Myanmar has faced very strict measures against Covid-19 in the last few years. It was only starting 1 July 2023 that inbound travellers no longer have to show a negative test or prove they have been vaccinated against the coronavirus. However, a number of Covid-19 measures are still in force and applying for a Myanmar visa is also still mandatory.
Remaining Covid-19 measures for travel to Myanmar
Myanmar has maintained a very strict coronavirus policy, and until recently, all travellers wishing to visit the country had to be fully vaccinated or provide a current negative test. However, as of 1 July 2023, the Covid-19 policy was changed. As of this date, incoming travellers are no longer being asked to show their vaccination status. Also, travellers are no longer required to be tested for Covid-19 before departure. If you want to travel to Myanmar, you should still consider the following measures:
- You must complete a health form upon arrival in Myanmar.
- You must have health insurance that covers the cost of possible corona treatment in Myanmar.
- Upon arrival in Myanmar, your body temperature will be measured.
- If you experience symptoms of Covid-19 during your trip, you must report to the health authorities immediately.
In addition to complying with these measures, you must also have a valid Myanmar visa.
Getting the right health insurance
For a trip to Myanmar, you not only need a visa, but you must also have supplementary health insurance. This insurance should cover the cost of possible Covid-19 related treatment in Myanmar. Find out from your insurance company which insurance is best for this purpose. It is important to bring proof during your trip that you have actually taken out this insurance. If you cannot provide sufficient proof of this additional insurance on arrival in Myanmar, you will be obliged to take out insurance in Myanmar locally.
If you become ill in Myanmar
Upon arrival in Myanmar, your body temperature will be measured. If you have an elevated temperature or a fever, you will have to take a Covid-19 test at the airport. If the result of this test is positive, you will be quarantined in a quarantine hotel chosen by the local health authorities. The cost of both the test and quarantine is at your own expense.
If you develop symptoms of Covid-19 at any time during your stay in Myanmar, you should contact the local health authorities. You will then receive instructions on what to do in that situation. You are strongly advised to follow these instructions, as failure to do so may have criminal consequences.
Covid-19 in Myanmar: the number of infections has been kept under control for some time
The Myanmar visa
The remaining measures against the coronavirus are not the only thing you need to consider when travelling to Myanmar. There is also a general visa requirement for Myanmar. The easiest way to comply with this is to apply for the required visa online. The online application can be easily completed from home within minutes. If your application is approved, you will receive the e-visa by email. You will then be allowed to spend up to 28 days in Myanmar with the visa.
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Other travel advice for Myanmar
Due to the coup that took place in Myanmar in early 2021, the political situation in the country is not completely stable. You are therefore advised to consult the current travel advice for Myanmar before departure. This way, you can avoid unsafe situations and unnecessary risks. As the security situation in the country can change quickly, it is wise to regularly check both the travel advice and the current corona measures in the period before departure. Also, during your stay in the country, make sure you stay informed about the security situation at your travel destination.
Return to the UK or Ireland
Even when travelling back to your home country, you should comply with the applicable corona measures. Are you travelling back to the UK or Ireland from abroad in 2023? If so, you no longer need to consider any measures against the coronavirus. You do not have to show a vaccination certificate or test certificate for the return journey. Filling in a health declaration or Passenger Locator Form (PLF) is also not mandatory. This applies to travellers of all nationalities travelling to Ireland or the UK.
Disclaimer: no guarantees can be derived from the information on this page. Due to the rapid succession of new developments, it is not possible to assure that all information is entirely current and complete. However, we strive to provide timely updates on the status of COVID-19 in Myanmar and its impact on your travel plans and visa.
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