At the British Council, the health and safety of our staff, customers and the communities in which we operate is our top priority. Thank you for working with us as we follow the advice of the health authorities and government in our response to the spread of Covid-19 in Myanmar.

Following recent government directives to prevent the spread of Covid-19 in Myanmar, all our centres in Myanmar will not open for face-to-face consultation. 

The current situation for IELTS in Myanmar is that tests until 28 February are suspended.

Pearson Edexcel for January 2021 and Cambridge March 2021 are cancelled.

Please click in the expandable section below for further details.

IELTS update

The current situation for IELTS in Myanmar is that tests until 28 February are suspended.

Re-scheduling and refunds

IELTS test takers who have registered for a test up to 28 February can request to re-schedule their test date by end of the year or take a refund through our standard processes.

We have made the following exceptions for test takers who can request to re-schedule their test date by up to six months (2021 test dates will be available soon) or take a full refund without a deduction:

  • are currently in a country or place that would face quarantine on arrival in Myanmar, and are therefore are unable to travel to Myanmar for the test
  • are under 14-day compulsory quarantine order, 14-day medical surveillance or other self-quarantine order, as required by the Myanmar government
  • have a high temperature, persistent cough, difficulty breathing or other flu-like symptoms.

If any of the above apply to you, please make a request by completing Test Date Transfer or Refund Form.

On the form, select ‘Other’ and indicate ‘Covid-19’ in the ‘Grounds for Application’ section. Note that you do not need to attach supporting documents to your request. E-mail the form to We will send a confirmation within five working days. However, we will not be able to process any refunds until our office re-opens, in line with Myanmar government policies.

Cambridge International and Pearson Edexcel examinations updates

Due to ongoing Covid-19 situation and Stay at Home orders imposed by Myanmar government:

Cambridge exams for March 2021 series have been cancelled, this includes Cambridge IGCSE, Cambridge O Level and Cambridge International AS & A Level.  

Pearson Edexcel exams for January 2021 session have also been cancelled, this includes iPrimary, iLowerSecondary, International A Level and IGCSE.

Affected test takers are contacted in regards the exams cancellation. 

Re-scheduling and refunds

The British Council is currently awaiting further information from the exams boards on how the cancellations will affect international candidates, including  deferral of exams to later sessions and issuing of credit notes or refunds. For more information or assistance, please contact our customer services team at

For more information or assistance, please contact our customer services team at