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Covid-19

Covid-19 :  Myanmar & Radiant Tours’ response

 

Official Covid-19 statistics in Myanmar on 09 July 2021 :

 

Since the end of March 2020 when the first coronavirus cases were found in Myanmar,

the country has registered 180 055 confirmed Covid-19 cases, 142 390 recoveries and 3621 deaths

 

In order to prevent the spread of this new deadly disease and to protect the population of the country, the Myanmar government rapidly implemented a wide array of restrictive measures.

After more than year since the start of the pandemic some of the measures have been lifted while others remain in place.

Currently in Myanmar the following Covid-19 preventive measures are valid :

-border closure and ban on commercial international flights, suspension of all types of visa, including e-visa, social visa and visa on arrival, for all nationalities extended until 31 July 2021 ;

-entry of foreign businessmen and experts is subject to approval by the government investment agencies, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of International Cooperation and the Central Committee for Prevention, Control and Treatment of Covid-19 on the  “case by case” basis. Foreigners who will be granted entry permission, could enter Myanmar on relief flights operated by Myanmar Airways International or Myanmar National Airlines (Radiant Tours will assist you in purchasing the tickets);

-compulsory 10-day quarantine in a designated facility for those entering Myanmar on relief flights;

-wearing a face mask is compulsory in public places and recommended outdoors. Open businesses (factories, hotels, cafes, shops, offices, etc.) must strictly follow government rules & regulations aimed at preventing the spread of Covid-19 among employees and visitors (temperature checks, social distancing, wearing masks, disinfection of surfaces, etc.).

 

As the new variants of Covid-19 were detected in Myanmar in mid-May 2021 in areas bordering India and Bangladesh, restrictions were temporarily enforced in several cities and townships.

 

Nevertheless, Myanmar tourism industry is keeping pace with the world travel trends and is eager to resume tourism activities, in total safety for health & well-being of visitors, travel professionals and local communities.

Most of restrictions on domestic movements (by air or by land) were lifted although Covid-19 test is still required for travelling between regions and states.  

The most revered Myanmar pagodas (including Shwedagon pagoda in Yangon, Maha Muni pagoda in Mandalay, Bagan temples, Golden Rock pagoda) are now open for visitors and pilgrims.

Hotels, guesthouses, leisure & recreative areas, restaurants and other hospitality industry enterprises are gradually opening and welcoming domestic visitors. 

 

Myanmar Ministry of Hotels & Tourism, together with local tourism professionals, continue working on different travel projects and a new visa policy which are supposed to be launched very soon.

During the pandemic of Covid-19 and at the all stages of recovery,

Radiant Tours’ priority is to ensure that our team, partners and visitors are healthy and safe

Since the end of March 2020 we have implemented “work from home” scheme for all of our employees and have been communicating with our local & international partners by phone or online reducing person-to-person contacts. Our office will be open in a strict accordance with the Myanmar government health regulations & procedures and only when all risks of spreading the virus are at a bare minimum level.

We are closely working with our local suppliers to ensure that they have adopted or are currently implementing all required hygiene standards to ensure that their facilities will be ready to welcome guests again, in conditions of full health safety. We are also adapting our tour itineraries and travel services accordingly. Once the borders are open and international tourists are welcomed in Myanmar again, we will distribute a relevant memo to our partners and customers, specifying compulsory and recommended preventive measures in accordance with the changing situation and official guidelines.

As the situation in Myanmar and globally is constantly changing, we will keep this page updated.

If you would like to receive more information about Covid-19 response in Myanmar, please, do not hesitate to write us at [email protected]

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