U.S. Embassy Dhaka Closed on May 6 in Observance of Buddha Purnima

Emergency services for American citizens will be available.
Embassy will resume normal working hours May 7, and thereafter.

DHAKA, MAY 5, 2020 – The U.S. Embassy, including the Consular Section, will be closed on Wednesday, May 6, 2020, in observance of Buddha Purnima. Emergency services for American citizens will be available during the holiday. Please call (88) (02) 5566-2000 to arrange an emergency appointment.

The U.S. Embassy will resume normal working hours May 7, 2020 and thereafter, including emergency services for American Citizens. Due to the extended government holiday, public transportation will be limited, and American citizens with appointments may experience difficulty getting to the Embassy. American citizens who need to reschedule their appointments can contact the Consular Section at (88) (02) 5566-2000.

On March 19, the U.S. Department of State issued a world-wide Health Advisory, urging U.S. citizens to return to the United States or be prepared to remain abroad for an indefinite period.

U.S. citizen travelers are urged to enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP  https://step.state.gov/step/) to receive the latest updates. In an emergency, American citizens in Bangladesh may contact the Embassy at (88) (02) 5566-2000.

For the latest information regarding COVID-19, please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) website:  https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html. Updated COVID-19 travel information is also available on the Embassy’s website at:  https://bd.usembassy.gov/covid-19-information/.

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the American Center, the Archer K. Blood Library, and the EducationUSA Student Advising Center remain closed to the public.  We continue to offer virtual programs and will reopen to the public as soon as possible but are unable to provide a specific date at this time.

Stay connected with us by visiting our Bengali (https://bd.usembassy.gov/bn/) and English (https://bd.usembassy.gov/) language websites and via Facebook (@bangladesh.usembassy) and Twitter (@usembassydhaka).