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Updated 29 November 2021

Despite the possibility of a Covid-19 pandemic still being present in our life, the globe has gradually begun to reopen. Bangladesh, meanwhile, is considering suspending flights due to the new COVID-19 Omicron type. Bangladesh’s Minister of Health and Family Welfare, Zahid Maleque, stated that the country is aware of the new variant’s appearance and has decided to suspend travel from South Africa.

Here, we’ve put together a handy checklist concerning Bangladesh PCR test entry requirements.

PCR testing requirements in Bangladesh

Travellers from high-risk areas

Armenia, Bulgaria, Estonia, Georgia, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Mongolia, Palestine, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia and Ukraine have been placed on the high-risk list.

The following are some of the guidelines for those coming from high-risk countries:

Vaccinated passengers

Travellers who have received the required doses (single/double dose as applicable for a full dose) of a WHO approved COVID‑19 vaccine at least 14 days before their travel date can enter Bangladesh.

They must carry official proof of vaccination.

These passengers are required to 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. The COVID‑19 PCR test certificate must be issued by approved hospitals or organisations.

Unvaccinated passengers

Present a negative COVID‑19 PCR test certificate at check‑in and on arrival. The COVID‑19 PCR test must be conducted within 24 to 48 hours of departure. The COVID‑19 PCR test certificate must be issued by approved hospitals or organisations.

They must also:

  • undergo a 7‑day quarantine at government nominated hotels at their own expense.
  • They must also undergo RT PCR testing on the 7th day of quarantine and will be released when they test negative for COVID‑19.

Travellers from non-risk areas

Countries not mentioned under high-risk areas are considered non-risk areas.

The following are some of the guidelines for those coming from non-risk countries:

Vaccinated passengers

Travellers who have received the required doses (single/double dose as applicable for a full dose) of a WHO approved COVID‑19 vaccine at least 14 days before their travel date can enter Bangladesh.

They must carry official proof of vaccination.

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. The COVID‑19 PCR test certificate must be issued by approved hospitals or organisations.

Unvaccinated passengers

Present a negative COVID‑19 PCR test certificate at check‑in and on arrival. The COVID‑19 PCR test must be conducted within 24 to 48 hours of departure. The COVID‑19 PCR test certificate must be issued by approved hospitals or organisations.

What about testing at the airport?

A PCR test is not necessary upon arrival; however, one must present the negative PCR test report presented before departure.

Passengers who present COVID‑19 symptoms on arrival will be sent to a government authorised hospital for further check‑up and must undergo a 7 days of isolation at government nominated hotels at their own expense if they test positive for COVID‑19, irrespective of the country of origin and COVID‑19 vaccination status.

PCR testing will be carried out again after 7 days and they will be released when the test result is negative.

Exemptions

COVID‑19 PCR test exemptions are applicable to passengers younger than 12 years.