Myanmar extends travel and int’l flight restrictions till end of July

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The government on June 28 decided to extend temporary travel and international flight restrictions to the end of July.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced that it will be extending travel restrictions imposed to prevent the spread of the coronavirus to July 31. It is the sixth time restrictions have been extended, although some have been gradually removed.

The restrictions include precautionary measures against all travellers and the suspension of issuing all types of visas (including social visit visas and visa exemptions) to foreigners.

However, urgent officials missions, foreign diplomats and UN officials who need to travel to Myanmar via relief flight should contact the nearest Myanmar Missions abroad for entry.

The foreign ministry also urged all visitors to follow the latest guidelines of the Ministry of Health and Sports.

On the same day, the Department of Civil Aviation (DCA) also released an announcement addressed to all airlines operating international air services to and from Myanmar that it will be extending its temporary measures until July 31. The restrictions include disallowing the landing of all international commercial passenger flights at all Myanmar airports.

The National-level Central Committee on Prevention, Control and Treatment on COVID-19 announced the previous day on June 27 that it will be extending the virus preventive measures until July 15.

Myanmar has reported nearly 300 COVID-19 cases. As of June 28, there are a total of 299 COVID-19 cases including six deaths and 218 recoveries.