Suspension of all international flights extended until 31 Aug

NATIONAL NEWS

According to the notice from the Ministry of Transport and Communications, earlier restriction for all international airlines operating air services to and from the Yangon International Airport has further been extended up to 31 August 2021.
During the suspension of all international commercial passenger flights because of the COVID-19 period, Yangon International Airport (YIA) gave its services to other cargo planes or flights and relief flights.
International passenger flights were suspended in YIA from 30 March last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the announcement of the Ministry of Health and Sports and the Department of Civil Aviation.
Myanmar has extended the restriction on entry of travellers until 31 August to prevent the spread of COVID-19. All of these restrictions were extended till 31 July 2021 earlier, but the restriction has now been extended until 31 August.
However, those who will come to Myanmar by relief flights over emergency government duties or emergencies, foreigners including diplomats and the officers and staff from UN agencies need to contact Myanmar embassies in foreign countries or consulates in Myanmar to lift the visa restrictions.
Myanmar has so far reported 306,354 COVID-19 cases and 10,061 deaths in the country. — Aye Maung/GNLM

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