Message for U.S. Citizens: Further Changes to Embassy Operations

Due to the COVID-19 global pandemic and consistent with Myanmar government recommendations to avoid large gatherings, the U.S. Embassy has taken further steps to increase social distancing, including on Embassy premises.

Starting on Monday, March 23, only employees deemed “Mission Critical” will be permitted access to the Embassy facility.  All others will telework.

The provision of U.S. citizen services is “Mission Critical” and services for U.S. citizens in Myanmar will not be affected.

We note that Thailand yesterday announced new entry restrictions requiring, in many cases, a health certificate and proof of health insurance for entry.  In the event of an acute medical problem in Myanmar, the only option may be to rely on local medical providers.

U.S. Embassy employees and their family members that remain in Myanmar are being asked to not attend public events, visit restaurants, or socially congregate.

The restaurant in the American Embassy Recreation Association’s American Club will close.  Events at the American Club are canceled.

Stay informed about COVID-19 developments in Myanmar by reading this page:

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) information on COVID-19 is available here: