Bangladesh (Travel Restrictions, COVID Tests & Quarantine Requirements)

This page was last updated on 25 February, 2021.

 

At a Glance

Travel Restrictions

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

Local Restrictions

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

Detailed Travel Advisory

Published 22.01.2021
1. Flights to Bangladesh are suspended.
– This does not apply to:
– flights arriving from Bahrain, China (People’s Rep.), Kuwait, Malaysia, Maldives, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Turkey, United Arab Emirates or United Kingdom;
– humanitarian and repatriation flights.
2. Suspension of visa on arrival facilities.
-This does not apply to:
– merchant seamen;
– passengers traveling on business with a return/onward ticket. They must have a confirmation letter issued by the Bangladesh Board of Investment (BOI). The letter must contain a BOI registration number. The accredited inviting organization must notify the Immigration authorities prior to arrival.
3. Passengers must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result. The test must have been 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 and quarantine.
6. Passengers arriving from the United Kingdom are subject to quarantine for at least 14 days.

 

Detailed Tourist Information

International flights from select countries have resumed.

Foreign nationals with valid visas will be required to produce a medical certificate (with English translation) to be obtained within 72 hours of travel, indicating that he/she is COVID-19 negative.  This medical certificate needs to be submitted on arrival at the Bangladesh point of entry (airport/seaport/land port). Children under 10 years of age are exempt from this requirement.

Effective January 7, 2021 all passengers both arriving and departing from Bangladesh must show COVID-19 negative test results based on the PCR method and obtained from a government authorized test facility. The test must be done either within 72 hours of departure time or within the time prescribed by the destination country.

*No exceptions will be provided for diplomatic passport holders.

 

Lockdown Details

Banking services are limited with many shops operating reduced hours. Emergency services including hospitals remain open.

Face masks must be worn at all times when travelling to and visiting public places and services. Some hotels and guesthouses are open, but not all, and services may be limited.

The government of Bangladesh has classified Cox’s Bazar town as a red zone and placed specific lockdown restrictions on the area. All types of shops will be closed apart from food markets which will be limited to opening on Sundays and Thursdays only. Access to the Rohingya camps via Cox’s Bazar town is likely to be affected.
 

Sources

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