Myanmar COVID19 Travel Restrictions


All foreign nationals travelling to Myanmar will have to provide evidence of PCR &/or serology test showing absence of COVID19 infection conducted 72 hours before the flight before they can board the aircraft. Traveller must also show evidence of home quarantine in the country of departure for 7 days before departure. Upon arrival in Myanmar, they will be subjected to 7-day facility quarantine and a COVID-19 test. Those who test negative for COVID-19 will need to complete another 7 days of home quarantine. [Note: Diplomats are permitted to serve the full 14 days of quarantine at their residences if they are living in a house with its own compound.] If they test positive, they will be sent to one of the designated hospitals at the traveller’s own expense. According to Myanmar’s National Health Laboratory, the cost of one COVID-19 test is 200,000 kyats

Myanmar has suspended all visa-free privileges and issuance of visas. International commercial passenger flights to and from Myanmar have also been suspended until #DATE. Relief flights, all-cargo flights, medical evacuation flights and special flights approved by the Myanmar Department of Civil Aviation are exempted. Myanmar has also closed all land borders to foreign tourists.

Exemptions to the above are as follows:

Foreign nationals who need to enter Myanmar due to urgent official or compelling reasons, including accredited and resident diplomats/officials must obtain entry visas through Myanmar Embassies abroad, and provide certification of the absence of COVID-19 infection within 72 hours of travel.

Below are some of the more relevant announcements by the various ministries in Myanmar. Take note that as the COVID19 situations are constantly evolving we advice you to check with the respective government ministry’s websites for the latest info.

31/12/2020 – The Myanmar government has banned travellers from United Kingdom & Northern Ireland from entering Myanmar due to the new COVID19 variant from the UK that are more transmissible.

7/9/2020 – Health ministry reduces quarantine period of COVID19 positive patients from 21 days to 14 days.

29/3/2020 – the Myanmar Department of Civil Aviation (DCA) announced that starting 30/3/2020 2359 hrs to 13/4/2020 2359 hrs all landing permissions by international commercial passenger flights at all Myanmar airports will be suspended. See #DATE above for latest extension date.

24/3/2020 –  All foreign nationals are required to present laboratory evidence of absence of COVID19 infection issued no more than 72 hours prior to the date of travel before boarding any airline destined for Myanmar. All visitors (including Myanmar nationals) will be subjected to mandatory facility quarantine for 14 days upon arrival.

20/3/2020 – The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) announced the temporary suspension of all visa-on-arrival and e-visa for all countries until 30/4/2020. See #DATE above for latest extension date.

18/3/2020 – The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) announced the closure of all border checkpoints to foreign tourists as a preventative measure against the corona virus. This with includes all land crossings with Thailand, China, India and Laos. See #DATE above for latest extension date.