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INFORMATION ON FLIGHTS:
The U.S. Department of State and U.S. Embassy Bangladesh helped over 1,000 Americans and their family members return to the United States on four chartered flights as part of our response to the global challenge of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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 will be contacted or receive a seat on any chartered flight.
- As of May 27, 2020, Bangladesh reported 36,751 confirmed cases of COVID-19 within its borders. Among these there have been 522 deaths.
- The Government of Bangladesh’s general holiday period has been extended to May 30. Bangladeshi government offices and private sector organizations will largely be closed from March 26 to May 30 and the government has advised everyone to stay home during this period. Hospitals, pharmacies, and kitchen markets will remain open. Public transportation and banking services will be limited.
- The Bangladesh army has been deployed to enforce social distancing measures.
- Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh announced that until May 30 all scheduled international commercial passenger flights from Bahrain, Bhutan, Hong Kong, India, Kuwait, Malaysia, Maldives, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka, Singapore, Thailand, Turkey, UAE and UK shall not be allowed to land at any international airport in Bangladesh. All domestic commercial passenger flights are also suspended until May 30.
ENTRY AND EXIT REQUIREMENTS:
- Foreign nationals with valid visas will be required to produce a medical certificate (with English translation) to be obtained within 72 hours of travel, indicating that they are COVID-19 negative. This medical certificate needs to be submitted on arrival at the Bangladesh point of entry (airport/seaport/land port).
- If any person of Bangladesh origin possesses a “no visa required” stamp in their passport and comes to Bangladesh without the required medical certificate mentioning that they are free of COVID-19, then they will be institutionally quarantined for 14 days.
- If any person of Bangladesh origin possesses a “no visa required” stamp in their passport and comes to Bangladesh with the required medical certificate mentioning that they are COVID-19 negative, then they are required to home/self-quarantine for 14 days.
- If any passengers of Bangladesh origin possess a “no visa required” stamp and come to Bangladesh with a COVID-19 negative medical certificate he/she would be home/self-quarantined for 14 days. However, if he/she is diagnosed with any COVID-19 symptoms on arrival, he/she will be institutionally quarantined for 14 days.
- The Government of Bangladesh has announced it has begun distributing health information cards and conducting temperature screening of all passengers arriving in Bangladesh at all points of entry.
- The Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research (IEDCR) is maintaining a registry of incoming travelers from all affected countries to monitor for the development of symptoms.
- The Government of Bangladesh has set up a public health emergency control room at IEDCRas well as established four COVID-19 hotlines: