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Announcement on Temporary suspension of all types of visas
for foreign nationals from all countries visiting Myanmar

 

1. With a view to further strengthening measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 pandemic, the Government of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar has decided to adopt the following entry visa restrictions for visitors from all countries with effect from 29 March 2020, 0001 hours (Myanmar standard time). These temporary measures will be in force till 30 April 2020:

(a) Suspension of the issuance of all types of visa (including social visit visa) to all foreign nationals, except diplomats accredited to Myanmar, United Nations officials resident in Myanmar and crew of ships and aircraft operating to and from Myanmar.

(b) Suspension of visa exemption granted to all foreign nationals on the basis of bilateral arrangements, including those from ASEAN member countries, except those holding diplomatic and official passport.

(c) All diplomats accredited to Myanmar and United Nations officials resident in Myanmar may obtain entry visas through respective Myanmar Missions abroad. They shall be required to provide certification of the absence of COVID-19 infection issued by a recognized laboratory no more than 72 hours prior to the date of travel and before boarding any aircraft destined for Myanmar. They shall be subject to home quarantine for 14 days on their arrival in Myanmar.

(d) Crew of ships or aircraft operating to and from Myanmar may also obtain entry visa through respective Myanmar Missions abroad. They shall be required to follow the latest guidelines and directives issued by the Ministry of Transport and Communication of the Republic of Union of Myanmar.

2. Foreign nationals who are required to visit Myanmar on urgent official mission or for a compelling reason may contact the nearest Myanmar Missions abroad for possible exception on certain entry restrictions from the authorities concerned of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar.

Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Nay Pyi Taw
Dated. 28 March 2020

Additional Precautionary Restrictions for Travelers from all countries visiting Myanmar

 

1.           With a view to preventing importation and spread of COVID-19, the Government of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar is obligated to take additional precautionary measures to control and limit the risk that travellers from all countries may pose to the populations in Myanmar.

2.           The following additional temporary restrictive measures will take effect for imcoming travellers from all countries starting from 25 March 2020, 0000 hours ( Myanmar standard time) –

2.1. All imcoming Myanmar nationals from any country will be subject to a 14-day Facility Quarantine on their arrival in Myanmar.

2.2. All foreign nationals travelling to Myanmar are required to present laboratory evidence of absence of COVID-19 infection issued no more than 72 hours prior to the date of travel before boarding any airline destined for Myanmar. They will be subject to a 14-day facility quarantine on their arrival in Myanmar.

2.3. All diplomats accredited to Myanmar and United Nations officals working in Myanmar are also requried to present laboratory evidence of absence of COVID-19 infection issued no more than 72 hours prior to the date of travel before boarding any airline destined for Myanmar. They will be subject to home quarantine to 14 days on their arrival in Myanmar.

3.            This Notification shall supersede the precautionary measures announced earlier.

Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Nay Pyi Taw

Dated. 24 March 2020

Precautionary Restrictions for Travelers to Myanmar

  1. The World Health Organization (WHO) declared the COVID – 19 outbreak as a pandemic on 11 March 2020 and called upon governments around the world to scale up their response to contain the pandemic.
  2. In light of the announcement of the WHO and the rapid escalation of the spread of COVID – 19 across the globe, the Government of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar is taking precautionary measures to control and limit the risk. Travelers from seriously affected countries may pose a threat to the population of Myanmar.
  3. With regard to travelers who have visited countries with a very high number of cases, the following additional temporary restrictive measures will take effect starting from 15 March 2020, 0500 hours at the port of departure.
  4. The Ministry of Health and Sports is monitoring the global situation on the outbreak, especially the transmission pattern of the COVID-19, and will make further announcements on additional precautionary measures as and when necessary.

 

Ministry of Health and Sports

Nay Pyi Taw

15 March 2020 (05:00 MST)

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