Myanmar’s capital sets regulations for visitors

Photo: Aung Htay Hlaing/The Myanmar Times

The Nay Pyi Taw Council has issued regulations for the entry and exit of visitors in the country’s administrative capital.

The council issued seven rules for incoming visitors and four for outgoing visitors.

The regulations include a provision that people entering Nay Pyi Taw must show a residential permit signed by officials in their home town.

People from townships that are under quarantine for COVID-19 who come to Nay Pyi Taw without the approval of their local officials must be quarantined at a facility for 21 days.

Diplomats, employees of the UN and non-governmental organisations, and those who come to the capital because of work, must have the approval of their employers to enter the capital and not show any symptoms of the disease, which has killed six people in the country.           

Other people who want to enter Nay Pyi Taw will have to be quarantined at a facility for 21 days and not have any symptoms.

Those who have symptoms of the disease will be treated at hospital.        

Those who fail to comply with the regulations will face legal action under the Prevention and Control of Communicable Diseases Law.

The new regulations take effect on April 30, said council member U Aung Myint Tun.

He said the new rules will make it easier for government employees and diplomats to enter the capital without undergoing quarantine. – Translated