Covid-19 : Myanmar & Radiant Tours’ response
Official Covid-19 statistics in Myanmar as per 10 May 2021 :
Since the end of March 2020 when the first coronavirus cases were found in Myanmar,
the country has registered 142 947 confirmed Covid-19 cases, 132 013 recoveries and 3210 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 a year of pandemic some of the measures have been lifted while others remain in place. Currently in Myanmar the following Covid-19 preventive measures are still valid :
-border closure and ban on commercial international flights, suspension of all types of visa for all nationalities extended until 31 May 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 quarantine for 14 days in a designated facility for those entering Myanmar on relief flights; compulsory quarantine for 14 days (at a designated facility or at home) for those being in contact with confirmed Covid-19 cases;
-wearing a face mask is compulsory in public places and outdoors. Open businesses (factories, hotels, cafes, shops, offices, etc.) must strictly follow government rules & regulations aimed at preventing the spread of Covid-19 among workers and visitors (temperature checks, social distancing, wearing masks, disinfection of surfaces, etc.).
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 consumers, travel professionals and local communities.
In March 2021 all restrictions for domestic travels (by air or by land) were lifted.
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.
Beautiful Myanmar beaches are open for the holiday-makers although the choice of operating hotels is still limited.
In general, hotels, guesthouses, restaurants, cafés and other hospitality industry enterprises are gradually opening and welcoming domestic visitors.
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 the 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@example.com