Bangladesh – Covid-19 – Immigration update

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Update : June 1st, 2020

Suspension of scheduled international flights to/from Bangladesh

What is the change?

With effect from 12.01 a.m. (BST) on 31 May 2020 until 11.59 p.m. (BST) on 15 June 2020, all scheduled international commercial passenger flights to/from Bahrain, Bhutan, Hong Kong, India, Kuwait, Malaysia, Maldives, Nepal, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka, Singapore, Thailand, Turkey, UAE, and UK shall not be allowed to land at any airport in Bangladesh.

Foreign nationals with valid visas will also 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”. The individual will need to submit this certificate upon arrival at the entry point (airport/sea port/land port) in Bangladesh.

Passengers of Bangladesh origin and in possession of a “No Visa Required (NVR) » status, who are unable to present the required medical certificate upon arrival, will be institutionally quarantined for 14 days. If the individual is able to present the required medical certificate, he/she will be home/self-quarantined for 14 days instead. However, if diagnosed with symptoms of COVID-19 upon arrival, he/she will also be subjected to an institutional quarantine for 14 days.

Update : May 26th, 2020

Suspension of scheduled international flights to/from Bangladesh

What is the change?

With effect from 12.01 a.m. (BST) on 17 May 2020 until 11.59 p.m. (BST) on 30 May 2020, all scheduled international commercial passenger flights to/from Bahrain, Bhutan, Hong Kong, India, Kuwait, Malaysia, Maldives, Nepal, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka, Singapore, Thailand, Turkey, United Arab Emirates (UAE), and United Kingdom (UK) shall not be allowed to land at any airport in Bangladesh.

Foreign nationals with valid visas will also 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”. The individual will need to submit this certificate upon arrival at the entry point (airport/sea port/land port) in Bangladesh.

Passengers of Bangladesh origin and in possession of a “No Visa Required” (NVR) status who are unable to present the required medical certificate upon arrival will be institutionally quarantined for 14 days. If the individual is able to present the required medical certificate, he/she will be home/self-quarantined for 14 days instead. However, if diagnosed with symptoms of COVID-19 upon arrival, he/she will also be subjected to an institutional quarantine for 14 days.

Update : April 16th, 2020

Suspension of scheduled international flights to/from Bangladesh

What is the change?

With effect from 15 April 12.01 a.m. to 30 April 11.59 a.m., all scheduled international commercial passenger flights to/from Bahrain, Bhutan, Hong Kong, India, Kuwait, Malaysia, Maldives, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka, Singapore, Thailand, Turkey, United Arab Emirates (UAE) and United Kingdom (UK) shall not be allowed to land at any airport in Bangladesh.

In addition, foreign nationals with valid visas will be required to produce a medical certificate (with English translation) obtained within 72 hours of travel, indicating that they do not have any symptoms of COVID-19. Individuals will need to submit these certificates on arrival at the entry point (airport/sea port/land port) in Bangladesh.

Bangladesh origin foreign nationals with No Visa Required (NVR) arriving without the required medical certificate will be institutionally quarantined for 14 days. Bangladesh origin foreign nationals with NVR arriving with the required medical certificate will be subjected to home/self-quarantine for 14 days. However, if they are diagnosed with COVID-19 symptoms on arrival, they will be institutionally quarantined for 14 days.

However, the following international flights shall carry on as usual: cargo; emergency landing; technical stop (without crew rest); medical evacuation; special flight operation; relief/humanitarian assistance; citizen evacuation.

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