Coronavirus (COVID-19) and travel: The situation around the world is changing dramatically. Various governments have changed their travel warnings to restrict travel during this time. To understand how this may impact cover under your policy, please go to our FAQs and select your country of residence.
For the latest travel warnings and alerts around the world, read about lockdowns and border restrictions.
If you are in Myanmar and able to leave, you should do so as soon as possible due to potential pressures on medical facilities and the risk of flights out of Myanmar being cancelled.
All land borders with neighboring countries were closed on March 19.
From 24 March there are new temporary restrictive measures in place. All incoming foreign nationals are required to present a certificate of evidence that they do not have COVID-19, which must be issued no more than 72 hours in advance of travel.
All foreign visitors arriving in Myanmar will be placed in a 14-day government quarantine facility. Travelers who have visited China or the Republic of Korea will not be permitted entry.
Stay up to date with media and your government travel advisories. These restrictions could change without warning at any time.
Myanmar is preparing for Tropical Storm Pabuk as it makes its way westward into the Gulf of Thailand. The system is due to make landfall on the 3rd January in southern Thailand before continuing onwards to Myanmar, where it's likely to impact the country on January 4th.
Many towns and neighboring archepelagos in southern Myanmar will be impacted, with a high risk of heavy rainfall and coastal flooding. The storm has already produced torrential rains and flooding in Vietnam and Cambodia. Meterologists are continually monitoring the storm system as there are concerns it could gather strength in the Gulf and evolve into a cyclone as it heads towards Thailand and Myanmar.
Local transport services will be impacted by the storm.
Please check with authorities for more information, follow any official warnings and listen to local news reports to monitor the situation. Failure to comply with directives from government authorities means you won't be covered by travel insurance.
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