South Korea issues travel ban for Myanmar

17 April 2019
South Korea issues travel ban for Myanmar
A general aerial view showing the skyline and apartments in Seoul, South Korea. Photo: EPA

South Korea’s foreign ministry said Tuesday that it has decided to issue its highest-level travel restriction to ban travel by its citizens in the northern part of Myanmar's Rakhine state that borders Bangladesh, citing high safety risks, the Korea Herald reported.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs also issued its second-highest travel warning, recommending the evacuation of areas neighbouring China, Laos, Thailand and India in Myanmar.

It issued the third-highest alert of its four-tier travel warning system to call for extra precautions in the states of Kachin and some parts of Shan in the northeastern region as well.

The ministry said the decision was based on the outbreak of armed disputes in some regions of Myanmar.