Myanmar extends travel ban, to Mitigate COVID-19 spread


Myanmar, a Southeast Asian nation, has further extended its travel ban and curfew until July 15 to prevent the spread of the pandemic from inbound travelers and within the country, according to a statement released on Saturday by the Central Committee on COVID-19 Control.

According to the committee, which is led by de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi, the restrictions put in place will include a temporary suspension of international flights, a ban on issuing all visas and visa-exemption services, as well as a three-week quarantine for Myanmar nationals returning home by relief flights and across borders.

The nightly 12 am to 4 am curfew remains in place, along with the ban of gatherings of more than five people, while exceptions are made for funerals and work-related matters.

United Nations (UN) officials, diplomats, and foreign nationals who need to enter Myanmar on relief flights or other transport arrangements for urgent meetings and for compelling purposes must obtain exceptions from a Myanmar mission.

More so, Visitors are encouraged to follow the instructions of the Ministry of Health and Sports.

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