Filter for Myanmar Government Actions to Stop the Spread of Coronavirus

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2020-06-28 In Movement restrictions: Visa restrictions
Extension of the Precautionary Restriction Measures regarding travellers until 31 July 2020
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2020-06-15 In Movement restrictions: Visa restrictions
Extension of the Precautionary Restriction Measures regarding travellers until 30 June 2020
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2020-06-01 In Movement restrictions: Visa restrictions
Extension regarding temporary entry restrictions for visitors from all countries
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2020-05-15 In Movement restrictions: Visa restrictions
Extension regarding temporary entry restrictions for visitors from all countries
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2020-05-09 Out Socio-economic measures: Military deployment
"Ceasefire against terrorist groups" announced in order to focus efforts on COVID-19
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2020-05-05 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
covid-19 business treatment program
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2020-04-30 In Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
The 21-day traffic restrictions in the Yangon
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2020-04-29 In Socio-economic measures: Emergency administrative structures activated or established
Action Plan at the IDP camps in Rakhine, Kachin, Shan and Kayin States. The Action Plan includes information dissemination, other preventive measures such as provisions of protective materials, sanitation and hygienic facilities, establishing quarantine areas, monitoring mechanism for camp management committees, special healthcare services for vulnerable group, and transferring of suspects to nearest health care centres.
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2020-04-29 In Public health measures: Awareness campaigns
Action Plan at the IDP camps includes information dissemination
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2020-04-29 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Action Plan at the IDP camps includes preventive measures such as provisions of protective materials, sanitation and hygienic facilities, establishing quarantine areas, special healthcare services for vulnerable group, and transferring of suspects to nearest health care centres.
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2020-04-29 In Movement restrictions: Surveillance and monitoring
Action Plan at the IDP camps includes monitoring mechanism for camp management committees
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2020-04-29 In Public health measures: Psychological assistance and medical social work
psychological support activities for all IDPs.
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2020-04-25 In Movement restrictions: Visa restrictions
entry restriction measures extended until 15 May 2020
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2020-04-25 In Movement restrictions: Visa restrictions
visa suspensions extended until 15 May 2020
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2020-04-25 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
all incoming travellers including Myanmar nationals will be subject to 21-day facility quarantine and 7-day home quarantine on their arrival in Myanmar.
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2020-04-25 In Public health measures: Health screenings in airports and border crossings
precautionary measures for all travellers visiting Myanmar extended until 15 May 2020
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2020-04-15 In Socio-economic measures: Emergency administrative structures activated or established
Extension of the Precautionary Restriction Measures Related to Control of COVID-19 Pandemic until 15 May 2020
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2020-04-14 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Joint Ministerial Statement affirming commitment to ensuring supply chain connectivity amidst the COVID-19 situation
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2020-04-11 In Public health measures: General recommendations
Urged citizens to stay home and not cross the borders
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2020-04-11 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
all incoming travellers including Myanmar nationals will be subject to 21-day facility quarantine and 7-day home quarantine on their arrival in Myanmar.
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2020-04-10 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
people from the basic strata of society without regular income will be provided with 8 pyis of rice, 50 ticals of cooking oil, 50 ticals of salt, 1 viss of lentils, and 1 viss of onions for each household starting from 10 April. State/regional governments will collaborate on recording, packaging, transporting and distributing with government departments, UMFCCI, local elders, civil society organizations and volunteers to ensure there is no wastage, delay or corruption.
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2020-04-10 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Household electricity bills will be given exemption of up to 150 units till the end of April for the public, religious organizations and humanitarian organizations. (embassies, UN and international organizations not included).
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2020-04-08 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
To help farmers who traded with China, Myanmar government is making pathways for these farmers to sell domestically and to other international locations, such as India.
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2020-04-04 In Public health measures: Amendments to funeral and burial regulations
Emergency Response Committee, in cases of community quarantines, will arrange funeral services for those who pass away from the virus.
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2020-04-04 In Public health measures: Awareness campaigns
Emergency Response Committee will uncover and take legal action against those spreading false information concerning the virus on social media
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2020-04-04 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Emergency Response Committee will take legal action against those hiking up prices of medical supplies and basic commodities for personal profit.
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2020-04-02 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Covid-19th funding for disease protection, control, treatment processes
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2020-04-01 In Socio-economic measures: Limit product imports/exports
The import licenses and customs clearance (CO) forms issued by the Ministry are being made online without any visit to the office, starting from 1-4-2020, online. COVID-19 issued import licenses online during the emergency period (1-4-2020) and has been issued over US $ 72 million (3 pm till 4:00 pm). Traders can apply online now and apply to the department. However, only online applications that are allowed to apply online will start from 9-4-2020. Traders will also be able to reduce their personal contact during the Covid-19 period, as well as apply for an export-import license online, as they do not need to visit the office.
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2020-03-31 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
From March 31, 2019-2020, you can pay monthly taxes for the end of the month on August 31 to September 2020
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2020-03-29 In Movement restrictions: Visa restrictions
Suspension of the issuance of all types of visa (including social visit visa) to all foreign nationals, except diplomats accredited to Myanmar, United Nations officials resident 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.
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2020-03-29 In Movement restrictions: International flights suspension
Crew 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.
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2020-03-25 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
Myanmar nationals who were working in Thailand are advised to stay at home or a designated place in a responsible manner for home or facility quarantine for 14 days to prevent the spread of the disease.
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2020-03-25 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
All passengers, including incoming Myanmar nationals, will be subject to a 14-day facility quarantine upon arrival. Diplomats will be subject to home quarantine for 14-days upon arrival.
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2020-03-25 In Movement restrictions: Additional health/documents requirements upon arrival
All foreign nationals and now all diplomats are required to present laboratory evidence of absence of COVID-19 no more than 72 hours prior to the date of travel before boarding any airline.
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2020-03-25 In Public health measures: General recommendations
People are requested not to panic, but to remain calm and follow the advice from the health authorities on COVID-19, after announcement of first 2 confirmed cases in Myanmar. "The government has no plans to shut down necessary public services, markets or commodity centres. It is also advised that only one person should go for buying, instead of going in groups and that only the quantity that is really needed should be bought."
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2020-03-25 In Movement restrictions: Surveillance and monitoring
Myanmar nationals who were abroad should report their health conditions to the health centers by telephone whether they have COVID-19 symptoms such as fever, cough and fatigue.
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2020-03-25 In Movement restrictions: Border closure†
Land borders closed for everyone.
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2020-03-21 In Movement restrictions: Visa restrictions
The Myanmar Government temporarily suspends issuance of Visa on Arrival (VOA) and e-visa for all countries until 30 April 2020.
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2020-03-21 In Movement restrictions: Surveillance and monitoring
Active health surveillance of anyone with a travel history to China during the past 14 days.
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2020-03-21 In Socio-economic measures: Limit product imports/exports
New regulations around exporting cattle, buffalo, and goats to China and other countries.
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2020-03-21 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
All incoming travellers including Myanmar nationals arriving from or having visited USA, Switzerland, UK, the Netherlands, Austria, Belgium, Norway, Sweden and Denmark in the past 14 days shall be subject to 14-day facility quarantine on their arrival in Myanmar. The earlier precautionary measures issued on 15 March 2020 shall also remain in force until further notice.
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2020-03-19 In Movement restrictions: Visa restrictions
Notification on temporary suspension of entry of foreign nationals with entry visa through border check points shared with neighboring countries. Any foreign national with valid entry visa may enter and exit to/from Myanmar only at Yangon, Mandalay and Nay Pyi Taw International Airports in accordance with the existing rules and regulations. The entry and exit of local population on both sides of the border through the existing check points concerned will not be restricted. They will be subject to health check and temperature screening at the entry of the border check points.
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2020-03-19 In Public health measures: Health screenings in airports and border crossings
Citizens & residents will be subject to health check and temperature screening at the entry of the border check points.
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2020-03-19 Out Socio-economic measures: Limit product imports/exports
SHIPMENTS CAN BE RETURNED TO CHINA UNDER NORMAL CONDITIONS
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2020-03-19 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Myanmar’s owned cmp businesses, hotel and travel businesses, and small medium businesses, will be loaned by 1 % of interest, a loan period of 1 years, and will be reviewed based on business injury and loan period.
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2020-03-18 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Surveyed businesses in order to assist them best during the covid-19 crisis.
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2020-03-17 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
The government will reduce tax and interest rates so that the people will not suffer, to prevent unemployment, to continue operating factories and to have least impacts on the economy of the country. Loans with minimum interest rate and tax exemption plans will be arranged for the most vulnerable businesses in CMP sector, hotels and tourism and SMEs due to the COVID-19. The 2 per cent advance tax on export items will be exempted until the end of this financial year.
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2020-03-17 Out Socio-economic measures: Limit product imports/exports
Textile imports from China are to resume.
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2020-03-15 In Movement restrictions: Additional health/documents requirements upon arrival
All incoming travelers who have been to the Republic of Korea outside high-risk areas, Italy, Iran, France, Spain, and Germany in the past 14 days will need to present medical certificate of having no symptoms of acute respiratory illness before boarding any airline.
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2020-03-15 In Movement restrictions: Additional health/documents requirements upon arrival
Earlier instruction on the requirement of COVID-19 negative medical certificate for travelers coming from ROK, Italy and Iran is hereby repealed.
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2020-03-15 In Public health measures: General recommendations
Diplomats are "encouraged" to take 14-day home quarantine upon arrival.
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2020-03-15 In Movement restrictions: Visa restrictions
All foreign nationals who have been to high-risk areas (such as Hubei in China & Daegu and Gyeongbuk in Korea) in the past 14 days will not be permitted to enter Myanmar "until further notice".
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2020-03-15 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
All Myanmar nationals who have been to high-risk areas (such as Hubei in China & Daegu and Gyeongbuk in Korea) in the past 14 days shall be subjected to 14-day facility quarantine upon arrival. Facility quarantine is defined as "public buildings or/and hospitals". All incoming travelers who have been to the Republic of Korea outside high-risk areas in the past 14 days shall be subjected to 14-day home quarantine upon arrival. All incoming travelers from Italy, Iran, France, Spain ad Germany subject to 14-day facility quarantine.
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2020-03-14 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
The state has adjusted the domestic rice market for both producers and consumers to ensure farmersí economic stability and to meet market demand. The state will coordinate rice exports.
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2020-03-13 In Socio-economic measures: Emergency administrative structures activated or established
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2020-03-13 In Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
suspension of public gatherings including ceremonies and festival from 13 March to 30 April
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2020-02-24 Out Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Trade resumes with China, conditionally.
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