Travel Alert – U.S. Embassy Dhaka, Bangladesh

Travel Alert – U.S. Embassy Dhaka, Bangladesh (April 17, 2020)

Location:  Bangladesh

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

Event:  The U.S. Department of State and U.S. Embassy Bangladesh are working to arrange a special chartered flight for U.S. citizens and their families departing Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka.  The flight is not yet authorized or confirmed, but we are targeting Tuesday, April 21 as the departure date, and an arrival the following day at Dulles International Airport in Washington, D.C metro area.

If the flight is authorized, we expect this will be the final U.S. State Department chartered flight returning to the United States from Bangladesh during the COVID-19 crisis.  We urge U.S. citizens who wish to return to the United States take advantage of this opportunity or be prepared to remain in Bangladesh until commercial flights resume.  

If you wish to travel to the United States if this flight is authorized, and you filled out our online sign up form for the previous flight, please do not sign up again.  If you did not fill out the online form for the last flight, please provide your information here.   You will not receive an e-mail confirming your submission.   Do not call the Embassy to confirm your information; we will e-mail you if you are confirmed for a future flight.  Keep your phone nearby and check your e-mail regularly in case the Embassy needs to contact you.

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.  The cost will be approximately $1,820 per adult ticket.  No cash or credit card payments will be accepted at the airport.  Please review payment information on promissory notes (DS-5528) here.  While your passport will not be canceled, U.S. citizens who have signed a loan agreement for repatriation may not be eligible for new passports until the loan is repaid.

You will be responsible for any arrangements or costs (lodging, onward destination or local transportation, etc.) beyond Washington, D.C.  The U.S. Embassy is unable to book any onward travel for you.  The exact departure time and routing of this chartered flight are subject to change.

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.