Information for Australians
The latest travel advice for Myanmar is available via the link below:
Register with the Australian Embassy in Yangon
For Australians that remain in Myanmar, you may wish to register your details with us. If you would like to register, just send an email with your name and contact details to [email protected] or call us on +95 12307410 between 08:00am – 4:00pm, Monday to Friday.
Pre-travel COVID Testing
Some countries may require you to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test as part of entry or transit requirements. Please check travel requirements with the airline prior to travel or you may not be allowed to board the aircraft. You can check transit requirements such as transit airports and pre-travel requirements (e.g., COVID-19 testing, transit procedures etc) at:
If you do require a COVID-19 test prior to travel, COVID testing may be available at (subject to staffing):
- International SOS Clinic – Inya Lake Hotel, 37 Kaba Aye Pagoda, Yangon
- National Health Laboratory - No. 35, Hmaw Kun Daik Street, Dagon Township, Yangon
- Pun Hlaing Hospital, Pun Hlaing Estate Avenue, Hlaing Tharyar Township and No. 14/A Taw Win Street, Dagon Township
- Samitivej International Clinic - 9E/2.Kabar Aye Pagoda Road,Ward No.(7), Mayangone Township
- Yangon Airport Molecular Lab - Aircargo Terminal, Near the Htan Pin Kone Bustation, Pyay Road, Mingalardon Township
Visas and entry into Australia
Please visit the Department of Home Affairs for information on Australia's immigration and border arrangements. This provides information on current travel restrictions, information for vaccinated and unvaccinated travellers and guidance on visa requirements.
Myanmar Citizens require a valid visa to enter Australia. You can use the Visa Finder on the Department of Home Affairs website to explore visa options.
Travel to Australia
Yangon International Airport (YIA) is open with regular commercial flights operating through multiple airlines.
Singapore Airlines operate weekly flights from Yangon to Singapore, departing every Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. There are regular onward flights to Australia from Singapore, however, you should contact Singapore Airlines or your booking agent to confirm flight availability and transit arrangements.
There are also regular flights to Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok and Singapore with Myanmar Airways International (MAI). Onward flights to Australia are available.
An alternative option for travel from Yangon to Australia is through Seoul and Doha using Myanmar Airway International/Korean Air to Seoul and Qatar Airways from Seoul to Australia.
You can follow travel providers on Facebook or visit their website directly for updates on flight schedules and travel requirements.
All travellers should check pre-travel requirements (e.g. COVID-19 testing, transit procedures etc) before booking tickets. You can check transit rules at:
Please travel with personal protective equipment, e.g. face masks, face shield and hand sanitizer. Some airlines may require some or all of these as part of their mandatory boarding requirements.
Getting vaccinated overseas
The Australian Government can’t provide advice on the safety, quality and efficacy of vaccines that have been approved for use outside of Australia’s regulatory process. You should consult your local health professional for advice on vaccine options, including assistance that may be available locally.
For further information on COVID-19 travel requirements, including registering a vaccination received overseas, and travelling with children, please visit: COVID-19 vaccinations | Smartraveller
Airline Contact Information
Address: #09-01, Junction City Tower
No. 3/A, Corner of Bogyoke Aung San Road and 27th St
Pabedan Township, Yangon
Email: [email protected]
· +959 446 447 004
· +959 446 447 005
Please be aware phone lines may be busy for long periods. If you are unable to speak to someone over the phone, please email [email protected]
Travellers will only be allowed to transit in Singapore when flying with the following airlines whose transfer routes have been approved by the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS). Please refer to details below:
Myanmar Airways International (MAI)
MAI Facebook: facebook.com/8Mofficial
Myanmar National Airways
MNA Facebook: facebook.com/MyanmarNationalAirlines
All Nippon Airways: ana.co.jp
Asiana Airlines Website: flyasiana.com
Korean Air Website: koreanair.com
Malaysia Airlines: malaysiaairlines.com
Qatar Airways Website: qatarairways.com
- Phone: Aung Kyaw Htin Ko +95 9788879995
- Email: [email protected]
- Facebook: facebook.com/sunfartravel
Myanmar 1st Hand
- Phone: +95 1229245
- Email: [email protected]
- Website: travelmyanmar.com
- Facebook: facebook.com/columbustravelsandtours
Travelling with Pets
Pets such as dogs, cats and household birds may be approved to travel on certain flights if they have valid health and vaccination certificates, entry permits, and/or any other documents required by countries of entry or transit. The following airlines may allow pets to travel, pending they meet certain criteria:
Singapore Airlines: Travelling with pets (singaporeair.com)
Korean Air: Flying With Pets | Korean Air
In all instances of pet travel please confirm details directly with airlines as pet travel policies may be subject to change at short notice.
If you are looking to travel to Australia with a pet, please check Australian animal quarantine requirements prior to travel: Bringing cats and dogs to Australia - Department of Agriculture
For Australians remaining in Myanmar
For Australians remaining in Myanmar, you should always be ready to shelter-in-place; have essential supplies and funds. Maintain heightened security awareness, monitor the media, and keep in close contact with family and friends.
Shelter-in-place preparation can include:
- Have a plan/schedule to maintain communication with family/friends.
- Ensure you have enough food, water, cash, and other essentials to last you for two weeks.
- Prepare essential items for travel.
- Make sure your passport is still valid. Many countries require at least 6 months validity for entry or transit.
- Have emergency contacts information with you.
- Please plan to have a sufficient stock of food for up to two weeks in the event shop closures occur unexpectedly.
Services Australia (Centrelink, Pensions, Social Security and Medicare)
Consular staff are unable to provide information on Centrelink, pensions, social security or Medicare. Please contact Service Australia directly if you wish to discuss their range of payments and services.
Tel: 001 800 611 4136 (international free call number) or +61 3 6222 3455 - Monday to Friday 8 am to 5 pm Australian Eastern Standard Time
Extending your Myanmar Visa
The Myanmar Immigration Office can assist with extending your visa. You may need a letter from your employer or sponsoring organisation. The Office’s details are:
- Address: No.188, Pansodan Street, (Middle Block), Kyauktada Township, Yangon.
- Telephone: +95 (0) 1 372903 / +95 (0) 1 378948.
The Embassy has a small list of visa agents that may be able to assist. We make no claim about the quality of these agents. Please email us for information.
Quarantine in Myanmar
If you are suspected of having COVID-19 you may be quarantined in a local facility, possibly for an extended period, under the direction of the Ministry of Health and Sports.
These facilities may be below the standard of facilities in Australia. In some limited circumstances you may be able to request approval to quarantine at a hotel (at your cost) based on your health condition.
If you are quarantined you can email the embassy at [email protected] or call the Embassy on +95 12307410 to let us know.
Staying safe when there are demonstrations or civil unrest
Protest activity continues to be widespread in many forms with security services responding, there have been fatalities and injuries.
Authorities may consider you a protester just for being nearby, watching or taking photos. Even if you didn’t participate. Don't get involved in protests. Even if you support or agree with the demonstrators. You could be injured, arrested or jailed. Even peaceful protests can quickly turn violent. Riot police may cordon off roads.
Ultimately, it is up to you to decide whether to remain in your current location. The Australian Government can't make decisions for you when there's unrest. See further details at: https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/before-you-go/safety/demonstrations
Travel and curfew
Movement restrictions, including stay-at-home orders, curfews and quarantine, may be imposed at short notice. Monitor the media closely.
Be aware that during major unrest, it may be difficult to get flights out.
- Airlines often cancel flights in and out of destinations affected by civil unrest. Especially if there's increased activity at or near the airport.
- Even if airlines haven't cancelled flights, tickets may be in short supply and in high demand. If you can get a ticket, it may be much more expensive than usual.
Power cuts and communications interruptions are being reported throughout the country. Stay in contact with family and friends so they know you're safe.
Money may be difficult to access. Ensure you have enough cash on hand should shortages and banking disruptions persist. Please ensure you can access enough cash to cover current and future costs. You should have both Myanmar Kyat (MMK) and USD.
Medical facilities in Myanmar are extremely limited, particularly outside Yangon. Major private hospitals in Yangon and Mandalay remain open. Ensure you have stocks of any medical supplies and medications you may need.
We strongly recommend you take out medical coverage to ensure access to medical services while you are in Myanmar.
Below are links that give guidance on options, brokers and insurance accepted by some private clinics operating in Myanmar:
Australians planning to travel to Myanmar
Myanmar is currently a Do No Travel destination due to the ongoing civil unrest and armed conflict.
All Australians planning to travel to Myanmar should contact their local Myanmar Embassy to seek advice on travel arrangements and to submit a visa application.