Covid-19 : Myanmar & Radiant Tours’ response
Official Covid-19 statistics in Myanmar as per 25 September 2020 (Myanmar Ministry of Health & Sports):
Since the end of March 2020 when the first coronavirus cases were found in Myanmar,
the country has registered 8515 confirmed Covid-19 cases among which are 2381 recoveries and 155 deaths
In order to prevent the spread of this new deadly disease and to protect the population and guests of the country, the Myanmar government has rapidly implemented a wide array of restrictive measures :
-border closure and ban on commercial international flights, suspension of all types of visa for all nationalities until 31 October 2020 ;
-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 organized by Myanmar Airways International;
-ban on all gatherings of more than 30 persons (except for work, commuting and study purposes);
-compulsory quarantine of 14 days in a designated facility for those entering Myanmar on relief flights; compulsory quarantine of 14 days (at a designated facility or at home) for those being in contact with confirmed Covid-19 cases;
-due to the recent outbreaks of Covid-19 in Myanmar’s Rakhine state and Yangon Rakhine state is placed under partial lockdown until further notice; all townships in Yangon are placed under partial lockdown until 7 October 2020, residents are allowed to leave their homes only with essential purposes (buying food, going to the clinic, going to work, etc.), companies have to implement “work from home” scheme;
-major cultural, religious, historical and recreation sites, including the world-famous Shwedagon pagoda in Yangon and Ngapali and Ngwe Saung beaches, remain closed until further notice. Domestic flights and intercity bus lines are suspended until 30 September 2020. All restaurants and cafes operate only take-away services;
-wearing a face mask is compulsory in public places and outdoors, temperature check is compulsory. 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.).
During the pandemic of Covid-19 and at the early 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 will our local & international partners and suppliers by phone or email 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 and security. 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