Myanmar extends entry restrictions for travellers to June 15 to contain COVID-19 spread

Source: Xinhua| 2020-06-01 23:16:52|Editor: huaxia

YANGON, June 1 (Xinhua) -- Myanmar's Foreign Affairs Ministry Monday announced extension of temporary entry restrictions for travellers from all countries until June 15, as part of measures to contain the spread of COVID-19 outbreak.

The extension will be effective to the ministry's announcements of precautionary measures for the travellers which were set to be in force until May 31.

Complying with the restrictions, all incoming travelers including Myanmar nationals and all diplomats accredited to Myanmar and the United Nations officials working in Myanmar must follow the existing directives issued by the Ministry of Health and Sports 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 June 15, the ministry's announcement said.

Myanmar has reported 228 confirmed COVID-19 cases with six deaths so far since the infectious disease was first detected in the country on March 23. Enditem