Myanmar Orders Quarantine, Monitoring for Arrivals from Countries Hit by Coronavirus

YANGON—The Myanmar government has ordered mandatory quarantines or surveillance for travelers arriving from eight countries that have been hit badly by the COVID-19 outbreak, as a precautionary measurement to limit the risk of spreading the disease within Myanmar. Travelers are also required to present medical certificates stating they have no symptoms of acute respiratory illness. […]

Tourism forum expects bright future for SE Asia

Tourism operators in Southeast Asia expect huge arrival numbers, while Thailand, Vietnam and Myanmar will play a great role in this. Travel experts predict a bright future for the hospitality industry in the region, with arrivals to surpass 100 million this year, up from 99.5 million in 2013 and compared with an estimated 109 million […]

Tourists to top 3 million by end of 2014

Tourist arrivals in Myanmar are certain to exceed the expected number of over 3 million with over 100,000 more arrivals in the first week of December alone, according to a press release by the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism on December 17. A total of 2.7 million tourists visited the country from January to the […]

Tourist arrivals increase by 83 percent in three years

Tourist arrivals in Myanmar increased by 83 percent between October 2010 and October this year, according to Ministry of Hotel and Tourism statistics. According to the announcement, there were about 800,000 tourist arrivals in 2010 and more than 1.5 million tourists in 2013. The tourists arrived via Yangon, Mandalay, Bagan, Nay Pyi Taw and border […]