Medical, evacuation flights exempted from temporary flight bans

Department of Civil Aviation is coordinating for embassy personnel and expatriates in Myanmar to depart by flight.  Photo: mna
Department of Civil Aviation is coordinating for embassy personnel and expatriates in Myanmar to depart by flight.  Photo: MNA

The Department of Civil Aviation is coordinating for embassy personnel and expatriates in Myanmar to depart by flight and for international cargo flights of rescue and medical supplies to land in Myanmar.
Commercial flights have been suspended form 31 March to 13 April while emergency and medical cargo flights have been permitted to enter and leave Myanmar. The Ministry of Health and Sports has notified all international airlines. The Department of Civil Aviation is managing all cargo relief flights, medical flights, evacuation flights and special flights.
Deputy Minister for Transport and Communications U Kyaw Myo is working with the Civil Aviation Department to send expatriates in Myanmar back to their country of origin through coordination with relevant embassy and airlines.
The Ministry of Health and Sports announced temporary measures to prevent importation of COVID-19 to Myanmar through air travel on 29-3-2020, which suspends international commercial flights from 31-3-2020 to 13-4-2020.
All cargo flights, relief flights, medical evacuation flights and special flights are exempted, and 3,355 people and 194 tons of cargo on these types of flights have been transported between 31-3-2020 to 8-4-2020. —GNLM (Translated by Zaw Htet Oo)

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