Myanmar Extends COVID-19 Visa and Flight Bans Until July 31

Myanmar has extended visa restrictions and bans on international flights until the end of July as COVID-19 cases continue to be reported among returnees from overseas.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs said applications for urgent diplomatic and United Nations visas should be made at Myanmar’s embassies.

A 21-day quarantine will be imposed on everyone entering the country, the ministry said on Sunday.

The Department of Civil Aviation said special, relief and cargo flights would continue to operate.

Myanmar banned visas and international flights in March when it reported its first COVID-19 cases. There have now been 299 confirmed cases, with six new cases over the weekend, all of which were imported from India and Thailand. Six deaths have been recorded.