Myanmar (Burma) (Travel Restrictions, COVID Tests & Quarantine Requirements)

This page was last updated on 07 May, 2021.


At a Glance

Travel Restrictions

Tourist Entry: Banned
Testing: Will undergo a temperature check and required to present a negative PCR test, no older than 72 hours
Quarantine Required: Yes
Quarantine Details: 7 days quarantine in a government facility and complete a further 7 days of self-isolation at home

Local Restrictions

Lockdown in Effect: Partial
Events: Partially Allowed
Transport: Operational with restrictions
Shopping: Open
Restaurants and Bars: Open with restrictions

Detailed Travel Advisory

Published 30.04.2021
1. Until 31 May 2021, flights to Myanmar are suspended.
– This does not apply to medevac flights.
2. Passengers must have a negative COVID-19 PCR test result issued at most 72 hours before departure.
– This does not apply to nationals of Myanmar.
3. Passengers are subject to quarantine for 14 days.
4. Airline crew are subject to quarantine until their next flight.
5. Suspension of all visa exemptions and visa on arrival facilities.


Detailed Tourist Information

The military have directed airports to close to regular international commercial passenger flights until 31st May 2021 at the earliest. We understand that domestic flights may resume from 4 or 5 February.

Residents of the United Kingdom, or those who have visited the United Kingdom within the previous 14 days, are currently unable to enter Myanmar. Those not travelling from the United Kingdom, including British Nationals, should check the requirements for travel from that country to Myanmar with the relevant Myanmar Embassy or Consulate.

If you are on a flight transiting via the United Kingdom, you will only be allowed to enter Myanmar if your transit time was for six hours or fewer. This is subject to short notice changes. Prior to travel you should check with the Myanmar Embassy in London.

New tourist visa applications are currently suspended.

At present Myanmar authorities can offer business visas to foreign nationals with a compelling case. You or your employer must make your case to your nearest Myanmar Embassy and obtain permission.

These arrangements are subject to change and at short notice.

There are temperature checks for all arrivals. Arrivals must provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 test result.

Arrivals in Myanmar must enter government-arranged quarantine.

Lockdown Details

Some restaurants, bars and shops have reopened with temperature checks and social distancing measures in place. Some shopping centres may require customers to register their details upon entry. You must wear a facemask in public places.

Some hotels have reopened but many tourist resorts remain closed.

It is compulsory for anyone going out in public to wear a face mask.

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