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Myanmar

Myanmar

Junta announces tourist e-visas to be available from 15 May, but system still not live.
Lockdown Status
Partial
Inbound Travel
Partial
Outbound Travel
Partial
Confirmed
613,186
11,188 per million
7 Day Rolling Ave
+14
-20% vs prev week
Deaths
19,434
354.6 per million
Fully Vaccinated
24,329,862
44.39% of pop.
Source: Cases - John Hopkins University (2022-05-19). Vaccine - World Health Organization (2022-05-10). Retrieved from OurWorldInData.org

Latest Travel Industry News

Policy Summary

Lockdown Status

State of emergency declared until Jul 2022. Martial law declared in certain townships. Curfew of 12am-4am.

Travel Restrictions

Tourist e-visa issuance supposedly to go live on 15 May (but system not yet open), business e-visas open for application. International commercial flights opened on 17 Apr.

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

9 Sep 2020: Tax relief for tourism sector extended

11 Jul 2020: 500 billion kyats business loans

9 May 2020: 3rd fund of $2.5 million USD set up to support loans to 111 industrial and tourism companies

2 May 2020: 2nd fund of $142.8 million USD is set to be created by the government to help struggling businesses

16 Apr 2020: Hotel and tour businesses will not have to pay licence fees for one year until 31 Mar 2021

18 Mar 2020: Covid-19 fund established and funds may be borrowed at interest rate of 1% for one year

18 Mar 2020: Commercial tax and corporate income tax deadlines extended until end of Sep 2020

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

Mar

Apr

May

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