COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 Information

Last updated: 06/04/2023

Entry and Exit Requirements

  • Are U.S. citizens permitted to enter?  Yes
    At present, U.S. citizens can enter Bangladesh with a valid visa or a “no visa required” seal.
    Visas on arrival are available. More information is available at The Embassy of Bangladesh in Washington DC – Visa on Arrival ( Despite the availability of visa on arrival, the U.S. Embassy continues to recommend that travelers obtain their visas, or no visa required seal, as appropriate, prior to commencing travel to avoid delays at immigration.
  • Is a negative COVID-19 test (PCR and/or serology) required for entry?  No.
  • Are health screening procedures in place at airports and other ports of entry? No.

 Quarantine Information 

  • Are U.S. citizens required to quarantine?  No
  • For more information, read the latest circulars from the Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh here.

 COVID-19 Testing

  • Are PCR and/or antigen tests available for U.S. citizens in Bangladesh?  Yes
  • The government of Bangladesh  has provided a list of recommended COVID-19 testing facilities for international passengers here.  Those wishing to get tested will have to pay for their own COVID-19 test.  Results are often delivered via text message and are, in most cases, linked to a QR code.

COVID-19 Vaccine Information:

  • Has the government of Bangladesh approved a COVID-19 vaccine for use?  Yes
  • Are vaccines available in Bangladesh for U.S. citizens to receive?  Yes.
    The Government of Bangladesh is now offering COVID-19 vaccines to those who do not have a Bangladesh national ID (NID) or a locally registered birth certificate, including all foreign nationals.  Individuals who have yet to receive a vaccine are encouraged to call the Bangladesh Health hotline at 16263 to identify the nearest vaccine center.  Please carry a passport or another form of government-issued identification and be ready to provide a Bangladeshi mobile phone number.
    Those who do not have an NID or locally registered birth certificate may not register for a vaccine via the vaccine portal, and as a result, would be unable to receive a Bangladeshi vaccine certificate with a QR code.  Anyone vaccinated at a vaccine center, however, will receive a handwritten vaccine card to carry as proof of vaccination against COVID-19.
    Those interested in obtaining a booster dose may follow the procedure described above and should be ready to present proof of previous vaccination against COVID-19.  Individuals become eligible for a booster dose four months after their last dose is administered. This information is also available at the Directorate General for Health Services website.
    Visit the FDA’s website to learn more about FDA-approved vaccines in the United States.

Local Resources:

  • Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh (CAAB) COVID-19 Updates
  • Government of Bangladesh COVID-19 Information
  • WHO page on Bangladesh

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