Covid Entry Requirments

Travel information to Bangladesh.

Summary (5 December 2021)

Government Notice (5 December 2021)

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 48 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.

Effective immediately and until further notice, passengers transiting in Dhaka with final destination to ports in India will not be accepted for travel.

Travellers of 4 categories are to receive visa on arrival at DAC:
Foreign nationals with Bangladeshi descent, their spouse and children.
Foreigner with Diplomatic/Official passports.
Foreign investors/businessmen.
Foreigner on invitation by Government of Bangladesh to attend meeting/seminars/conference/any event.

If necessary on special condition, Visa on Arrival may be issued to a specific traveller subject to the prior approval of Department of Security Services, Ministry of Home Affairs, Bangladesh.

Following the government guidance and instruction issued due to the outbreak of new COVID‑19 variant ‘Omicron’, effective 04 December 2021 until further notice, all incoming passengers originated/transited/visited Botswana, Eswatini, Ghana, Lesotho, Namibia, South Africa and Zimbabwe within last 14 days, shall have to complete a mandatory 14 (Fourteen) days institutional quarantine at government nominated hotels at passenger’s own expenses. RT PCR test, at passengers’ own expenses, will be carried out on 7th and 14th day of the quarantine. Depending on the RT PCR test result on 7th day of the quarantine, COVID positive passengers will be separated for further isolation to prevent the spread of COVID‑19 and the COVID negative passengers will continue their institutional quarantine until 14 days. Depending on the RT PCR test result on 14th day of the quarantine, COVID negative passengers will be released. Proof of Hotel Booking in Bangladesh should be presented by the passenger(s) during check‑in from the countries mentioned above before issuing the Boarding pass for Bangladesh.

Effective 23 October 2021 until further notice, below regulations are applicable for passengers travelling from Armenia, Bulgaria, Estonia, Georgia, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Mongolia, Palestine, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia and Ukraine.

Vaccinated passengers
Travellers who have received the required doses (single/double dose as applicable for a full dose) of a WHO approved COVID‑19 vaccine at least 14 days before their travel date can enter Bangladesh. They must carry official proof of vaccination and undergo a 7‑day home quarantine on arrival.

Unvaccinated passengers
Travellers who have not completed the required doses (single/double dose as applicable for a full dose) of a COVID‑19 vaccine can enter Bangladesh but must undergo a 7‑day quarantine at government nominated hotels at their own expense. They must also undergo RT PCR testing on the 7th day of quarantine and will be released when they test negative for COVID‑19.

Passengers travelling from countries not mentioned above:

Vaccinated passengers
Travellers who have completed the required doses (single/double dose as applicable for a full dose) of a WHO approved COVID‑19 vaccine at least 14 days before their date of travel can enter Bangladesh. They must carry official proof of vaccination and will not be required to quarantine on arrival.

Unvaccinated passengers
Travellers who have not completed the required doses (single/double dose as applicable for a full dose) of a COVID‑19 vaccine can enter Bangladesh but must undergo a mandatory 14‑day home quarantine.

Passengers who present COVID‑19 symptoms on arrival:
Irrespective of the country of origin and COVID‑19 vaccination status, travellers who present COVID‑19 symptoms on arrival will be sent to a government authorised hospital for further check‑up and must undergo a 7 days of isolation at government nominated hotels at their own expense if they test positive for COVID‑19. RT PCR testing will be carried out again after 7 days and they will be released when the test result is negative.

Unvaccinated passengers below 18 years old can travel with fully vaccinated family members and must comply with the same health requirements that apply to them on arrival.

All passengers except children below 12 years old must have a PCR‑based negative COVID‑19 test certificate in English. The PCR test must be taken within 48 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 48 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 48 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 12 years.

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