Myanmar extends entry restrictions for travellers due to virus outbreak

Pedestrians crossing a major road as vehicles make their ways on a road in downtown Yangon, Myanmar, on Sunday (April 26). Myanmar announced extensions of all official measures it is taking against the spread of COVID-19, including targeting June 18 as the ending date for 10 pm-4am curfew in Yangon, the nation's biggest city and commercial capital. - AP

YANGON: Myanmar's Foreign Affairs Ministry on Sunday morning (Apr 26) announced the extension of temporary entry restrictions for visitors from all countries until May 15, as part of measures to curb the spread of Covid-19 (coronavirus) pandemic.

The extension will be applied to the ministry's announcements of precautionary measures for the travellers which were set to be in force until April 30.

Complying with the restrictions, all incoming travellers including Myanmar nationals and all diplomats accredited to Myanmar and the United Nations officials working in Myanmar will be put in quarantine on their arrival in Myanmar.

Also, the suspension period of all types of visas including social visit visas and visa exemption services has been extended to May 15, the ministry's announcement said.

According to a recent release from the Ministry of Health and Sports, the quarantine period was extended to 28 days which include 21-day facility quarantine and seven-day home quarantine.

Meanwhile, the effective period of restriction for operation of international flights at Yangon International Airport was also extended on Friday to May 15, said an announcement from the Yangon Aerodrome Company Limited, operator of the airport. - Xinhua/Asian News Network
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