COVID-19 rules and requirements can change at short notice. Confirmation should be sought from the relevant Myanmar Embassy or Consulate well in advance of your departure.
Ahead of arrival to Myanmar, you will need to purchase a Travel Accident Insurance Policy with COVID 19 coverage from Myanma Insurance. This applies even if travellers have worldwide insurance cover. The tariffs depend on age and length of stay (full details are on the Myanma Insurance website). Diplomats, UN officials and their family members do not need to purchase Myanma Insurance and can show proof of health insurance from their countries of origin instead.
On arrival, passengers may be asked to fill in a paper form giving your name, contact details and address.
If you’re fully vaccinated
Arrival by commercial flight
Arrivals to Myanmar must be fully vaccinated, and must present proof they have received their second vaccine dose at least 14 days prior to arrival. Alternatively, arrivals can present proof they have recovered from COVID-19.
Arrivals must also provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 PCR test result. The test should be issued no more than 72 hours prior to the date of departure from the origin airport. You should not use the NHS testing service to get a test in order to facilitate your travel to another country. You should arrange to take a private test. Testing requirements ahead of entry to Myanmar are subject to change. Confirmation should be sought from the relevant Myanmar Embassy or Consulate well in advance of your departure.
Arrivals will need to purchase a Travel Accident Insurance Policy with COVID 19 coverage from Myanma Insurance (see above).
Arrivals will need to complete a COVID-19 Rapid Test Requisition form and a Health Declaration Form when they arrive, which should be provided by the airline or the airport authorities.
On arrival in Myanmar, arrivals will take a COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Diagnostic Test. If the test is negative you will be free to leave. who display symptoms or test positive will be isolated and taken to a hospital or hotel designated by the Ministry of Health at their own expense.
If you test positive for COVID-19, you will be immediately isolated and taken to a medical facility. Foreign nationals are expected to pay the medical costs and other costs related to isolation and treatment in the designated health facilities.
If hospitalised with coronavirus, patients are obliged to use a government facility even if they have private insurance. Patients in government hospitals are generally expected to make their own arrangements for bringing in food and other essential supplies. Lone travellers will not be allowed out of isolation to buy food or make phone calls.
Proof of vaccination status
Proof of vaccination must demonstrate you have received your second vaccine dose at least 14 days prior to arrival.
Proof of the following vaccinations is accepted:
- CoronaVac (Sinovac Biotech Ltd)
- AstraZeneca or Covishield (AstraZeneca & University of Oxford/ SK BioScience (Korea) / Siam BioScience / Serum Institute of India (SII))
- Pfizer – BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine or Comirnaty (Pfizer Inc & BioNTech)
- Janssen or Johnson & Johnson (Janssen Pharmaceuticals Companies of Johnson and Johnson
- Modema (ModemaTX, Inc)
- Sinopharm or COVILO or BIBP-CorV (Beijing Institute of Biological Products Co.Ltd)
- Sputnik V (Gam-COVID-Vac) (Gamaleya National Research Centre of Epidemiology and Microbiology)
- Covaxin by Bharat Biotech
If you’re not fully vaccinated
If you have not been fully vaccinated more than 14 days prior to departure, and if you are arriving by a relief flight, you will be subject to a 5 day hotel quarantine on arrival in Myanmar. You will be tested for COVID-19 by RT-PCR twice.
Children and young people
Children under 12 years old are exempted from the requirement to present proof they have recovered from COVID-19, if they travel with fully vaccinated parents or guardians.
If they travel with fully vaccinated parents or guardians, children under 6 years old are exempted from the requirement to present laboratory evidence of absence of COVID-19 infection (RT- PCR) issued no more than 72 hours prior to arrival to Myanmar.
Check your passport and travel documents before you travel
Before travel, we advise that all visitors check with their nearest Myanmar Embassy or Consulate to confirm your current visa will allow you entry, or the criteria for obtaining or renewing a visa.
British nationals must apply for a visa to enter Myanmar. If you have any queries about visas or entry requirements you should check with your nearest Myanmar embassy.
You will need a visa to enter or travel through Myanmar as a visitor. Tourist visas can be applied for online.
Applications for business e-visas have now re-started. Applicants need to be sponsored by a registered Myanmar company or a registered Chamber of Commerce Association.
Proof of invitation must be submitted with the visa application in the form of a letter personally addressed to the applicant, along with a copy of the company registration certificate. The letter must state the purpose and timeframe of the visit. The registration status of a company can be found online at Myanmar Companies Online (MyCo). NGOs and INGOs are not eligible to sponsor visas.
Your passport should be valid for a minimum period of 6 months from the date of entry into Myanmar.
Check whether you need a yellow fever certificate by visiting the National Travel Health Network and Centre’s TravelHealthPro website.