More than 1,600 foreign tourists visit Myanmar

A tourist is pictured at the Bagan temple complex in Myanmar.

A total of 1,622 foreign tourists from 54 countries visited Myanmar between 20 May and 14 June, according to the statement of the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism.
Most of the tourists came from China, followed by India, Japan, Malaysia, Thailand, Viet Nam, and the US.
With the influx of foreign tourists, the new variants of COVID-19, namely BA.4 and BA.5, are also spreading at a rapid rate across the world. The rate of infection is increasing exponentially in the neighbouring countries of Myanmar, with dozens of casualties. Myanmar has alerted those coming to the country through border checkpoints, including from Thailand, to comply with the disease prevention and control measures.
Myanmar has opened for tourism since 20 May this year, with the resumption of international flights at its international airports on 17 April and the e-visa application on 20 May. Furthermore, the country also allowed online e-visa (business) applications for foreign investors on 1 April. From 17 April to 14 July 2022, over 85,000 foreign visitors visited Myanmar, according to the Ministry of Hotel and Tourism. — TWA/GNLM

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