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Myanmar

Myanmar

2 protestors killed during Saturday’s demonstrations; millions expected to protest in general strike on Mon.
Lockdown Status
Partial
Inbound Travel
Restricted
Outbound Travel
Restricted
Confirmed
141,875
2,608 per million
7 Day Rolling Ave
+21
-21% vs prev week
Deaths
3,198
58.8 per million
Fully Vaccinated
-
0.00% of pop.
Source: Cases - John Hopkins University (2021-02-26). Retrieved from OurWorldInData.org

Latest Travel Industry News

Policy Summary

Lockdown Status

State of emergency declared for one year. Schools closed. Gatherings more than 5 people banned, curfew in place for Yangon and Mandalay from 8pm-4am.

Travel Restrictions

All visa issuances suspended. Majority of international flights suspended until 31 May. 14-day quarantine for those who enter the country. Travellers from the UK not permitted.

Containment Policies Timeline

How to read this graph
International Travel Restrictions
  • 0 - no restrictions
  • 1 - screening arrivals
  • 2 - quarantine arrivals from some or all regions
  • 3 - ban arrivals from some regions
  • 4 - ban on all regions or total border closure
Internal Movement Restrictions
  • 0 - no restrictions
  • 1 - recommend not to travel between regions/cities
  • 2 - internal movement restrictions in place
Stay At Home Requirements
  • 0 - no measures
  • 1 - recommend not leaving house
  • 2 - require not leaving house with exceptions for daily exercise, grocery shopping, and 'essential' trips
  • 3 - require not leaving house with minimal exceptions (eg allowed to leave once a week, or only one person can leave at a time, etc)
School Closures
  • 0 - no measures
  • 1 - recommend closing
  • 2 - require closing (only some levels or categories, eg just high school, or just public schools)
  • 3 - require closing all levels

Economy Summary

Fiscal support for the tourism industry

Tax relief (9 Sep)

  • Tax relief has been extended until 31 Dec for prioritised sectors, including tourism

Business loans (11 Jul)

  • Fund of 500 billion kyats to support businesses, including those in tourism

  • Loans will help to pay salaries and will be at a 1% interest rate

  • 3rd fund of $2.5 million USD set up to support loans to 111 industrial and tourism companies (9 May)

  • 2nd fund of $142.8 million USD is set to be created by the government to help struggling businesses (2 May)

  • Hotel and tour businesses will not have to pay licence fees for one year until 31 Mar 2021 (16 Apr)

  • Covid-19 fund established and funds may be borrowed at interest rate of 1% for one year (18 Mar)

  • Commercial tax and corporate income tax deadlines extended until end of Sep 2020 (18 Mar)

GDP Growth Rate

% per year
6.4

2018
6.8

2019
1.8

2020
forecast
6.0

2021
forecast

Inflation Rate

% per year
5.9

2018
8.6

2019
6.0

2020
forecast
6.0

2021
forecast
Source: Asian Development Bank. Asian Development Outlook 2020 Update.

Consumer Trends Summary

Tourism Arrivals Summary

International Tourism Arrivals

YoY % change
25.0

Jan'20

-38.0
Feb

-70.0
Mar

-100.0
Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Jan'21

Feb

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