Bangladesh (Travel Restrictions, COVID Tests & Quarantine Requirements)

This page was last updated on 16 December, 2021.

 

At a Glance

Travel Restrictions

Entry For Vaccinated Travelers: Partially Allowed
Vaccination Requirements: 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

Allowed vaccines:
Oxford-AstraZeneca, Moderna, Pfizer, and Sinopharm.

Tourist Entry: Partially Allowed
Testing: Negative PCR test results is required for all countries.
Quarantine Required: Depends
Quarantine Details: Quarantine for 14 days required for all countries.

Local Restrictions

Lockdown in Effect: Partial
Events: Partially Allowed
Transport: Operational with restrictions
Shopping: Open
Restaurants and Bars: Open with restrictions
 

Detailed Travel Advisory

Published 15.12.2021
1. Passengers must have a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken at most 48 hours before departure from the first embarkation point.
– This does not apply to passengers younger than 12 years.
2. A completed “Health Declaration Form” must be presented upon arrival. The form can be found at https://dghs.gov.bd/images/docs/Notice/Notice_5_5_2021_HDF_c.pdf
3. Passengers are subject to medical screening.
4. Passengers who in the past 14 days have been in or transited through Botswana, Eswatini, Ghana, Lesotho, Namibia, South Africa and Zimbabwe must have a hotel booking for 14 days.
5. Passengers are subject to quarantine for up to 14 days. Details can be found at http://caab.gov.bd/covid19f.html
6. Suspension of visa on arrival facilities.
– This does not apply to:
– passengers of Bangladeshi origins, their spouses and children;
– passengers with a diplomatic or official passport;
– passengers traveling on business.

 

Detailed Tourist Information

International commercial passenger flights are operating with restrictions.

Authorities are banning entry for travelers from South Africa as of Nov. 29 due to concerns over COVID-19 variants.

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.

The government of Bangladesh defines fully vaccinated as having received a full regimen (one or two doses, as applicable) of a WHO-approved vaccine. Passengers are expected to carry proof of vaccination.

Allowed vaccines:
Oxford-AstraZeneca, Moderna, Pfizer, and Sinopharm.

TESTS:

Anyone arriving to Bangladesh will be required to present a negative PCR test, no older than 72 hours. This medical certificate needs to be submitted on arrival at the Bangladesh point of entry (airport/seaport/land port). Children under age 10 are exempt from this requirement.

QUARANTINE:

Those traveling from Armenia, Bulgaria, Estonia, Georgia, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Mongolia, Palestine, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia, or Ukraine — not including transit passengers through these countries — will be subject to a 7-day home quarantine if fully vaccinated or a 7-day institutional quarantine at a government facility or hotel at the traveler’s expense if unvaccinated or only partially vaccinated.

Unvaccinated minors under 18 will follow the quarantine guidelines of the family members with whom they are traveling.

Passengers arriving from the UK are required to complete a 14-day period of quarantine. Those that have completed a COVID-19 vaccination course can complete quarantine at home. Those who are not vaccinated will be required to quarantine at a government nominated hotel. This regime also applies to those arriving from Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, France, Iraq, Ireland, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Namibia, Netherlands, Panama, South Africa, Thailand, and Tunisia. As appropriate, passengers must travel with confirmation of their vaccination status or with confirmation of their approved quarantine hotel booking.

Passengers whose journey originates from, or who have visited within the previous 15 days, Argentina, Botswana, Cuba, Cyprus, Eswatini, Georgia, Iran, Libya, Malaysia, Mongolia and Spain are not permitted to travel to or enter Bangladesh. These passengers are required to home quarantine for 14 days upon arrival. For all passengers, airport transit via these countries is allowed.

Arrivals to Bangladesh must self-quarantine for 14 days.

Arrivals from high-risk countries will be required to quarantine in a government facility.

Passengers arriving from all other countries, i.e. those not mentioned above, can complete their 14 day period of quarantine at home.

If your journey to or from Bangladesh includes a transit stop you may need to meet separate COVID-19 certificate requirements for that country.

FORMS:

A completed Health Declaration Form and Passenger Locator Form provided by cabin crew.

 

Lockdown Details

Businesses, including shops, offices, and banking services, have largely resumed operations with minimal restrictions.
 

Sources

https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/bangladesh/coronavirus
Data Source: covidcontrols.co