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 exercise caution as you go about your daily activities.

To limit transmission of COVID-19, the Government of Bangladesh Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has recommended restrictions on travel from four districts (Dhaka, Narayanganj, Gazipur and Chattogram) to other areas during the Eid holidays.  The Government of Bangladesh also requires mandatory mask wearing when outside of our homes.

U.S. citizens are reminded to adhere to national and local government laws and ordinances, and to stay as safe as possible by following the Embassy’s health and safety guidelines:

Avoid gatherings of more than ten people;

Wear a mask properly (over your mouth and nose) at all times when outside your home;

Maintain six feet distance between yourself and others;

Wash or sanitize your hands before eating, food preparation, touching your face, and after touching things touched by other people or using the rest room.

Security Guidance Reminder for all U.S. citizens:  Practice sound personal security measures by remaining alert, being aware of your surroundings, and avoiding large gatherings.  Avoid protests, demonstrations, and/or rallies.  Always carry your cell phones with you.

Further Actions to Take:


  • You can contact the U.S. Embassy in Dhaka, Bangladesh, located on Madani Avenue, Baridhara, Dhaka, Bangladesh 1212, at (88) (02) 5566-2000, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sunday through Thursday except for holidays.  On holidays, during weekends, or after-hours for emergencies U.S. citizens can call (88) (02) 5566-2000 and press “0” and ask for the duty officer.
  • State Department – Consular Affairs – 888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444
  • Bangladesh Country Information
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