Myanmar will resume international passenger flights from April 17, the military said on Saturday, lifting a two-year ban on foreign tourists.

Reopening overview

  • Myanmar will lift its two-year ban on foreign tourists on April 17
  • Visitors will have to be fully vaccinated, take two PCR tests and quarantine for a week
  • The nation's tourism industry took a hit from the pandemic and violence around the junta's takeover

Reopening & resuming the economy

The South-East Asian nation closed its borders to visitors in March 2020, at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, in an attempt to prevent rising infections.

Myanmar was further isolated after a coup last year saw huge protests and a bloody military crackdown on dissent, sending its economy — including its tourism industry — into freefall.

"We will open all international flights on 17 April, and can fly as regularly," said the National Central Committee on Prevention, Control and Treatment of Coronavirus Disease, citing falling COVID-19 infections.

In a statement, it said the decision was "in order to improve the tourism business sector, and in order to have smooth trip for visitors who come to visit Myanmar".

Visitors will be required to quarantine for a week — undergoing two PCR tests — and must be fully vaccinated, according to the Health Ministry.

Pandemic, coup paralyse tourism

Myanmar's tourism industry was battered by the pandemic, with the country registering 40,000 daily COVID-19 cases at its peak last year. It has recorded almost 20,000 deaths in total.

Spiralling violence following the junta's takeover has also dented business, with many international firms pulling out of the nation.

More than 1,600 people have been killed by security forces and more than 11,000 people arrested since the coup, according to a local monitoring group.

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Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, Asian countries has taken the cautious approach to inbound travel and has had some of the strictest border restrictions and closures. At the moment, the nations of the region are in the beginning stages of reopening their borders for tourism, with every country introducing its own regulations.

The “unlocking” statuses vary widely. Travelers entering Asian countries may be required to do everything from going into quarantine, submitting negative COVID-19 test results, presenting proof of health insurance, and proof of vaccination (known a vaccine passports).

There is an understandable uncertainty with how you should travel to the Asian region if you are planning to. This is why we present you the list of 19 Asian countries, along with details on the current travel situation. As each country applies precisely defined regulations, you should always check the official websites listed in the article below for the latest government announcements.


Myanmar is renowned for the Burmese people’s festive spirit, and each year, there are festivals that happen all across the country. Below is the list of festivals that you should not miss as you plan your trip to Myanmar. One thing to note is that most festivals happen according to the Burmese calendar, so the dates of the festivals may vary each year. We recommend checking the dates before you travel.


With its UNESCO listed Buddhist temples, friendly locals, dirt cheap prices and idiosyncratic street food, Myanmar ranks among the best destinations for a backpacker in Southeast Asia.

Much like nearby Cambodia, the country was once considered off-limits for western tourism because of its turbulent political history.

However, since 1992, when the country officially opened to the outside world, tourism has been growing with over 7.5 million international tourists set to visit the country in 2020.

Despite this, the country is much less traveled than the Southeast Asia favorites of Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam.

But all of this is rapidly changing. Take a quick scroll through Instagram and you will be captivated by all the beautiful images of this colorful and vibrant country.

From soaring hot air balloons over Old Bagan to the wonderfully acrobatic fishermen of the Inle Lake, it's hard to believe this undiscovered gem will stay a secret for much longer.

So if you are planning a trip to Myanmar as we enter the 2020s, what questions should you ask beforehand to ensure your trip runs smoothly? 

How much money should you budget? What should you pack beforehand? How long should you spend in Myanmar? How do you pronounce Myanmar? Do the locals still call it Burma?

Even if you are the type of traveler that likes to travel without a fixed itinerary or set plans, a little research before you book your flights can make all the difference. 

Here is a guide for everything you need to know about backpacking Myanmar.


How long to spend in Cambodia may seem like a ridiculous question to address, but if you have plenty of time and aren’t sure how much to dedicate, this blog will definitely help you out. 

How long can you stay in Cambodia? 

Well, as long as you like! From 7 days to a month, there are various ways you can travel across Cambodia and uncover its secrets. Advising an ideal trip length for Cambodia is a bit of a complex challenge, as it depends on several factors such as the places you wish to visit, the activities you plan to join, or if you want to combine Cambodia with its neighbor countries. 

Stay tuned! We are going to sort all these things out including the step-by-step guide to create the best itinerary in Cambodia.


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