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Airlines Updates

Published on 27.09.2020
US-Bangla decides to resume Muscat flights from Oct 1

Published on 25.09.2020
Biman Bangladesh Airlines W20 UK operations as of 24SEP20
Biman to resume flights on Dhaka-Singapore route from Oct 1

10.09.2020 Bangladeshi-carrier US-Bangla Airlines during the month of September 2020 schedules following International routes, including service increase to Malaysia. Planned operation with Boeing 737-800 aircraft as follows.

Dhaka – Doha 3 weekly
Dhaka – Guangzhou 1 weekly
Dhaka – Kuala Lumpur 3 weekly (Increase from 2 weekly)

Published on 03.09.2020
Biman Bangladesh Airlines will resume flights to Doha

Published on 26.08.2020
Biman suspends international flights till Sept 15

Published on 19.08.2020
Biman cuts flights to Abu Dhabi after UAE denies Bangladeshis entry

Published on 14.08.2020
Biman Bangladesh Airlines resumes Malaysia service from mid-August 2020

Published on 11.08.2020
Biman Bangladesh Airlines to resume flights to Kuala Lumpur, Guangzhou from next week

Published on 31.07.2020
Biman Bangladesh Airlines increases Dubai service in August 2020

Published on 28.07.2020
Biman Bangladesh Airlines resumes Kuwait service from August 2020

Published on 22.07.2020
Biman Bangladesh Airlines to resume domestic flights from 25 July

Published on 16.07.2020
Biman Bangladesh resumes UAE service in mid-July 2020

Published on 11.07.2020
Bangladesh: NOVOAIR to start flights from Dhaka to Barishal on 12 July

Published on 07.07.2020
Biman Bangladesh Airlines July 2020 International service as of 03JUL20

Published on 06.07.2020
Biman Bangladesh Airlines suspends all international flights, except for service to London, until 30 July

Published on 01.07.2020
Biman to operate commercial flights from July 6

Published on 18.06.2020
Biman Bangladesh Airlines resumes regular London service from late-June 2020
Novoair June 2020 operations
US-Bangla Airlines June 2020 operations

Published on 10.06.2020

Biman continues flight cancellations due to passenger shortage

 

Published on 07.06.2020

Biman cancels all flights till Monday due to lack of passengers

 

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Full Restrictions
Open for travel from Bangladesh
Crossing Rules
  • Passengers must complete a Health Declaration Form and a Passenger Locator Form on their flights travelling to Bangladesh.
  • Passengers are not permitted to enter or transit Bangladesh if they have travelled from Bhutan, Hong Kong, India, Kuwait, Nepal or Thailand.
  • Passengers are not permitted to enter Bangladesh if they have visited a European Union member state or Iran since March 1st 2020.
  • Passengers holding a visa issued by Bangladesh are not permitted to enter Bangladesh if they do not hold a medical certificate proving that they are free of Covid-19. The medical certificate must be obtained within 72 hours prior to their travel and contain an English translation.
  • This does not apply to minors 9 years and younger.
  • Visa on arrival is currently suspended.
  • Nationals of Bangladesh must quarantine for 14 days on arrival.
  • This does not apply to children 9 years and younger.
  • Passengers departing Bangladesh must hold all necessary valid documents and medical certificates required by their destination country.
  • Nationals of Bangladesh departing Bangladesh must hold a negative Covid-19 test result.
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Flight Restrictions

published 06.07.2020
1. Suspension of visa on arrival facilities.
-This does not apply to passengers traveling on business with a return/onward ticket. They must:
– have a confirmation letter issued by the Bangladesh Board of Investment (BOI). The letter must contain a BOI registration number. The accredited inviting organization must notify the Immigration authorities prior to arrival, and
– have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) test result issued at most 72 hours before arrival.
2. Flights from Bahrain, Bhutan, Hong Kong (SAR China), India, Kuwait, Maldives, Nepal, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Singapore and Thailand to Bangladesh are suspended.
3. Passengers with a visa must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) test result issued at most 72 hours before departure.
– This does not apply to passengers with a diplomatic or an official passport and their family members.
– This does not apply to passengers with a Laissez-Passer and their family members.
4. A completed “Health Declaration Form” must be presented upon arrival.
5. Passengers are subject to medical screening and quarantine.

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Quarantine

Self-isolation at own accommodation- subject to PCR.

If any person of Bangladesh origin possesses a “no visa required” stamp in their passport and comes to Bangladesh without the required medical certificate mentioning that they are free of COVID-19, then they will be institutionally quarantined for 14 days.
If any person of Bangladesh origin possesses a “no visa required” stamp in their passport and comes to Bangladesh with the required medical certificate mentioning that they are COVID-19 negative, then they are required to home/self-quarantine for 14 days.
If any passengers of Bangladesh origin possess a “no visa required” stamp and come to Bangladesh with a COVID-19 negative medical certificate he/she would be home/self-quarantined for 14 days. However, if he/she is diagnosed with any COVID-19 symptoms on arrival, he/she will be institutionally quarantined for 14 days.

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Insurance
Certification

COVID-19 negative certification required for entering the country.

All passangers both departing and arriving from/to Bangladesh are required to provide a COVID-19 test certificate issued within 72 hours of travel indicating the passenger is COVID-19 negative.

From 26 July all foreign nationals departing from Bangladesh are required to provide a COVID-19 test certificate issued within 72 hours of travel indicating the passenger is COVID-19 negative. This test certificate must be issued by one of the hospitals listed on the official Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh website. You are exempt from this requirement if you have spent less than 14 days in Bangladesh or you are under the age of 10. Bangladesh authorities have said passengers arriving from coronavirus-affected countries, should complete Health Declaration Forms and Passenger Locator Forms provided by cabin crew. You may be subjected to additional health screening measures at the airport.

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Vaccination

Yellow fever (2019)
Country requirement at entry: a yellow fever vaccination certificate is required for travellers aged 1 year
or over arriving from countries with risk of yellow fever transmission and for travellers having transited
through an airport of a country with risk of yellow fever transmission.
WHO vaccination recommendation: no

Malaria (2019)
Malaria risk exists throughout the year with a peak from May through October, but transmission occurs only
in 13 of 64 districts in both rural and urban areas. Risk is high in Chittagong Hill Tract districts (Bandarban,
Rangamati and Khagrachari), Chattogram District, and Cox’s Bazaar District. Low risk exists in the districts
of Hobigonj, Kurigram, Moulvibazar, Mymensingh, Netrakona, Sherpur, Sunamgonj and Sylhet. Most parts
of the country, including Dhaka City, have no risk of malaria.
WHO recommended prevention in risk areas: C

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Full Restrictions

  • Bangladesh International Restrictions:
    Commercial passenger flights have resumed to some destinations.Commercial passenger flights from the UK, together with flights from Malaysia, Turkey, the UAE, Qatar and Sri Lanka are now permitted to land in Bangladesh. You should check with airlines to confirm what flight options are available. Flight schedules are subject to change at short notice and you should monitor travel arrangements closely. All foreign nationals departing from Bangladesh are required to provide a COVID-19 test certificate issued within 72 hours of travel indicating the passenger is COVID-19 negative. In addition to the COVID-19 requirements set by the government, some airlines may also require passengers to carry a certificate confirming a negative test for COVID-19 on departure from Bangladesh. You should confirm any such requirement with your airline in advance of your departure. If your journey to or from Bangladesh includes a transit stop you may be required to meet separate COVID-19 certificate requirements for that country. You should check the requirements for all locations in your journey, both transit and final destinations, before travelling.
    The temporary suspension of international passenger flights from: Bahrain, Bhutan, Hong Kong, India, Kuwait, the Maldives, Nepal, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Singapore and Thailand remains in force. Public health requirements for humanitarian flights .
    From 26 July all foreign nationals departing from Bangladesh are required to provide a COVID-19 test certificate issued within 72 hours of travel indicating the passenger is COVID-19 negative. This test certificate must be issued by one of the hospitals listed on the official Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh website. You are exempt from this requirement if you have spent less than 14 days in Bangladesh or you are under the age of 10.

    Internal Restrictions:
    Domestic flights on Dhaka, Chattogram, Sylhet and Syedpur routes are operational from 1 June. (BD News 24, 28.05.2020)
    As part of COVID-19 measures, face masks must be worn at all times when moving in and around Bangladesh. This includes wearing a mask inside all workplaces (public and private), educational institutions, places of worship, hotels, shops, malls, markets, restaurants, hospitals and at social gatherings. You should also wear a mask at home if anyone in your household is displaying COVID-19 symptoms.
    Bangladesh authorities have announced a new traffic light system for lockdown restrictions. Areas across the country with a high number of COVID-19 cases will be designated as red zones. These restrictions may come into force at short notice. You should consult local media for the latest on red zones and follow the lockdown measures set by local authorities. A limited public transport service has resumed across Bangladesh; however public transport in designated red zones may be restricted. Bangladesh authorities have also suspended train services to and from India until further notice.
    Cox’s Bazar district:
    The Government of Bangladesh has classified Cox’s Bazar town as a red zone and placed specific lockdown restrictions on the area. All types of shops will be closed apart from food markets which will be limited to opening on Sundays and Thursdays only. Access to the Rohingya camps via Cox’s Bazar town is likely to be affected.
    Public places and services:
    Banking services are limited with many shops operating reduced hours. Emergency services including hospitals remain open. At short notice local authorities may lockdown buildings, streets and areas in order to control the spread of coronavirus. The government has asked people to stay at home from 10 pm until 5 am. Outside these hours the Government has instructed that people should only leave their homes if there is an urgent need. There are ongoing restrictions of movement between districts.
    Accommodation: some hotels and guesthouses are open, but not all, and services may be limited.

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    08.10.2020
  • Bangladesh Aviation authority to resume flights in Dhaka-Cox’s Bazar route from 30 July (Dhaka Tribune, 28.07.2020)

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    International restrictions:

    Commercial passenger flights have resumed to some destinations.Commercial passenger flights from the UK, together with flights from Malaysia, Turkey, the UAE, Qatar and Sri Lanka are now permitted to land in Bangladesh. You should check with airlines to confirm what flight options are available. Flight schedules are subject to change at short notice and you should monitor travel arrangements closely. All foreign nationals departing from Bangladesh are required to provide a COVID-19 test certificate issued within 72 hours of travel indicating the passenger is COVID-19 negative. In addition to the COVID-19 requirements set by the government, some airlines may also require passengers to carry a certificate confirming a negative test for COVID-19 on departure from Bangladesh. You should confirm any such requirement with your airline in advance of your departure. If your journey to or from Bangladesh includes a transit stop you may be required to meet separate COVID-19 certificate requirements for that country. You should check the requirements for all locations in your journey, both transit and final destinations, before travelling.
    The temporary suspension of international passenger flights from: Bahrain, Bhutan, Hong Kong, India, Kuwait, the Maldives, Nepal, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Singapore and Thailand remains in force. Public health requirements for humanitarian flighs [https://humanitarianbooking.wfp.org/en/wfp-aviation/]
    From 26 July all foreign nationals departing from Bangladesh are required to provide a COVID-19 test certificate issued within 72 hours of travel indicating the passenger is COVID-19 negative. This test certificate must be issued by one of the hospitals listed on the official Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh website. You are exempt from this requirement if you have spent less than 14 days in Bangladesh or you are under the age of 10.

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    Internal restrictions:

    Domestic flights on Dhaka, Chattogram, Sylhet and Syedpur routes are operational from June 1. (BD News 24, 28.05.2020)
    As part of COVID-19 measures, face masks must be worn at all times when moving in and around Bangladesh. The Government has asked people to stay at home from 10 pm until 5 am. Outside these hours the Government has instructed that people should only leave their homes if there is an urgent need. There are ongoing restrictions of movement between districts. Anyone not complying with these requests could face legal action. Bangladesh authorities have announced a new traffic light system for lockdown restrictions. Areas across the country with a high number of COVID-19 cases will be designated as red zones. These restrictions may come into force at short notice. You should consult local media for the latest on red zones and follow the lockdown measures set by local authorities. A limited public transport service has resumed across Bangladesh; however public transport in designated red zones may be restricted. Bangladesh authorities have also suspended train services to and from India until further notice.The Government of Bangladesh has classified Cox’s Bazar town as a red zone and placed specific lockdown restrictions on the area. All types of shops will be closed apart from food markets which will be limited to opening on Sundays and Thursdays only. Access to the Rohingya camps via Cox’s Bazar town is likely to be affected. Banking services are limited with many shops operating reduced hours. Emergency services including hospitals remain open. At short notice local authorities may lockdown buildings, streets and areas in order to control the spread of coronavirus. The government has asked people to stay at home from 10 pm until 5 am. Outside these hours the Government has instructed that people should only leave their homes if there is an urgent need. There are ongoing restrictions of movement between districts.
    Some hotels and guesthouses are open, but not all, and services may be limited.

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    03.08.2020
  • Bangladesh Aviation authority to resume flights in Dhaka-Cox’s Bazar route from 30 July (Dhaka Tribune, 28.07.2020)

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    International restrictions:

    Commercial passenger flights have resumed to some destinations.Commercial passenger flights from the UK, together with flights from Malaysia, Turkey, the UAE, Qatar and Sri Lanka are now permitted to land in Bangladesh. You should check with airlines to confirm what flight options are available. Flight schedules are subject to change at short notice and you should monitor travel arrangements closely. All foreign nationals departing from Bangladesh are required to provide a COVID-19 test certificate issued within 72 hours of travel indicating the passenger is COVID-19 negative. In addition to the COVID-19 requirements set by the government, some airlines may also require passengers to carry a certificate confirming a negative test for COVID-19 on departure from Bangladesh. You should confirm any such requirement with your airline in advance of your departure. If your journey to or from Bangladesh includes a transit stop you may be required to meet separate COVID-19 certificate requirements for that country. You should check the requirements for all locations in your journey, both transit and final destinations, before travelling.
    The temporary suspension of international passenger flights from: Bahrain, Bhutan, Hong Kong, India, Kuwait, the Maldives, Nepal, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Singapore and Thailand remains in force. Public health requirements for humanitarian flighs [https://humanitarianbooking.wfp.org/en/wfp-aviation/]

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    Internal restrictions:

    Domestic flights on Dhaka, Chattogram, Sylhet and Syedpur routes are operational from June 1. (BD News 24, 28.05.2020)
    As part of COVID-19 measures, face masks must be worn at all times when moving in and around Bangladesh. The Government has asked people to stay at home from 10 pm until 5 am. Outside these hours the Government has instructed that people should only leave their homes if there is an urgent need. There are ongoing restrictions of movement between districts. Anyone not complying with these requests could face legal action. Bangladesh authorities have announced a new traffic light system for lockdown restrictions. Areas across the country with a high number of COVID-19 cases will be designated as red zones. These restrictions may come into force at short notice. You should consult local media for the latest on red zones and follow the lockdown measures set by local authorities. A limited public transport service has resumed across Bangladesh; however public transport in designated red zones may be restricted. Bangladesh authorities have also suspended train services to and from India until further notice.The Government of Bangladesh has classified Cox’s Bazar town as a red zone and placed specific lockdown restrictions on the area. All types of shops will be closed apart from food markets which will be limited to opening on Sundays and Thursdays only. Access to the Rohingya camps via Cox’s Bazar town is likely to be affected. Banking services are limited with many shops operating reduced hours. Emergency services including hospitals remain open. At short notice local authorities may lockdown buildings, streets and areas in order to control the spread of coronavirus. The government has asked people to stay at home from 10 pm until 5 am. Outside these hours the Government has instructed that people should only leave their homes if there is an urgent need. There are ongoing restrictions of movement between districts.
    Some hotels and guesthouses are open, but not all, and services may be limited.

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    31.07.2020
  • Bangladesh Aviation authority to resume flights in Dhaka-Cox’s Bazar route from 30 July (Dhaka Tribune, 28.07.2020)

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    International restrictions:

    Commercial passenger flights have resumed to some destinations.Commercial passenger flights from the UK, together with flights from Malaysia, Turkey, the UAE, Qatar and Sri Lanka are now permitted to land in Bangladesh. You should check with airlines to confirm what flight options are available. Flight schedules are subject to change at short notice and you should monitor travel arrangements closely.
    The temporary suspension of international passenger flights from: Bahrain, Bhutan, Hong Kong, India, Kuwait, the Maldives, Nepal, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Singapore and Thailand remains in force. Public health requirements for humanitarian flighs [https://humanitarianbooking.wfp.org/en/wfp-aviation/]

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    Internal restrictions:

    Domestic flights on Dhaka, Chattogram, Sylhet and Syedpur routes are operational from June 1. (BD News 24, 28.05.2020)
    As part of COVID-19 measures, face masks must be worn at all times when moving in and around Bangladesh. The Government has asked people to stay at home from 10 pm until 5 am. Outside these hours the Government has instructed that people should only leave their homes if there is an urgent need. There are ongoing restrictions of movement between districts. Anyone not complying with these requests could face legal action. Bangladesh authorities have announced a new traffic light system for lockdown restrictions. Areas across the country with a high number of COVID-19 cases will be designated as red zones. These restrictions may come into force at short notice. You should consult local media for the latest on red zones and follow the lockdown measures set by local authorities. A limited public transport service has resumed across Bangladesh; however public transport in designated red zones may be restricted. Bangladesh authorities have also suspended train services to and from India until further notice.The Government of Bangladesh has classified Cox’s Bazar town as a red zone and placed specific lockdown restrictions on the area. All types of shops will be closed apart from food markets which will be limited to opening on Sundays and Thursdays only. Access to the Rohingya camps via Cox’s Bazar town is likely to be affected. Banking services are limited with many shops operating reduced hours. Emergency services including hospitals remain open. At short notice local authorities may lockdown buildings, streets and areas in order to control the spread of coronavirus.

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    29.07.2020
  • Bangladesh Authorities extend COVID-19 restrictions until August 3 (Garda, 02.07.2020). Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh allows Turkish Airlines, Air Arabia to operate flights from Dhaka amid COVID-19 pandemic (Dhaka Tribune, 28.06.2020).

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    International restrictions:

    Commercial passenger flights have resumed to some destinations. Some airlines may require passengers to carry a certificate confirming a negative test for COVID-19 on departure from Bangladesh.Train services to and from India are currently suspended. Commercial passenger flights from the UK, together with flights from Malaysia, Turkey, the UAE, Qatar and Sri Lanka are now permitted to land in Bangladesh. You should check with airlines to confirm what flight options are available. Flight schedules are subject to change at short notice and you should monitor travel arrangements closely. The temporary suspension of international passenger flights from: Bahrain, Bhutan, Hong Kong, India, Kuwait, the Maldives, Nepal, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Singapore and Thailand remains in force. Public health requirements for humanitarian flighs [https://humanitarianbooking.wfp.org/en/wfp-aviation/]

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    Internal restrictions:

    Domestic flights on Dhaka, Chattogram, Sylhet and Syedpur routes are operational from June 1. (BD News 24, 28.05.2020)
    As part of COVID-19 measures, face masks must be worn at all times when moving in and around Bangladesh. The Government has asked people to stay at home from 10 pm until 5 am. Outside these hours the Government has instructed that people should only leave their homes if there is an urgent need. There are ongoing restrictions of movement between districts. Anyone not complying with these requests could face legal action. Bangladesh authorities have announced a new traffic light system for lockdown restrictions. Areas across the country with a high number of COVID-19 cases will be designated as red zones. These restrictions may come into force at short notice. You should consult local media for the latest on red zones and follow the lockdown measures set by local authorities. A limited public transport service has resumed across Bangladesh; however public transport in designated red zones may be restricted. Bangladesh authorities have also suspended train services to and from India until further notice.The Government of Bangladesh has classified Cox’s Bazar town as a red zone and placed specific lockdown restrictions on the area. All types of shops will be closed apart from food markets which will be limited to opening on Sundays and Thursdays only. Access to the Rohingya camps via Cox’s Bazar town is likely to be affected. Banking services are limited with many shops operating reduced hours. Emergency services including hospitals remain open. At short notice local authorities may lockdown buildings, streets and areas in order to control the spread of coronavirus.

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    24.07.2020
  • Bangladesh Authorities extend COVID-19 restrictions until August 3 (Garda, 02.07.2020). Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh allows Turkish Airlines, Air Arabia to operate flights from Dhaka amid COVID-19 pandemic (Dhaka Tribune, 28.06.2020). Resumption of limited international commercial flights (OASC, 25.06.2020). Domestic flights on Dhaka, Chattogram, Sylhet and Syedpur routes will be operational from June 1. (BD News 24, 28.05.2020)

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    International restrictions:

    Commercial passenger flights have resumed to some destinations. Some airlines may require passengers to carry a certificate confirming a negative test for COVID-19 on departure from Bangladesh.Train services to and from India are currently suspended. Commercial passenger flights from the UK, together with flights from Malaysia, Turkey, the UAE, Qatar and Sri Lanka are now permitted to land in Bangladesh. You should check with airlines to confirm what flight options are available. Flight schedules are subject to change at short notice and you should monitor travel arrangements closely. The temporary suspension of international passenger flights from: Bahrain, Bhutan, Hong Kong, India, Kuwait, the Maldives, Nepal, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Singapore and Thailand remains in force. Public health requirements for humanitarian flighs [https://humanitarianbooking.wfp.org/en/wfp-aviation/]

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    As part of COVID-19 measures, face masks must be worn at all times when moving in and around Bangladesh. The Government has asked people to stay at home from 10 pm until 5 am. Outside these hours the Government has instructed that people should only leave their homes if there is an urgent need. There are ongoing restrictions of movement between districts. Anyone not complying with these requests could face legal action. Bangladesh authorities have announced a new traffic light system for lockdown restrictions. Areas across the country with a high number of COVID-19 cases will be designated as red zones. These restrictions may come into force at short notice. You should consult local media for the latest on red zones and follow the lockdown measures set by local authorities. A limited public transport service has resumed across Bangladesh; however public transport in designated red zones may be restricted. Bangladesh authorities have also suspended train services to and from India until further notice.The Government of Bangladesh has classified Cox’s Bazar town as a red zone and placed specific lockdown restrictions on the area. All types of shops will be closed apart from food markets which will be limited to opening on Sundays and Thursdays only. Access to the Rohingya camps via Cox’s Bazar town is likely to be affected. Banking services are limited with many shops operating reduced hours. Emergency services including hospitals remain open. At short notice local authorities may lockdown buildings, streets and areas in order to control the spread of coronavirus.

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    22.07.2020
  • Bangladesh Authorities extend COVID-19 restrictions until August 3 (Garda, 02.07.2020). Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh allows Turkish Airlines, Air Arabia to operate flights from Dhaka amid COVID-19 pandemic (Dhaka Tribune, 28.06.2020). Resumption of limited international commercial flights (OASC, 25.06.2020). Domestic flights on Dhaka, Chattogram, Sylhet and Syedpur routes will be operational from June 1. (BD News 24, 28.05.2020)

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    International restrictions:

    Commercial passenger flights have resumed to some destinations.
    Bangladesh authorities have said passengers arriving from coronavirus-affected countries, should complete Health Declaration Forms and Passenger Locator Forms provided by cabin crew. You may be subjected to additional health screening measures at the airport. The Government of Bangladesh has extended until further notice the temporary suspension of international passenger flights landing in Bangladesh from the following countries: Bahrain, Bhutan, Hong Kong, India, Kuwait, the Maldives, Malaysia, Nepal, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Turkey.
    On arrival in Bangladesh, all foreign nationals are required to produce a medical certificate issued within 72 hours of travel indicating the passenger is COVID-19 negative.
    Passengers with a No Visa Required certificate (an arrangement for foreign nationals of Bangladeshi heritage) arriving in Bangladesh without a medical certificate indicating they are COVID-19 negative, or such passengers who display symptoms, will be placed into quarantine in a government facility for 14 days. Such passengers who arrive with a medical certificate indicating they are COVID-19 negative are required to self-isolate at home for 14 days.

    Public health requirements for humanitarian flighs [https://humanitarianbooking.wfp.org/en/wfp-aviation/]

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    Internal restrictions:

    As part of COVID-19 measures, face masks must be worn at all times when moving in and around Bangladesh. The Government has asked people to stay at home from 8 pm until 6 am. Outside these hours the Government has instructed that people should only leave their homes if there is an urgent need. There are ongoing restrictions of movement between districts. Anyone not complying with these requests could face legal action. Bangladesh authorities have announced a new traffic light system for lockdown restrictions. Areas across the country with a high number of COVID-19 cases will be designated as red zones. These restrictions may come into force at short notice. You should consult local media for the latest on red zones and follow the lockdown measures set by local authorities. A limited public transport service has resumed across Bangladesh; however public transport in designated red zones may be restricted. Bangladesh authorities have also suspended train services to and from India until further notice.
    The Government of Bangladesh has classified Cox’s Bazar town as a red zone and placed specific lockdown restrictions on the area. All types of shops will be closed apart from food markets which will be limited to opening on Sundays and Thursdays only. Access to the Rohingya camps via Cox’s Bazar town is likely to be affected.
    Banking services are limited with many shops operating reduced hours. Emergency services including hospitals remain open. At short notice local authorities may lockdown buildings, streets and areas in order to control the spread of coronavirus.
    From 31 May, face masks must be worn at all times when moving in and around Bangladesh. The Government has asked people to stay at home from 8 pm until 6 am. Outside these hours the Government has instructed that people should only leave their homes if there is an urgent need. There are ongoing restrictions of movement between districts. Anyone not complying with these requests could face legal action. Some hotels and guesthouses are open, but not all, and services may be limited.

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    13.07.2020
  • Bangladesh Authorities extend COVID-19 restrictions until August 3 (Garda, 02.07.2020)
    Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh allows Turkish Airlines, Air Arabia to operate flights from Dhaka amid COVID-19 pandemic (Dhaka Tribune, 28.06.2020)
    Resumption of limited international commercial flights (OASC, 25.06.2020). Domestic flights on Dhaka, Chattogram, Sylhet and Syedpur routes will be operational from June 1. (BD News 24, 28.05.2020)

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    International restrictions:

    Commercial passenger flights between Bangladesh and a limited number of destinations have been allowed to resume. Some airlines may require passengers to carry a certificate confirming a negative test for COVID-19 on departure from Bangladesh.
    Bangladesh authorities have said passengers arriving from coronavirus-affected countries, should complete Health Declaration Forms and Passenger Locator Forms provided by cabin crew. You may be subjected to additional health screening measures at the airport. Commercial passenger flights from the UK, the UAE and Qatar are permitted to land in Bangladesh. The Government of Bangladesh has extended until further notice the temporary suspension of international passenger flights landing in Bangladesh from the following countries: Bahrain, Bhutan, Hong Kong, India, Kuwait, the Maldives, Nepal, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, and Thailand. On arrival in Bangladesh, all foreign nationals are required to produce a medical certificate issued within 72 hours of travel indicating the passenger is COVID-19 negative. Passengers arriving from coronavirus affected countries, are also required to self-quarantine for 14 days. Health officials at the point of entry to Bangladesh will assess whether passengers are able to self-quarantine or need to be taken to a government facility. Passengers with a No Visa Required certificate (an arrangement for foreign nationals of Bangladeshi heritage) arriving in Bangladesh without a medical certificate indicating they are COVID-19 negative, or such passengers who display symptoms, will be placed into quarantine in a government facility for 14 days. Such passengers who arrive with a medical certificate indicating they are COVID-19 negative are required to self-isolate at home for 14 days.

    Public health requirements for humanitarian flighs [https://humanitarianbooking.wfp.org/en/wfp-aviation/]

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    Internal restrictions:

    Bangladeshi authorities announced on Tuesday, June 30, that the restrictions in place to contain the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the country have been extended until August 3. Curfew hours have been shortened to between 22:00 – 05:00 (local time). However, all non-essential travel remains prohibited. The wearing of face masks and social distancing measures also remain compulsory in public places, while a ban on rallies, meetings, and mass gatherings remain in place.
    Public transportation has been allowed to operate in some regions at a reduced capacity.
    From 31 May, face masks must be worn at all times when moving in and around Bangladesh. The Bangladesh authorities have announced a new traffic light system for lockdown restrictions. Areas across the country with a high number of COVID-19 cases will be designated as red zones. These restrictions may come into force at short notice. You should consult local media for the latest on red zones and follow the lockdown measures set by local authorities. The Government has asked people to stay at home from 8 pm until 6 am. Outside these hours the Government has instructed that people should only leave their homes if there is an urgent need. There are ongoing restrictions of movement between districts. Anyone not complying with these requests risks legal action. Public transport is slowly being restored following Government restrictions. A limited public transport service has resumed across Bangladesh; however public transport in designated red zones may be restricted. Bangladesh authorities have also suspended train services to and from India until further notice. The Government of Bangladesh has classified Cox’s Bazar town as a red zone and placed specific lockdown restrictions on the area. All types of shops will be closed apart from food markets which will be limited to opening on Sundays and Thursdays only. Access to the Rohingya camps via Cox’s Bazar town is likely to be affected. Banking services are limited with many shops operating reduced hours. Emergency services including hospitals remain open. At short notice local authorities may lockdown buildings, streets and areas in order to control the spread of coronavirus.

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    08.07.2020
  • Bangladesh Authorities extend COVID-19 restrictions until August 3 (Garda, 02.07.2020)
    Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh allows Turkish Airlines, Air Arabia to operate flights from Dhaka amid COVID-19 pandemic (Dhaka Tribune, 28.06.2020)
    Resumption of limited international commercial flights (OASC, 25.06.2020). Domestic flights on Dhaka, Chattogram, Sylhet and Syedpur routes will be operational from June 1. (BD News 24, 28.05.2020)

    *****

    International restrictions:

    Bangladesh authorities have said passengers arriving from coronavirus-affected countries, should complete Health Declaration Forms and Passenger Locator Forms provided by cabin crew. You may be subjected to additional health screening measures at the airport. Commercial passenger flights from the UK, the UAE and Qatar are permitted to land in Bangladesh. The Government of Bangladesh has extended until further notice the temporary suspension of international passenger flights landing in Bangladesh from the following countries: Bahrain, Bhutan, Hong Kong, India, Kuwait, the Maldives, Malaysia, Nepal, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Turkey. On arrival in Bangladesh, all foreign nationals are required to produce a medical certificate issued within 72 hours of travel indicating the passenger is COVID-19 negative. Passengers arriving from coronavirus affected countries, are also required to self-quarantine for 14 days. Health officials at the point of entry to Bangladesh will assess whether passengers are able to self-quarantine or need to be taken to a government facility. Passengers with a No Visa Required certificate (an arrangement for foreign nationals of Bangladeshi heritage) arriving in Bangladesh without a medical certificate indicating they are COVID-19 negative, or such passengers who display symptoms, will be placed into quarantine in a government facility for 14 days. Such passengers who arrive with a medical certificate indicating they are COVID-19 negative are required to self-isolate at home for 14 days.

    Public health requirements for humanitarian flighs [https://humanitarianbooking.wfp.org/en/wfp-aviation/]

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    Bangladeshi authorities announced on Tuesday, June 30, that the restrictions in place to contain the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the country have been extended until August 3. Curfew hours have been shortened to between 22:00 – 05:00 (local time). However, all non-essential travel remains prohibited. The wearing of face masks and social distancing measures also remain compulsory in public places, while a ban on rallies, meetings, and mass gatherings remain in place.
    Public transportation has been allowed to operate in some regions at a reduced capacity.
    From 31 May, face masks must be worn at all times when moving in and around Bangladesh. The Bangladesh authorities have announced a new traffic light system for lockdown restrictions. Areas across the country with a high number of COVID-19 cases will be designated as red zones. These restrictions may come into force at short notice. You should consult local media for the latest on red zones and follow the lockdown measures set by local authorities. The Government has asked people to stay at home from 8 pm until 6 am. Outside these hours the Government has instructed that people should only leave their homes if there is an urgent need. There are ongoing restrictions of movement between districts. Anyone not complying with these requests risks legal action. Public transport is slowly being restored following Government restrictions. A limited public transport service has resumed across Bangladesh; however public transport in designated red zones may be restricted. Bangladesh authorities have also suspended train services to and from India until further notice. The Government of Bangladesh has classified Cox’s Bazar town as a red zone and placed specific lockdown restrictions on the area. All types of shops will be closed apart from food markets which will be limited to opening on Sundays and Thursdays only. Access to the Rohingya camps via Cox’s Bazar town is likely to be affected. Banking services are limited with many shops operating reduced hours. Emergency services including hospitals remain open. At short notice local authorities may lockdown buildings, streets and areas in order to control the spread of coronavirus.

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    03.07.2020
  • Bangladesh Resumption of limited international commercial flights (OASC, 25.06.2020). Domestic flights on Dhaka, Chattogram, Sylhet and Syedpur routes will be operational from June 1. (BD News 24, 28.05.2020)

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    International restrictions:

    Bangladesh authorities have said passengers arriving from coronavirus-affected countries, including the UK, should complete Health Declaration Forms and Passenger Locator Forms provided by cabin crew. You may be subjected to additional health screening measures at the airport. Commercial passenger flights from the UK, the UAE and Qatar are permitted to land in Bangladesh. The Government of Bangladesh has extended until further notice the temporary suspension of international passenger flights landing in Bangladesh from the following countries: Bahrain, Bhutan, Hong Kong, India, Kuwait, the Maldives, Malaysia, Nepal, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Turkey. On arrival in Bangladesh, all foreign nationals are required to produce a medical certificate issued within 72 hours of travel indicating the passenger is COVID-19 negative. Passengers arriving from coronavirus affected countries, are also required to self-quarantine for 14 days. Health officials at the point of entry to Bangladesh will assess whether passengers are able to self-quarantine or need to be taken to a government facility. Passengers with a No Visa Required certificate (an arrangement for foreign nationals of Bangladeshi heritage) arriving in Bangladesh without a medical certificate indicating they are COVID-19 negative, or such passengers who display symptoms, will be placed into quarantine in a government facility for 14 days. Such passengers who arrive with a medical certificate indicating they are COVID-19 negative are required to self-isolate at home for 14 days.

    Public health requirements for humanitarian flighs [https://humanitarianbooking.wfp.org/en/wfp-aviation/]

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    From 31 May, face masks must be worn at all times when moving in and around Bangladesh. The Bangladesh authorities have announced a new traffic light system for lockdown restrictions. Areas across the country with a high number of COVID-19 cases will be designated as red zones. These restrictions may come into force at short notice. You should consult local media for the latest on red zones and follow the lockdown measures set by local authorities. The Government has asked people to stay at home from 8 pm until 6 am. Outside these hours the Government has instructed that people should only leave their homes if there is an urgent need. There are ongoing restrictions of movement between districts. Anyone not complying with these requests risks legal action. Public transport is slowly being restored following Government restrictions. A limited public transport service has resumed across Bangladesh; however public transport in designated red zones may be restricted. Bangladesh authorities have also suspended train services to and from India until further notice. The Government of Bangladesh has classified Cox’s Bazar town as a red zone and placed specific lockdown restrictions on the area. All types of shops will be closed apart from food markets which will be limited to opening on Sundays and Thursdays only. Access to the Rohingya camps via Cox’s Bazar town is likely to be affected. Banking services are limited with many shops operating reduced hours. Emergency services including hospitals remain open. At short notice local authorities may lockdown buildings, streets and areas in order to control the spread of coronavirus.

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    25.06.2020
  • Bangladesh Authorities resume international flights on 16 June (Dhaka Tribune, 16.06.2020) Domestic flights on Dhaka, Chattogram, Sylhet and Syedpur routes will be operational from June 1. (BD News 24, 28.05.2020)

    1. Suspension of visa on arrival facilities.
    -This does not apply to passengers traveling on business with a return/onward ticket. They must:
    – have a confirmation letter issued by the Bangladesh Board of Investment (BOI). The letter must contain a BOI registration number. The accredited inviting organization must notify the Immigration authorities prior to arrival, and
    – have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) test result issued at most 72 hours before arrival.
    2. Flights from Bahrain, Bhutan, Hong Kong (SAR China), India, Kuwait, Malaysia, Maldives, Nepal, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka, Singapore, Thailand and Turkey to Bangladesh are suspended.
    3. Passengers who have a valid visa must show a medical certificate (with English translation) obtained within 72 hours of travel. The medical certificate must be submitted upon arrival and must indicate that the passenger does not have any symptoms of Coronavirus (COVID-19).
    4. Passengers with Bangladesh origin are subject to quarantine for 14 days.

    Public health requirements for humanitarian flighs [https://humanitarianbooking.wfp.org/en/wfp-aviation/]

    International restrictions:

    The Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh (CAAB) has announced the resumption of domestic flights from 1 June. All foreigners arriving in Bangladesh must submit a health certificate obtained within 72 hours prior to their arrival indicating that they are COVID-19 free, in addition to a valid visa; they are also required to undergo mandatory 14-day quarantine, regardless of nationality and traveller type. Bangladeshi nationals returning can home quarantine if they provide a health certificate.
    All travellers with a travel history (including transits) from all European countries, with the exception of the UK, are banned from entry. This is in addition to the existing ban on travellers from India, Kuwait, Qatar and Saudi Arabia. Bangladeshi nationals are included in the ban. However, those travelling on diplomatic missions and their family members are exempted. Foreigners who are already in Bangladesh with valid visas will have the option of extending their existing visas by three months. International flights are not allowed to land at the Shah Amanat International Airport in Chittagong, until further notice.
    Foreigners are not allowed to enter via land ports. The ports are: Akhaura, Banglabandha, Benapole, Bhomra, Burimari, Darshana, Hili, Nakugaon, Roumari, Shaola and Tamabil. Bangladeshi nationals returning can home quarantine if they provide a health certificate.

    Internal restrictions:

    From 31 May until 15 June, the Government has asked people to stay at home from 8 pm until 8 am. Outside these hours the Government has instructed that people should only leave their homes if there is an urgent need. There are ongoing restrictions of movement between districts. Anyone not complying with these requests risks legal action.
    Public transport is slowly being restored following Government restrictions. A limited public transport service has resumed.
    The Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh (CAAB) has announced the resumption of domestic flights from 1 June.
    Bangladesh authorities have also suspended train services to and from India until further notice. Banking services are limited with many shops operating reduced hours. Emergency services including hospitals remain open. At short notice local authorities may lockdown buildings, streets and areas in order to control the spread of coronavirus.
    Cox’s Bazar district: From 6 to 20 June, the Government of Bangladesh has classified Cox’s Bazar town as a red zone and placed specific lockdown restrictions on the area. All types of shops will be closed apart from food markets which will be limited to opening on Sundays and Thursdays only. Access to the Rohingya camps via Cox’s Bazar town is likely to be affected.

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    21.06.2020
  • Bangladesh Authorities resume international flights on 16 June (Dhaka Tribune, 16.06.2020) Domestic flights on Dhaka, Chattogram, Sylhet and Syedpur routes will be operational from June 1. (BD News 24, 28.05.2020)

    1. The visa on arrival facility has been suspended for all nationalities.
    2. Flights from Bahrain, Bhutan, Hong Kong (SAR China), India, Kuwait, Malaysia, Maldives, Nepal, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka, Singapore, Thailand, Turkey, United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom are suspended.
    3. Passengers who have a valid visa must show a medical certificate (with English translation) obtained within 72 hours of travel. The medical certificate must be submitted upon arrival and must indicate that the passenger does not have any symptoms of Coronavirus (COVID-19).
    4. Passengers with Bangladesh origin who do not submit a medical certificate stating that the passenger does not have any symptoms of Coronavirus (COVID-19), will be institutionally quarantined in Dhaka for 14 days.
    5. Passengers with Bangladesh origin who submits a medical certificate stating that the passenger does not have any symptoms of Coronavirus (COVID-19), will be home quarantined in Dhaka for 14 days. If the medical certificate shows that the passenger has symptoms of Coronavirus (COVID-19), they will be institutionally quarantined in Dhaka for 14 days.

    Public health requirements for humanitarian flighs [https://humanitarianbooking.wfp.org/en/wfp-aviation/]

    International restrictions:

    The Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh (CAAB) has announced the resumption of domestic flights from 1 June. All foreigners arriving in Bangladesh must submit a health certificate obtained within 72 hours prior to their arrival indicating that they are COVID-19 free, in addition to a valid visa; they are also required to undergo mandatory 14-day quarantine, regardless of nationality and traveller type. Bangladeshi nationals returning can home quarantine if they provide a health certificate.
    All travellers with a travel history (including transits) from all European countries, with the exception of the UK, are banned from entry. This is in addition to the existing ban on travellers from India, Kuwait, Qatar and Saudi Arabia. Bangladeshi nationals are included in the ban. However, those travelling on diplomatic missions and their family members are exempted. Foreigners who are already in Bangladesh with valid visas will have the option of extending their existing visas by three months. International flights are not allowed to land at the Shah Amanat International Airport in Chittagong, until further notice.
    Foreigners are not allowed to enter via land ports. The ports are: Akhaura, Banglabandha, Benapole, Bhomra, Burimari, Darshana, Hili, Nakugaon, Roumari, Shaola and Tamabil. Bangladeshi nationals returning can home quarantine if they provide a health certificate.

    Internal restrictions:

    From 31 May until 15 June, the Government has asked people to stay at home from 8 pm until 8 am. Outside these hours the Government has instructed that people should only leave their homes if there is an urgent need. There are ongoing restrictions of movement between districts. Anyone not complying with these requests risks legal action.
    Public transport is slowly being restored following Government restrictions. A limited public transport service has resumed.
    The Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh (CAAB) has announced the resumption of domestic flights from 1 June.
    Bangladesh authorities have also suspended train services to and from India until further notice. Banking services are limited with many shops operating reduced hours. Emergency services including hospitals remain open. At short notice local authorities may lockdown buildings, streets and areas in order to control the spread of coronavirus.
    Cox’s Bazar district: From 6 to 20 June, the Government of Bangladesh has classified Cox’s Bazar town as a red zone and placed specific lockdown restrictions on the area. All types of shops will be closed apart from food markets which will be limited to opening on Sundays and Thursdays only. Access to the Rohingya camps via Cox’s Bazar town is likely to be affected.

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    15.06.2020
  • Bangladesh The domestic flights on Dhaka, Chattogram, Sylhet and Syedpur routes will be operational from June 1. (BD News 24, 28.05.2020)

    1. The visa on arrival facility has been suspended for all nationalities.
    2. Flights from Bahrain, Bhutan, Hong Kong (SAR China), India, Kuwait, Malaysia, Maldives, Nepal, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka, Singapore, Thailand, Turkey, United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom are suspended.
    3. Passengers who have a valid visa must show a medical certificate (with English translation) obtained within 72 hours of travel. The medical certificate must be submitted upon arrival and must indicate that the passenger does not have any symptoms of Coronavirus (COVID-19).
    4. Passengers with Bangladesh origin who do not submit a medical certificate stating that the passenger does not have any symptoms of Coronavirus (COVID-19), will be institutionally quarantined in Dhaka for 14 days.
    5. Passengers with Bangladesh origin who submits a medical certificate stating that the passenger does not have any symptoms of Coronavirus (COVID-19), will be home quarantined in Dhaka for 14 days. If the medical certificate shows that the passenger has symptoms of Coronavirus (COVID-19), they will be institutionally quarantined in Dhaka for 14 days.

    Public health requirements for humanitarian flighs [https://humanitarianbooking.wfp.org/en/wfp-aviation/]

    International restrictions:

    The Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh (CAAB) has announced the resumption of domestic flights from 1 June. All foreigners arriving in Bangladesh must submit a health certificate obtained within 72 hours prior to their arrival indicating that they are COVID-19 free, in addition to a valid visa; they are also required to undergo mandatory 14-day quarantine, regardless of nationality and traveller type. Bangladeshi nationals returning can home quarantine if they provide a health certificate.
    All travellers with a travel history (including transits) from all European countries, with the exception of the UK, are banned from entry. This is in addition to the existing ban on travellers from India, Kuwait, Qatar and Saudi Arabia. Bangladeshi nationals are included in the ban. However, those travelling on diplomatic missions and their family members are exempted. Foreigners who are already in Bangladesh with valid visas will have the option of extending their existing visas by three months. International flights are not allowed to land at the Shah Amanat International Airport in Chittagong, until further notice.
    Foreigners are not allowed to enter via land ports. The ports are: Akhaura, Banglabandha, Benapole, Bhomra, Burimari, Darshana, Hili, Nakugaon, Roumari, Shaola and Tamabil. Bangladeshi nationals returning can home quarantine if they provide a health certificate.

    Internal restrictions:

    From 31 May until 15 June, the Government has asked people to stay at home from 8 pm until 8 am. Outside these hours the Government has instructed that people should only leave their homes if there is an urgent need. There are ongoing restrictions of movement between districts. Anyone not complying with these requests risks legal action.
    Public transport is slowly being restored following Government restrictions. A limited public transport service has resumed.
    The Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh (CAAB) has announced the resumption of domestic flights from 1 June.
    Bangladesh authorities have also suspended train services to and from India until further notice. Banking services are limited with many shops operating reduced hours. Emergency services including hospitals remain open. At short notice local authorities may lockdown buildings, streets and areas in order to control the spread of coronavirus.
    Cox’s Bazar district: From 6 to 20 June, the Government of Bangladesh has classified Cox’s Bazar town as a red zone and placed specific lockdown restrictions on the area. All types of shops will be closed apart from food markets which will be limited to opening on Sundays and Thursdays only. Access to the Rohingya camps via Cox’s Bazar town is likely to be affected.

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    12.06.2020
  • Bangladesh The domestic flights on Dhaka, Chattogram, Sylhet and Syedpur routes will be operational from June 1. (BD News 24, 28.05.2020) 1. The visa on arrival facility has been suspended for all nationalities. 2. Flights from Bahrain, Bhutan, Hong Kong (SAR China), India, Kuwait, Malaysia, Maldives, Nepal, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka, Singapore, Thailand, Turkey, United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom are suspended. 3. Passengers who have a valid visa must show a medical certificate (with English translation) obtained within 72 hours of travel. The medical certificate must be submitted upon arrival and must indicate that the passenger does not have any symptoms of Coronavirus (COVID-19). 4. Passengers with Bangladesh origin who do not submit a medical certificate stating that the passenger does not have any symptoms of Coronavirus (COVID-19), will be institutionally quarantined in Dhaka for 14 days. 5. Passengers with Bangladesh origin who submits a medical certificate stating that the passenger does not have any symptoms of Coronavirus (COVID-19), will be home quarantined in Dhaka for 14 days. If the medical certificate shows that the passenger has symptoms of Coronavirus (COVID-19), they will be institutionally quarantined in Dhaka for 14 days.

    International restrictions:

    International passenger flights to/from all countries, except China, are suspended until 30 May. Cargo, special flights, air ambulances, relief carrying flights and emergency landing aircrafts are outside the purview of the ban. The suspension of visa-on-arrival services has been extended further until 30 May. All foreigners arriving in Bangladesh must submit a health certificate obtained within 72 hours prior to their arrival indicating that they are COVID-19 free, in addition to a valid visa; they are also required to undergo mandatory 14-day quarantine, regardless of nationality and traveller type. Bangladeshi nationals returning can home quarantine if they provide a health certificate. All travellers with a travel history (including transits) from all European countries, with the exception of the UK, are banned from entry. This is in addition to the existing ban on travellers from India, Kuwait, Qatar and Saudi Arabia. Bangladeshi nationals are included in the ban. However, those travelling on diplomatic missions and their family members are exempted. Foreigners who are already in Bangladesh with valid visas will have the option of extending their existing visas by three months. International flights are not allowed to land at the Shah Amanat International Airport in Chittagong, until further notice. Foreigners are not allowed to enter via land ports. The ports are: Akhaura, Banglabandha, Benapole, Bhomra, Burimari, Darshana, Hili, Nakugaon, Roumari, Shaola and Tamabil. Bangladeshi nationals returning can home quarantine if they provide a health certificate.

    Internal restrictions:

    Domestic flights are suspended until 30 May. Movement in and out of Dhaka is restricted for everyone except those working in emergency services. Movement restrictions (both entry and exit) also remain in effect in the metropolitan areas of Barisal, Chittagong, Khulna, Mymensingh, Rajshahi, Rangpur and Sylhet divisions. The country-wide shutdown has been further extended until 30 May. The authorities have also asked people to minimise all non-essential movement from 20.00 onwards everyday, during Ramadan. The army has been deployed to assist the local government to stop non-essential movement. Ahead of Eid-ul-Fitr, the government has allowed shopping malls, grocery shops, district level-marketplaces to operate until 17.00 daily. Factory owners involved in export, pharmaceuticals and manufacturing sectors are allowed to resume operations, provided that safety of employees is maintained. Factory workers are required to show valid identification to enter premises. During the lockdown period all manufacturing industries have been allowed to resume operations from now on with safety measures in place for workers. While most forms of transportation such as intercity and commuter busses and trains and ferries have been shut down, public transport operations are expected to resume gradually, depending on the situation. All private offices remain closed until further notice. Education institutions are closed until 30 May. Meanwhile, essential public offices will resume operation in a limited capacity during the lockdown.

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    28.05.2020
  • Bangladesh

    International restrictions:

    International passenger flights to/from all countries, except China, are suspended until 30 May. Cargo, special flights, air ambulances, relief carrying flights and emergency landing aircrafts are outside the purview of the ban. The suspension of visa-on-arrival services has been extended further until 30 May. All foreigners arriving in Bangladesh must submit a health certificate obtained within 72 hours prior to their arrival indicating that they are COVID-19 free, in addition to a valid visa. All travellers arriving in Bangladesh are required to undergo mandatory 14-day quarantine, regardless of nationality and traveller type. All travellers with a travel history (including transits) from all European countries, with the exception of the UK, are banned from entry. This is in addition to the existing ban on travellers from India, Kuwait, Qatar and Saudi Arabia. Bangladeshi nationals are included in the ban. However, those travelling on diplomatic missions and their family members are exempted. Foreigners who are already in Bangladesh with valid visas will have the option of extending their existing visas by three months. International flights are not allowed to land at the Shah Amanat International Airport in Chittagong, until further notice. Foreigners are not allowed to enter via land ports. The ports are: Akhaura, Banglabandha, Benapole, Bhomra, Burimari, Darshana, Hili, Nakugaon, Roumari, Shaola and Tamabil. Bangladeshi nationals returning can home quarantine if they provide a health certificate.

    Internal restrictions:

    Domestic flights are suspended until 30 May. Authorities have restricted movement in and out of Dhaka until further notice for everyone except those working in emergency services. Movement restrictions (both entry and exit) also remain in effect in the metropolitan areas of Barisal, Chittagong, Khulna, Mymensingh, Rajshahi, Rangpur and Sylhet divisions. The country-wide shutdown has been further extended until 30 May. The authorities have also asked people to minimise all non-essential movement from 20.00 onwards everyday, during Ramadan. The army has been deployed to assist the local government to stop non-essential movement. Ahead of Eid-ul-Fitr, the government has allowed shopping malls, grocery shops, district level-marketplaces to operate until 17.00 daily. Factory owners involved in export, pharmaceuticals and manufacturing sectors are allowed to resume operations, provided that safety of employees is maintained. Factory workers are required to show valid identification to enter premises. During the lockdown period all manufacturing industries have been allowed to resume operations from now on with safety measures in place for workers. While most forms of transportation such as intercity and commuter busses and trains and ferries have been shut down, public transport operations are expected to resume gradually, depending on the situation. All private offices remain closed until further notice. Education institutions are closed until 30 May. Meanwhile, essential public offices will resume operation in a limited capacity during the lockdown.

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    21.05.2020
  • Bangladesh

    International restrictions:

    International passenger flights to/from all countries, except China, are suspended until 30 May. Cargo, special flights, air ambulances, relief carrying flights and emergency landing aircrafts are outside the purview of the ban. The suspension of visa-on-arrival services has been extended further until 30 May. All foreigners arriving in Bangladesh must submit a health certificate obtained within 72 hours prior to their arrival indicating that they are COVID-19 free, in addition to a valid visa. All travellers arriving in Bangladesh are required to undergo mandatory 14-day quarantine, regardless of nationality and traveller type. All travellers with a travel history (including transits) from all European countries, with the exception of the UK, are banned from entry. This is in addition to the existing ban on travellers from India, Kuwait, Qatar and Saudi Arabia. Bangladeshi nationals are included in the ban. However, those travelling on diplomatic missions and their family members are exempted. Foreigners who are already in Bangladesh with valid visas will have the option of extending their existing visas by three months. International flights are not allowed to land at the Shah Amanat International Airport in Chittagong, until further notice. Foreigners are not allowed to enter via land ports. The ports are: Akhaura, Banglabandha, Benapole, Bhomra, Burimari, Darshana, Hili, Nakugaon, Roumari, Shaola and Tamabil. Bangladeshi nationals returning can home quarantine if they provide a health certificate.

    Internal restrictions:

    Domestic flights are suspended until 30 May. Authorities have restricted movement in and out of Dhaka until further notice for everyone except those working in emergency services. Movement restrictions (both entry and exit) also remain in effect in the metropolitan areas of Barisal, Chittagong, Khulna, Mymensingh, Rajshahi, Rangpur and Sylhet divisions. The country-wide shutdown has been further extended until 30 May. The authorities have also asked people to minimise all non-essential movement from 20.00 onwards everyday, during Ramadan. The army has been deployed to assist the local government to stop non-essential movement. Ahead of Eid-ul-Fitr, the government has allowed shopping malls, grocery shops, district level-marketplaces to operate until 17.00 daily. Factory owners involved in export, pharmaceuticals and manufacturing sectors are allowed to resume operations, provided that safety of employees is maintained. Factory workers are required to show valid identification to enter premises. During the lockdown period all manufacturing industries have been allowed to resume operations from now on with safety measures in place for workers. While most forms of transportation such as intercity and commuter busses and trains and ferries have been shut down, public transport operations are expected to resume gradually, depending on the situation. All private offices remain closed until further notice. Education institutions are closed until 30 May. Meanwhile, essential public offices will resume operation in a limited capacity during the lockdown.

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    19.05.2020
  • Bangladesh Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh directed all the airlines to take preparations for resuming domestic flights from May 8 if the coronavirus situation improves. (New Age, 03.05.2020)

    All international and domestic flights are suspended until May 16.

    1. The visa on arrival facility has been suspended for all nationalities.
    2. Flights from Bahrain, Bhutan, Hong Kong (SAR China), India, Kuwait, Malaysia, Maldives, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka, Singapore, Thailand, Turkey, United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom are suspended.
    3. Passengers who have been Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Iran, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden or Switzerland on or after 1 March 2020 are not allowed to enter Bangladesh.
    – This does not apply to passengers traveling on diplomatic missions and their family members.
    4. Nationals of Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Iran, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland who reside outside the EU region or Iran since 29 February 2020 can travel to Bangladesh. They must have a visa.
    5. Passengers who have a valid visa must show a medical certificate (with English translation) obtained within 72 hours of travel. The medical certificate must be submitted upon arrival and must indicate that the passenger does not have any symptoms of COVID-19.
    6. Passengers with Bangladesh origin who do not submit a medical certificate stating that the passenger does not have any symptoms of COVID-19, will be institutionally quarantined in Dhaka for 14 days.
    7. Passengers with Bangladesh origin who submits a medical certificate stating that the passenger does not have any symptoms of COVID-19, will be home quarantined in Dhaka for 14 days. If the medical certificate shows that the passenger has symptoms of COVID-19, they will be institutionally quarantined in Dhaka for 14 days.

    International restrictions:

    International passenger flights to/from all countries, except China, are suspended until 16 May. Cargo, special flights, air ambulances, relief carrying flights and emergency landing aircrafts are outside the purview of the ban.
    All foreigners arriving in Bangladesh must submit a health certificate obtained within 72 hours prior to their arrival indicating that they are COVID-19 free, in addition to a valid visa.
    All travellers arriving in Bangladesh are required to undergo mandatory 14-day quarantine, regardless of nationality and traveller type.
    Visa-on-arrival has been suspended for all travellers regardless of nationality until further notice. This excludes those who already possess a Bangladesh visa.
    All travellers with a travel history (including transits) from all European countries, with the exception of the UK, are banned from entry. This is in addition to the existing ban on travellers from India, Kuwait, Qatar and Saudi Arabia. Bangladeshi nationals are included in the ban. However, those travelling on diplomatic missions and their family members are exempted.
    Foreigners who are already in Bangladesh with valid visas will have the option of extending their existing visas by three months.
    International flights are not allowed to land at the Shah Amanat International Airport in Chittagong, until further notice.
    Foreigners are not allowed to enter via land ports. The ports are: Akhaura, Banglabandha, Benapole, Bhomra, Burimari, Darshana, Hili, Nakugaon, Roumari, Shaola and Tamabil.

    Internal restrictions:

    Domestic flights are suspended until 16 May.
    Authorities have restricted movement in and out of Dhaka until further notice for everyone except those working in emergency services. Movement restrictions are extended for entry and exit in Chittagong, Khulna, and Rajshahi metropolitan areas.
    The country-wide shutdown has been further extended until 16 May. The authorities have also asked people to minimise all non-essential movement from 20.00 onwards everyday, during Ramadan. The army has been deployed to assist the local government to stop non-essential movement. Ahead of Eid-ul-Fitr, the government has allowed shopping malls, grocery shops, district level-marketplaces to operate until 17.00 daily.
    Factory owners involved in export, pharmaceuticals and manufacturing sectors are allowed to resume operations, provided that safety of employees is maintained. Factory workers are required to show valid identification to enter premises. During the lockdown period all manufacturing industries have been allowed to resume operations from now on with safety measures in place for workers.
    While most forms of transportation such as intercity and commuter busses and trains and ferries have been shut down, public transport operations are expected to resume gradually, depending on the situation.
    All private office and education institutions are closed until at least 16 May. Meanwhile, essential public offices will resume operation in a limited capacity during the lockdown.

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    10.05.2020
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    US State Dept. COVID-19 Country Specific Information/
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