Domestic flights on Dhaka, Chattogram, Sylhet and Syedpur routes are operational from 1 June. (BD News 24, 28.05.2020)
As part of COVID-19 measures, face masks must be worn at all times when moving in and around Bangladesh. This includes wearing a mask inside all workplaces (public and private), educational institutions, places of worship, hotels, shops, malls, markets, restaurants, hospitals and at social gatherings. You should also wear a mask at home if anyone in your household is displaying COVID-19 symptoms.
Bangladesh authorities have announced a new traffic light system for lockdown restrictions. Areas across the country with a high number of COVID-19 cases will be designated as red zones. These restrictions may come into force at short notice. You should consult local media for the latest on red zones and follow the lockdown measures set by local authorities. A limited public transport service has resumed across Bangladesh; however public transport in designated red zones may be restricted. Bangladesh authorities have also suspended train services to and from India until further notice.
Cox’s Bazar district:
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.
Public places and services:
Banking services are limited with many shops operating reduced hours. Emergency services including hospitals remain open. At short notice local authorities may lockdown buildings, streets and areas in order to control the spread of coronavirus. The government has asked people to stay at home from 10 pm until 5 am. Outside these hours the Government has instructed that people should only leave their homes if there is an urgent need. There are ongoing restrictions of movement between districts.
Accommodation: some hotels and guesthouses are open, but not all, and services may be limited.
Self-isolation at own accommodation- subject to PCR.
If any person of Bangladesh origin possesses a “no visa required” stamp in their passport and comes to Bangladesh without the required medical certificate mentioning that they are free of COVID-19, then they will be institutionally quarantined for 14 days.
If any person of Bangladesh origin possesses a “no visa required” stamp in their passport and comes to Bangladesh with the required medical certificate mentioning that they are COVID-19 negative, then they are required to home/self-quarantine for 14 days.
If any passengers of Bangladesh origin possess a “no visa required” stamp and come to Bangladesh with a COVID-19 negative medical certificate he/she would be home/self-quarantined for 14 days. However, if he/she is diagnosed with any COVID-19 symptoms on arrival, he/she will be institutionally quarantined for 14 days.
COVID-19 negative certification required for entering the country.
All passangers both departing and arriving from/to Bangladesh are required to provide a COVID-19 test certificate issued within 72 hours of travel indicating the passenger is COVID-19 negative.
From 26 July all foreign nationals departing from Bangladesh are required to provide a COVID-19 test certificate issued within 72 hours of travel indicating the passenger is COVID-19 negative. This test certificate must be issued by one of the hospitals listed on the official Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh website. You are exempt from this requirement if you have spent less than 14 days in Bangladesh or you are under the age of 10. 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.