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

Location:  Bangladesh

Note:  The U.S. Embassy remains open for business.

Event: U.S. Embassy, Dhaka, Bangladesh continues to work with the Department of State and Government of Bangladesh to charter another flight for U.S. Citizens and their families.  We will announce the next flight when details are confirmed.

If you seek our assistance in returning to the United States, even if you have contacted us before, we ask that you please fill out this online questionnaire immediately for EACH member of your party so that we can continue to assist you.  We ask that you fill in this quick questionnaire as soon as possible, but before 8:00 p.m. on April 2.

We want to be sure you have the information you need, including the limitations of a chartered flight:

  • Any U.S. Government chartered flight would be only for U.S. citizens with a valid U.S. passport, our first priority, and some Lawful Permanent Residents (LPRs).
  • Repatriation flights are not free. All passengers will need to reimburse the U.S. Government for the cost of the flight.  A legal document, called a promissory note, for the full cost of the flight must be signed by each adult passenger before boarding.  At this time we do not know the cost of each ticket. No cash or credit card payments will be accepted at the airport.  Please review payment information on promissory notes (DS-5528)   While your passport will not be canceled, U.S. citizens who have signed a loan agreement for repatriation may not be eligible for a new passport until the loan is repaid.
  • At this time, we do not know the final destination of the flight but we will provide that information as soon as possible. Upon arrival in the United States, passengers are responsible for their own onward arrangements.  Unfortunately, Embassy personnel cannot assist with onward flight arrangements, hotel, or rental car bookings, etc.
  • The airline will determine baggage allowances; at this time, we do not know what that will be.
  • The Embassy cannot assist with transport of pets.
  • If you arrived in Bangladesh within the last 14 days or are recovering from COVID 19, you should be in self quarantine; Immigration authorities will not permit you to board the aircraft if you have not completed the quarantine requirement. If you are feeling ill or have a fever, please do not attempt to travel.

We appreciate your patience during these challenging times, and we will send another message when we have more information about the details of a flight.

You can contact the U.S. Embassy in Dhaka, Bangladesh, located on Madani Avenue, Baridhara, Dhaka, Bangladesh 1212, at (88) (02) 5566-2000, 8 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.