Myanmar's Foreign Affairs Ministry (MFAM) announced the extension of entry restrictions for all travellers until the end of June due to the rampant Covid-19 pandemic. During the period, the entry of all travellers, the issuance of all kinds of visas and visa exemption services will be suspended.
Foreign nationals, including diplomats and UN officials, who wish to travel to Myanmar by relief or special flights due to urgent official missions or compelling reasons, are asked to contact Myanmar mission for a possible exception to certain visa restrictions, the statement said.
Elsewhere, Ireland will also adopt the European Union’s Covid-19 certificate to help citizens move more freely across the bloc and allow the resumption of international travel from mid-July. The country’s government said it will broadly apply the same approach to arrivals from elsewhere including Britain and the US. Arts and sports events can also resume indoors and outside but with heavy restrictions on attendance.
Back to Myanmar, the country reported 58 new Covid-19 cases on Monday, which increased the overall infection tally to 143,629, according to the Health and Sports Ministry. One new fatality was reported on Monday, which took the total death toll to 3,217. According to the Ministry's figures, a total of 132,319 patients have been discharged from the hospitals and over 2.62 million samples have been tested for Covid-19 so far.