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Myanmar (Burma) travel restrictions

Open for citizens: partial Open for foreigners: no Open for tourism: no Quarantine: no
Airlines Updates

Published on 29.05.2020
Myanmar National Airlines June 2020 International operations as of 28MAY20

Flight Restrictions

published 29.06.2020
1. Visa issuance is suspended.
2. Flights to Myanmar are suspended until 31 July 2020.
– 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.

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Quarantine

All incoming travellers are required to present a medical certificate showing that they have no symptoms of acute respiratory illness (fever and cough or shortness of breath) before boarding any airline destinated for Burma. They will be required to undergo quarantine in a Burmese government facility for 21 days after arriving in Burma, followed by a 7-day home quarantine.

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Insurance
Certification

COVID-19 negative certification required for entering the country.

All business visa arrivals will need to:
Have completed one week quarantine before boarding a flight to Myanmar. This can be verified by an employer’s, doctor’s or self-declaration. You may only leave your place of quarantine in the final 72 hours preceding travel to take a COVID-test.
Be temperature-checked on arrival in Myanmar and provide a “COVID-FREE” certificate issued in the previous 72 hours.
Complete 7 days quarantine in a government facility or government approved hotel (allocated on arrival).
Complete a further 7 days of self-isolation at home at a verifiable address.
Complete a further COVID test conducted by the National Health Laboratory during the second week of quarantine. The cost is MMK 150,000.

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Vaccination

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

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

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  • 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.

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    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).

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    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).

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    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 [https://pandemic.internationalsos.com/2019-ncov/ncov-travel-restrictions-flight-operations-and-screening]
    [http://www.mizzima.com/article/yangon-airport-extends-international-arrivals-ban]
    [https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/myanmar]
    [https://mm.usembassy.gov/covid-19-information/]
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