Myanmar Reopening

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Summary of Current Situation:

Starting 17 April 2022 Myanmar is now officially open for travel. A PCR test is needed before departure and upon arrival in Myanmar along with a one-night hotel stay.

Below is a summary of entry requirements as they are currently. We will be keeping this page up to date with new information as it arises and will reach out with significant developments.

Don’t hesitate to reach out to us with any questions! [email protected]

Steps for Travellers:

  • Pre-arrival:

    • Travellers should prepare the following documents:
      • Vaccine certificate: showing guests have been fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival in Myanmar.
      • PCR test: Negative results from a PCR test issued no more than 72 hours before arrival in Myanmar.
      • Insurance: Local medical insurance through Myanma Insurance is required for all travellers and covers treatment in case of COVID-19 infection for up to $25,000 USD.
      • Copies: of the above documents should be made and presented to airline authorities before boarding their flight to Myanmar.
      • Visas: Myanmar’s e-Visa program for tourists visas is still offline, so travellers currently need to apply for visas at a Myanmar embassy in their respective countries.
      • Children: under 6 years of age are exempt from the PCR test and vaccination requirements.
  • Arrival:

    • Health screening: Upon arrival, guests will undergo a temperature scan and submit a health declaration form to airport health authorities.
    • Hotel stay: Upon arrival at the airport guests will be appointed the hotel where they must wait for results from their PCR test. The list of approved hotels can be found here.

      • Quality: There will be two categories of hotels to choose from: Category A which is 5* accommodation and recommended for travellers and Category B which is 3* accommodation.
    • Transport: After being appointed a hotel, guests will be provided with transportation from the hotel counter.

      • Payment for the hotel, transportation and the PCR test (below) are handled at the hotel and can be made by credit card or USD.
    • PCR test: will be performed by approved laboratories who are working with hotels and comes at a cost of 120,000 MMK or roughly $64 USD.

      • Waiting times: guests arriving before 3pm will be given their test by 4pm and will be permitted to leave their hotels the next morning. Guests arriving after 3pm will be given their PCR test at 7am the next morning and should have their results and be permitted to leave by 2pm the next day. Once negative results are received, guests are free to travel.
  • During Stay:

    • Due to the current situation in Myanmar, we are recommending travellers to only visit established tourism centres including Yangon, Mandalay, Bagan and Inle via flights and to avoid overland travel where possible.
    • Travellers should alert health authorities if they develop symptoms of COVID infection during their stay in Myanmar
    • Infected travellers will be taken to a medical facility or isolation hotel based on the severity of their symptoms.

Note: Unvaccinated or partially vaccinated visitors will be subject to a 7-day quarantine upon arrival. Accordingly, we do not recommend travellers to visit Myanmar if they are not fully vaccinated. 

EXO Travel can arrange for hotels, transfers and touring as usual.

This article was originally published by Exotravel.com/blog/en. Read the original article here.

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