Note: The U.S. Embassy remains open for business.
Event: The Government of Bangladesh announced on July 22, 2020 that effective July 26, all foreign passport holders, including U.S. citizens, departing from any airport in Bangladesh on any airline must show a COVID-19 Test Certificate at the airport, except the following:
- Diplomats, members of UN organizations and sister organizations of the UN, and heads of international organizations, and their family members.
- Foreign investors and foreign passport holders who stayed in Bangladesh for less than 14 days.
- Children below the age of 10.
The official notice from the Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh can be downloaded at this link: http://caab.gov.bd/circul/3150ctc.pdf. The list of approved testing sites can be found on page 4.
Please note that private airlines may also have their own testing requirements. If you are planning to depart Bangladesh, please check with your airline to determine its COVID-19 testing requirements.
Further Actions to Take:
- Consult the CDC website for the most up-to-date information.
- Visit the COVID-19 crisis page on travel.state.gov for the latest information.
- Check with your airlines regarding any updated information about your travel plans and/or restrictions.
- Visit our Embassy webpage on COVID-19 for information on conditions in Bangladesh.
- Visit the Department of Homeland Security’s website on the latest travel restrictions to the U.S.
- You can contact the U.S. Embassy in Dhaka, Bangladesh, located on Madani Avenue, Baridhara, Dhaka, Bangladesh 1212, at (88) (02) 5566-2000, 8:00 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.
- State Department – Consular Affairs – 888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444
- Bangladesh Country Information
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