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The Myanmar government is ready with relief flights for its citizens facing difficulty returning home from five Asian countries.

According to reports, the exercise has been done amid the ban on international commercial flights due to COVID-19 pandemic.

The aviation department said it will carry out relief flights next month for Myanmar citizens stranded in Japan, South Korea, Singapore, Bangkok, and India.

The airlines available for the mercy mission are All Nippon Airways, Myanmar National Airlines (MNA), and Myanmar Airways International (MAI).

The Myanmar Embassy in Singapore was quoted as saying that citizens in the city-state who want to return to Myanmar should contact them.

Those who would like to return home need to send their personal information and the reason for their return to the embassy by April 28.

All Nippon Airways is scheduling its relief flight in the first week of May.

The Myanmar Embassy in Tokyo announced that those who would like to return should e-mail their information and reason by April 28.

For Myanmar nationals in South Korea, the embassy there said the Myanmar Airways International will conduct about six mercy flights.

Details about the flight tickets and departure dates will be announced later.

Myanmar citizens in Korea who want to return must e-mail pertinent information to the embassy by April 28.

Myanmar citizens who are returning through relief flights will undergo 21-day facility quarantine and seven days home quarantine.

The International Labour Organization estimated over three million Myanmar citizens working abroad, mostly in neighbouring Thailand.

Local and foreign civic organizations estimated the number of Myanmar workers in Thailand at 2.3 million.


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