Coronavirus (Covid-19) Update Information
Coronavirus (Covid-19) | Update from Myanmar
Last Updated September 23 , 2020
MINGALARBAR ! This time is also giving you different experience the best of ‘spring time’ to revive and re-energise at home. The Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread all over the world and the situation has our fullest attention. The safety of our customers and employees is our top priority. We are monitoring updates and guidance from authorities and health organizations with regards to the Coronavirus very closely. We remain committed to working with the industry to support the delivery of information to our partners from trusted sources, as well as updates on how we are managing the situation.
MYANMAR had been the most populous country in the world to say it had no single case of infection, despite sharing a long and porous border with China, where the virus originated in the city of Wuhan. Myanmar confirmed its two first cases of coronavirus on 23 March with two men who had recently returned from the United States and the United Kingdom. Later cases mostly come from religious gathering party and migrant workers who recently return from neighboring countries.
On it's many strengths of government and private sectors to control risk of the spreading the corona virus, the confirmed cases become decreased by last week of April. Then most business including hotels and restaurants were resumed operations in accordance with safety guidelines from authorities.
NOW IN MYANMAR | By mid August, reemergence of COVID-19 infections started in Rakhine State, Western Part of the country, at a rapid rate. We can say that the second wave has started in Myanmar. Till today, new COVID-19 cases are increasing daily especially in Rakhine state and Yangon. The Government increased the security measures such as lock downs at some districts in Yangon and some cities.
AS IT STANDS TODAY THE FOLLOWING IN PLACE REGARDING COVID-19 IN MYANMAR AND TRAVEL :
All passenger flights to Yangon are suspended until 30 September 2020. However, this could well be extended to a later date.
All Visa applications are suspended until 30 September 2020.
Foreigners coming into Myanmar will have to stay a total of 21-day quarantine, a one week home quarantine in their respective country before flying, another one week facility quarantine after arriving in Myanmar and finally one more week of home quarantine in Myanmar.
There are 4677 active cases, 115 death, 1951 recovery of Covid-19 in Myanmar as of 23-September-2020. Overall total 6743 cases.
There is a semi-lockdown in Yangon until 30-September, except for medical care and to purchase food.
Domestic airlines are temporarily suspended until 30-September.
Just Book Without Hassle !
COVID-19 Booking and Cancellation
It’s up to client desire, you can change travel date, reschedule or cancel with no fee and full refund until 31 October 2020 with prior official information at least 7 days before traveling.
- Conducting increased team briefings, including with guides and drivers, on enhanced safety practices during the outbreak
- Sterilization our vehicles
- Providing guests with additional hand sanitizers
- Providing guests with face masks if they wish to wear one
- Regularly checking the wellbeing and temperature of on-the-ground staff.
More about Health and Safety > https://www.asiantour-myanmar.com/health/
Things to Do While Traveling
- Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
- Avoid touching one’s eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Use your elbow or a tissue to cover your cough or sneeze. Immediately throw the tissue away and wash hands.
- Wear a face mask if you feel unwell or have a cough. (In Asia, wearing a face mask is in public is common but not necessary if you are healthy, according to WHO.)
- Clean and disinfect with an alcohol-based disinfectant frequently touched objects and surfaces such as phones, computers or armrests.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- If you start to feel unwell, seek medical assistance, stay away from public areas and do not travel.
Asian Tour Myanmar at Corona Time
Asian Tour Myanmar office team is continuously working to deliver reliable, precise and updated information to all our partners and clientele. As our first priority is health and safety of our guests, our employees and our greater travel community, all personals of Asian Tour Team do not gather at the office but are working from their homes. We are in constant contact with our local guides and staff to keep current of changes as they occur.
We can be reached by phone or Skype, Monday to Friday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm and around the clock as usual via email.
Phones (WhatsApp/Viber) : +(95 9) 513 3958, 511 2006
Skype : asiantourmyanmar
E-mail : [email protected]
We know that we are not alone in this struggle and we do appreciate everyone that has reached out to us during this time. We want to express our gratitude to all the frontline health care workers who are fighting for us all. Also, to those in other essential services that continue to provide the services we all need. We pray for everyone in this world for health and safety.
Asian Tour Myanmar at Beyond Corona
Asian Tour Myanmar is financially strong, have enough funding and resources to struggle the Corona crisis time. Even in this challenging time, we stand ready to work with you. As soon as the crisis is over, inbound travel is allowed and international flights are resumed, we will open our tours /activities and be ready to welcome the clients according to preparations and guide lines of Ministry and WHO.
CSR during Corona Crisis
COVID-19 Pandemic spreading all over the world infecting millions of people and facing inconceivable circumstances. Daily wage workers lost their jobs due to lockdowns and families are suffering with starvation. So, we are making donations to daily wage workers and low income persons (such as trishaw drivers, garbage collectors) as much as we can. And also, together with local tourism organizations and stakeholders, we try to donate essential things for hospitals and frontline health care workers.
We welcome you all, to participate in supporting livelihoods and combat COVID-19.
Stay Safe And Stay In Touch With Us
As the Coronavirus continues to spread, we sincerely hope that you are able to stay safe, and find ways to deal the best. As social distancing is the common theme to beat Corona, we, Asian Tour Team remain working at home.
We would like to encourage you, our clients and partners, to stay in touch with us and let us know how we can best support in productive ways for the time of post-virus bounce.