COVID-19: Suspension of international flights to, from Bangladesh

28 May 20



Bangladesh has suspended international commercial flights to and from 17 countries and territories to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

Key Points:

  • From 12.01 a.m. (BST) May 17 until 11.59 p.m. (BST) May 30, all scheduled international commercial passenger flights to and from Bahrain, Bhutan, Hong Kong, India, Kuwait, Malaysia, Maldives, Nepal, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka, Singapore, Thailand, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom will not be allowed to land at any airport in Bangladesh.
  • Foreign nationals with valid visas will also be required to produce a medical certificate (with English translation) to be obtained within 72 hours of travel, indicating that they are “COVID-19 negative.” They must submit this certificate upon arrival at the entry point (airport/sea port/land port) in Bangladesh.
  • Passengers of Bangladeshi origin and in possession of a “No Visa Required” (NVR) status who are unable to present the required medical certificate upon arrival will be institutionally quarantined for 14 days. Those who present the required medical certificate must self-quarantine at home for 14 days instead. However, if diagnosed with symptoms of COVID-19 upon arrival, they will also be subject to institutional quarantine for 14 days.

Analysis & Comments: Employers should anticipate significant disruptions to employee mobility and arrange travel schedules for affected travelers accordingly. The response to the COVID-19 pandemic continues to develop, and Deloitte will provide additional updates as information becomes available. Please check Deloitte’s COVID-19 Digital Map, available here, for information on travel restrictions and immigration changes in other countries.

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