Message for U.S. Citizens – U.S. Embassy Dhaka, Bangladesh

Location:  Bangladesh Note:  The U.S. Embassy remains open for business.  Event:  The U.S. Department of State and U.S. Embassy Bangladesh have arranged a special chartered flight for U.S. citizens and their families departing Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka on Sunday, April 5, 2020.  This flight will include a Dhaka to Doha, Qatar leg and …

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Message for U.S. Citizens – U.S. Embassy Dhaka, Bangladesh

Location:  Bangladesh Note:  The U.S. Embassy remains open for business. Event:  On March 28, the Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh, announced, effective from March 31 to April 7, all scheduled international commercial passenger flights from Bahrain, Bhutan, Hong Kong, India, Kuwait, Malaysia, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka, Singapore, Thailand, Turkey, and United Arab Emirates (UAE) …

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Message for U.S. Citizens – U.S. Embassy [Dhaka, Bangladesh]

Location:  Bangladesh Note:  The U.S. Embassy remains open for business. Event:  The U.S. Department of State and U.S. Embassy Bangladesh have arranged a special chartered flight for U.S. citizens and their families departing Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka on Monday, March 30, 2020. This flight will include a Dhaka to Doha, Qatar leg and …

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Message for U.S. Citizens – U.S. Embassy [Dhaka, Bangladesh] (March 28, 2020)

Location:  Bangladesh Note: The U.S. Embassy continues to be open for business. Event:  U.S. citizens are invited to join Ambassador Earl R. Miller for a Virtual Town Hall meeting via Zoom on Saturday, March 28 at 3 p.m. (GMT +6).  Ambassador Miller will discuss the Embassy’s efforts to secure flights to the United States and …

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Virtual Town Hall- U.S. Embassy [Dhaka, Bangladesh]

Location:  Bangladesh Event:  U.S. citizens are invited to join Ambassador Earl R. Miller for a Virtual Town Hall meeting via Zoom on Saturday, March 28 at 3 p.m. (GMT +6). Ambassador Miller will discuss the Embassy’s efforts to secure flights to the United States and participate in a Q&A session.  U.S. Embassy consular staff will …

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Message for U.S. Citizens – U.S. Embassy [Dhaka, Bangladesh] (March 25, 2020)

Location: [Bangladesh] Event:  The U.S. Embassy will remain open during normal working hours from March 29 to April 2 and thereafter for American Citizen Services appointments and emergency services.  Due to the government holiday in Bangladesh, public transportation will be limited, and you may experience difficulty getting to the Embassy. If you would like to …

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Message for U.S. Citizens – U.S. Embassy Dhaka, Bangladesh

The Government of Bangladesh announced a government holiday period from March 29 to April 2.  Bangladeshi government offices and private sector organizations will largely be closed from March 26 to April 4 and the government has advised everyone to stay home during this period. Hospitals, pharmacies, and kitchen markets will remain open.  Public transportation and …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Dhaka, Bangladesh

U.S. citizens and their family members attempting to depart Bangladesh should continue to work to secure a ticket on a commercial flight. If you are an American citizen and have been unable to secure a commercial flight, please send the following information to DhakaACS@state.gov with the word “Flight” in the subject line

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Town Hall- U.S. Embassy [Dhaka, Bangladesh]

Location:  Bangladesh Event:  Town Hall for U.S. Citizens U.S. citizens are invited to join Ambassador Earl R. Miller for a Virtual Town Hall meeting via Zoom on Sunday, March 22 at 3:30 p.m. Ambassador Miller will discuss COVID-19 in Bangladesh and answer some of your questions. U.S. Embassy consular staff will also be there. To …

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Information for Visa Applicants Regarding Coronavirus

In response to the global COVID-19 outbreak, U.S. Embassy Dhaka has cancelled all routine immigrant and nonimmigrant visa appointments, starting March 19, 2020.  We will resume regular visa services as soon as possible but are unable to provide a specific date. 

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy [Dhaka, Bangladesh]

Location: Bangladesh Event:  There is an ongoing outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19) first identified in Wuhan, China.  The global public health threat posed by COVID-19 is high, with more than 100,000 reported cases worldwide.  On March 15, the Bangladesh Ministry of Health announced an additional three confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Bangladesh, bringing the total number of confirmed cases …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy [Dhaka, Bangladesh]

Location: Bangladesh Event:  On March 8, the Bangladesh Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research announced 3 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Bangladesh. The government of Bangladesh has implemented enhanced screening and quarantine measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19.  Travelers should be prepared for travel restrictions to be put into effect with little or …

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COVID-19 Information

INFORMATION ON FLIGHTS TO THE UNITED STATES: On Monday, March 30, the Embassy helped many Americans and their family members depart Dhaka for the United States on a chartered flight. The U.S. Department of State and U.S. Embassy Bangladesh have arranged another special chartered flight for U.S. citizens and their families departing Hazrat Shahjalal International …

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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Dhaka, Bangladesh

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Dhaka, Bangladesh (January 30, 2020) Location:  Dhaka Metropolitan Area Event:  The Dhaka North City Corporation and Dhaka South City Corporation Mayoral elections are scheduled for Saturday, February 1, 2020. The Election Commission has imposed the following vehicle movement restrictions. These will impact vehicular and pedestrian traffic patterns citywide and within the Diplomatic Enclave. …

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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Dhaka, Bangladesh

Holiday Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Dhaka, Bangladesh (December 26, 2019) Location:  Dhaka, Bangladesh. Event:  Holiday Security Message The Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) has announced it may implement the following precautionary measures on New Year’s Eve: Access to Baridhara and Gulshan Enclaves (Baridhara, Gulshan 1, 2, and Banani) will be more scrutinized on December 31, 2019, especially …

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Weather Alert – U.S. Embassy Dhaka, Bangladesh

Location: Bay of Bengal; all coastal area around Bangladesh. Event:  Cyclone Bulbul continues to move northward in the Bay of Bengal.  The current path shows landfall in Khulna or Barisal; the path of the cyclone is just a projection and the storm could change course.  If and when the storm begins moving through the Dhaka—Chittagong …

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Weather Alert – U. S. Embassy Dhaka, Bangladesh

Weather Alert – U. S. Embassy (Dhaka, Bangladesh) (Nov 7, 2019) Location: Bay of Bengal; all coastal area around Bangladesh. Event: Cyclone Bulbul formed in the Bay of Bengal.  The Government of Bangladesh has issued an early warning Level 2 (danger) alert in the coastal area, indicating a cyclone has formed and may be approaching. …

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Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Dhaka, Bangladesh

Location:  Dhaka, other major cities across Bangladesh. Event:  The Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) is calling for demonstrations Wednesday, October 23, 2019. Local authorities expect gatherings of BNP supporters nationwide.  Further demonstrations are expected until Friday, October 25, 2019.  There is a possibility of some disruption and delays in vehicle and pedestrian traffic throughout Dhaka. Demonstrations may have …

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Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Dhaka, Bangladesh

Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Dhaka, Bangladesh (October 22, 2019) Location:  Dhaka, other major cities across Bangladesh. Event:  Hefazat-e-Islam plans to conduct nationwide protests on October 22, 2019. Local authorities expect a gathering of Hefazat-e-Islam supporters nationwide on October 22, 2019.  There is a possibility, however, of some disruption and delays in vehicle and pedestrian traffic throughout …

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Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Dhaka, Bangladesh

Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Dhaka, Bangladesh (July 3, 2019) Location:  Dhaka, other major cities across Bangladesh. Event:  The Left Democratic Alliance has called a nationwide eight-hour hartal, or general strike, Sunday, July 07, 2019 from 06:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. to protest the increase in the price of natural gas. Hartal:  A form of …

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Weather Alert – U.S. Embassy (Dhaka, Bangladesh)

 Location: Chittagong district; possible heavy rains country-wide. Event: There is a cyclone system developing in the Bay of Bengal.  The storm is currently expected to make landfall in the late evening hours of May 29 or early morning hours of May 30.  Expect heavy rains and strong winds with possible flooding, landslides, power outages, and …

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