Message for U.S. Citizens – U.S. Embassy [Dhaka, Bangladesh] (March 26, 2020)

Location: [Bangladesh]

Event:  The United States Embassy is working on securing a flight to the United States in the next few days for U.S. citizens and their family members who wish to depart Bangladesh; we do not yet have exact dates or times.  

If you are a U.S. citizen or family member and have not already contacted the Embassy, you should send the following information to 

Subject line: “Flight (last name), (first name), (middle initial)” 

Full Name (as written in your passport):

Telephone No:

Email Address:

Date of Birth:

Passport No:

Passport issuance date:

Passport expiration date:


Current Location (full address):

Please provide this information for every family member traveling.

Please understand that there is a charge for this flight.  You will not pay at the airport, however; passengers will be required to sign a promissory note, which is an agreement to reimburse the U.S. Government for the cost of the flight, before being permitted to board.  Please review payment information on promissory notes (DS-5528) here. 

Passengers should be prepared to travel on short notice and must have current valid U.S. passports.  If you need a new passport, please visit the Consular Section at the U.S Embassy.  You can arrange an appointment through the American Citizen Services website.  Consular officers can issue an emergency passport, normally within an hour upon your arrival at the Embassy.  New passports will not be available at the airport.  Passengers will also be responsible for their own onward travel arrangements upon arrival in the United States. 

If you arrived in Bangladesh within the last 14 days or are recovering from COVID, 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 will send another message when we have more information. 

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 reschedule your appointment, please contact us at (88) (02) 5566-2000 and we will reschedule you for the following week. 

You can contact the U.S. Embassy in Dhaka, Bangladesh, located at 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 or during weekends after-hours emergency number for U.S. citizens is (88) (02) 5566-2000 and press “0” and ask for the duty officer.

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