185 Myanmar nationals fly back home by special flights

Myanmar nationals returned from Singapore queue for immigration process at the Yangon International Airport on 20 July 2020. Photo: mna
Myanmar nationals returned from Singapore queue for immigration process at the Yangon International Airport on 20 July 2020. Photo: MNA

A relief flight by Myanmar Airways International (MAI) bringing back 134 Myanmar nationals (121 are from Australia and New Zealand, and 13 are from Indonesia) landed at the Yangon International Airport at 8:30 pm yesterday as well as a charter flight by Myanmar National Airline (MNA) bringing back 51 Myanmar seamen from Singapore Changi Airport also landed at 3:30 pm yesterday.
After cooperation with Myanmar embassies in Canberra and Jakarta, Myanmar authorities could arrange the MAI relief flight (Sydney-Bali-Yangon) to bring back the 134 Myanmar nationals.
Similarly, after cooperation between Myanmar authorities, the Myanmar Seafarers Employment Services Federation, the relevant shipping companies, and the Myanmar embassy in Singapore, a total of 51 Myanmar seamen who needed crew-change after their contracts had expired could be brought back by the MNA charter flight.
As they arrived in the Yangon International Airport, the Ministry of Labour, Immigration and Population, the Ministry of Health and Sports and the Yangon Region government helped the returnees for health inspections and arranged for 21-day quarantine.
To bring back Myanmar nationals stranded in foreign nations by relief flights and charter flights in accordance with the instructions from National-Level Central Committee for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), the Ministry of Foreign Affairs cooperated with the relevant ministries and Myanmar embassies from respective nations, and brought back a total of 8,422 Myanmar citizens.—MNA
(Translated by Maung Maung Swe)

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