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 www.evisa.moip.gov.mm.
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.