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Airlines Updates

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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Flight Restrictions

published 02.07.2020
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, Malaysia, Maldives, Nepal, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka, Singapore, Thailand and Turkey 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

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

Foreign nationals with valid visas will be required to produce a medical certificate (with English translation) to be obtained within 72 hours of travel, indicating that he/she is COVID-19 negative. This medical certificate needs to be submitted on arrival at the Bangladesh point of entry (airport/seaport/land port).
The Government of Bangladesh has announced it has begun distributing health information cards and conducting temperature screening of all passengers arriving in Bangladesh at all points of entry.
The Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research (IEDCR) is maintaining a registry of incoming travelers from all affected countries to monitor for the development of symptoms.

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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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  • 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/]

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    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
  • Source [https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/bangladesh]
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