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Asia > Bangladesh: Covid-19 and Travel

     
Bangladesh

Present Situation


Total cases: 1.6 millions

Active cases: 12 458

Recovered: 1.5 millions

Deaths: 27 414

Vaccination count: 23.8 millions

Current trend: Declining

Data updated on 2021-09-27

Cumulative coronavirus cases

Summary of the situation

Are the borders open to travellers? Partially Allowed
Is a test required to enter the country?
Negative PCR test results is required for all countries.
Are quarantine measures imposed? Sous conditions
Is the country in lockdown? Partiellement
Is wearing a mask mandatory?
Masks are required in public spaces

Provisions for travellers


Entry to the territory: Partially Allowed
If you are travelling to Bangladesh, you must present a negative COVID‑19 PCR test certificate at check‑in and on arrival. This includes passengers who have been vaccinated against COVID‑19. The COVID‑19 PCR test must be done within 72 hours of the flight departure time and the report should be in English only. You are also required to submit a health card on arrival. Read through the guideline for all arriving passengers on the Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh portal (https://bit.ly/3w7SVjY).

Effective 16 August 2021 until further notice, below regulations are applicable for passengers travelling from Argentina, Botswana, Cuba, Cyprus, Eswatini, Georgia, Iran, Libya, Malaysia, Mongolia and Spain.

Vaccinated passengers

Bangladeshi citizens who have received the complete full dose (single/double as applicable) of a COVID‑19 vaccine at least 14 days before travel can enter Bangladesh. On arrival, they must undergo a 14‑day home quarantine. Passengers in this category who present COVID‑19 symptoms on arrival will be sent to a government authorised hospital for further check‑up, or depending on the nature / intensity of the symptoms, will be sent to isolate at a government nominated facility or hotel at the passenger's own expenses.

Unvaccinated passengers

Unvaccinated passengers travelling from these countries are not allowed entry into Bangladesh except for the following:

Bangladeshi expatriates residing in this group of countries and Bangladeshi expatriates/citizens who have visited these countries in the past 15 days before travel to Bangladesh will be accepted for travel provided they have special approval/authorisation from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Bangladesh.
Bangladeshi seafarers/ship engineers who signed off their vessels in these countries in the past 15 days before travel to Bangladesh will be accepted for travel provided they that the proper and valid documentary proof of their profession and signing off.

Passengers in this category who are allowed entry into Bangladesh must undergo a mandatory 14‑day institutional quarantine at government nominated hotels at the passenger's own expense. Proof of quarantine hotel booking must be presented at check‑in to be accepted for travel.


Passengers travelling from Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, France, Iraq, Ireland, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Namibia, Netherlands, Panama, South Africa, Thailand, Tunisia and UK

Vaccinated passengers

Passengers who have received the full dose of a COVID‑19 vaccine 14 days before travel will be allowed entry to Bangladesh but must undergo a 14‑day home quarantine on arrival. Vaccinated passengers who present COVID‑19 symptoms on arrival will be sent to a government authorised hospital for further check‑up, or depending on the nature/intensity of the symptoms, will be sent to isolate at a government-nominated facility or hotel at the passenger's own expense.

Unvaccinated passengers

-Passengers who have not received the full dose of a COVID‑19 vaccine must undergo a mandatory 14‑day institutional quarantine at government nominated hotels (https://bit.ly/3gJZ6Ws) at the passenger's own expense. Proof of hotel booking must be presented at check‑in to be accepted for travel.
-Passengers travelling from countries not mentioned above will have to complete a strict 14‑day home quarantine. However, if any COVID‑19 symptoms are detected/observed on arrival, he/she will be sent to a government authorised hospital for further check‑up, or depending on the nature/intensity of the symptoms, will be isolated at government nominated facilities or hotels at their own expense.

All passengers except children below 10 years old must have a PCR‑based negative COVID‑19 test certificate in English. The PCR test must be taken within 72 hours of the flight departure time.

COVID‑19 testing requirements

All passengers travelling to Bangladesh, regardless of their vaccination status, must present a negative COVID‑19 PCR test certificate at check‑in and on arrival. The COVID‑19 PCR test must be conducted within 72 hours of departure.

Diplomats of foreign missions in Bangladesh and their recognized family members must have a negative PCR based COVID‑19 test certificate obtained within 72 hours of the flight time and present it on arrival at the airport.

Quarantine

Quarantine (institutional/home) formalities for diplomats and their family members must be approved by the Bangladesh Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Exemptions

COVID‑19 PCR test exemptions are applicable to the below customer categories:

passengers younger than 10 years.
Required forms

Visa on arrival service is restricted. All foreign passport holders must have a visa for Bangladesh stamped on their passport for entry.

Passengers must submit a health card (https://bit.ly/3zqUVq1) to the Health Authorities in the arrival hall.

Tests: Negative PCR test results is required for all countries.

Quarantine: Depends
Quarantine for 14 days required for all countries.

Information updated on 2021-09-21.

Action taken in the country


Lockdown: Partial
Public transport is operating but as part of COVID-19 measures, the Government of Bangladesh has introduced service restrictions.

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.

Offices and banking services are permitted to open. Emergency services including hospitals remain open. All shopping malls, markets and shops can open, with controlled hours, closing by 8pm. At short notice local authorities may lock down buildings, streets and areas in order to control the spread of Coronavirus.

You should follow all public health regulations. Anyone not complying with these requests risks legal action.

Mask use
Masks are required in public spaces

Gatherings: Partially Allowed
Events of more than 4 people banned.

Restaurants and bars: Open with restrictions

Shops: Open

Tourist attractions: Open









     

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