Myanmar issues health guidelines for incoming travelers.

According to the Ministry of Health (MOH), Myanmar has issued new health guidelines for travelers arriving through the airport starting Monday.

Under the new guidelines announced on Saturday, travelers are required to present proof of vaccination with an MOH-approved vaccine and a negative CoVID-19 RT-PCR test issued 48 hours before arrival.

Xinhua News Agency reported that children under the age of 12 are traveling with fully immunized parents or guardians.

According to health guidelines, passengers should also submit a health declaration form and a Covid-19 rapid test application form, the ministry added.

For foreigners, Covid-19 medical insurance purchased from Myanmar Insurance must be shown at the airport.

According to the ministry, at the airport’s quarantine and immigration counters, every passenger will be swabbed for a Covid-19 RDT test, the result of which will be given within an hour.

Passengers who test positive for Covid-19 need to be isolated, transferred and treated at a designated hospital, treatment center or hotel, the ministry said.

Myanmar nationals who do not have proof of vaccination and a negative RT-PCR test for Covid-19 issued 48 hours prior to arrival may take relief flights. But the ministry added that they have to fulfill the seven-day quarantine requirement.

It states that foreigners are not allowed to take relief flights to Myanmar, and are not allowed to transit through Myanmar.

It added that state guests or foreign delegates can obtain an exemption from the requirements by submitting a request letter to the relevant ministries at least five working days before the date of their arrival.

The ministry said that foreign aircrew who need a layover in Myanmar are self-isolated in designated hotels in accordance with relevant health protocols.

Myanmar recorded 40 new Covid-19 cases on Saturday, bringing the total to 614,083, including 19,434 deaths and 592,881 recoveries, health ministry data showed.

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