Myanmar closed all airports with effect from March 30th to April 13th at midnight for international flights.
The country closed the land borders with Thailand and Laos last week, mainly to prevent migrant workers from returning to the country before the traditional New Year and Water Festival, which has since been canceled.
There were restrictions on some international flights from China, Kuala Lumpur and Singapore, while Bangkok Airways reduced or canceled flights to Yangon, Mandalay and Nay Pyi Taw airports earlier this month.
The Myanmar Ministry of Civil Aviation announced on its website on March 29 that the subsequent ban on all international flights.
The ban will stop all flights to Yangon, Mandalay and Nay Pyi Taw, the three designated international gateway airports. There are exceptions. Freight flights, rescue operations and medical evacuations are allowed, but a night stop could result in the airline’s crew being quarantined for 14 days in Myanmar.
In the meantime, the State Department announced the suspension of all types of visa for foreigners from all countries with effect from March 29 through April 30.
The State Department statement released on its website on March 28 states that the temporary suspension covered all types of visas from all countries except Myanmar-accredited diplomats, Myanmar-based officials and The crew of ships and planes that operate to and from Myanmar are allowed after the recent decision by DCA.
The travel ban also applies to ASEAN member countries that have bilateral agreements that allow visa-free stays. This right has now been temporarily removed.
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