Thu, 29 Oct 2020

YANGON, Sept. 28 (Xinhua) -- Myanmar's Foreign Affairs Ministry Monday announced the extension of COVID-19 restriction measures until Oct. 31 to contain the spread of the COVID-19 outbreak.

The extension will be applied to the temporary entry restrictions for all travellers from foreign countries, temporary suspension of all types of visas including social visit visas and visa exemption services, the ministry said.

Foreign nationals including diplomats wishing to visit Myanmar for urgent official missions or compelling reasons are asked to contact the nearest Myanmar mission for possible exception to certain visa restrictions.

Myanmar has reported 10,734 COVID-19 confirmed cases with 226 deaths as of Sunday, according to latest figures released by the Health and Sports Ministry.

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