COVID-19 Information

Last updated: August 3, 2022

COVID19 Information

As of June 12, 2022, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) rescinded its Order requiring all airline or other aircraft passengers to show a negative COVID-19 test result or documentation of recovery from COVID-19 to board flights to the United States from a foreign country.  CDC’s Order requiring proof of vaccination for non-U.S. citizen nonimmigrants to travel to the United States is still in effect.  For more information, please see Requirement for Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination for Air Passengers. 

 All nonimmigrant, non-U.S. citizen air travelers to the United States are required to be fully vaccinated and to provide proof of vaccination status prior to boarding.  This requirement does not apply to U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals, U.S. lawful permanent residents (Green Card holders), or immigrants. 

 The CDC will consider exceptions to COVID-19-related vaccination and testing requirements on an extremely limited basis.  Please see the CDC website for more information about exceptions to, exemptions from, and other details of the COVID-19 -related vaccination and testing requirements.   

Country-Specific Information: 

  • As a result of the recent military coup d’état in Burma, COVID-19 restrictions and policies may change without notice. 
  • See CDC’s COVID-19 website for more information. 
  • View U.S. Embassy Rangoon’s most recent Alerts and Messages for U.S. Citizens.
  • As of July 31, 2022, Burma has confirmed approximately 614,092 cases of COVID-19 within its borders and 19,434 deaths from the virus. 
  • Burma can test for COVID-19 infections domestically. 
  • There has been no change in the availability of fuel or water in Burma due to COVID-19.  COVID-19 has disrupted the regular supply of some imported food products.  
  • Criminal penalties exist, and are being applied, for violating Burma’s virus-control efforts.

COVID-19 Testing: 

Are PCR and/or antigen tests available for U.S. citizens in Burma?  –  YES 

Are test results available on the same day?  –  YES 

Same-day PCR testing is available at most labs in Yangon.  Please contact the lab in advance to confirm the details of same-day testing. 

Testing is available at the following locations: 

  • Yangon Airport Molecular Lab: located on Pyay Road near the Htan Pin Gone bus stop and DHL Myanmar warehouse at the airport. 
    • Telephone numbers: 094 4409 9941 / 094 4409 9942 
  • N Health: located in Rangoon at the Tourist Burma Building on the corner of Maha Bandula St. and Sule Paya St. (near Sule Pagoda). 
    • Telephone numbers: 01 230 3202 / 09 519 9122 
  • Pun Hlaing Hospital: located in Rangoon on Pun Hlaing Estate Avenue, Hlaing Tharyar Township, as well as at Pun Hlaing Clinic Downtown Rangoon, No. 14/A, Taw Win Street (Corner of Ambassador St and Taw Win St), Dagon Township. 
    • Telephone number: 099400 60222 
  •  Samitivej International Clinic: located in Rangoon at 9E/2 Kabar Aye Pagoda Road, Mayangone Township. 
    • Telephone numbers: 01 656 732 / 01 660 545 / 09 42427 4301 
  • International SOS Clinic: located in Rangon at Inya Lake Hotel, 37 Kaba Aye Pagoda Road. 

Note: Please contact the lab for current operating status, requirements, and pricing prior to arrival at the testing lab. 

COVID-19 Vaccine Information: 

Have Burmese authorities approved a COVID-19 vaccine for use?  – YES 

Authorities have authorized COVID-19 vaccinations for use in Burma, including the CoronaVac, AstraZeneca, CoviShield, Pfizer BioNTech, Comirnaty, Janssen/Johnson&Johnson, Moderna, Sinopharm, Sputnik V, Sputnik Light, Covaxin, Myancopharm, Nuvaxovid, Covovax and CorBEvax vaccines. 

Are vaccines available in Burma for U.S. citizens to receive? – YES 

  • Some private clinics in Burma offer COVID-19 vaccination programs, including booster shots.  American citizens in Burma seeking vaccination should contact private clinics directly for more information.  The Embassy shares this information as a courtesy but does not endorse or recommend any specific vaccination program in Burma. 
  • Visit the FDA’s website to learn more about FDA-approved vaccines in the United States.  
  • The U.S. government does not plan to provide COVID-19 vaccinations to private U.S. citizens in Burma.  Please follow host country developments and guidelines for COVID-19 vaccination. 

Entry and Exit Requirements: 

Are U.S. citizens permitted to enter? – YES  

Entry 

  • Effective April 17, 2022, foreigners are not allowed to take relief flights to Myanmar. 
  • Foreigners can enter Burma only on commercial flights. 
  • A COVID-19 fully vaccinated certificate at least 14 days before arrival to Myanmar, with one of the vaccines approved by the Ministry of Health AND a negative RDT test issued no more than 48 hours of arrival in Myanmar, OR a negative COVID-19 RDT-PCR test issued no more than 48 hours of arrival in Myanmar if the traveler is unvaccinated or is not fully vaccinated. (Children under 12 years old are exempted from this requirement. The negative COVID-19 RT-PCR/RDT test result and the date of the test taken [or] information regarding COVID-19 recovery must be clearly stated in English, with the particulars of the travelers according to their passport.)  
  • For foreign travelers, COVID-19 medical insurance purchased from Myanma Insurance. 
  • A health declaration form. 
  • 15,000 MMK for COVID-19 Rapid Diagnostic Test (RDT) fees 
  • On March 19, 2020, Burmese authorities announced the temporary suspension of entry and exit of foreign nationals through land borders. U.S. citizens cannot enter/exit Burma from/to any of Burma’s land borders with Thailand, Laos, China, India, and Bangladesh. 

Exit 

  • U.S. citizens seeking to depart Burma should consider purchasing a ticket on a commercial flight departing Rangoon. 
  • Before departure from Myanmar, travelers may take COVID-19 tests, as required by the countries to which they will travel and transit through, at testing laboratories designated by the MOH, at their own cost. 

Is a negative COVID-19 test (PCR and/or serology) required for entry? – YES 

  • All foreign nationals, including U.S. citizens and all diplomats and U.N. officials, are required to present laboratory evidence of absence of COVID-19 infection issued no more than 72 hours prior to the date of travel before boarding any airline destined to Burma. 

Are health screening procedures in place at airports and other ports of entry? – YES 

  • U.S. citizens have reported being asked to submit to a COVID-19 health examination as part of their in-country Burmese visa renewal process. 

Movement Restrictions: 

Is a curfew in place? – YES 

  • In Rangoon, the current curfew 12:00 A.M. to 4:00 A.M. 

Are there restrictions on intercity or interstate travel? – YES 

  • As a result of the recent military coup d’état in Burma, COVID-19 restrictions and policies may change without notice. 
  • Some domestic flights have resumed in Burma. Contact domestic airlines for details about COVID-19 related travel procedures. 
  • U.S. citizens traveling or residing anywhere in Burma should ensure they have the latest information on COVID-19 prevention measures in the locations they plan to visit, or currently reside in.  Note that new measures may be put into place with little or no advance notice. 

Quarantine Information: 

Are U.S. citizens required to quarantine? – NO if RDT test is COVID-19 negative. 

  •  If RDT test is COVID-19 positive, the traveler will be isolated, transferred and treated in a designated hospital or treatment center or hotel.  
  • The Burmese authorities do not notify the U.S. Embassy in Rangoon when a U.S. citizen is ordered into quarantine.  If you are a U.S. citizen and are ordered into COVID-19-related quarantine in Burma, please call the Embassy at 01-753-6509 or email us at ACSRangoon@state.gov to notify us. 
  • If a U.S. citizen is ordered into quarantine for COVID-19, the location of the quarantine will be a Burmese public hospital, Buddhist monastery, or designated hotel.  In most instances, you will not be able to choose your specific quarantine facility.  
  • If you are quarantined in a hotel, you will be charged for all hotel fees. 
  • Burmese authorities have established isolation units at most public hospitals and other designated sites across Burma. The quality of these isolation units may vary greatly from U.S. hospital isolation units. 

Transportation Options: 

Are commercial flights operating? – YES 

  • Domestic flights have resumed.  At this time, a limited number of outbound commercial flights are operating on Myanmar Airways International (MAI), Singapore Airlines, Malaysia Airlines and others.   
  • Is public transportation operating? – YES 
  • Trains: A limited number of train routes are operating. 
  • Buses: Intra-provincial bus service has resumed but may be limited due to civil unrest. City buses are limited due to the ongoing civil unrest. 
  • Fines for Non-Compliance:As a result of the recent military coup d’état in Burma, COVID-19 restrictions and policies may change without notice. 

Consular Operations: 

  • American Citizen Services: Passport, citizenship, and other services for U.S. citizens are available by appointment only at the U.S. Embassy in Rangoon.  We are not providing walk-in service.  Emergency services remain available.  Please visit here to schedule an appointment or contact the ACS Unit. 
  • The U.S. Embassy in Burma is unable to resume routine nonimmigrant and immigrant services at this time.  Please visit here for more information. 

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