Updated on 15-Jan-2021

Entry rules in response to coronavirus (COVID-19)

Entry to 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, Bahrain, China, Malaysia, the Maldives, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka, Singapore, Turkey and the UAE are now permitted to land in Bangladesh.

The temporary suspension of international passenger flights from Bhutan, Hong Kong, India, Kuwait, Nepal and Thailand remains in force.

Medical certificate

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.

Quarantine requirements

Those arriving from the UK are required to complete 14 days of quarantine at a government facility or government approved hotel. From 16 January arrivals will be required to undertake a test after four days. Those testing negative for COVID-19 will be allowed to complete the remainder of the 14 day period through ‘home quarantine’. Those testing positive for COVID-19 will be transferred to a designated government hospital where their remaining quarantine period will be assessed. People staying in a government approved hotel, government facility or hospital will need to cover the costs of those stays. The Bangladesh authorities will retain passports of passengers while they remain in quarantine and will return them at the end of the quarantine period. Passengers arriving in Bangladesh, from countries other than the UK (i.e. NOT the UK) need to quarantine for 14 days. Typically this can be completed as self-quarantine but 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.



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