Information for Australians
The latest travel advice is available via the link below:
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
Australian citizens and permanent residents can enter Australia. All travellers to Australia must declare their vaccination status to enter Australia and provide appropriate proof. Unvaccinated or partially vaccinated visa holders are still required to seek an exemption to enter Australia. Travellers seeking an exemption on medical grounds will need to provide acceptable evidence of the medical reason they cannot be vaccinated (medical contraindication). Previous infection with COVID−19 is not considered to be medical contraindication for a COVID−19 vaccine.
All travellers must complete the Digital Passenger Declaration at least 72 hours prior to departure. Passengers can start a DPD seven days before their flight to Australia, but can only finalise a DPD within 72 hours prior to departure. This is because you must provide your health information (vaccine and COVID test) within 72 hours of your flight. For more information visit:
The travel, health and vaccine status information collected through the DPD will be securely shared with state and territory public health authorities to support their management of COVID−19, including quarantine arrangements.
Myanmar Citizens require a valid visa and have specific travel permission from Home Affairs. Please visit the Department of Home Affairs COVID 19 and the border website for information on Australia's border arrangements.
Quarantine arrangements differ across Australia and may be subject to change at short notice. You must stay up to date with local information about isolation and quarantine. Please visit your state or territory website for specific information on isolation and quarantine for your area:
- Australian Capital Territory COVID-19 site
- New South Wales COVID-19 site
- Northern Territory COVID-19 site
- Queensland COVID-19 site
- South Australia COVID-19 site
- Tasmania COVID-19 site
- Victoria COVID-19 site
- Western Australia COVID-19 site.
Travel to Australia
Yangon International Airport (YIA) remains open with regular flights operating through a number of airlines.
Singapore Airlines operate three flights per week from Yangon to Singapore, departing on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. There are regular onward flights to Australia from Singapore, however, you should contact Singapore Airlines or your booking agent for flight availability and transit arrangements. Travellers transiting through Singapore are required to take a pre-departure Covid-19 PCR test within 48 hours of the scheduled departure date of their flight. Check with your airline prior to departure, as these requirements can change at short notice.
There are also regular flights to Kuala Lumpur and Bangkok 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.
Myanmar National Airlines (MNA) organise relief flights to regional hubs. Contact MNA directly for updates and tickets and follow MNA on Facebook.
You should also follow travel providers on Facebook and visit their website for the latest updates.
Check transit requirements such as transit airports and 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.
Foreign Vaccination Certificates
From November 2021, some passengers travelling to and from Australia will be subject to different rules if they can prove they are fully vaccinated. Travellers are able to prove their vaccination status using a foreign vaccination certificate.
Travellers vaccinated in other countries can present certificates in formats that meet certain criteria, for further information please visit:
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
If you need assistance finding affordable accommodation email us at [email protected] We have a list of affordable accommodation options.
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, 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.
You may be required to obtain a letter from the Embassy to extend a tourist visa. Make an appointment by emailing [email protected]
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 email the embassy at [email protected] or call the Embassy on +95 12307410.
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.