COVID-19 Information

INFORMATION ON FLIGHTS: The Government of Bangladesh has authorized the resumption of limited international commercial flights. Biman Bangladesh Airlines, Emirates, and Qatar Airways have resumed flights, and Turkish Airlines is scheduled to resume flights in July.  U.S. citizens wishing to travel should contact the airlines directly to purchase a seat. The U.S. Embassy has learned ...
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UPDATE: The United States Continues to Lead the Global Response to COVID-19

The United States continues to lead the global effort to respond to and end the COVID-19 pandemic. Building upon decades of investment in life-saving health and humanitarian assistance, the American people should be proud of the real results we are achieving through our help to nations around the world, which also helps protect the homeland.
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U.S. Embassy Provides COVID-19 Response Equipment to Bangladesh Customs Department

U.S. Embassy Dhaka coordinated with the National Board of Revenue to distribute COVID-19 personal protective equipment to the Customs Department.
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The U.S. Govt. Delivers More Than $173 Million in New Funding to Support Bangladesh’s COVID-19 Response

Funding builds on more than $1 billion in health assistance to Bangladesh over the past 20 years and includes funding to support food assistance to urban poor living in Dhaka.
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UPDATE: The United States Continues to Lead the Global Response to COVID-19

The United States continues to lead in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, illustrated by recent announcements of new foreign assistance that are made possible through the American people’s generosity and the U.S. Government’s action.
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Protect Yourself When Using Transportation

As schools, businesses, and community organizations begin to resume operations during COVID-19, protect yourself and others when using public transportation: • Stay home when sick • Cover your coughs and sneezes • Wear cloth face coverings when physical distancing is difficult. • Practice hand hygiene before you leave and once you arrive at your destination. ...
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Digital Briefing with Ambassador Alice G. Wells, Acting Assistant Secretary, Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs

Hello, I would like to welcome journalists to today’s virtual press briefing with Ambassador Alice Wells, Acting Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs. 
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Delivering on American Commitments in the COVID-19 Response with Additional Foreign Assistance

Months into fighting the COVID-19 pandemic at home and abroad, the United States is continuing to lead the global charge against the pandemic, building on decades of leadership in life-saving health and humanitarian assistance.
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U.S. Embassy Provides COVID-19 Response Equipment to Bangladesh First Responders

U.S. Embassy Dhaka coordinated with the Ministry of Health and Ministry of Home Affairs to distribute the COVID-19 personal protective equipment to the Fire Service and Civil Defense first responders
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Statement by Secretary Pompeo on the World Press Freedom

On World Press Freedom Day, recognized around the world on May 3, we highlight the critical role of independent media in facilitating the open exchange of information and ideas so vital to free, prosperous, and secure democratic societies.
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EXIM Board Takes United Action in Response to COVID-19 to Support U.S. Exporters and Jobs with Unprecedented Financing Flexibility

On behalf of the U.S. government, the U.S. Embassy is transmitting a press release from the U.S. Export Import Bank (EXIM) to ensure that Bangladeshi importers and buyers of U.S. products and services are aware of new measures to temporarily expand the types of financing EXIM can provide as part of the U.S. government’s efforts ...
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Secretary of State Pompeo’s Message on Ramadan, 2020

On behalf of the American people, I extend my best wishes to Muslim communities in the United States and around the world as they mark the start of the holy month of Ramadan. Ramadan is a time of introspection, service, and compassion
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United States and Bangladesh partner to help U.S. Citizens return home

The United States Embassy in Dhaka is open and continues to provide emergency services to American citizens and emergency visa services on a case-by-case basis. The Embassy remains committed to working with the Government of Bangladesh and with other Bangladeshi friends and partners to respond to COVID-19.
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Travel Alert – U.S. Embassy Dhaka, Bangladesh

Registration for the chartered flight to Washington, D.C. on Monday, April 13, 2020 has ended.  All confirmed passengers and those on the stand-by list have received an e-mail with further instructions.  Unless you received an e-mail from the Embassy, please do not come to the airport on Monday. 
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United States and Bangladesh Partner to Help U.S. Citizens Return Home

The safety and welfare of American citizens in Bangladesh is the U.S. Embassy’s highest priority. The Embassy is open and continues to provide assistance and services to American citizens as well as emergency visa services on a case-by-case basis. 
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Ambassador Miller’s Message about the United States’ Enduring Commitment to the Bangladeshi People

A special message from Ambassador Miller about the U.S. government’s support for the Government of Bangladesh’s efforts to contain the spread of COVID -19 and the Bangladeshi health sector over the years. While U.S. Embassy Dhaka remains open, like many Embassy staff, Ambassador Miller is also doing his part to fight COVID-19 by practicing social ...
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Information for Visa Applicants Regarding Coronavirus

In response to the global COVID-19 outbreak, U.S. Embassy Dhaka has cancelled all routine immigrant and nonimmigrant visa appointments, starting March 19, 2020.  We will resume regular visa services as soon as possible but are unable to provide a specific date. 
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Remarks by President Trump, Vice President Pence, and Members of the Coronavirus Task Force in Press Briefing

This afternoon, we’re announcing new guidelines for every American to follow over the next 15 days as we combat the virus.  Each and every one of us has a critical role to play in stopping the spread and transmission of the virus. 
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United States Provides Assistance to Bangladesh to Respond to Novel Coronavirus COVID-19

The U.S. government recently announced a commitment of $37 million in financing from the Emergency Reserve Fund for Contagious Infectious Diseases at the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) for 25 countries either affected by novel coronavirus COVID-19 or at high risk of its spread. 
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Statement by USAID Administrator Mark Green on The Commitment of $37 Million in Assistance to Respond to Novel Coronavirus Covid-19

The U.S. Government announced today a commitment of $37 million in financing from the Emergency Reserve Fund for Contagious Infectious Diseases at the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) for 25 countries affected by novel coronavirus COVID-19 or at high risk of its spread.
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