Coronavirus (Covid-19) Update Information
Coronavirus (Covid-19) | Update from Myanmar
Last Updated July 12, 2021
MINGALARBAR ! 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 confirmed its two first cases of coronavirus from migrants on 23 March 2020. From that time, airport and borders are closed.
As a second wave by mid August 2020, reemergence of COVID-19 infections started in Rakhine State, Western Part of the country, at a rapid rate. From there, the Government increased the security measures such as lock downs at some districts in Yangon and some cities.
Starting from end of 2020, spreading virus rate is going down and keeping in control.
NOW IN MYANMAR | From the beginning of July 2021, new Covid19 positive cases are rising everyday and the third wave hit the country hard. The average number of new infections reported rise around 4000 and about 50 new deadths in each day over this week.Average new positive rate is about 25 to 28 % of total tests within a day (24 hours).
Some cities/ townships are announced in partial lockdown (here called stay at home).
AS IT STANDS TODAY THE FOLLOWING IN PLACE REGARDING COVID-19 IN MYANMAR AND TRAVEL :
All passenger flights to Yangon and visa applications are suspended until 31 July 2021.
Foreigners coming into Myanmar will have to stay a total of 21-day quarantine. Two weeks on hotel or facility quarantine after arriving in Myanmar and finally one more week of home quarantine in Myanmar.
Hotels in stay at home places (lockdown places) are closed but in others places some hotels are still opened.
Domestic airlines are operating to non stay at home cities according to Covid-19 safety procedures of Ministry of Health and Sport Myanmar. Passengers taking domestic flights are not required to take COVID-19 negative test, but need to follows the safety procedures.
Restaurants are operating take away only.
Non essential businesses and offices in stay at home places are working from home.
There are 42,017 active cases 3,838 death, 146,358 recovery of Covid-19 in Myanmar as of 12-July-2021. Overall total 192,213 cases.
Covid-19 Vaccine injection programs had started on 27th January 2021 and commencing continuously according to priority plans.
Curfew (from 10.00 pm to 04.00am) prevail in the country until further notice.
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 December 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.