Announcement on temporary suspension of all type of visas
Effective from 29th Mar 2020, Ministry of Foreign Affairs Myanmar have announced the temporary suspension of all type of Visas as a preventive measure of the COVID-19 outbreak.
Who will be affected?
All Foreign travellers to Myanmar except for diplomats accredited to Myanmar, United Nations officials who reside in Myanmar and crew of ships and aircraft operating to and from Myanmar
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs have suspended the issuance of all types of visas to Myanmar effective between 29 March 2020 to 30 April 2020 as below:
- Suspension of the issuance of all types of visa to all foreign nationals except for diplomats accredited to Myanmar, United Nations officials who reside in Myanmar and crew of ships and aircraft operating to and from Myanmar
- Suspension of visa exemption granted to all foreign nationals on the basis of bilateral arrangements, including those from ASEAN member countries, except those holding diplomatic and official passport
Crew members of ships or aircraft operating to and from Myanmar may also obtain entry visa through respective Myanmar Missions abroad. They shall be required to follow the latest guidelines and directives issued by the Ministry of Transport and Communication of the Republic of Union of Myanmar.
Mandated 14-day quarantine
All diplomats accredited to Myanmar and United Nations officials resident in Myanmar are required to provide certification of the absence of COVID-19 infection issued by a recognized laboratory no more than 72 hours prior to the date of travel, before boarding any flights to Myanmar. They shall be subject to home quarantine for 14 days on their arrival in Myanmar.
Santa Fe Analysis
Initial regulation on travelers who will be prohibited entry to Myanmar remains. Summary can be found here
Should you have any questions, please contact the following:
Nyein Nyein Thu
Relocation and Immigration Account Manager
Santa Fe Relocation
D: + 95 9 300 88 196
Group Head of Immigration Operation
Santa Fe Relocation
D: +44 7990 021125
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