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Yangon Int’l Airport extends international passenger flight ban until June 30

Yangon International Airport has extended its ban on international passenger flights until June 30, according to the ministry of transport and communications.

Since the ban due to the Covid-19 global pandemic, Myanmar has been accepting cargo and relief flights at the Yangon airport. 

The airport has allowed 100 cargo flight schedules of IndiGo airlines since the outbreak. 

According to statements released by the ministry of health sports and the civil aviation department, international passenger flights have been suspended since March 30, 2020. 

The ministry of foreign affairs also issued a statement that the visa restrictions on international travellers to Myanmar had been extended until June 30. 

The ministry however stated that for governmental duties or other important matters, foreigners (including diplomats and staff from UN agencies), if they are due to arrive in Myanmar on relief of special flights, can contact Myanmar embassies or consulate general offices in their respective countries for the exemption from the visa restrictions. 

India reported 211,298 Covid-19 cases on May 27 alone bringing the total to 27,369,093. Moreover, 3,847 deaths were reported on that day in India bringing the total death toll to 315,235.  

Published : June 02, 2021

By : Shoon Le Win/Eleven Media/ANN