First batch of Myanmar nationals return from South Korea

01 May 2020
First batch of Myanmar nationals return from South Korea
Photo: Thura/Mizzima

International flights have been suspended since the spread of COVID-19 but 96 Myanmar nationals returned from Incheon Airport in South Korea to Myanmar on a Myanmar Airways International (MAI) flight yesterday, state media reported.

The Myanmar government is working to recall Myanmar nationals facing difficulties residing abroad for various reasons. It factors in the degree of difficulties they are facing, the situation of putting them in facility quarantine, the rules and regulations of the host nation including flight situation and cooperate with the host nation to send a special flight.

The 96 Myanmar nationals in South Korea were brought back in the first batch and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs is complying with National Central Committee on Protection, Containment and Treatment of Coronavirus Diseases 2019 (COVID-19) to cooperate with relevant ministries and the Myanmar Embassy in South Korea and the ROK government to negotiate to call them back.