Guide on the latest updates on Bangladesh travel restrictions on entry and stay requirements for your business trips.
Travel restrictions in Bangladesh are still very stringent, even though the Covid-19 pandemic situation has stabilized all over the country.
The government has implemented measures to preserve the health of its citizens and the vaccination campaign has been a great success. Over 79.4% of the total population have received the first dose and 72.8% completed the full dose schedule with males and females equally represented. Vaccination efforts continue to address target population groups.
Table of contents
- Entry requirements in Bangladesh
- Negative test to enter Bangladesh
- Isolation and quarantine procedures
- National movement restrictions
- Vaccination and masks
- Ask our Experts
1. Entry requirements in Bangladesh
Entering Bangladesh by air is allowed in accordance with health protocols implemented by the Government. Entry requirements vary according to the vaccination status of travelers.
However, it is no more necessary to complete the Passenger Health Declaration Form (HDF) before arriving in Bangladesh.
2. Negative test result to enter Bangladesh
For all unvaccinated passengers or who have not completed the vaccination cycle, it is compulsory to present a negative RT PCR test result carried out within 72 hours before departure. Vaccinated passengers are exempt from the RT PCR test requirement: for them, it is sufficient to present covid-19 certification of the vaccination cycle with one of the WHO-approved vaccines.
3. Quarantine and Isolation procedures
If symptoms of COVID-19 are detected after entry to Bangladesh, travelers, regardless their vaccination status, are subjected to an RT PCR or antigen test by the Health Authority. If the test result is positive, travelers shall isolate themselves at the premises designated by the government at their own expense.
4. National movements restrictions
Public transport is operational and there are no specific restrictions in place for intercity and interstate travel. On public transportation, mask wearing is mandatory.
In general, commercial activities, including shops, offices and banking services, largely resumed operations with minimal restrictions.
5. Vaccination and masks
Vaccination in Bangladesh is also activated for foreigners who plan to receive the vaccine during their travel. Currently, the vaccines authorized in Bangladesh are:
- Sputnik V
- Johnson & Johnson
It is compulsory to wear a mask when moving in and around the Country and on public transport. In addition, appropriate social distancing shall be respected.
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