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COVID-19 INFORMATION FOR TRAVELLERS TO MYANMAR

This page is to inform domestic and international travellers about the current travel situation in Myanmar with actual information and  useful links to revelant information.

More detailed information about COVID-19 in Myanmar can be found on the website of the Ministry of Health and Sports. 

General Frequently Asked Questions and Answers can be found HERE.

Entry and Exit Requirements:

Flights:

  • Starting March 30, 2020 at 11:59 P.M., the government will no longer allow international commercial passenger flights to land at any airport in Burma. This suspension will last until May 15, 2020. All landing permissions previously granted are suspended. Exceptions apply to “relief flights, all-cargo flights, medical evacuation flights and special flights specifically approved by the Department of Civil Aviation.”

 Land Borders:

Entry Requirements:

  • On March 24, the Myanmar government updated implemented enhanced screening and quarantine measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19, to include the following, beginning at 12:01 AM on March 25, 2020: All incoming Myanmar nationals 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 Myanmar.
  • The Myanmar government suspended the e-visa and visa-on-arrival programs.
  • From March 29 – May 15, 2020, the Myanmar government has suspended the issuance of all types of visas to all foreign nationals, except diplomats accredited to Myanmar, United Nations officials resident in Myanmar and crew of ships and aircraft operating to and from Myanmar.
  • The Myanmar government is conducting temperature and travel history screening at all ports of entry.

Overall Updated Information

  • The Ministry of Health and Sports issued an order banning the gathering of five or more people, in a bid to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus.
  • According to the Ministry, anyone violating the order could face punishments, as set out in the Prevention and Control of Communicable Diseases Law.
  • Ministry of Health and Sports has extended the 14-day facility quarantine to 21-day community based facility quarantine/hotel quarantine and 7-day home quarantine, totalling 28-day quarantine on April 11, 2020.
  • People in some townships of Myanmar are banned from leaving home from 10 pm to 4 am starting 18 April to contain the spread of COVID-19. The night curfew has been ordered in all the townships in Yangon Region (except Cocogyun Township), Mandalay Region, Sagaing Region, Dawei, Myeik and Pulaw townships of Tanintharyi Region, Ayeyawady Region, Kachin State, Kayah State and Kayin State.
  • Local authorities have also advised on travel restriction and wearing masks in market places and outside homes.
  • The government has instituted wide-spread closures of public events, entertainment venues, restaurants, and religious institutions, and encouraged people to stay at home.
  • Mandalay: The Mandalay Regional Government announced on April 4 that new travel restrictions will be imposed in the Mandalay Region beginning April 7 and running through April 21. According to the announcement, all entry to, and exit from the Mandalay Region by vehicle will be prohibited during this time period. Furthermore, hotels, motels, guest houses, and inns will be required to close. Current hotel residents may be permitted to remain at their hotel, but you should seek clarification from your hotel. Public transportation will also be suspended and operation of any vehicle accommodating more than seven passengers will be prohibited. The government has stated these restrictions could be extended beyond April 21 if necessary. On April 2, the Mandalay Regional Government ordering non-essential businesses to close. Essential businesses that remain open include grocery stores, pharmacies, hospitals, banks, gas stations, power stations, and some factories.  Restaurants reportedly remain open, but are providing only carry-out and/or delivery services. The April 4 announcement orders businesses previously identified as essential to remain open.
  • Yangon: The Yangon Regional Government issued a voluntary request for the public stay at home between April 10 and April 19. Acceptable reasons for leaving home during this period include to seek medical care and to purchase food. Beginning April 8 and until further notice, the Aung Mingalar Highway Bus Terminal will stop service to other cities.

Domestic Travel

  • The government gives advice to residents not to travel except for funerals and health reasons. If residents have to travel, they need to obtain a letter of recommendation from their township’s COVID-19 Protection,Control and Treatment Committee.

Transports

  • All airlines operating international air services to and from Myanmar will temporarily suspend flights until 15 May to protect from spreading of COVID-19 across the country, according to Myanmar Aviation Development Association.
  • Buses and other public transportation vehicles carrying more than seven people except trucks transporting essential goods and supplies are temporarily banned from using the region’s highways.

Accommodations & Restaurants

  • All hotels, motels, guest houses, inns are ordered to close.
  • Restaurants are still open but can offer take-away only.

Other Tourism Activities

  • Amusement parks, National parks, Museums, Recreational areas have been temporarily closed until further notice.
  • All mass gatherings, festivals and entertainment events are currently banned.

Additional Informations:

  • Futher Informations about COVID-19 in Myanmar, please visit the Ministry of Health and Sports.
  • The informations about Corona Virus around the world, please go to World Health Organization.
  • The TRAVEL ADVICE from World Health Organization – click here.
  • The TRAVEL ADVICE from United Nations World Tourism Organization-click here.
  • The contacts details of embassies and consulates in Myanmar.
  • The informations about domestics and international travel advice and restrictions in Myanmar, visit the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
  • TRAVEL ADVISORY
  • Download Offical “Saw Saw Shar” Application for Coronavirus Prevention at www. sawsawshar.gov.com
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