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Myanmar extends flight ban


YANGON, 5 January 2021: Myanmar has extended the ban on all international commercial passenger flights to and from its international airports until 31 January 2021 at the earliest when the ruling will come up for review.

Probably a moot point, for now, the UK government travels advisory, updated Monday, also confirms that British citizens and residents of the UK and those who have visited the UK within the previous 14 days cannot visit Myanmar even if international flights resume.

Meanwhile, Bangkok media sources claimed on Monday that Thailand’s Ministry of Public Health would seek approval from the Centre of Covid-19 Situation Administration to temporarily deny entry to British travellers following reports that four UK citizens tested positive for the SARS-CoV-19 variant known as B117.

They tested positive during a routine PCR swab test while in quarantine. All travellers arriving in Thailand must quarantine for 15 days on arrival and are PCR swab tested three times (at the airport and twice during their quarantine stay.)

Thailand has declared 28 provinces maximum control zones while Covid-19 local infections have now been reported in 53 provinces.

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