Bangladesh (Travel Restrictions, COVID Tests & Quarantine Requirements)

This page was last updated on 21 July, 2021.

 

At a Glance

Travel Restrictions

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 07.07.2021
1. 1. Passengers are not allowed to enter if in the past 15 days they have been in Botswana, India, Mongolia, Namibia, Nepal, Panama, South Africa or Tunisia.
2. Suspension of visa on arrival facilities.
3. Passengers must have a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken at most 72 hours before departure from the first embarkation point.
– This does not apply to passengers younger than 10 years.
4. A completed “Health Declaration Form” must be presented upon arrival. The form can be found at https://dghs.gov.bd/images/docs/Notice/Notice_06_12_2020_HDF_BN.pdf .
5. Passengers are subject to medical screening.
6. Passengers are subject to quarantine for up to 14 days.
7. Passengers arriving from Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Georgia, Kuwait, Malaysia, Maldives, Oman, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom or Uruguay must have a reservation confirmation at a government quarantine designated hotel for 14 days.
– This does not apply to passengers who have been fully vaccinated. They are subject to quarantine for 14 days at home.

 

Detailed Tourist Information

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 4 June 2021 until further notice, passengers travelling from Argentina, Bahrain, Bolivia, Brazil, India, Malaysia, Maldives, Nepal, Paraguay, Trinidad and Tobago and Uruguay are not allowed to travel to Bangladesh. Only non‑resident Bangladeshi expatriates/citizens who have visited the above countries in previous 15 days before arrival in Bangladesh are allowed to travel to/from Dhaka provided that they have special approval/authorisation from the competent authority of Bangladesh. Passengers must have a confirmed booking at a government approved hotel (https://bit.ly/3A6rE4B) for a mandatory 14 day institutional quarantine.

Passengers travelling from Belgium, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Denmark and Greece must have a confirmed booking at a government approved hotel (https://bit.ly/3A6rE4B) for a mandatory 14‑day institutional quarantine.

Passengers travelling from Kuwait and Oman must have a confirmed booking at a government approved hotel(https://bit.ly/3A6rE4B) for a mandatory 3 day institutional quarantine. Passengers will undergo COVID 19 PCR testing on the third day and will be released to complete an 11 day home quarantine if they test negative for COVID 19. Passengers who test positive for COVID 19 will undergo treatment at a government authorised facility at their own expense.

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

All foreign passport holders must have BD visa on their passports to enter Bangladesh.

Passengers must submit a health card (https://bit.ly/3h4IGIMto) the Health Authorities in the arrival hall.
 

Lockdown Details

As part of COVID-19 measures, the Government of Bangladesh has introduced restrictions on movements and ordered the closure of non-essential shops and services. All forms of public transport are suspended.

Banking services are also likely to be affected. Emergency services including hospitals remain open. All shopping malls, markets, shops (except those dealing in essentials) are closed. At short notice local authorities may lockdown buildings, streets and areas in order to control the spread of coronavirus.
 

Sources

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