Myanmar Driver’s Licence (if you own a car)
    • a copy of your passport information page
    • a copy of your Myanmar visa
    • a copy of your immigration stamp showing when you last entered Myanmar.

    *Accommodation:
    There have been reports that some local authorities are carrying out checks to make sure all foreign tourists are staying in registered hotels and guest houses, not in private apartments. If you are on a tourist visa and are not currently staying in a registered hotel or guest house, you should move into one now. This is a requirement under Myanmar law and is a condition of your visa.
    Some hotels have reopened but many tourist resorts remain closed.
    *Public places and services:
    Some restaurants, bars and shops have reopened with temperature checks and social distancing measures in place. Some shopping centres may require customers to register their details upon entry. You must wear a face mask in public places.
    The government of Myanmar ordered all schools, including private ones, to close from 26 August. The date for re-opening has not yet been announced.

    Read more
    27.10.2020
  • Myanmar (Burma) Latest News: Government imposes stay-at-home orders in 11 townships in Mandalay, Bago, Ayeyarwaddy regions and Mon state starting Saturday 26 Sept because of COVID-19 (Xinhua, 26.09.2020). Government extends ban on all international flights through 31 October (Myanmar Times, 25.09.2020). Government announces stay-at-home order for Yangon (Reuters, 20.09.2020). Domestic flights canceled until end of September after government increases lockdown measures in Yangon because of COVID-19 (Reuters, 10.09.2020). Government imposes mandatory quarantine, COVID-19 test for visitors to Naypyitaw (Reuters, 03.09.2020).

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry to Myanmar: The Government of Myanmar has suspended all international commercial passenger flights from any of its airports until 31 October. It will then review the situation. New tourist visa applications are currently suspended. At present Myanmar authorities can offer business visas to foreign nationals with a compelling case. You or your employer must make your case to your nearest Myanmar Embassy and obtain permission.
    These arrangements are subject to change and at short notice.
    *Testing/Screening on arrival: There are temperature checks for all arrivals. Arrivals must provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 test result.
    Testing requirements ahead of entry to Myanmar are subject to change. Confirmation should be sought from a Myanmar Embassy in advance of your departure.
    *Quarantine requirements: Arrivals in Myanmar must enter government-arranged quarantine. You will be allotted your quarantine facility on arrival. You may have no choice but will be placed in the same government quarantine facility or hotel as all the other people on your flight. You will be provided with food, for which you will be charged. The standard quarantine period for new arrivals is 28 days (21 days in a government-arranged facility, followed by 7 days of home quarantine). However, foreign nationals can, through contacting their nearest Myanmar Embassy, request permission to undergo a shorter quarantine period. In this case, the quarantine requirements are as follows:
    • Complete 7 days home quarantine prior to the date of travel. This must be verified by an employer’s or doctor’s declaration, or a self-declaration. During these 7 days you may only leave your place of quarantine to take a COVID test.
    • Provide evidence of a negative COVID test result.
    • Complete 7 days quarantine in a government facility or government approved hotel on arrival in Myanmar (allocated on arrival).
    • Undertake a COVID test after 7 days (through the National Health Laboratory, at a cost is MMK 200,000). If you test negative, you must complete a further 7 days of home quarantine and will then be able to leave quarantine. If you test positive, you will be transferred to a designated government hospital for COVID patients. You will be required to remain for 28 days in hospital, after which you can leave if you have tested negative for COVID for two consecutive weeks prior.
    The government of Myanmar can extend quarantine periods for a number of reasons, even for those who have been granted permission to undergo a shorter quarantine period. This includes if any person on a flight tests positive for COVID-19. If hospitalised with coronavirus, patients are obliged to use a government facility even if they have private insurance. Patients in government hospitals are generally expected to make their own arrangements for bringing in food and other essential supplies. Lone travellers will not be allowed out of isolation to purchase food or make phone calls.
    These arrangements are subject to change and at short notice. Confirmation should be sought from a Myanmar Embassy well in advance of your departure.
    *Data collection: Arrivals will be expected to provide contact details. We are not aware of any requirement to download an app.

    Internal Restrictions:
    All airlines in Myanmar have suspended their domestic flights until 31 October.
    In some areas there may be local requirements for visitors from other parts of the country to quarantine or self-isolate for up to at least 28 days on arrival. Further local preventative measures may also be in effect in regions, townships, wards, and village tracks across Myanmar, including in Yangon. Additional movement restrictions may be imposed in specific townships if COVID-19 cases are found. You should check with local authorities for information on possible local preventative measures.
    There are reports that the main highways out of Yangon have been locked down. Those wishing to enter Yangon must quarantine for 14 days.
    All townships in Yangon, except for the Coco Island Region, are currently under a ‘Stay at Home’ order. The rules state that residents should stay in their own homes. Only one person per household is allowed to go out for essential supplies, or two people can leave the home to visit a hospital or clinic. Only the driver and one passenger can travel in a car at the same time, unless travelling to a hospital or clinic, in which case, there can be two passengers. Those who work in ‘essential private services’ are excluded from this order. Essential private services are defined by the Government of Myanmar as banks, financial services, petrol stations, livestock and refrigeration industries, production and distribution of pharmaceutical products, production and distribution of drinking water and personal items. A curfew from 11pm until 4am each day is currently in effect in Yangon.
    The government of Myanmar currently advises foreign nationals against all but essential travel to Rakhine State, in response to an increased number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the area. All townships in Rakhine State are currently subject to ‘Stay at Home’ orders. A curfew from 9pm until 4am each day is currently in effect in all townships with reported COVID-19 cases.
    Those living in an area under a ‘Stay at Home’ order should stay in their homes, unless they have permission from the local ward administrator to go outside. Permission to go outside is generally only granted to those who are preforming specific tasks recognised by the government, or for one person per household to go shopping, or for two persons per household to go to a medical hospital or clinic. If you are in an area under a ‘Stay at Home’ order you should contact the local ward administrators for details, including any requirements that may be specific to that location.
    Anyone wishing to travel outside of a township subject to a ‘Stay at Home’ order will need permission from the local government. Any person travelling from a township placed under a ‘Stay at Home’ order, to another part of Myanmar may be placed in a government quarantine facility for at least 14 days upon arrival at their destination. This will include testing for COVID-19 for which foreign nationals may be charged. Those travelling by air may need to home quarantine for a further 7 days.
    This guidance from the government of Myanmar is subject to change, and you should check the information issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on their website and on their Facebook Page before you travel inside Myanmar. Further information is also available on the Facebook page for the Ministry of Health and Sports. If you are outside of Myanmar, you should refer to your nearest Myanmar Embassy.
    Since 13 May it has been compulsory for anyone going out in public in Myanmar to wear a facemask. Failure to wear one will result in a fine. This requirement is being enforced strictly and has led to the arrest of some offenders.
    It is recommended that foreigners carry:
    • passport
    • Form C (immigration document)
    • Foreigner’s Registration Certificate
    • Myanmar Driver’s Licence (if you own a car)
    • a copy of your passport information page
    • a copy of your Myanmar visa
    • a copy of your immigration stamp showing when you last entered Myanmar.

    *Accommodation:
    There have been reports that some local authorities are carrying out checks to make sure all foreign tourists are staying in registered hotels and guest houses, not in private apartments. If you are on a tourist visa and are not currently staying in a registered hotel or guest house, you should move into one now. This is a requirement under Myanmar law and is a condition of your visa.
    Some hotels have reopened but many tourist resorts remain closed.
    *Public places and services:
    Some restaurants, bars and shops have reopened with temperature checks and social distancing measures in place. Some shopping centres may require customers to register their details upon entry. You must wear a face mask in public places.
    The government of Myanmar ordered all schools, including private ones, to close from 26 August. The date for re-opening has not yet been announced.

    Read more
    06.10.2020
  • Myanmar (Burma) Latest News: Government extends ban on all international flights through 31 October (Myanmar Times, 25.09.2020). Government announces stay-at-home order for Yangon (Reuters, 20.09.2020). Domestic flights canceled until end of September after government increases lockdown measures in Yangon because of COVID-19 (Reuters, 10.09.2020). Government imposes mandatory quarantine, COVID-19 test for visitors to Naypyitaw (Reuters, 03.09.2020).

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry to Myanmar: The Government of Myanmar has suspended all international commercial passenger flights from any of its airports until 31 October. It will then review the situation. New tourist visa applications are currently suspended. At present Myanmar authorities can offer business visas to foreign nationals with a compelling case. You or your employer must make your case to your nearest Myanmar Embassy and obtain permission.
    These arrangements are subject to change and at short notice.
    *Testing/Screening on arrival: There are temperature checks for all arrivals. Arrivals must provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 test result.
    Testing requirements ahead of entry to Myanmar are subject to change. Confirmation should be sought from a Myanmar Embassy in advance of your departure.
    *Quarantine requirements: Arrivals in Myanmar must enter government-arranged quarantine. You will be allotted your quarantine facility on arrival. You may have no choice but will be placed in the same government quarantine facility or hotel as all the other people on your flight. You will be provided with food, for which you will be charged. The standard quarantine period for new arrivals is 28 days (21 days in a government-arranged facility, followed by 7 days of home quarantine). However, foreign nationals can, through contacting their nearest Myanmar Embassy, request permission to undergo a shorter quarantine period. In this case, the quarantine requirements are as follows:
    • Complete 7 days home quarantine prior to the date of travel. This must be verified by an employer’s or doctor’s declaration, or a self-declaration. During these 7 days you may only leave your place of quarantine to take a COVID test.
    • Provide evidence of a negative COVID test result.
    • Complete 7 days quarantine in a government facility or government approved hotel on arrival in Myanmar (allocated on arrival).
    • Undertake a COVID test after 7 days (through the National Health Laboratory, at a cost is MMK 200,000). If you test negative, you must complete a further 7 days of home quarantine and will then be able to leave quarantine. If you test positive, you will be transferred to a designated government hospital for COVID patients. You will be required to remain for 28 days in hospital, after which you can leave if you have tested negative for COVID for two consecutive weeks prior.
    The government of Myanmar can extend quarantine periods for a number of reasons, even for those who have been granted permission to undergo a shorter quarantine period. This includes if any person on a flight tests positive for COVID-19. If hospitalised with coronavirus, patients are obliged to use a government facility even if they have private insurance. Patients in government hospitals are generally expected to make their own arrangements for bringing in food and other essential supplies. Lone travellers will not be allowed out of isolation to purchase food or make phone calls.
    These arrangements are subject to change and at short notice. Confirmation should be sought from a Myanmar Embassy well in advance of your departure.
    *Data collection: Arrivals will be expected to provide contact details. We are not aware of any requirement to download an app.

    Internal Restrictions:
    All airlines in Myanmar have suspended their domestic flights from 11 September.
    In some areas there may be local requirements for visitors from other parts of the country to quarantine or self-isolate for up to at least 28 days on arrival. Further local preventative measures may also be in effect in regions, townships, wards, and village tracks across Myanmar, including in Yangon. Additional movement restrictions may be imposed in specific townships if COVID-19 cases are found. You should check with local authorities for information on possible local preventative measures.
    There are reports that the main highways out of Yangon have been locked down. Those wishing to enter Yangon must quarantine for 14 days.
    All townships in Yangon, except for the Coco Island Region, are currently under a ‘Stay at Home’ order. The rules state that residents should stay in their own homes. Only one person per household is allowed to go out for essential supplies, or two people can leave the home to visit a hospital or clinic. Only the driver and one passenger can travel in a car at the same time, unless travelling to a hospital or clinic, in which case, there can be two passengers. Those who work in ‘essential private services’ are excluded from this order. Essential private services are defined by the Government of Myanmar as banks, financial services, petrol stations, livestock and refrigeration industries, production and distribution of pharmaceutical products, production and distribution of drinking water and personal items. A curfew from 11pm until 4am each day is currently in effect in Yangon.
    The government of Myanmar currently advises foreign nationals against all but essential travel to Rakhine State, in response to an increased number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the area. All townships in Rakhine State are currently subject to ‘Stay at Home’ orders. A curfew from 9pm until 4am each day is currently in effect in all townships with reported COVID-19 cases.
    Those living in an area under a ‘Stay at Home’ order should stay in their homes, unless they have permission from the local ward administrator to go outside. Permission to go outside is generally only granted to those who are preforming specific tasks recognised by the government, or for one person per household to go shopping, or for two persons per household to go to a medical hospital or clinic. If you are in an area under a ‘Stay at Home’ order you should contact the local ward administrators for details, including any requirements that may be specific to that location.
    Anyone wishing to travel outside of a township subject to a ‘Stay at Home’ order will need permission from the local government. Any person travelling from a township placed under a ‘Stay at Home’ order, to another part of Myanmar may be placed in a government quarantine facility for at least 14 days upon arrival at their destination. This will include testing for COVID-19 for which foreign nationals may be charged. Those travelling by air may need to home quarantine for a further 7 days.
    This guidance from the government of Myanmar is subject to change, and you should check the information issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on their website and on their Facebook Page before you travel inside Myanmar. Further information is also available on the Facebook page for the Ministry of Health and Sports. If you are outside of Myanmar, you should refer to your nearest Myanmar Embassy.
    Since 13 May it has been compulsory for anyone going out in public in Myanmar to wear a facemask. Failure to wear one will result in a fine. This requirement is being enforced strictly and has led to the arrest of some offenders.
    It is recommended that foreigners carry:
    • passport
    • Form C (immigration document)
    • Foreigner’s Registration Certificate
    • Myanmar Driver’s Licence (if you own a car)
    • a copy of your passport information page
    • a copy of your Myanmar visa
    • a copy of your immigration stamp showing when you last entered Myanmar.

    *Accommodation:
    There have been reports that some local authorities are carrying out checks to make sure all foreign tourists are staying in registered hotels and guest houses, not in private apartments. If you are on a tourist visa and are not currently staying in a registered hotel or guest house, you should move into one now. This is a requirement under Myanmar law and is a condition of your visa.
    Some hotels have reopened but many tourist resorts remain closed.
    *Public places and services:
    Some restaurants, bars and shops have reopened with temperature checks and social distancing measures in place. Some shopping centres may require customers to register their details upon entry. You must wear a face mask in public places.
    The government of Myanmar ordered all schools, including private ones, to close from 26 August. The date for re-opening has not yet been announced.

    Read more
    25.09.2020
  • Myanmar (Burma) Latest News: Government announces stay-at-home order for Yangon (Reuters, 20.09.2020). Domestic flights canceled until end of September after government increases lockdown measures in Yangon because of COVID-19 (Reuters, 10.09.2020). Government imposes mandatory quarantine, COVID-19 test for visitors to Naypyitaw (Reuters, 03.09.2020).

    International Restrictions:
    The Government of Myanmar has suspended all international commercial passenger flights until 30 September. It will then review the situation. New tourist visa applications are currently suspended. At present Myanmar authorities can offer business visas to foreign nationals with a compelling case. You or your employer must make your case to your nearest Myanmar Embassy and obtain permission. These arrangements are subject to change and at short notice. There are temperature checks for all arrivals. Arrivals must provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 test result. Testing requirements ahead of entry to Myanmar are subject to change. Confirmation should be sought from your local Myanmar well in advance of your departure.
    Arrivals in Myanmar must enter government-arranged quarantine. You will be allotted your quarantine facility on arrival. You may have no choice but will be placed in the same government quarantine facility or hotel as all the other people on your flight. You will be provided with food, for which you will be charged.
    The standard quarantine period for new arrivals is 28 days (21 days in a government-arranged facility, followed by 7 days of home quarantine). However, foreign nationals can, through contacting their nearest Myanmar Embassy, request permission to undergo a shorter quarantine period. In this case, the quarantine requirements are as follows: Complete 7 days home quarantine prior to the date of travel. This must be verified by an employer’s or doctor’s declaration, or a self-declaration. During these 7 days you may only leave your place of quarantine to take a COVID test. Provide evidence of a negative COVID test result. Complete 7 days quarantine in a government facility or government approved hotel on arrival in Myanmar (allocated on arrival). Undertake a COVID test after 7 days (through the National Health Laboratory, at a cost is MMK 200,000). If you test negative, you must complete a further 7 days of home quarantine, and will then be able to leave quarantine. If you test positive, you will be transferred to a designated government hospital for COVID patients. You will be required to remain for 28 days in hospital, after which you can leave if you have tested negative for COVID for two consecutive weeks prior.
    The government of Myanmar can extend quarantine periods for a number of reasons, even for those who have been granted permission to undergo a shorter quarantine period. This includes if any person on a flight tests positive for COVID-19. If hospitalised with coronavirus, patients are obliged to use a government facility even if they have private insurance. Patients in government hospitals are generally expected to make their own arrangements for bringing in food and other essential supplies. Lone travellers will not be allowed out of isolation to purchase food or make phone calls. Arrivals will be expected to provide contact details. We are not aware of any requirement to download an app. Public health requirements for humanitarian flights here.

    Internal Restrictions:
    All airlines in Myanmar have suspended their domestic flights from 11 September. You should contact individual airlines for details.
    In some areas there may be local requirements for visitors from other parts of the country to quarantine or self-isolate for up to at least 28 days on arrival. Further local preventative measures may also be in effect in regions, townships, wards, and village tracks across Myanmar, including in Yangon. Additional movement restrictions may be imposed in specific townships if COVID-19 cases are found. You should check with local authorities for information on possible local preventative measures.

    There are reports that the main highways out of Yangon have been locked down. Those wishing to enter Yangon must quarantine for 14 days.

    All townships in Yangon, except for the Coco Island Region, are currently under a ‘Stay at Home’ order. The rules state that residents should stay in their own homes. Only one person per household is allowed to go out for essential supplies, or two people can leave the home to visit a hospital or clinic. Only the driver and one passenger can travel in a car at the same time, unless travelling to a hospital or clinic, in which case, there can be two passengers. Those who work in ‘essential private services’ are excluded from this order. Essential private services are defined by the Government of Myanmar as banks, financial services, petrol stations, livestock and refrigeration industries, production and distribution of pharmaceutical products, production and distribution of drinking water and personal items. A curfew from 11pm until 4am each day is currently in effect in Yangon.

    The government of Myanmar currently advises foreign nationals against all but essential travel to Rakhine State, in response to an increased number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the area. All townships in Rakhine State are currently subject to ‘Stay at Home’ orders. A curfew from 9pm until 4am each day is currently in effect in all townships with reported COVID-19 cases.

    Those living in an area under a ‘Stay at Home’ order should stay in their homes, unless they have permission from the local ward administrator to go outside. Permission to go outside is generally only granted to those who are preforming specific tasks recognised by the government, or for one person per household to go shopping, or for two persons per household to go to a medical hospital or clinic. If you are in an area under a ‘Stay at Home’ order you should contact the local ward administrators for details, including any requirements that may be specific to that location.

    Anyone wishing to travel outside of a township subject to a ‘Stay at Home’ order will need permission from the local government. Any person travelling from a township placed under a ‘Stay at Home’ order, to another part of Myanmar may be placed in a government quarantine facility for at least 14 days upon arrival at their destination. This will include testing for COVID-19 for which foreign nationals may be charged. Those travelling by air may need to home quarantine for a further 7 days.
    This guidance from the government of Myanmar is subject to change, and you should check the information issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on their website and on their Facebook page before you travel inside Myanmar. If you are outside of Myanmar, you should refer to your nearest Myanmar Embassy. Since 13 May it has been compulsory for anyone going out in public in Myanmar to wear a facemask. Failure to wear one will result in a fine. This requirement is being enforced strictly and has led to the arrest of some offenders.
    There have been reports that some local authorities are carrying out checks to make sure all foreign tourists are staying in registered hotels and guest houses, not in private apartments. If you are on a tourist visa and are not currently staying in a registered hotel or guest house, you should move into one now. This is a requirement under Myanmar law and is a condition of your visa. Some hotels have reopened but many tourist resorts remain closed.
    Some restaurants, bars and shops have reopened with temperature checks and social distancing measures in place. Some shopping centres may require customers to register their details upon entry. You must wear a face mask in public places. The government of Myanmar ordered all schools, including private ones, to close from 26 August. The date for re-opening has not yet been announced.

    Read more
    21.09.2020
  • Myanmar (Burma) Latest News: Government announces stay-at-home order for Yangon (Reuters, 20.09.2020). Domestic flights canceled until end of September after government increases lockdown measures in Yangon because of COVID-19 (Reuters, 10.09.2020). Government imposes mandatory quarantine, COVID-19 test for visitors to Naypyitaw (Reuters, 03.09.2020).

    International Restrictions:
    The Government of Myanmar has suspended all international commercial passenger flights until 30 September. It will then review the situation. New tourist visa applications are currently suspended. At present Myanmar authorities can offer business visas to foreign nationals with a compelling case. You or your employer must make your case to your nearest Myanmar Embassy and obtain permission. These arrangements are subject to change and at short notice. There are temperature checks for all arrivals. Arrivals must provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 test result. Testing requirements ahead of entry to Myanmar are subject to change. Confirmation should be sought from your local Myanmar well in advance of your departure.
    Arrivals in Myanmar must enter government-arranged quarantine. You will be allotted your quarantine facility on arrival. You may have no choice but will be placed in the same government quarantine facility or hotel as all the other people on your flight. You will be provided with food, for which you will be charged.
    The standard quarantine period for new arrivals is 28 days (21 days in a government-arranged facility, followed by 7 days of home quarantine). However, foreign nationals can, through contacting their nearest Myanmar Embassy, request permission to undergo a shorter quarantine period. In this case, the quarantine requirements are as follows: Complete 7 days home quarantine prior to the date of travel. This must be verified by an employer’s or doctor’s declaration, or a self-declaration. During these 7 days you may only leave your place of quarantine to take a COVID test. Provide evidence of a negative COVID test result. Complete 7 days quarantine in a government facility or government approved hotel on arrival in Myanmar (allocated on arrival). Undertake a COVID test after 7 days (through the National Health Laboratory, at a cost is MMK 200,000). If you test negative, you must complete a further 7 days of home quarantine, and will then be able to leave quarantine. If you test positive, you will be transferred to a designated government hospital for COVID patients. You will be required to remain for 28 days in hospital, after which you can leave if you have tested negative for COVID for two consecutive weeks prior.
    The government of Myanmar can extend quarantine periods for a number of reasons, even for those who have been granted permission to undergo a shorter quarantine period. This includes if any person on a flight tests positive for COVID-19. If hospitalised with coronavirus, patients are obliged to use a government facility even if they have private insurance. Patients in government hospitals are generally expected to make their own arrangements for bringing in food and other essential supplies. Lone travellers will not be allowed out of isolation to purchase food or make phone calls. Arrivals will be expected to provide contact details. We are not aware of any requirement to download an app. Public health requirements for humanitarian flights here.

    Internal Restrictions:
    From 8am on 21 September, this will change with all townships in Yangon, except for the Coco Island Region, coming under a ‘Stay at Home’ order. All airlines in Myanmar have suspended their domestic flights from 11 September. You should contact individual airlines for details. In some areas there may be local requirements for visitors from other parts of the country to quarantine or self-isolate for up to at least 28 days on arrival. Further local preventative measures may also be in effect in regions, townships, wards, and village tracks across Myanmar, including in Yangon. Additional movement restrictions may be imposed in specific townships if COVID-19 cases are found. You should check with local authorities for information on possible local preventative measures.
    Some townships in Yangon are under ‘Stay at Home’ orders, these include; Thingangyun, Insein, North Okkalapa, Thaketa, Pazuntaung, Mingalardon, Hlaing, South Okkala, Tamwe, Mayangone, Kamaryut, North Dagon, Hlainf Thar Yar, San Chaung, Botataung, Mingalar Taung Nyunt, South Dagon, Yankin, Dagon, Kyimyindaing, Kyauktada, East Dagon, Ahlone, Bahan, Dagon Seikkan, Daw Pone, Lanmataw and Hlegu. Further townships may be added as the situation develops. A curfew from 11pm until 4am each day is currently in effect in Yangon.
    The government of Myanmar currently advises foreign nationals against all but essential travel to Rakhine State, in response to an increased number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the area. All townships in Rakhine State are currently subject to ‘Stay at Home’ orders. A curfew from 9pm until 4am each day is currently in effect in all townships with reported COVID-19 cases.
    Those living in an area under a ‘Stay at Home’ order should stay in their homes, unless they have permission from the local ward administrator to go outside. Permission to go outside is generally only granted to those who are preforming specific tasks recognised by the government, or for one person per household to go shopping, or for two persons per household to go to a medical hospital or clinic. If you are in an area under a ‘Stay at Home’ order you should contact the local ward administrators for details, including any requirements that may be specific to that location.
    Anyone wishing to travel outside of a township subject to a ‘Stay at Home’ order will need permission from the State Government. Any person travelling from a township placed under a ‘Stay at Home’ order, to another part of Myanmar will be placed in a government quarantine facility for 14 days upon arrival at their destination. This will include testing for COVID-19 for which foreign nationals may be charged. Those travelling by air will need to home quarantine for a further 7 days.
    This guidance from the government of Myanmar is subject to change, and you should check the information issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on their website and on their Facebook page before you travel inside Myanmar. If you are outside of Myanmar, you should refer to your nearest Myanmar Embassy. Since 13 May it has been compulsory for anyone going out in public in Myanmar to wear a facemask. Failure to wear one will result in a fine. This requirement is being enforced strictly and has led to the arrest of some offenders.
    There have been reports that some local authorities are carrying out checks to make sure all foreign tourists are staying in registered hotels and guest houses, not in private apartments. If you are on a tourist visa and are not currently staying in a registered hotel or guest house, you should move into one now. This is a requirement under Myanmar law and is a condition of your visa. Some hotels have reopened but many tourist resorts remain closed.
    Some restaurants, bars and shops have reopened with temperature checks and social distancing measures in place. Some shopping centres may require customers to register their details upon entry. You must wear a face mask in public places. The government of Myanmar ordered all schools, including private ones, to close from 26 August. The date for re-opening has not yet been announced.

    Read more
    20.09.2020
  • Myanmar (Burma) Domestic flights canceled until end of September after government increases lockdown measures in Yangon because of COVID-19 (Reuters, 10.09.2020). Government imposes mandatory quarantine, COVID-19 test for visitors to Naypyitaw (Reuters, 03.09.2020).

    *****

    International restrictions:

    The Government of Myanmar has suspended all international commercial passenger flights until 30 September. It will then review the situation. New tourist visa applications are currently suspended. At present Myanmar authorities can offer business visas to foreign nationals with a compelling case. You or your employer must make your case to your nearest Myanmar Embassy and obtain permission. These arrangements are subject to change and at short notice. There are temperature checks for all arrivals. Arrivals must provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 test result. Testing requirements ahead of entry to Myanmar are subject to change. Confirmation should be sought from your local Myanmar well in advance of your departure.
    Arrivals in Myanmar must enter government-arranged quarantine. You will be allotted your quarantine facility on arrival. You may have no choice but will be placed in the same government quarantine facility or hotel as all the other people on your flight. You will be provided with food, for which you will be charged.
    The standard quarantine period for new arrivals is 28 days (21 days in a government-arranged facility, followed by 7 days of home quarantine). However, foreign nationals can, through contacting their nearest Myanmar Embassy, request permission to undergo a shorter quarantine period. In this case, the quarantine requirements are as follows: Complete 7 days home quarantine prior to the date of travel. This must be verified by an employer’s or doctor’s declaration, or a self-declaration. During these 7 days you may only leave your place of quarantine to take a COVID test. Provide evidence of a negative COVID test result. Complete 7 days quarantine in a government facility or government approved hotel on arrival in Myanmar (allocated on arrival). Undertake a COVID test after 7 days (through the National Health Laboratory, at a cost is MMK 200,000). If you test negative, you must complete a further 7 days of home quarantine, and will then be able to leave quarantine. If you test positive, you will be transferred to a designated government hospital for COVID patients. You will be required to remain for 28 days in hospital, after which you can leave if you have tested negative for COVID for two consecutive weeks prior.
    The government of Myanmar can extend quarantine periods for a number of reasons, even for those who have been granted permission to undergo a shorter quarantine period. This includes if any person on a flight tests positive for COVID-19. If hospitalised with coronavirus, patients are obliged to use a government facility even if they have private insurance. Patients in government hospitals are generally expected to make their own arrangements for bringing in food and other essential supplies. Lone travellers will not be allowed out of isolation to purchase food or make phone calls. Arrivals will be expected to provide contact details. We are not aware of any requirement to download an app. Public health requirements for humanitarian flights here.

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    All airlines in Myanmar have suspended their domestic flights from 11 September. You should contact individual airlines for details. In some areas there may be local requirements for visitors from other parts of the country to quarantine or self-isolate for up to at least 28 days on arrival. Further local preventative measures may also be in effect in regions, townships, wards, and village tracks across Myanmar, including in Yangon. Additional movement restrictions may be imposed in specific townships if COVID-19 cases are found. You should check with local authorities for information on possible local preventative measures.
    Some townships in Yangon are under ‘Stay at Home’ orders, these include; Thingangyun, Insein, North Okkalapa, Thaketa, Pazuntaung, Mingalardon, Hlaing, South Okkala, Tamwe, Mayangone, Kamaryut, North Dagon, Hlainf Thar Yar, San Chaung, Botataung, Mingalar Taung Nyunt, South Dagon, Yankin, Dagon, Kyimyindaing, Kyauktada, East Dagon, Ahlone, Bahan, Dagon Seikkan, Daw Pone, Lanmataw and Hlegu. Further townships may be added as the situation develops. A curfew from 11pm until 4am each day is currently in effect in Yangon.
    The government of Myanmar currently advises foreign nationals against all but essential travel to Rakhine State, in response to an increased number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the area. All townships in Rakhine State are currently subject to ‘Stay at Home’ orders. A curfew from 9pm until 4am each day is currently in effect in all townships with reported COVID-19 cases.
    Those living in an area under a ‘Stay at Home’ order should stay in their homes, unless they have permission from the local ward administrator to go outside. Permission to go outside is generally only granted to those who are preforming specific tasks recognised by the government, or for one person per household to go shopping, or for two persons per household to go to a medical hospital or clinic. If you are in an area under a ‘Stay at Home’ order you should contact the local ward administrators for details, including any requirements that may be specific to that location.
    Anyone wishing to travel outside of a township subject to a ‘Stay at Home’ order will need permission from the State Government. Any person travelling from a township placed under a ‘Stay at Home’ order, to another part of Myanmar will be placed in a government quarantine facility for 14 days upon arrival at their destination. This will include testing for COVID-19 for which foreign nationals may be charged. Those travelling by air will need to home quarantine for a further 7 days.
    This guidance from the government of Myanmar is subject to change, and you should check the information issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on their website and on their Facebook page before you travel inside Myanmar. If you are outside of Myanmar, you should refer to your nearest Myanmar Embassy. Since 13 May it has been compulsory for anyone going out in public in Myanmar to wear a facemask. Failure to wear one will result in a fine. This requirement is being enforced strictly and has led to the arrest of some offenders.
    There have been reports that some local authorities are carrying out checks to make sure all foreign tourists are staying in registered hotels and guest houses, not in private apartments. If you are on a tourist visa and are not currently staying in a registered hotel or guest house, you should move into one now. This is a requirement under Myanmar law and is a condition of your visa. Some hotels have reopened but many tourist resorts remain closed.
    Some restaurants, bars and shops have reopened with temperature checks and social distancing measures in place. Some shopping centres may require customers to register their details upon entry. You must wear a face mask in public places. The government of Myanmar ordered all schools, including private ones, to close from 26 August. The date for re-opening has not yet been announced.

    Read more
    11.09.2020
  • Myanmar (Burma) Domestic flights canceled until end of September after government increases lockdown measures in Yangon because of COVID-19 (Reuters, 10.09.2020). Government imposes mandatory quarantine, COVID-19 test for visitors to Naypyitaw (Reuters, 03.09.2020).

    *****

    International restrictions:

    The Government of Myanmar has suspended all international commercial passenger flights until 30 September.
    The Government of Myanmar has suspended all international commercial passenger flights from any of its airports until 30 September. It will then review the situation. New tourist visa applications are currently suspended. At present Myanmar authorities can offer business visas to foreign nationals with a compelling case. You or your employer must make your case to your nearest Myanmar Embassy and obtain permission. These arrangements are subject to change and at short notice. There are temperature checks for all arrivals. Arrivals must provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 test result. Testing requirements ahead of entry to Myanmar are subject to change. Confirmation should be sought from your local Myanmar well in advance of your departure.
    Arrivals in Myanmar must enter government-arranged quarantine. You will be allotted your quarantine facility on arrival. You may have no choice but will be placed in the same government quarantine facility or hotel as all the other people on your flight. You will be provided with food, for which you will be charged.
    The standard quarantine period for new arrivals is 28 days (21 days in a government-arranged facility, followed by 7 days of home quarantine). However, foreign nationals can, through contacting their nearest Myanmar Embassy, request permission to undergo a shorter quarantine period. In this case, the quarantine requirements are as follows: Complete 7 days home quarantine prior to the date of travel. This must be verified by an employer’s or doctor’s declaration, or a self-declaration. During these 7 days you may only leave your place of quarantine to take a COVID test. Provide evidence of a negative COVID test result. Complete 7 days quarantine in a government facility or government approved hotel on arrival in Myanmar (allocated on arrival). Undertake a COVID test after 7 days (through the National Health Laboratory, at a cost is MMK 200,000). If you test negative, you must complete a further 7 days of home quarantine, and will then be able to leave quarantine. If you test positive, you will be transferred to a designated government hospital for COVID patients. You will be required to remain for 28 days in hospital, after which you can leave if you have tested negative for COVID for two consecutive weeks prior.
    The government of Myanmar can extend quarantine periods for a number of reasons, even for those who have been granted permission to undergo a shorter quarantine period. This includes if any person on a flight tests positive for COVID-19. If hospitalised with coronavirus, patients are obliged to use a government facility even if they have private insurance. Patients in government hospitals are generally expected to make their own arrangements for bringing in food and other essential supplies. Lone travellers will not be allowed out of isolation to purchase food or make phone calls. Arrivals will be expected to provide contact details. We are not aware of any requirement to download an app. Public health requirements for humanitarian flights here.

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    In some areas there may be local requirements for visitors from other parts of the country to quarantine or self-isolate for up to at least 28 days on arrival. Further local preventative measures may also be in effect in regions, townships, wards, and village tracks across Myanmar, including in Yangon. Additional movement restrictions may be imposed in specific townships if COVID-19 cases are found. You should check with local authorities for information on possible local preventative measures.
    Some townships in Yangon are under ‘Stay at Home’ orders, these include; South Okkala, Tamwe, Mayangone, Kamaryut, North Dagon, Hlainf Thar Yar, San Chaung, Botataung, Mingalar Taung Nyunt, South Dagon, Yankin, Dagon, Kyimyindaing, Kyauktada, East Dagon, Ahlone, Bahan, Dagon Seikkan, Daw Pone, Lanmataw and Hlegu. Further townships may be added as the situation develops. A curfew from 11pm until 4am each day is currently in effect in Yangon.
    The government of Myanmar currently advises foreign nationals against all but essential travel to Rakhine State, in response to an increased number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the area. All townships in Rakhine State are currently subject to ‘Stay at Home’ orders. A curfew from 9pm until 4am each day is currently in effect in all townships with reported COVID-19 cases.
    Those living in an area under a ‘Stay at Home’ order should stay in their homes, unless they have permission from the local ward administrator to go outside. Permission to go outside is generally only granted to those who are preforming specific tasks recognised by the government, or for one person per household to go shopping, or for two persons per household to go to a medical hospital or clinic. If you are in an area under a ‘Stay at Home’ order you should contact the local ward administrators for details, including any requirements that may be specific to that location.
    Anyone wishing to travel outside of a township subject to a ‘Stay at Home’ order will need permission from the State Government. Any person travelling from a township placed under a ‘Stay at Home’ order, to another part of Myanmar will be placed in a government quarantine facility for 14 days upon arrival at their destination. This will include testing for COVID-19 for which foreign nationals may be charged. Those travelling by air will need to home quarantine for a further 7 days.
    This guidance from the government of Myanmar is subject to change, and you should check the information issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on their website and on their Facebook page before you travel inside Myanmar. If you are outside of Myanmar, you should refer to your nearest Myanmar Embassy. Since 13 May it has been compulsory for anyone going out in public in Myanmar to wear a facemask. Failure to wear one will result in a fine. This requirement is being enforced strictly and has led to the arrest of some offenders.
    There have been reports that some local authorities are carrying out checks to make sure all foreign tourists are staying in registered hotels and guest houses, not in private apartments. If you are on a tourist visa and are not currently staying in a registered hotel or guest house, you should move into one now. This is a requirement under Myanmar law and is a condition of your visa. Some hotels have reopened but many tourist resorts remain closed.
    Some restaurants, bars and shops have reopened with temperature checks and social distancing measures in place. Some shopping centres may require customers to register their details upon entry. You must wear a face mask in public places. The government of Myanmar ordered all schools, including private ones, to close from 26 August. The date for re-opening has not yet been announced.

    Read more
    10.09.2020
  • Myanmar (Burma) Government imposes mandatory quarantine, COVID-19 test for visitors to Naypyitaw (Reuters, 03.09.2020).

    *****

    International restrictions:

    The Government of Myanmar has suspended all international commercial passenger flights until 30 September.
    The Government of Myanmar has suspended all international commercial passenger flights from any of its airports until 30 September. It will then review the situation. New tourist visa applications are currently suspended. At present Myanmar authorities can offer business visas to foreign nationals with a compelling case. You or your employer must make your case to your nearest Myanmar Embassy and obtain permission. These arrangements are subject to change and at short notice. There are temperature checks for all arrivals. Arrivals must provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 test result. Testing requirements ahead of entry to Myanmar are subject to change. Confirmation should be sought from your local Myanmar well in advance of your departure.
    Arrivals in Myanmar must enter government-arranged quarantine. You will be allotted your quarantine facility on arrival. You may have no choice but will be placed in the same government quarantine facility or hotel as all the other people on your flight. You will be provided with food, for which you will be charged.
    The standard quarantine period for new arrivals is 28 days (21 days in a government-arranged facility, followed by 7 days of home quarantine). However, foreign nationals can, through contacting their nearest Myanmar Embassy, request permission to undergo a shorter quarantine period. In this case, the quarantine requirements are as follows: Complete 7 days home quarantine prior to the date of travel. This must be verified by an employer’s or doctor’s declaration, or a self-declaration. During these 7 days you may only leave your place of quarantine to take a COVID test. Provide evidence of a negative COVID test result. Complete 7 days quarantine in a government facility or government approved hotel on arrival in Myanmar (allocated on arrival). Undertake a COVID test after 7 days (through the National Health Laboratory, at a cost is MMK 200,000). If you test negative, you must complete a further 7 days of home quarantine, and will then be able to leave quarantine. If you test positive, you will be transferred to a designated government hospital for COVID patients. You will be required to remain for 28 days in hospital, after which you can leave if you have tested negative for COVID for two consecutive weeks prior.
    The government of Myanmar can extend quarantine periods for a number of reasons, even for those who have been granted permission to undergo a shorter quarantine period. This includes if any person on a flight tests positive for COVID-19. If hospitalised with coronavirus, patients are obliged to use a government facility even if they have private insurance. Patients in government hospitals are generally expected to make their own arrangements for bringing in food and other essential supplies. Lone travellers will not be allowed out of isolation to purchase food or make phone calls. Arrivals will be expected to provide contact details. We are not aware of any requirement to download an app. Public health requirements for humanitarian flighs [https://humanitarianbooking.wfp.org/en/wfp-aviation/]

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    In some areas there may be local requirements for visitors from other parts of the country to quarantine or self-isolate for up to at least 28 days on arrival. Further local preventative measures may also be in effect in regions, townships, wards, and village tracks across Myanmar, including in Yangon. Additional movement restrictions may be imposed in specific townships if COVID-19 cases are found. You should check with local authorities for information on possible local preventative measures.
    The following townships in Yangon are under ‘Stay at Home’ orders from 8am on 2 September; Thingangyun, Insein, North Okkalapa, Thaketa, Pazuntaung, Mingalardon and Hlaing. Further townships might be added as the situation develops. A curfew from 11pm until 4am each day is currently in effect in Yangon.
    The government of Myanmar currently advises foreign nationals against all but essential travel to Rakhine State, in response to an increased number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the area. All townships in Rakhine State are currently subject to ‘Stay at Home’ orders. A curfew from 9pm until 4am each day is currently in effect in all townships with reported COVID-19 cases.
    Those living in an area under a ‘Stay at Home’ order should stay in their homes, unless they have permission from the local ward administrator to go outside. Permission to go outside is generally only granted to those who are preforming specific tasks recognised by the government, or for one person per household to go shopping, or for two persons per household to go to a medical hospital or clinic. If you are in an area under a ‘Stay at Home’ order you should contact the local ward administrators for details, including any requirements that may be specific to that location.
    Anyone wishing to travel outside of a township subject to a ‘Stay at Home’ order will need permission from the State Government. Any person travelling from a township placed under a ‘Stay at Home’ order, to another part of Myanmar will be placed in a government quarantine facility for 14 days upon arrival at their destination. This will include testing for COVID-19 for which foreign nationals may be charged. Those travelling by air will need to home quarantine for a further 7 days.
    This guidance from the government of Myanmar is subject to change, and you should check the information issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs [https://www.mofa.gov.mm/] on their website and on their Facebook page [https://www.facebook.com/mofamyanmar/] before you travel inside Myanmar. If you are outside of Myanmar, you should refer to your nearest Myanmar Embassy. Since 13 May it has been compulsory for anyone going out in public in Myanmar to wear a facemask. Failure to wear one will result in a fine. This requirement is being enforced strictly and has led to the arrest of some offenders.
    There have been reports that some local authorities are carrying out checks to make sure all foreign tourists are staying in registered hotels and guest houses, not in private apartments. If you are on a tourist visa and are not currently staying in a registered hotel or guest house, you should move into one now. This is a requirement under Myanmar law and is a condition of your visa. Some hotels have reopened but many tourist resorts remain closed.
    Some restaurants, bars and shops have reopened with temperature checks and social distancing measures in place. Some shopping centres may require customers to register their details upon entry. You must wear a face mask in public places. The government of Myanmar ordered all schools, including private ones, to close from 26 August. The date for re-opening has not yet been announced.

    Read more
    04.09.2020
  • Myanmar (Burma) *****

    International restrictions:

    The Government of Myanmar has suspended all international commercial passenger flights until 30 September.
    The Government of Myanmar has suspended all international commercial passenger flights from any of its airports until 30 September. It will then review the situation. New tourist visa applications are currently suspended. At present Myanmar authorities can offer business visas to foreign nationals with a compelling case. You or your employer must make your case to your nearest Myanmar Embassy and obtain permission. These arrangements are subject to change and at short notice. There are temperature checks for all arrivals. Arrivals must provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 test result. Testing requirements ahead of entry to Myanmar are subject to change. Confirmation should be sought from your local Myanmar well in advance of your departure.
    Arrivals in Myanmar must enter government-arranged quarantine. You will be allotted your quarantine facility on arrival. You may have no choice but will be placed in the same government quarantine facility or hotel as all the other people on your flight. You will be provided with food, for which you will be charged.
    The standard quarantine period for new arrivals is 28 days (21 days in a government-arranged facility, followed by 7 days of home quarantine). However, foreign nationals can, through contacting their nearest Myanmar Embassy, request permission to undergo a shorter quarantine period. In this case, the quarantine requirements are as follows: Complete 7 days home quarantine prior to the date of travel. This must be verified by an employer’s or doctor’s declaration, or a self-declaration. During these 7 days you may only leave your place of quarantine to take a COVID test. Provide evidence of a negative COVID test result. Complete 7 days quarantine in a government facility or government approved hotel on arrival in Myanmar (allocated on arrival). Undertake a COVID test after 7 days (through the National Health Laboratory, at a cost is MMK 200,000). If you test negative, you must complete a further 7 days of home quarantine, and will then be able to leave quarantine. If you test positive, you will be transferred to a designated government hospital for COVID patients. You will be required to remain for 28 days in hospital, after which you can leave if you have tested negative for COVID for two consecutive weeks prior.
    The government of Myanmar can extend quarantine periods for a number of reasons, even for those who have been granted permission to undergo a shorter quarantine period. This includes if any person on a flight tests positive for COVID-19. If hospitalised with coronavirus, patients are obliged to use a government facility even if they have private insurance. Patients in government hospitals are generally expected to make their own arrangements for bringing in food and other essential supplies. Lone travellers will not be allowed out of isolation to purchase food or make phone calls. Arrivals will be expected to provide contact details. We are not aware of any requirement to download an app. Public health requirements for humanitarian flighs [https://humanitarianbooking.wfp.org/en/wfp-aviation/]

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    In some areas there may be local requirements for visitors from other parts of the country to quarantine or self-isolate for up to at least 28 days on arrival. Further local preventative measures may also be in effect in regions, townships, wards, and village tracks across Myanmar, including in Yangon. Additional movement restrictions may be imposed in specific townships if COVID-19 cases are found. You should check with local authorities for information on possible local preventative measures.
    The following townships in Yangon are under ‘Stay at Home’ orders from 8am on 2 September; Thingangyun, Insein, North Okkalapa, Thaketa, Pazuntaung, Mingalardon and Hlaing. Further townships might be added as the situation develops.
    The government of Myanmar currently advises foreign nationals against all but essential travel to Rakhine State, in response to an increased number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the area. The following townships in Yangon are under ‘Stay at Home’ orders from 8am on 2 September; Thingangyun, Insein, North Okkalapa, Thaketa, Pazuntaung, Mingalardon and Hlaing. Further townships might be added as the situation develops. The government of Myanmar currently advises foreign nationals against all but essential travel to Rakhine State, in response to an increased number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the area. All townships in Rakhine State are currently subject to ‘Stay at Home’ orders. A curfew from 9pm until 4am each day is currently in effect in all townships with reported COVID-19 cases. Anyone wishing to travel outside of a township subject to a ‘Stay at Home’ order will need permission from the State Government. Any person travelling from a township placed under a ‘Stay at Home’ order, to another part of Myanmar will be placed in a government quarantine facility for 14 days upon arrival at their destination. This will include testing for COVID-19 for which foreign nationals may be charged. Those travelling by air will need to home quarantine for a further 7 days.
    This guidance from the government of Myanmar is subject to change, and you should check the information issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs [https://www.mofa.gov.mm/] on their website and on their Facebook page [https://www.facebook.com/mofamyanmar/] before you travel inside Myanmar. If you are outside of Myanmar, you should refer to your nearest Myanmar Embassy. Since 13 May it has been compulsory for anyone going out in public in Myanmar to wear a facemask. Failure to wear one will result in a fine. This requirement is being enforced strictly and has led to the arrest of some offenders.
    There have been reports that some local authorities are carrying out checks to make sure all foreign tourists are staying in registered hotels and guest houses, not in private apartments. If you are on a tourist visa and are not currently staying in a registered hotel or guest house, you should move into one now. This is a requirement under Myanmar law and is a condition of your visa. Some hotels have reopened but many tourist resorts remain closed.
    Some restaurants, bars and shops have reopened with temperature checks and social distancing measures in place. Some shopping centres may require customers to register their details upon entry. You must wear a face mask in public places. The government of Myanmar ordered all schools, including private ones, to close from 26 August. The date for re-opening has not yet been announced.

    Read more
    02.09.2020
  • Myanmar (Burma) *****

    International restrictions:

    The Government of Myanmar has suspended all international commercial passenger flights until 30 September.
    The Government of Myanmar has suspended all international commercial passenger flights from any of its airports until 30 September. It will then review the situation. New tourist visa applications are currently suspended. At present Myanmar authorities can offer business visas to foreign nationals with a compelling case. You or your employer must make your case to your nearest Myanmar Embassy and obtain permission. These arrangements are subject to change and at short notice. There are temperature checks for all arrivals. Arrivals must provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 test result. Testing requirements ahead of entry to Myanmar are subject to change. Confirmation should be sought from your local Myanmar well in advance of your departure.
    Arrivals in Myanmar must enter government-arranged quarantine. You will be allotted your quarantine facility on arrival. You may have no choice but will be placed in the same government quarantine facility or hotel as all the other people on your flight. You will be provided with food, for which you will be charged.
    The standard quarantine period for new arrivals is 28 days (21 days in a government-arranged facility, followed by 7 days of home quarantine). However, foreign nationals can, through contacting their nearest Myanmar Embassy, request permission to undergo a shorter quarantine period. In this case, the quarantine requirements are as follows: Complete 7 days home quarantine prior to the date of travel. This must be verified by an employer’s or doctor’s declaration, or a self-declaration. During these 7 days you may only leave your place of quarantine to take a COVID test. Provide evidence of a negative COVID test result. Complete 7 days quarantine in a government facility or government approved hotel on arrival in Myanmar (allocated on arrival). Undertake a COVID test after 7 days (through the National Health Laboratory, at a cost is MMK 200,000). If you test negative, you must complete a further 7 days of home quarantine, and will then be able to leave quarantine. If you test positive, you will be transferred to a designated government hospital for COVID patients. You will be required to remain for 28 days in hospital, after which you can leave if you have tested negative for COVID for two consecutive weeks prior.
    The government of Myanmar can extend quarantine periods for a number of reasons, even for those who have been granted permission to undergo a shorter quarantine period. This includes if any person on a flight tests positive for COVID-19. If hospitalised with coronavirus, patients are obliged to use a government facility even if they have private insurance. Patients in government hospitals are generally expected to make their own arrangements for bringing in food and other essential supplies. Lone travellers will not be allowed out of isolation to purchase food or make phone calls. Arrivals will be expected to provide contact details. We are not aware of any requirement to download an app. Public health requirements for humanitarian flighs [https://humanitarianbooking.wfp.org/en/wfp-aviation/]

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    In some areas there may be local requirements for visitors from other parts of the country to quarantine or self-isolate for up to at least 28 days on arrival. Further local preventative measures may also be in effect in regions, townships, wards, and village tracks across Myanmar, including in Yangon. Additional movement restrictions may be imposed in specific townships if COVID-19 cases are found. You should check with local authorities for information on possible local preventative measures.
    The government of Myanmar currently advises foreign nationals against all but essential travel to Rakhine State, in response to an increased number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the area. The following townships in Yangon are under ‘Stay at Home’ orders from 8am on 2 September; Thingangyun, Insein, North Okkalapa, Thaketa, Pazuntaung, Mingalardon and Hlaing. Further townships might be added as the situation develops. The government of Myanmar currently advises foreign nationals against all but essential travel to Rakhine State, in response to an increased number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the area. All townships in Rakhine State are currently subject to ‘Stay at Home’ orders. A curfew from 9pm until 4am each day is currently in effect in all townships with reported COVID-19 cases. Anyone wishing to travel outside of a township subject to a ‘Stay at Home’ order will need permission from the State Government. Any person travelling from a township placed under a ‘Stay at Home’ order, to another part of Myanmar will be placed in a government quarantine facility for 14 days upon arrival at their destination. This will include testing for COVID-19 for which foreign nationals may be charged. Those travelling by air will need to home quarantine for a further 7 days.
    This guidance from the government of Myanmar is subject to change, and you should check the information issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs [https://www.mofa.gov.mm/] on their website and on their Facebook page [https://www.facebook.com/mofamyanmar/] before you travel inside Myanmar. If you are outside of Myanmar, you should refer to your nearest Myanmar Embassy. Since 13 May it has been compulsory for anyone going out in public in Myanmar to wear a facemask. Failure to wear one will result in a fine. This requirement is being enforced strictly and has led to the arrest of some offenders.
    There have been reports that some local authorities are carrying out checks to make sure all foreign tourists are staying in registered hotels and guest houses, not in private apartments. If you are on a tourist visa and are not currently staying in a registered hotel or guest house, you should move into one now. This is a requirement under Myanmar law and is a condition of your visa. Some hotels have reopened but many tourist resorts remain closed.
    Some restaurants, bars and shops have reopened with temperature checks and social distancing measures in place. Some shopping centres may require customers to register their details upon entry. You must wear a face mask in public places. The government of Myanmar ordered all schools, including private ones, to close from 26 August. The date for re-opening has not yet been announced.

    Read more
    01.09.2020
  • Myanmar (Burma) *****

    International restrictions:

    The Government of Myanmar has suspended all international commercial passenger flights until 30 September.
    The Government of Myanmar has suspended all international commercial passenger flights from any of its airports until 30 September. It will then review the situation. New tourist visa applications are currently suspended. At present Myanmar authorities can offer business visas to foreign nationals with a compelling case. You or your employer must make your case to your nearest Myanmar Embassy and obtain permission. These arrangements are subject to change and at short notice. There are temperature checks for all arrivals. Arrivals must provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 test result. Testing requirements ahead of entry to Myanmar are subject to change. Confirmation should be sought from your local Myanmar well in advance of your departure.
    Arrivals in Myanmar must enter government-arranged quarantine. You will be allotted your quarantine facility on arrival. You may have no choice but will be placed in the same government quarantine facility or hotel as all the other people on your flight. You will be provided with food, for which you will be charged.
    The standard quarantine period for new arrivals is 28 days (21 days in a government-arranged facility, followed by 7 days of home quarantine). However, foreign nationals can, through contacting their nearest Myanmar Embassy, request permission to undergo a shorter quarantine period. In this case, the quarantine requirements are as follows: Complete 7 days home quarantine prior to the date of travel. This must be verified by an employer’s or doctor’s declaration, or a self-declaration. During these 7 days you may only leave your place of quarantine to take a COVID test. Provide evidence of a negative COVID test result. Complete 7 days quarantine in a government facility or government approved hotel on arrival in Myanmar (allocated on arrival). Undertake a COVID test after 7 days (through the National Health Laboratory, at a cost is MMK 200,000). If you test negative, you must complete a further 7 days of home quarantine, and will then be able to leave quarantine. If you test positive, you will be transferred to a designated government hospital for COVID patients. You will be required to remain for 28 days in hospital, after which you can leave if you have tested negative for COVID for two consecutive weeks prior.
    The government of Myanmar can extend quarantine periods for a number of reasons, even for those who have been granted permission to undergo a shorter quarantine period. This includes if any person on a flight tests positive for COVID-19. If hospitalised with coronavirus, patients are obliged to use a government facility even if they have private insurance. Patients in government hospitals are generally expected to make their own arrangements for bringing in food and other essential supplies. Lone travellers will not be allowed out of isolation to purchase food or make phone calls. Arrivals will be expected to provide contact details. We are not aware of any requirement to download an app. Public health requirements for humanitarian flighs [https://humanitarianbooking.wfp.org/en/wfp-aviation/]

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    In some areas there may be local requirements for visitors from other parts of the country to quarantine or self-isolate for up to at least 28 days on arrival. Further local preventative measures may also be in effect in regions, townships, wards, and village tracks across Myanmar, including in Yangon. Additional movement restrictions may be imposed in specific townships if COVID-19 cases are found. You should check with local authorities for information on possible local preventative measures.
    The government of Myanmar currently advises foreign nationals against all but essential travel to Rakhine State, in response to an increased number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the area. All townships in Rakhine State are currently subject to ‘Stay at Home’ orders. A curfew is currently in effect in Sittwe Township from 9pm until 4am each day. Anyone wishing to travel outside of a township subject to a ‘Stay at Home’ order will need permission from the State Government. Any person travelling from a township placed under a ‘Stay at Home’ order, to another part of Myanmar will be placed in a government quarantine facility for 14 days upon arrival at their destination. This will include testing for COVID-19 for which foreign nationals may be charged. Those travelling by air will need to home quarantine for a further 7 days. This guidance from the government of Myanmar is subject to change, and you should check the information issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs [https://www.mofa.gov.mm/] on their website and on their Facebook page [https://www.facebook.com/mofamyanmar/] before you travel inside Myanmar. If you are outside of Myanmar, you should refer to your nearest Myanmar Embassy. Since 13 May it has been compulsory for anyone going out in public in Myanmar to wear a facemask. Failure to wear one will result in a fine. This requirement is being enforced strictly and has led to the arrest of some offenders.
    There have been reports that some local authorities are carrying out checks to make sure all foreign tourists are staying in registered hotels and guest houses, not in private apartments. If you are on a tourist visa and are not currently staying in a registered hotel or guest house, you should move into one now. This is a requirement under Myanmar law and is a condition of your visa. Some hotels have reopened but many tourist resorts remain closed.
    Some restaurants, bars and shops have reopened with temperature checks and social distancing measures in place. Some shopping centres may require customers to register their details upon entry. You must wear a face mask in public places. The government of Myanmar ordered all schools, including private ones, to close from 26 August. The date for re-opening has not yet been announced.

    Read more
    28.08.2020
  • Myanmar (Burma) *****

    International restrictions:

    The Government of Myanmar has suspended all international commercial passenger flights until 30 September.
    The Government of Myanmar has suspended all international commercial passenger flights from any of its airports until 30 September. It will then review the situation. New tourist visa applications are currently suspended. At present Myanmar authorities can offer business visas to foreign nationals with a compelling case. You or your employer must make your case to your nearest Myanmar Embassy and obtain permission. These arrangements are subject to change and at short notice. There are temperature checks for all arrivals. Arrivals must provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 test result. Testing requirements ahead of entry to Myanmar are subject to change. Confirmation should be sought from your local Myanmar well in advance of your departure.
    Arrivals in Myanmar must enter government-arranged quarantine. You will be allotted your quarantine facility on arrival. You may have no choice but will be placed in the same government quarantine facility or hotel as all the other people on your flight. You will be provided with food, for which you will be charged.
    The standard quarantine period for new arrivals is 28 days (21 days in a government-arranged facility, followed by 7 days of home quarantine). However, foreign nationals can, through contacting their nearest Myanmar Embassy, request permission to undergo a shorter quarantine period. In this case, the quarantine requirements are as follows: Complete 7 days home quarantine prior to the date of travel. This must be verified by an employer’s or doctor’s declaration, or a self-declaration. During these 7 days you may only leave your place of quarantine to take a COVID test. Provide evidence of a negative COVID test result. Complete 7 days quarantine in a government facility or government approved hotel on arrival in Myanmar (allocated on arrival). Undertake a COVID test after 7 days (through the National Health Laboratory, at a cost is MMK 200,000). If you test negative, you must complete a further 7 days of home quarantine, and will then be able to leave quarantine. If you test positive, you will be transferred to a designated government hospital for COVID patients. You will be required to remain for 28 days in hospital, after which you can leave if you have tested negative for COVID for two consecutive weeks prior.
    The government of Myanmar can extend quarantine periods for a number of reasons, even for those who have been granted permission to undergo a shorter quarantine period. This includes if any person on a flight tests positive for COVID-19. If hospitalised with coronavirus, patients are obliged to use a government facility even if they have private insurance. Patients in government hospitals are generally expected to make their own arrangements for bringing in food and other essential supplies. Lone travellers will not be allowed out of isolation to purchase food or make phone calls. Arrivals will be expected to provide contact details. We are not aware of any requirement to download an app. Public health requirements for humanitarian flighs [https://humanitarianbooking.wfp.org/en/wfp-aviation/]

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    In some areas there may be local requirements for visitors from other parts of the country to quarantine or self-isolate for up to at least 28 days on arrival. Further local preventative measures may also be in effect in regions, townships, wards, and village tracks across Myanmar, including in Yangon. Additional movement restrictions may be imposed in specific townships if COVID-19 cases are found. You should check with local authorities for information on possible local preventative measures.
    The government of Myanmar currently advises foreign nationals against all but essential travel to Rakhine State, in response to an increased number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the area. A curfew is currently in effect in Sittwe Township from 9pm until 4am each day. A number of townships in Rakhine State are currently subject to ‘Stay at Home’ orders. These include, but may not be limited to: Sittwe Township; Kyaukphyu Township; Ann Township; Taungup Township; Thandwe Township; Anyone wishing to travel outside of a township subject to a ‘Stay at Home’ order will need permission from the State Government. Any person travelling from a township placed under a ‘Stay at Home’ order, to another part of Myanmar will be placed in a government quarantine facility for 14 days upon arrival at their destination. This will include testing for COVID-19 for which foreign nationals may be charged. Those travelling by air will need to home quarantine for a further 7 days. This guidance from the government of Myanmar is subject to change, and you should check the information issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs [https://www.mofa.gov.mm/] on their website and on their Facebook page [https://www.facebook.com/mofamyanmar/] before you travel inside Myanmar. If you are outside of Myanmar, you should refer to your nearest Myanmar Embassy. Since 13 May it has been compulsory for anyone going out in public in Myanmar to wear a facemask. Failure to wear one will result in a fine. This requirement is being enforced strictly and has led to the arrest of some offenders.
    There have been reports that some local authorities are carrying out checks to make sure all foreign tourists are staying in registered hotels and guest houses, not in private apartments. If you are on a tourist visa and are not currently staying in a registered hotel or guest house, you should move into one now. This is a requirement under Myanmar law and is a condition of your visa. Some hotels have reopened but many tourist resorts remain closed.
    Some restaurants, bars and shops have reopened with temperature checks and social distancing measures in place. Some shopping centres may require customers to register their details upon entry. You must wear a face mask in public places. The government of Myanmar ordered all schools, including private ones, to close from 26 August. The date for re-opening has not yet been announced.

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    27.08.2020
  • Myanmar (Burma) *****

    International restrictions:

    The Government of Myanmar has suspended all international commercial passenger flights from any of its airports until 31 August. It will then review the situation. At present Myanmar authorities can offer business visas to foreign nationals with a compelling case. There are temperature checks for all arrivals. Arrivals must provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 test result. Arrivals in Myanmar must enter government-arranged quarantine. You will be allotted your quarantine facility on arrival.Public health requirements for humanitarian flighs [https://humanitarianbooking.wfp.org/en/wfp-aviation/]

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    In some areas there may be local requirements for visitors from other parts of the country to quarantine or self-isolate for 28 days on arrival. Additional movement restrictions may be imposed in specific townships if COVID-19 cases are found. The government of Myanmar currently advises foreign nationals against all but essential travel to Rakhine State, in response to an increased number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the area. A curfew is currently in effect in Sittwe Township from 9pm until 4am each day.

    A number of townships in Rakhine State are currently subject to ‘Stay at Home’ orders. These include, but may not be limited to: Sittwe Township, Kyaukphyu Township, Ann Township, Taungup Township, Thandwe Township.
    Anyone wishing to travel outside of a township subject to a ‘Stay at Home’ order will need permission from the State Government. Any person moving from a township placed under a ‘Stay at Home’ order, including Sittwe, to another part of Myanmar will be placed in a government quarantine facility for 14 days upon arrival at their destination. This will include testing for COVID-19 for which foreign nationals may be charged. Those travelling by air will need to home quarantine for a further 7 days.
    This guidance from the government of Myanmar is subject to change, and you should check the information issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on their website [https://www.mofa.gov.mm/] and on their Facebook page [https://www.facebook.com/mofamyanmar/] before you travel inside Myanmar. If you are outside of Myanmar, you should refer to your nearest Myanmar Embassy. Since 13 May it has been compulsory for anyone going out in public in Myanmar to wear a facemask. Failure to wear one will result in a fine. This requirement is being enforced strictly and has led to the arrest of some offenders.
    There have been reports that some local authorities are carrying out checks to make sure all foreign tourists are staying in registered hotels and guest houses, not in private apartments. If you are on a tourist visa and are not currently staying in a registered hotel or guest house, you should move into one now. This is a requirement under Myanmar law and is a condition of your visa. Some hotels have reopened but many tourist resorts remain closed.
    Some restaurants, bars and shops have reopened with temperature checks and social distancing measures in place. Some shopping centres may require customers to register their details upon entry. You must wear a facemask in public places.

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    26.08.2020
  • Myanmar (Burma)
    *****

    International restrictions:

    The Government of Myanmar has suspended all international commercial passenger flights from any of its airports until 31 August. It will then review the situation. At present Myanmar authorities can offer business visas to foreign nationals with a compelling case. There are temperature checks for all arrivals. Arrivals must provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 test result. Arrivals in Myanmar must enter government-arranged quarantine. You will be allotted your quarantine facility on arrival.Public health requirements for humanitarian flighs [https://humanitarianbooking.wfp.org/en/wfp-aviation/]

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    In some areas there may be local requirements for visitors from other parts of the country to quarantine or self-isolate for 28 days on arrival. Additional movement restrictions may be imposed in specific townships if COVID-19 cases are found. The government of Myanmar currently advises foreign nationals against all but essential travel to Rakhine State, in response to an increased number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the area. A curfew is currently in effect in Sittwe Township from 9pm until 4am each day. From 20 August, all people residing in Sittwe Township are subject to a ‘Stay at Home’ order. Anyone wishing to travel outside of Sittwe will need permission from the Rakhine State Government. Any person moving from a township placed under a ‘Stay at Home’ order, including Sittwe, to another part of Myanmar will be placed in a government quarantine facility for 14 days upon arrival at their destination. This will include testing for COVID-19 for which foreign nationals may be charged. Those travelling by air will need to home quarantine for a further 7 days.
    This guidance from the government of Myanmar is subject to change, and you should check the information issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on their website [https://www.mofa.gov.mm/] and on their Facebook page [https://www.facebook.com/mofamyanmar/] before you travel inside Myanmar. If you are outside of Myanmar, you should refer to your nearest Myanmar Embassy. Since 13 May it has been compulsory for anyone going out in public in Myanmar to wear a facemask. Failure to wear one will result in a fine. This requirement is being enforced strictly and has led to the arrest of some offenders.
    There have been reports that some local authorities are carrying out checks to make sure all foreign tourists are staying in registered hotels and guest houses, not in private apartments. If you are on a tourist visa and are not currently staying in a registered hotel or guest house, you should move into one now. This is a requirement under Myanmar law and is a condition of your visa. Some hotels have reopened but many tourist resorts remain closed.
    Some restaurants, bars and shops have reopened with temperature checks and social distancing measures in place. Some shopping centres may require customers to register their details upon entry. You must wear a facemask in public places.

    Read more
    25.08.2020
  • Myanmar (Burma) Semi-lockdown in Rakhine capital due to virus (AA, 20.08.2020). Flights to Rakhine suspended amid second wave of COVID-19 outbreak. (Myanmar Times, 20.08.2020)
    Myanmar further extends international flight ban to end-August ( Flight Global, 30.07.2020)

    *****

    International restrictions:

    The Government of Myanmar has suspended all international commercial passenger flights from any of its airports until 31 August. It will then review the situation. At present Myanmar authorities can offer business visas to foreign nationals with a compelling case. There are temperature checks for all arrivals. Arrivals must provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 test result. Arrivals in Myanmar must enter government-arranged quarantine. You will be allotted your quarantine facility on arrival.Public health requirements for humanitarian flighs [https://humanitarianbooking.wfp.org/en/wfp-aviation/]

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    In some areas there may be local requirements for visitors from other parts of the country to quarantine or self-isolate for 28 days on arrival. Additional movement restrictions may be imposed in specific townships if COVID-19 cases are found. Since 13 May it has been compulsory for anyone going out in public to wear a facemask. Failure to wear one will result in a fine of MMK 5000. This requirement is being enforced strictly and has led to the arrest of offenders in some districts of Yangon. There have been reports that some local authorities are carrying out checks to make sure all foreign tourists are staying in registered hotels and guest houses, not in private apartments. This is a requirement under Myanmar law and is a condition of your visa. Some hotels have reopened but many tourist resorts remain closed. Some restaurants, bars and shops have reopened with temperature checks and social distancing measures in place. Some shopping centres may require customers to register their details upon entry. You must wear a facemask in public places.

    Read more
    21.08.2020
  • Myanmar (Burma) Government postpones reopening to international commercial flights until at least October (The Thaiger, 13.07.2020)

    *****

    International restrictions:

    The Government of Myanmar has suspended all international commercial passenger flights from any of its airports until 31 August. It will then review the situation. At present Myanmar authorities can offer business visas to foreign nationals with a compelling case. There are temperature checks for all arrivals. Arrivals must provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 test result. Arrivals in Myanmar must enter government-arranged quarantine. You will be allotted your quarantine facility on arrival. The standard quarantine period for new arrivals is 28 days (21 days in a government-arranged facility, followed by 7 days of home quarantine). Complete 7 days home quarantine prior to the date of travel. This must be verified by an employer’s or doctor’s declaration, or a self-declaration. During these 7 days you may only leave your place of quarantine to take a COVID test. Provide evidence of a negative COVID test result.
    Complete 7 days quarantine in a government facility or government approved hotel on arrival in Myanmar (allocated on arrival). Undertake a COVID test after 7 days (through the National Health Laboratory, at a cost is MMK 200,000). If you test negative, you must complete a further 7 days of home quarantine, and will then be able to leave quarantine. If you test positive, you will be transferred to a designated government hospital for COVID patients. You will be required to remain for 28 days in hospital, after which you can leave if you have tested negative for COVID for two consecutive weeks prior. If hospitalised with coronavirus, patients are obliged to use a government facility even if they have private insurance. Patients in government hospitals are generally expected to make their own arrangements for bringing in food and other essential supplies. Lone travellers will not be allowed out of isolation to purchase food or make phone calls. Arrivals will be expected to provide contact details. Public health requirements for humanitarian flighs [https://humanitarianbooking.wfp.org/en/wfp-aviation/]

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    In some areas there may be local requirements for visitors from other parts of the country to quarantine or self-isolate for 28 days on arrival. Additional movement restrictions may be imposed in specific townships if COVID-19 cases are found. Since 13 May it has been compulsory for anyone going out in public to wear a facemask. Failure to wear one will result in a fine of MMK 5000. This requirement is being enforced strictly and has led to the arrest of offenders in some districts of Yangon. There have been reports that some local authorities are carrying out checks to make sure all foreign tourists are staying in registered hotels and guest houses, not in private apartments. This is a requirement under Myanmar law and is a condition of your visa. Some hotels have reopened but many tourist resorts remain closed. Some restaurants, bars and shops have reopened with temperature checks and social distancing measures in place. Some shopping centres may require customers to register their details upon entry. You must wear a facemask in public places.

    Read more
    29.07.2020
  • Myanmar (Burma) Government postpones reopening to international commercial flights until at least October (The Thaiger, 13.07.2020)

    *****

    International restrictions:

    The Government of Myanmar has suspended all international commercial passenger flights from any of its airports until 31 July. It will then review the situation. At present Myanmar authorities can offer business visas to foreign nationals with a compelling case. These arrangements are subject to change and at short notice. There are temperature checks for all arrivals. Arrivals must provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 test result, issued no more than 72 hours before boarding a flight to Myanmar. Arrivals in Myanmar must enter government-arranged quarantine. You will be allotted your quarantine facility on arrival. You may have no choice but will be placed in the same government quarantine facility or hotel as all the other people on your flight. You will be provided with food, for which you will be charged. The standard quarantine period for new arrivals is 28 days (21 days in a government-arranged facility, followed by 7 days of home quarantine). However, foreign nationals can, through contacting their nearest Myanmar Embassy, request permission to undergo a shorter quarantine period. In this case, the quarantine requirements are as follows: Complete 7 days home quarantine prior to the date of travel. This must be verified by an employer’s or doctor’s declaration, or a self-declaration. During these 7 days you may only leave your place of quarantine to take a COVID test. Provide evidence of a negative COVID test result issued no more than 72 hours before boarding a flight to Myanmar.
    Complete 7 days quarantine in a government facility or government approved hotel on arrival in Myanmar (allocated on arrival). Undertake a COVID test after 7 days (through the National Health Laboratory, at a cost is MMK 200,000). If you test negative, you must complete a further 7 days of home quarantine, and will then be able to leave quarantine. If you test positive, you will be transferred to a designated government hospital for COVID patients. You will be required to remain for 28 days in hospital, after which you can leave if you have tested negative for COVID for two consecutive weeks prior.
    If hospitalised with coronavirus, patients are obliged to use a government facility even if they have private insurance. Patients in government hospitals are generally expected to make their own arrangements for bringing in food and other essential supplies. Lone travellers will not be allowed out of isolation to purchase food or make phone calls. These arrangements are subject to change and at short notice. Arrivals will be expected to provide contact details.

    Public health requirements for humanitarian flighs [https://humanitarianbooking.wfp.org/en/wfp-aviation/]

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    In some areas there may be local requirements for visitors from other parts of the country to quarantine or self-isolate for 28 days on arrival. Additional movement restrictions may be imposed in specific townships if COVID-19 cases are found.
    Since 13 May it has been compulsory for anyone going out in public to wear a facemask. Failure to wear one will result in a fine of MMK 5000. This requirement is being enforced strictly and has led to the arrest of offenders in some districts of Yangon. It is recommended that foreigners carry: passport; Form C (immigration document); Foreigner’s Registration Certificate; Myanmar Driver’s Licence (if you own a car); a copy of your passport information page; a copy of your Myanmar visa; a copy of your immigration stamp showing when you last entered Myanmar. Some hotels have reopened but many tourist resorts remain closed. Some restaurants, bars and shops have reopened with temperature checks and social distancing measures in place. Some shopping centres may require customers to register their details upon entry. You must wear a facemask in public places.

    Read more
    22.07.2020
  • Myanmar (Burma) International Travel
    Visa-on-arrival and e-visa issuance for tourists remain suspended.
    Flight suspension extended until 31 July except for cargo and evacuation flights are exempted.
    Ban on foreigners extended until 31 July
    Mandatory 14 day home quarantine.
    Mandatory COVID-19 infection-free certification no more than 72 hours before travel date.

    National Measures
    Government are planning to restart classes at high schools from 21 July, but there is a possiblity to be delayed.
    All measures extended until 31 July
    Curfew 00:00 to 04:00 MMT local time.
    Public gatherings banned of five or more are prohibited.
    Face masks are mandatory in public and in public transportation.

    PPE
    Mandatory to wear face masks in public.

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    16.07.2020
  • Myanmar (Burma) Government postpones reopening to international commercial flights until at least October (The Thaiger, 13.07.2020)

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    International restrictions:

    The Government of Myanmar has suspended all international commercial passenger flights from any of its airports until 31 July. It will then review the situation. At present Myanmar authorities can offer business visas to foreign nationals with a compelling case. These arrangements are subject to change and at short notice. There are temperature checks for all arrivals. Arrivals must provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 test result, issued no more than 72 hours before boarding a flight to Myanmar. Arrivals in Myanmar must enter government-arranged quarantine. You will be allotted your quarantine facility on arrival. You may have no choice but will be placed in the same government quarantine facility or hotel as all the other people on your flight. You will be provided with food, for which you will be charged. The standard quarantine period for new arrivals is 28 days (21 days in a government-arranged facility, followed by 7 days of home quarantine). However, foreign nationals can, through contacting their nearest Myanmar Embassy, request permission to undergo a shorter quarantine period. In this case, the quarantine requirements are as follows: Complete 7 days home quarantine prior to the date of travel. This must be verified by an employer’s or doctor’s declaration, or a self-declaration. During these 7 days you may only leave your place of quarantine to take a COVID test. Provide evidence of a negative COVID test result issued no more than 72 hours before boarding a flight to Myanmar.
    Complete 7 days quarantine in a government facility or government approved hotel on arrival in Myanmar (allocated on arrival). Undertake a COVID test after 7 days (through the National Health Laboratory, at a cost is MMK 200,000). If you test negative, you must complete a further 7 days of home quarantine, and will then be able to leave quarantine. If you test positive, you will be transferred to a designated government hospital for COVID patients. You will be required to remain for 28 days in hospital, after which you can leave if you have tested negative for COVID for two consecutive weeks prior.
    If hospitalised with coronavirus, patients are obliged to use a government facility even if they have private insurance. Patients in government hospitals are generally expected to make their own arrangements for bringing in food and other essential supplies. Lone travellers will not be allowed out of isolation to purchase food or make phone calls. These arrangements are subject to change and at short notice. Arrivals will be expected to provide contact details.

    Public health requirements for humanitarian flighs [https://humanitarianbooking.wfp.org/en/wfp-aviation/]

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    In some areas there may be local requirements for visitors from other parts of the country to quarantine or self-isolate for 28 days on arrival. Additional movement restrictions may be imposed in specific townships if COVID-19 cases are found. Since 13 May it has been compulsory for anyone going out in public to wear a facemask. Failure to wear one will result in a fine of MMK 5000. This requirement is being enforced strictly and has led to the arrest of offenders in some districts of Yangon. There have been reports that some local authorities are carrying out checks to make sure all foreign vistiors are staying in registered hotels and guest houses, not in private apartments. Some hotels have reopened but many tourist resorts remain closed. Some restaurants, bars and shops have reopened with temperature checks and social distancing measures in place. Some shopping centres may require customers to register their details upon entry. You must wear a facemask in public places.

    Read more
    14.07.2020
  • Myanmar (Burma) Government extends visa restrictions, bans on international flights until end of July (The Irrawaddy, 29.06.2020)

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    International restrictions:

    The Government of Myanmar has suspended all international commercial passenger flights from any of its airports until 31 July. It will then review the situation.
    Exemptions are made for medical evacuation, relief, cargo flights as well as special flights approved by the country’s Department of Civil Aviation. Land borders with Bangladesh, China, India, Laos and Thailand are closed until further notice. However, the borders remain open for trade. All types of visa except for diplomats residing in Myanmar and airline/shipping industry professionals are suspended. Those still allowed to enter must complete a 28 day quarantine, which includes 21 days in a quarantine centre and seven days of self-isolation at their residence. They must also have a valid COVID-19 test within 72 hours of their arrival to Myanmar. Foreign visitors who are still allowed to enter Myanmar are only allowed to enter Myanmar via Mandalay, Naypyitaw and Yangon International Airports. All travellers, including Myanmar nationals, will be subject to a quarantine at designated facilities. All foreign nationals are required to present a health certificate confirming they have not been infected with COVID-19 (dated no more than 72 hours prior to departure), including for domestic flights. Diplomats are also required to present a health certificate confirming they have not been infected with COVID-19 (dated no more than 72 hours prior to departure) and will be subject to 14-day home quarantine upon arrival in Myanmar. Foreign travellers coming from or who have been to Hubei province of China or Daegu city and North Gyeongsang province of South Korea in the past 14 days are barred from entry. Myanmar nationals returning from these locations will be quarantined for 14 days at government quarantine facilities.

    Public health requirements for humanitarian flighs [https://humanitarianbooking.wfp.org/en/wfp-aviation/]

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    Domestic flights have gradually resumed operations from 1 May.
    Most inter-provincial bus services have resumed from 14 May, with exception to busses to areas with ongoing curfews. Gatherings of more than five people for non-essential purposes are banned. Government employees, factory workers, and emergency healthcare workers are exempt from the order. Some businesses have been granted ‘workshop certificates’ to allow them to reopen from 14 May. Mandalay region: A curfew from 00.00 to 04.00 is in effect. Naypyitaw Union Territory: A curfew from 00.00 to 04.00 is in effect. Sagaing region: A curfew from 00.00 to 04.00 is in effect. Residents are only allowed to undertake essential movement during curfew hours. Checkpoints have been erected across the region. Shan state: A curfew from 00.00 to 04.00 is in effect until 19 May, except for Kokang, Mong La and Wa townships. Yangon region: A curfew from 00.00 to 04.00 is in effect until at least 18 June, during which people are only allowed to leave their residences for essential activities. It is mandatory to wear facemasks in public. Large gatherings and celebrations are cancelled. Five townships in Yangon remain under stay-at-home orders, further restricting any non-essential movement outside of residences. These are: Bahan, Insein, Mayangone, Pabedan and South Okkalapa. The Yangon Region Transport Authority announced the resumption of the majority of inter-township bus services from 14 May. Bus services to townships with enhanced internal restrictions remain suspended. Similar curfews are also in place in Bago region, Kachin state, Karen state and Myawaddy (Kayin state).

    *****

    Relaxation of restrictions:

    Restaurants and bars are slowly reopening with social distancing measures in place.

    Read more
    08.07.2020
  • Myanmar (Burma) *****

    International restrictions:

    All inbound international commercial flights are suspended until end of July. Exemptions are made for medical evacuation, relief, cargo flights as well as special flights approved by the country’s Department of Civil Aviation. Land borders with Bangladesh, China, India, Laos and Thailand are closed until further notice. However, the borders remain open for trade. All types of visa except for diplomats residing in Myanmar and airline/shipping industry professionals are suspended. Those still allowed to enter must complete a 28 day quarantine, which includes 21 days in a quarantine centre and seven days of self-isolation at their residence. They must also have a valid COVID-19 test within 72 hours of their arrival to Myanmar. Foreign visitors who are still allowed to enter Myanmar are only allowed to enter Myanmar via Mandalay, Naypyitaw and Yangon International Airports. All travellers, including Myanmar nationals, will be subject to a quarantine at designated facilities. All foreign nationals are required to present a health certificate confirming they have not been infected with COVID-19 (dated no more than 72 hours prior to departure), including for domestic flights. Diplomats are also required to present a health certificate confirming they have not been infected with COVID-19 (dated no more than 72 hours prior to departure) and will be subject to 14-day home quarantine upon arrival in Myanmar. Foreign travellers coming from or who have been to Hubei province of China or Daegu city and North Gyeongsang province of South Korea in the past 14 days are barred from entry. Myanmar nationals returning from these locations will be quarantined for 14 days at government quarantine facilities.

    Public health requirements for humanitarian flighs [https://humanitarianbooking.wfp.org/en/wfp-aviation/]

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    Domestic flights have gradually resumed operations from 1 May.
    Most inter-provincial bus services have resumed from 14 May, with exception to busses to areas with ongoing curfews. Gatherings of more than five people for non-essential purposes are banned. Government employees, factory workers, and emergency healthcare workers are exempt from the order. Some businesses have been granted ‘workshop certificates’ to allow them to reopen from 14 May. Mandalay region: A curfew from 00.00 to 04.00 is in effect. Naypyitaw Union Territory: A curfew from 00.00 to 04.00 is in effect. Sagaing region: A curfew from 00.00 to 04.00 is in effect. Residents are only allowed to undertake essential movement during curfew hours. Checkpoints have been erected across the region. Shan state: A curfew from 00.00 to 04.00 is in effect until 19 May, except for Kokang, Mong La and Wa townships. Yangon region: A curfew from 00.00 to 04.00 is in effect until at least 18 June, during which people are only allowed to leave their residences for essential activities. It is mandatory to wear facemasks in public. Large gatherings and celebrations are cancelled. Five townships in Yangon remain under stay-at-home orders, further restricting any non-essential movement outside of residences. These are: Bahan, Insein, Mayangone, Pabedan and South Okkalapa. The Yangon Region Transport Authority announced the resumption of the majority of inter-township bus services from 14 May. Bus services to townships with enhanced internal restrictions remain suspended. Similar curfews are also in place in Bago region, Kachin state, Karen state and Myawaddy (Kayin state).

    *****

    Relaxation of restrictions:

    Restaurants and bars are slowly reopening with social distancing measures in place.

    Read more
    29.06.2020
  • Myanmar (Burma) Government extends suspension of international flights to 15 July; other COVID-19 measures remain in place (Bangkok Post, 28.06.2020)

    *****

    International restrictions:

    All inbound international commercial flights are suspended until 15 July. Exemptions are made for medical evacuation, relief, cargo flights as well as special flights approved by the country’s Department of Civil Aviation. Land borders with Bangladesh, China, India, Laos and Thailand are closed until further notice. However, the borders remain open for trade. All types of visa except for diplomats residing in Myanmar and airline/shipping industry professionals are suspended. Those still allowed to enter must complete a 28 day quarantine, which includes 21 days in a quarantine centre and seven days of self-isolation at their residence. They must also have a valid COVID-19 test within 72 hours of their arrival to Myanmar. Foreign visitors who are still allowed to enter Myanmar are only allowed to enter Myanmar via Mandalay, Naypyitaw and Yangon International Airports. All travellers, including Myanmar nationals, will be subject to a quarantine at designated facilities. All foreign nationals are required to present a health certificate confirming they have not been infected with COVID-19 (dated no more than 72 hours prior to departure), including for domestic flights. Diplomats are also required to present a health certificate confirming they have not been infected with COVID-19 (dated no more than 72 hours prior to departure) and will be subject to 14-day home quarantine upon arrival in Myanmar. Foreign travellers coming from or who have been to Hubei province of China or Daegu city and North Gyeongsang province of South Korea in the past 14 days are barred from entry. Myanmar nationals returning from these locations will be quarantined for 14 days at government quarantine facilities.

    Public health requirements for humanitarian flighs [https://humanitarianbooking.wfp.org/en/wfp-aviation/]

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    Domestic flights have gradually resumed operations from 1 May.
    Most inter-provincial bus services have resumed from 14 May, with exception to busses to areas with ongoing curfews. Gatherings of more than five people for non-essential purposes are banned. Government employees, factory workers, and emergency healthcare workers are exempt from the order. Some businesses have been granted ‘workshop certificates’ to allow them to reopen from 14 May. Mandalay region: A curfew from 00.00 to 04.00 is in effect. Naypyitaw Union Territory: A curfew from 00.00 to 04.00 is in effect. Sagaing region: A curfew from 00.00 to 04.00 is in effect. Residents are only allowed to undertake essential movement during curfew hours. Checkpoints have been erected across the region. Shan state: A curfew from 00.00 to 04.00 is in effect until 19 May, except for Kokang, Mong La and Wa townships. Yangon region: A curfew from 00.00 to 04.00 is in effect until at least 18 June, during which people are only allowed to leave their residences for essential activities. It is mandatory to wear facemasks in public. Large gatherings and celebrations are cancelled. Five townships in Yangon remain under stay-at-home orders, further restricting any non-essential movement outside of residences. These are: Bahan, Insein, Mayangone, Pabedan and South Okkalapa. The Yangon Region Transport Authority announced the resumption of the majority of inter-township bus services from 14 May. Bus services to townships with enhanced internal restrictions remain suspended. Similar curfews are also in place in Bago region, Kachin state, Karen state and Myawaddy (Kayin state).

    *****

    Relaxation of restrictions:

    Restaurants and bars are slowly reopening with social distancing measures in place.

    Read more
    24.06.2020
  • Myanmar (Burma) 1. Visa issuance is suspended.
    2. Flights to Myanmar are suspended.
    – This does not apply to relief flights.
    – This does not apply to medical evacuation flights.
    – This does not apply to special flights approved by the Department of Civil Aviation.
    3. Airline crew are subject to quarantine until their next departure flight.

    *****

    International restrictions:

    All inbound international commercial flights are suspended until 30 June. Exemptions are made for medical evacuation, relief, cargo flights as well as special flights approved by the country’s Department of Civil Aviation. Land borders with Bangladesh, China, India, Laos and Thailand are closed until further notice. However, the borders remain open for trade. All types of visa except for diplomats residing in Myanmar and airline/shipping industry professionals are suspended. Those still allowed to enter must complete a 28 day quarantine, which includes 21 days in a quarantine centre and seven days of self-isolation at their residence. They must also have a valid COVID-19 test within 72 hours of their arrival to Myanmar. Foreign visitors who are still allowed to enter Myanmar are only allowed to enter Myanmar via Mandalay, Naypyitaw and Yangon International Airports. All travellers, including Myanmar nationals, will be subject to a quarantine at designated facilities. All foreign nationals are required to present a health certificate confirming they have not been infected with COVID-19 (dated no more than 72 hours prior to departure), including for domestic flights. Diplomats are also required to present a health certificate confirming they have not been infected with COVID-19 (dated no more than 72 hours prior to departure) and will be subject to 14-day home quarantine upon arrival in Myanmar. Foreign travellers coming from or who have been to Hubei province of China or Daegu city and North Gyeongsang province of South Korea in the past 14 days are barred from entry. Myanmar nationals returning from these locations will be quarantined for 14 days at government quarantine facilities.

    Public health requirements for humanitarian flighs [https://humanitarianbooking.wfp.org/en/wfp-aviation/]

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    Domestic flights have gradually resumed operations from 1 May.
    Most inter-provincial bus services have resumed from 14 May, with exception to busses to areas with ongoing curfews. Gatherings of more than five people for non-essential purposes are banned. Government employees, factory workers, and emergency healthcare workers are exempt from the order. Some businesses have been granted ‘workshop certificates’ to allow them to reopen from 14 May. Mandalay region: A curfew from 00.00 to 04.00 is in effect. Naypyitaw Union Territory: A curfew from 00.00 to 04.00 is in effect. Sagaing region: A curfew from 00.00 to 04.00 is in effect. Residents are only allowed to undertake essential movement during curfew hours. Checkpoints have been erected across the region. Shan state: A curfew from 00.00 to 04.00 is in effect until 19 May, except for Kokang, Mong La and Wa townships. Yangon region: A curfew from 00.00 to 04.00 is in effect until at least 18 June, during which people are only allowed to leave their residences for essential activities. It is mandatory to wear facemasks in public. Large gatherings and celebrations are cancelled. Five townships in Yangon remain under stay-at-home orders, further restricting any non-essential movement outside of residences. These are: Bahan, Insein, Mayangone, Pabedan and South Okkalapa. The Yangon Region Transport Authority announced the resumption of the majority of inter-township bus services from 14 May. Bus services to townships with enhanced internal restrictions remain suspended. Similar curfews are also in place in Bago region, Kachin state, Karen state and Myawaddy (Kayin state).

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    Relaxation of restrictions:

    Restaurants and bars are slowly reopening with social distancing measures in place.

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    15.06.2020
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    Foreign travel advice, Gov.UK/
    US State Dept. COVID-19 Country Specific Information//
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