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Tuesday, August 9, 2022

Myanmar rolls out new health guidelines for foreign travellers

Myanmar has issued new health guidelines for incoming travellers through airports, which take effect from this week, according to the country’s Ministry of Health (MOH). Under the new guidelines, travellers are required to present proof of vaccination with an MOH-approved vaccine and a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test issued 48 hours before arrival.

Children aged under 12 traveling with fully vaccinated parents or guardians are exempted from the vaccination requirement. As per the health guidelines, travellers should also present a health declaration form and a COVID-19 rapid test requisition form, the ministry added.

For foreigners, a COVID-19 medical insurance purchased from Myanmar Insurance is required to show at the airport. At the airports’ quarantine and immigration counters, each passenger’s swab will be taken for a COVID-19 RDT test, with the result given within an hour, according to the ministry.

Travellers testing positive for COVID-19 are required to be isolated, transferred and treated at a designated hospital, a treatment centre or a hotel, it said.

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