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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
  • Passengers are not permitted to enter Myanmar.
  • This does not apply to nationals of Myanmar.
  • Passengers must quarantine for 28 days on arrival in Myanmar.
Flight Restrictions

published 27.08.2020

Entry restrictions
Passengers must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) test result.

All international flights are suspended
Flights to Myanmar are suspended until 30 September 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. 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.

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Insurance
Certification

COVID-19 negative certification required for entering the country.
Arrivals must provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 test result, issued no more than 72 hours before boarding a flight to Myanmar.

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: 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.

    Read more
    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.

    Read more
    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/]

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    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.

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    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).

    *****

    Relaxation of restrictions:

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

    Read more
    15.06.2020
  • 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 further notice. 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
    12.06.2020
  • Myanmar (Burma)

    International restrictions:

    All inbound international commercial flights are suspended until further notice. 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.

    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
    02.06.2020
  • Myanmar (Burma)

    International restrictions:

    All inbound international commercial flights are suspended until at least 31 May. 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.

    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).

    Read more
    27.05.2020
  • Myanmar (Burma)

    International restrictions:

    All inbound international commercial flights are suspended until at least 31 May. 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.

    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).

    Read more
    19.05.2020
  • Myanmar (Burma) All inbound international commercial flights are suspended until at least 31 May. Government extends suspension of visas, commercial flights until 15 May (The Irrawaddy,27.04.2020). Yangon airport extends international arrivals ban to May 15 (Mizzima, 25.04.2020) Until 15 May, all types of visas 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 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). 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. As of 13 April Myanmar has stopped the entry of exit and entry of people from border gates with neighbouring China, India, Thailand and Laos and has only opened the gate for the flow of goods.(Media, 15.04.2020)

    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.

    In Yangon and Ayeyarwady regions, a curfew from 22.00 to 04.00 (local time) has been put in place until at least 18 June. A stay-at-home order is effective in South Okkalapa, Pabedan, Bahan, Mayangone, Insein, Shwepyitha and Hlaingthaya townships (all Yangon). Under the order, residents are to follow the following rules: Remain at their homes unless working at government departments, factories or in the essential sector. Only one person per one household to go out for shopping for unavoidable circumstances Only two persons per household to go to medical facilities Wearing masks when outside of residences is mandatory. Violation is subject to a fine. Only authorised vehicles, and ferries providing transportation service to those who are going to workplaces to perform their duties can pass through wards The vehicle is to carry only a driver and a passenger for going shopping in the ward, and only a driver and two persons for going to hospital or clinic. Similarly in Kachin state, all public gathering and activities have been banned. A curfew from 22.00 to 04.00 (local time) has been put in place in the Naypitaw Union Territory. Sagaing Region has imposed a curfew until further notice. Residents are not permitted to leave their home between 22.00 and 04.00 daily. They are only allowed to leave for essential purposes. Checkpoints and patrolling will also increase around the region. Shan state: A curfew from 22.00 to 04.00 (local time) is in effect until 19 May, except for Wa, Mong La and Kokang townships.

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    15.05.2020
  • Myanmar (Burma) Government extends suspension of visas, commercial flights until 15 May (The Irrawaddy,27.04.2020). Yangon airport extends international arrivals ban to May 15 (Mizzima, 25.04.2020) Until 15 May, all types of visas 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 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). 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. As of 13 April Myanmar has stopped the entry of exit and entry of people from border gates with neighbouring China, India, Thailand and Laos and has only opened the gate for the flow of goods.(Media, 15.04.2020)

    Internal restrictions:

    Domestic flights have gradually resumed operations from 1 May. 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. The authorities advised businesses to work from home until 15 May. In Yangon and Ayeyarwady regions, a curfew from 22.00 to 04.00 (local time) has been put in place until at least 18 June. A stay-at-home order is effective in South Okkalapa, Pabedan, Bahan, Mayangone, Insein, Shwepyitha and Hlaingthaya townships (all Yangon). Under the order, residents are to follow the following rules: Remain at their homes unless working at government departments, factories or in the essential sector. Only one person per one household to go out for shopping for unavoidable circumstances. Only two persons per household to go to medical facilities. Wearing masks when outside of residences is mandatory. Violation is subject to a fine.

    Only authorised vehicles, and ferries providing transportation service to those who are going to workplaces to perform their duties can pass through wards. The vehicle is to carry only a driver and a passenger for going shopping in the ward, and only a driver and two persons for going to hospital or clinic. Similarly in Kachin state, all public gathering and activities have been banned. A curfew from 22.00 to 04.00 (local time) has been put in place in the Naypitaw Union Territory. Sagaing Region has imposed a curfew until further notice. Residents are not permitted to leave their home between 22.00 and 04.00 daily. They are only allowed to leave for essential purposes. Checkpoints and patrolling will also increase around the region. Shan state: A curfew from 22.00 to 04.00 (local time) is in effect until 19 May, except for Wa, Mong La and Kokang townships.

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    14.05.2020
  • Myanmar (Burma) Government extends suspension of visas, commercial flights until 15 May (The Irrawaddy,27.04.2020). Yangon airport extends international arrivals ban to May 15 (Mizzima, 25.04.2020)

    Until 15 May, all types of visas 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 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).
    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.

    As of 13 April Myanmar has stopped the entry of exit and entry of people from border gates with neighbouring China, India, Thailand and Laos and has only opened the gate for the flow of goods.(Media, 15.04.2020)

    Internal restrictions:

    Most domestic airlines have cancelled flights until at least 30 April. Only Air KBZ is operating limited domestic routes in April.
    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.
    In Yangon and Ayeyarwady regions, a curfew from 22.00 to 04.00 (local time) has been put in place until at least 18 June. A stay-at-home order is effective in South Okkalapa, Pabedan, Bahan, Mayangone, Insein, Shwepyitha and Hlaingthaya townships (all Yangon). Only authorised vehicles, and ferries providing transportation service to those who are going to workplaces to perform their duties can pass through wards.
    Sagaing Region has imposed a curfew until further notice. Residents are not permitted to leave their home between 22.00 and 04.00 daily. They are only allowed to leave for essential purposes.

    Shan state: A curfew from 22.00 to 04.00 (local time) is in effect until 19 May, except for Wa, Mong La and Kokang townships.

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    10.05.2020
  • Source OSAC Travel Advisories/
    Foreign travel advice, Gov.UK/
    US State Dept. COVID-19 Country Specific Information//
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