Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Dhaka, Bangladesh

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Dhaka, Bangladesh (November 14, 2020).   Location:  Dhaka, Bangladesh   Event:  A political protest is planned to start about 11 a.m. today, Saturday November 14, at the National Press Club (about 12 kilometers south of the U.S. Embassy).  There is no specified end time.  Police also advise people to stay away from …

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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Dhaka, Bangladesh

Location:  Dhaka, Bangladesh. Event:  Police confirmed reports of five buses set on fire in the Dilkusha area within the Motijheel neighborhood (approximately 12 km south of the U.S. Embassy), and several crude explosive devices (locally known as cocktails) were detonated in the Uttara area (approximately 6 km north of the Embassy.  Please be advised to avoid the Motijheel …

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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Dhaka, Bangladesh

Location:  Dhaka, Bangladesh. Event:  Flash demonstrations and human chains are expected within the Diplomatic Enclave today, Monday, November 2, as a part of ongoing protests against the French government’s response to the October 16 murder of a French teacher.  Protestors are expected to gather in various areas within Dhaka and near the Diplomatic Enclave from 11 a.m. until …

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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Dhaka, Bangladesh

Location: Dhaka, Bangladesh. Event: The Islami Andolan Bangladesh (IAB) religious organization plans to hold a rally November 1, 2020, at the National Press Club in the Motijheel area (approximately 12 km from the U.S. Embassy) and march to the French Embassy to protest the French government’s response after the murder of a French teacher in …

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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Dhaka, Bangladesh

Location:  Bangladesh, countrywide. Event:  Durga Puja, the 5-day Hindu festival, will be held from October 22-26.  Thousands of participants will gather at Hindu temples throughout the country in celebration. Security Guidance Reminder for all U.S. citizens:  In addition to continuing to take sound COVID-related health precautions, practice sound personal security measures by remaining alert, being aware of …

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

Location: Dhaka, Bangladesh Event: The Internet Service providers in Dhaka have announced a planned outage of internet and data services beginning Sunday 18-Oct-2020 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and recurring at the same time every day until a lasting agreement is reached between the Dhaka City Corporations and the internet service providers. During these potential outages, you can contact the …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Voting in the 2020 Election

The 2020 U.S. elections are on November 3.  The U.S Embassy, Dhaka strongly encourages U.S citizens in Bangladesh to mail sealed ballots no later than October 15.  The Embassy will continue to receive and mail sealed ballots after this date, but cannot ensure timely arrival. Vote now. Vote your absentee ballot as soon as you get it, …

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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Dhaka, Bangladesh

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Dhaka, Bangladesh (October 11, 2020)  Location:  Dhaka, Bangladesh  Note:  The U.S. Embassy remains open for business.   Event:  The U.S. Embassy is aware of large groups that are expected to gather around the Embassy of Italy on Road 74, Gulshan 2 and the GoB Ministry of Foreign Affairs.  We anticipate the groups will continue to gather for …

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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Dhaka, Bangladesh

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Dhaka, Bangladesh (September 27, 2020) Location:  Dhaka, Bangladesh Note:  The U.S. Embassy remains open for business. Event:  The U.S. Embassy is aware of a large, non-violent group currently gathered around the Embassy of Saudi Arabia on Road 83, Gulshan 2; we anticipate the group will continue to gather daily for an undetermined period of time.  U.S. …

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

Message for U.S. Citizens– U.S. Embassy Dhaka, Bangladesh (September 27, 2020) Location:  Bangladesh Don’t Let the Elections Pass You By   If you plan to vote in the November 2020 election it is important to ACT NOW!  Don’t wait, return your voted ballot right away! Remember U.S. embassies and consulates are not polling places; same-day in-person voting is not …

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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Dhaka, Bangladesh

(September 12, 2020) Location:  Dhaka, Bangladesh Note:  The U.S. Embassy remains open for business. Event:  Due to political rallies and demonstrations underway, the Embassy advises U.S. citizens to avoid Roads 83, 84, 86, 90 and the areas around Justice Shahbuddin Park and Unimart in Gulshan 2 until 6 a.m. Monday, September 13, 2020. Security Guidance Reminder for all …

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Health and Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Dhaka, Bangladesh

Location:  Bangladesh Note:  The U.S. Embassy remains open for business. Event:   The Eid ul-Azha will be commemorated on August 1, and the Government of Bangladesh will celebrate it as a national holiday beginning July 31 and ending August 2. The Embassy reminds U.S. citizens to remain vigilant during the holiday period, make sensible security and health-related decisions, and …

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COVID-19 Information

  Last updated:  [11/18/20] Country-Specific Information: Please check the Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research (IEDCR) webpage at  https://iedcr.gov.bd/ for the most updated statistics on COVID-19 cases in Bangladesh. As of July 23, the Government of Bangladesh will take legal action against those not wearing masks or social distancing. Since May 30, the Government of Bangladesh …

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Travel Alert – U.S. Embassy Dhaka, Bangladesh

Location:  Bangladesh Note: The U.S. Embassy remains open for business. Event: The Government of Bangladesh announced on July 18, 2020 that effective Thursday, July 23, all Bangladeshi citizens departing from any airport in Bangladesh on any airline must show COVID-19 PCR test results at the time of check-in.  The Embassy has confirmed this requirement does not apply to U.S. citizens.  …

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Travel Alert – U.S. Embassy Dhaka, Bangladesh

Location:  Bangladesh Note: The U.S. Embassy remains open for business. Event: The U.S. Embassy has learned that effective Friday, July 10, passengers departing from Dhaka on Emirates must show COVID-19 PCR test results at the time of check-in in order to depart Bangladesh.  The test must have been administered no more than 96 hours/4 days prior to flight departure. For …

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Travel Alert – U.S. Embassy Dhaka, Bangladesh

Location:  Bangladesh Note:  The U.S. Embassy remains open for business. Event:  The Government of Bangladesh has authorized the resumption of limited international commercial flights. Biman Bangladesh Airlines, Emirates, and Qatar Airways have resumed flights, and Turkish Airlines is scheduled to resume flights in July.  U.S. citizens wishing to travel should contact the airlines directly to purchase a …

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Travel Alert – U.S. Embassy Dhaka, Bangladesh

Travel Alert – U.S. Embassy Dhaka, Bangladesh (May 30, 2020)   Location:  Bangladesh   Note:  The U.S. Embassy remains open for business.   Event:  The U.S. Embassy in Bangladesh is working to arrange a dedicated flight for U.S. citizens and their families departing Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka on Wednesday, June 3.  The final destination of this tentative flight is John F. Kennedy …

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Virtual Town Hall – U.S. Embassy Dhaka, Bangladesh

Virtual Town Hall – U.S. Embassy Dhaka, Bangladesh (May 28, 2020) Location:  Bangladesh Note:  The U.S. Embassy continues to be open for business. Event:  U.S. citizens are invited to join Ambassador Miller and members of the United States Embassy for a virtual Town Hall meeting via WebEx on Monday, June 1 at 2 p.m. (GMT +6).   Ambassador Miller will discuss the Embassy’s …

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Weather Alert – U. S. Embassy Dhaka, Bangladesh

Location: Bay of Bengal; Khulna; Jessore; Barisal Event: Cyclone Amphan is predicted to make landfall on Wednesday, May 20, in the western part of Khulna.  Satkira District in Khulna remains the primary point of impact for Bangladesh.  There may be serious wind gusts.  The projected trajectory of the cyclone may result in residual effects primarily in …

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Weather Alert – U. S. Embassy Dhaka, Bangladesh

Location: Bay of Bengal; Khulna; Jessore; Barisal Note: The U.S. Embassy continues to be open for business. Event: A cyclone has formed in the Bay of Bengal and is moving towards Bangladesh.  Cyclone Amphan is predicted to make landfall on Wednesday, May 20, in the vicinity of Khulna.  There may be serious wind gusts.  The …

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Travel/Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Dhaka, Bangladesh

Location:  Bangladesh Note:  The U.S. Embassy continues to be open for business. Event:  The U.S. Embassy continues to explore options for American citizens to depart Bangladesh.  Should potential travel opportunities arise, and if you would like to receive information about these opportunities, please register in the new sign-up form:  https://bit.ly/35bbXtW .  Please note that registering at this link does not guarantee that you …

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Virtual Town Hall – U.S. Embassy Dhaka, Bangladesh

Location:  Bangladesh Note:  The U.S. Embassy continues to be open for business. Event:  U.S. citizens are invited to join Ambassador Earl Miller and members of the United States Embassy for a virtual Town Hall meeting via WebEx on Monday, April 27 at 3 p.m. (GMT +6). Ambassador Miller will discuss the Embassy’s response to COVID-19 and participate …

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Virtual Town Hall – U.S. Embassy Dhaka, Bangladesh

April 23, 2020 Location:  Bangladesh Note:  The U.S. Embassy continues to be open for business. Event:  U.S. citizens are invited to join Ambassador Earl Miller and members of the United States Embassy for a virtual Town Hall meeting via WebEx on Monday, April 27 at 3 p.m. (GMT +6). Ambassador Miller will discuss the Embassy’s …

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Travel Alert – U.S. Embassy Dhaka, Bangladesh

Travel Alert – U.S. Embassy Dhaka, Bangladesh (April 19, 2020) 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 Americans and their families.  The flight will depart from Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka on Tuesday, April …

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Travel Alert – U.S. Embassy Dhaka, Bangladesh

Travel Alert – U.S. Embassy Dhaka, Bangladesh (April 17, 2020) Location:  Bangladesh Note:  The U.S. Embassy remains open for business.  Event:  The U.S. Department of State and U.S. Embassy Bangladesh are working to arrange a special chartered flight for U.S. citizens and their families departing Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka.  The flight is not …

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Virtual Town Hall – U.S. Embassy Dhaka, Bangladesh

Virtual Town Hall – U.S. Embassy Dhaka, Bangladesh (April 16, 2020) Location:  Bangladesh Note:  The U.S. Embassy continues to be open for business. Event:  U.S. citizens are invited to join Ambassador Miller and members of the United States Embassy for a virtual Town Hall meeting via WebEx on Thursday, April 16 at 2 p.m. (GMT …

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Virtual Town Hall – U.S. Embassy Dhaka, Bangladesh

Location:  Bangladesh Note:  The U.S. Embassy continues to be open for business. Event:  U.S. citizens are invited to join Ambassador Miller and members of the United States Embassy for a virtual Town Hall meeting via WebEx on Thursday, April 16 at 2 p.m. (GMT +6). Ambassador Miller will discuss the Embassy’s response to COVID-19 and …

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Travel Alert – U.S. Embassy Dhaka, Bangladesh

Registration for the chartered flight to Washington, D.C. on Monday, April 13, 2020 has ended.  All confirmed passengers and those on the stand-by list have received an e-mail with further instructions.  Unless you received an e-mail from the Embassy, please do not come to the airport on Monday. 

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Virtual Town Hall – U.S. Embassy Dhaka, Bangladesh

April 9, 2020 Location:  Bangladesh Note:  The U.S. Embassy continues to be open for business. Event:  U.S. citizens are invited to join Ambassador Miller and members of the United States Embassy for a virtual Town Hall meeting via WebEx on Thursday, April 9 at 3 p.m. (GMT +6). Ambassador Miller will discuss the Embassy’s response …

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Travel Alert – U.S. Embassy Dhaka, Bangladesh

The U.S. Department of State and U.S. Embassy Bangladesh are working to arrange a potential special chartered flight for U.S. citizens and their families departing Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka.  The flight is not yet authorized or confirmed, but we are targeting Monday, April 13 for the departure date, and an arrival the following …

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Virtual Town Hall – U.S. Embassy Dhaka, Bangladesh

Location: Bangladesh Note: The U.S. Embassy continues to be open for business. Event: U.S. citizens are invited to join Ambassador Miller and members of the United States Embassy for a virtual Town Hall meeting via Zoom on Wednesday, April 8 at 3 p.m. (GMT +6). Ambassador Miller will discuss the Embassy’s response to COVID-19 and …

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Health/Travel Alert – U.S. Embassy Dhaka, Bangladesh

April 4, 2020 Location:  Bangladesh Note:  The U.S. Embassy remains open for business. Event: The Bangladesh Ministry of Health confirmed 61 cases of COVID-19 in the country. The Government of Bangladesh has implemented measures to limit the spread of COVID-19.  The Government of Bangladesh announced a general holiday period from March 29 to April 11.  …

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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 Sunday, April 5, 2020.  This flight will include a Dhaka to Doha, Qatar leg and …

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Virtual Town Hall – U.S. Embassy Dhaka, Bangladesh

Location:  Bangladesh Note: The U.S. Embassy continues to be open for business. Event:  U.S. citizens are invited to join Ambassador Miller and members of the United States Embassy for a virtual Town Hall meeting via Zoom on Thursday, April 2 at 3 p.m. (GMT +6).  Ambassador Miller will discuss the Embassy’s efforts to secure flights …

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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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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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