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TRAVEL ADVISORY (19) Calling For The Cooporation On The Announcement Regarding Temporary Restrictions For Visitors From All Countries To Myanmar

  1. The Ministry of Hotels and Tourism has been carrying out for sustainable tourism development, and to ensure security, safety, and satisfaction of visitors traveling in Myanmar.
  2. 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.
  1. 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.
  2. Tourism service providers are advised to take notice and collaborate accordingly.
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