THE EMBASSY OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA IN RANGOON IS TRANSMITTING THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION THROUGH THE AMERICAN LIAISON NETWORK AS A PUBLIC SERVICE TO U.S. CITIZENS IN BURMA. PLEASE DISSEMINATE THIS MESSAGE TO ALL U.S. CITIZENS IN YOUR ORGANIZATION OR NEIGHBORHOOD.
24 March 2020
Outbound Travel from Myanmar
International outbound flight availability significantly decreased over the weekend of March 21-22. There are few remaining flights departing Myanmar to international hubs. Currently, U.S. citizens seeking to return to the U.S. should explore transiting Doha, Tokyo, and different cities in China.
Information on specific flights changes frequently, often without notice. Also, though flights to a city may be available, tickets on that flight may be sold out. We are also seeing several last-minute flight cancellations. Check directly with airlines for flight availability.
Though some flights to Bangkok are operational, the Royal Thai Government currently requires that passengers, for arrival and transit, present proof of a negative COVID-19 test and health insurance. As COVID-19 tests are not generally available to the public in Myanmar, U.S. citizens may not be able to currently fly to Bangkok.
We strongly recommend that U.S. citizens seeking to depart Myanmar book their outbound flight directly with operating airlines.
However, if new flights to Bangkok or other international hubs open, we seek to understand how many U.S. citizens wish to depart Myanmar but are unable to do so. If you are a U.S. citizen and wish to depart Myanmar, but are unable to do so due to flight availability, please send us the following information by email to ACSRangoon@state.gov:
- Surname (Family Name) as it appears in your passport
- Given name(s) as it appears in your passport
- Date of Birth
- Passport Number
- Email Address
- Phone numbers you can be reached at
- Location in Myanmar
- Final Destination in the U.S.
Inbound Travel to Myanmar
Additionally, On March 24, the Myanmar government updated implemented enhanced screening and quarantine measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19, to include the following, beginning at 12:01 AM on March 25, 2020:
- All incoming Myanmar nationals are required to present a medical certificate showing that they have no symptoms of acute respiratory illness (fever and cough or shortness of breath) before boarding any airline destined for Myanmar. They will be required to undergo quarantine in a Myanmar government facility for 14 days after arriving in Myanmar.
- 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 Myanmar. They will be required to undergo quarantine in a Myanmar government facility for 14 days after arriving in Myanmar.
Stay informed about COVID-19 developments in Myanmar by reading this page: https://mm.usembassy.gov/covid-19-information/.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) information on COVID-19 is available here: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html.