Myanmar has rolled out plans to resume international tourism early next year, according to the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism, it announced. In the first phase of reopening tourism, the Ministry expects to welcome visitors from regional countries. In this connection, the ministry needs to make alignment with their reopening plans, travel bubbles or travel corridor schemes, the Ministry’s Public Relations and Information Department told Xinhua news agency.
“We are making necessary consultation with government agencies and private associations to systematically receive international visitors when airports and borders reopen,” an official of the department said.
The country suspended operations of international commercial passenger flights excluding relief flights, medical evacuation and special flights, and the issuance of all types of visas for foreign nationals from all countries was also suspended, following the report of the first two Covid-19 positive cases on March 23 last year.
According to a recent release of the Information Ministry, land border crossings with Thailand will reopen next month ahead of a resumption of international air travel by the end of the first quarter of 2022. Minister of Information Maung Maung Ohn said that “once our vaccination program reaches targets and if global infection rates drop, we intend to resume international air travel in the first quarter of 2022″.