DestinationsThe country has reopened for tourism and resumed international flights since 17 April 2022.

Myanmar reopens to the world

Yangon International Airport has restarted international flights from 17 April 2022.
Yangon International Airport has restarted international flights from 17 April 2022. Photo Credit: Gettyimages/reubenteo

Myanmar is reopening commercial flights, following a closure that lasted more than two years in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic and the military coup in 2021.

The Yangon International Airport has reopened on 17 April to international flights. AirAsia was the first international airline to announce a new weekly flight schedule from Kuala Lumpur to Yangon from 13 May 2022. 

International business travellers and tourists can now apply online for a business e-visa and tourists visa through the website

Fully vaccinated travelers will be required to show a negative PCR test before arrival, pre-arrange a private transfer on arrival and stay one night in hotel quarantine while awaiting the results of their in-country PCR test.

Foreign travellers are also required to purchase Myanmar health insurance that covers Covid-19 (starting from US$50 for insurance valid for 15 days). If the on-arrival test is positive, the health insurance covers the additional costs of hotel quarantine and/or hospital fees according to requirements by the health authorities for up to US$4,500.

However, cash withdrawals from ATMs in Myanmar are not possible at the moment and fewer businesses accept international credit cards. Travellers are advised to pre-arrange their trip to Myanmar through a travel agency and bring cash.

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