Myanmar issues guidelines for inbound travelers ahead of resumption of international flights


YANGON, April 11 (Xinhua): Myanmar issued guidelines for inbound international travelers on Monday ahead of the resumption of international flights, according to the Ministry of Health (MoH).

All incoming travelers must present proof of vaccination with a vaccine approved by the Ministry of Health and a negative Covid-19 RT-PCR report from a test carried out within 72 hours before embarking on the trip, said the ministry.

Meanwhile, children under 6 traveling with fully vaccinated parents or guardians are exempt from these requirements, he said.

The ministry said in the guidelines that foreigners must present Covid-19 medical insurance purchased from Myanmar Insurance before entering Myanmar.

As per the guidelines, each passenger must also submit a health declaration regarding the authenticity of the report and will be subject to criminal prosecution if found otherwise.

All inbound travelers must stay at designated hotels to await the RT-PCR test result sent by the Health Ministry within 24 hours, he said.

If symptoms of COVID-19 are discovered while in Myanmar, travelers should be immediately isolated and taken to medical facilities in accordance with health protocol.

Arrivals in Myanmar without proof of vaccination and a negative Covid-19 RT-PCR report will only be permitted on relief flights and will need to meet quarantine and testing requirements for international travelers to Myanmar, he said.

The ministry further said that foreigners will not be allowed to take relief flights from Sunday.

He said international travelers would only enter Myanmar through Yangon International Airport and foreigners would not be allowed to transit through the country.

In-state guests or foreign delegates can request exemptions from the requirements by submitting a request letter to relevant government departments at least five working days before the arrival date, he said.

The ministry added that foreign crews who need a layover in Myanmar are subject to self-isolation in designated hotels in accordance with respective health protocols.

The requirements will come into effect from Sunday when the country prepares to reopen international commercial flight operations. – Xinhua


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