Myanmar Mulls Over Domestic Flight Resumption

Nov. 25—The government is reviewing in various aspects to be able to resume domestic flight schedules that have been suspended due to the Covid-19 outbreak in Myanmar, said Nay Win, director of the Civil Aviation Department.

He also said the resumption of domestic flights relied on the virus infection situation.

“How we will resume flights depends on the outbreak situation. Currently, the suspension of both local and international flights has been extended till the end of November. We are now reviewing how we will be able to take preventive measures including plans to overcome the outbreak and pandemic. If flights resume, we will make sure passengers follow the health guidelines,” he said.

At the meeting of the National Level Committee for Covid-19 Prevention, Control and Treatment on November 17, discussion included plans to resume domestic flights. Moreover, air passengers going to Nay Pyi Taw, regions and states, if the need arises to go there, will no longer need to be in quarantine if they have Covid-free certificates issued by the Ministry of Health and Sports.

Domestic flights were conducted to 27 airports in Yangon, Mandalay, Nay Pyi Taw and other cities. But, they have been suspended until November 30 to curb infections.

Despite the suspension of arrivals of international passenger flights, Yangon International Airport accepted the entry of 443 foreigners by special flight in October this year.

However, the airport still handles air freight transport. The international passenger flight suspension has also been extended until November 30, according to the Ministry of Transport and Communications.


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