According to the Ministry of Health and Sports Myanmar, the statement was released on 20 March 2020, to suspend travellers from the US, Switzerland, UK, Netherlands, Austria, Belgium, Norway, Sweden and Denmark which were hit hard by the global pandemic, until further notice. 

Thus, VOA (Visa on Arrivals) and E-visa for all countries will be ejected till 30 April 2020.

In addition to the announcement, all incoming visitors which include Myanmar citizens with a travel history to the Hot Spot areas during the past 14 days will be facilitated to quarantine and all the Diplomats and UN Officials are needed to quarantine at home for 14 days.

In Myanmar, official authorities had declared that there is no COVID-19 positive as of now. Meanwhile, the Ministry of Health and Sports has given a statement that 157 citizens from Yangon region, Shan state, Mandalay region and others are measured in facilitated quarantine.

Therefore, citizens are advised not to panic on false rumors of the disease, to follow the rules and information disclaimed by the Ministry of Health and Sports and to report to nearest healthcare centers if COVID-19 suspected patients are found.

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Min Ye Kyaw
Matt worked with MYANMORE for four years covering a wide range of topics.

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