Myanmar reopened the Yangon International Airport yesterday, more than two years after the country suspended all commercial flights, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
An airport official said that, a Singapore Airlines flight that arrived at around 9.00 a.m. (0230 GMT) yesterday was the first flight touching down at the airport after the reopening.
The country suspended the operation of commercial flights in Mar, 2020, at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, in an attempt to contain the virus.
Inbound passengers need to present proof of vaccination with a Ministry of Health-approved vaccine and a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR report, as part of the health protocol.
Meanwhile, all foreign travellers shall submit the COVID-19 medical insurance, purchased from Myanmar Insurance.
All incoming travellers shall also wait at designated hotels for the RT-PCR test result, that is to be sent by the Health Ministry in about 24 hours.
Myanmar confirmed 18 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday, raising the total number of confirmed cases to 612,545. The total death toll from COVID-19 in the country was 19,434.
Over 22.23 million people in Myanmar have been fully vaccinated as of Apr 9, official data showed.
Source: NAM News Network