Travel Alert  – U.S. Embassy Dhaka, Bangladesh

June 3, 2020

Location:  Bangladesh

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

Event:  The dedicated flight for U.S. Citizens departing on June 3 has been filled. Due to high demand, the U.S. Embassy in Bangladesh has arranged another dedicated flight for U.S. citizens and their families departing Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka on Friday, June 5. The final destination of this flight is John F. Kennedy International Airport in Queens, New York. The Embassy is not planning any additional flights after this flight.

The Embassy will e-mail U.S. citizens who have already registered their interest on our website ( with a link to Qatar Airways’ booking site for this flight. Passengers must provide Qatar Airways with their information and pay the airline directly for the cost of the flight using a U.S.-based or international credit card. The cost is approximately $1,700 per ticket. If there is space available, Lawful Permanent Residents (LPRs) who signed up on our website will also be e-mailed a link to purchase a seat.

We urge U.S. citizens who wish to return to the United States to take advantage of this opportunity or be prepared to remain in Bangladesh until commercial flights resume.  

If you wish to travel on this flight, and have not already filled out our registration form, please fill out this form as soon as possible. Please do not call the Embassy to confirm your information; we will e-mail you directly with a link to sign-up for the flight if there is space available. Please keep your phone nearby and check your e-mail regularly in case the Embassy needs to contact you.

You will be responsible for any arrangements or costs (lodging, onward destination travel, local transportation, etc.) beyond New York.  Unfortunately, the Embassy is unable to book any onward travel or other arrangements for you.

Passengers must arrive at the airport 5 hours before departure. Unless you purchase a ticket, please do not come to the airport in Dhaka.

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.