165 Myanmar citizens repatriated from foreign countries

Myanmar nationals returning from UAE, Oman and other foreign countries queuing for immigration process at Yangon International Airport on 20 August. PHOTO: MNA
Myanmar nationals returning from UAE, Oman and other foreign countries queuing for immigration process at Yangon International Airport on 20 August. PHOTO: MNA

A relief flight of Myanmar Airways International (MAI) brought back 165 Myanmar nationals stranded in UAE, Oman and other foreign countries, and it landed at Yangon International Airport yesterday evening. Among these returnees, 28 persons are from Oman, 1 from Bahrain, 82 from UAE, 9 from Egypt, 4 from Belgium, 2 from the Maldives, 7 from Israel, 3 from Bangladesh, 10 from Brazil, 8 from French, 2 each from Spain, South Africa and Nigeria, 3 from Panama and 1 each from the US and Djibouti.
As they arrived in Yangon, officials from the Ministry of Labour, Immigration and Population, the Ministry of Health and Sports, and the Yangon Region government helped for their 21-day quarantine period in line with the regulations of immigration and medical checks.
To bring back the Myanmar citizens stranded in foreign countries by relief flights and chartered flights per the instructions from National-Level Central Committee on Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), the Ministry of Foreign Affairs cooperated with the relevant ministries and Myanmar embassies from respective countries and brought back 11,577 citizens to date.—MNA (Translated by Khine Thazin Han)

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