Latest News: Bangladesh Civil Aviation Authority suspends flights from Nepal from 10 May until further notice (Dhaka Tribune, 09.05.2021). Civil aviation authority allows international flights to resume with rules for some countries vulnerable to COVID-19 (NNB, 01.05.2021). Bangladesh authorities impose ban on entry of travelers from India via land ports; air travel also suspended (Xinhua, 26.04.2021).
*Entry to Bangladesh: 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.
*Medical certificate: On arrival in Bangladesh, all foreign nationals need to produce a medical certificate issued within 72 hours of travel indicating the passenger is COVID-19 negative. You should arrange to take a private test.
*Quarantine requirements: Bangladesh operates a number of quarantine regimes depending on where passengers are travelling from:
• Passengers arriving from the UK, together with other countries not listed below, are required to complete a 14 day period of quarantine. In most cases this will be home quarantine; however, health officials at the point of entry may determine that a government facility, or approved hotel, must be used instead.
• Passengers from, or who have visited within the previous 15 days, Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cyprus, Georgia, India, Iran, Mongolia, Nepal, Oman, South Africa and Tunisia are not permitted to travel to or enter Bangladesh.
• Passengers arriving from Austria, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Chile, Croatia, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iraq, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Netherlands, Paraguay, Peru, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey and Uruguay are required to complete the 14 day period of quarantine at a government approved hotel, and must travel with confirmation of these arrangements
• Passengers arriving from Bahrain, Kuwait and Qatar are required to complete a 3 day period of quarantine at a government approved hotel, and must travel with confirmation of these arrangements, where they will be tested for COVID-19. Those testing negative for COVID-19 will be allowed to complete the remainder of a 14 day quarantine period through home quarantine. Those testing positive will be transferred to a designated government hospital where their remaining quarantine period will be assessed and determined
The Bangladesh authorities will retain passports of any passengers in quarantine and will return them at the end of the quarantine period. In all circumstances, people staying in a government approved hotel, government facility or hospital will need to cover the costs of those stays. You may be tested for COVID-19 during these stays.
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 transferred to a government facility where their quarantine period will be assessed and determined.
*Moving around in Bangladesh: As part of COVID-19 measures, the Government of Bangladesh has introduced restrictions on movements. All forms of public transport, including inter-district, are operating with limited passenger capacity. Domestic air travel is operating a limited service. Further restrictions may come into force at short notice.
Face masks must be worn at all times when moving in and around Bangladesh. You should also wear a mask at home if anyone in your household is displaying COVID-19 symptoms.
*Curfew: The Government is requiring people to stay at home. People should only leave their homes if there is an urgent need. Anyone not complying with these requests risks legal action.
*Businesses and services: Shops and restaurants, including shopping malls, are operating reduced hours. Banking services are also likely to be affected. 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.
*Accommodation: Some hotels and guesthouses are open, but services and guest capacity are limited. In areas with high infection rates hotels and guesthouses may close completely. Check with your travel or accommodation provider.