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Washington, October 16: The United States will reopen its land and air borders to fully vaccinated foreign visitors Nov 8 onwards ending a more than 18-month ban on travel from across the globe.
Dhaka, September 30: The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has agreed to allow passengers on direct flights from Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport. The Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for coronavirus testing has also been adopted in the RT-PCR laboratories of the six institutes set up at the airport. As a result, from now on, expatriate workers and UAE-bound passengers will be able to go directly after getting their coronavirus samples checked before departure as per the instructions.
Dhaka, September 15: Flights between India and Bangladesh have resumed after several months under the 'air bubble' agreement. But, there is a lot of confusion and doubt among many as to whether Bangladeshi passengers are facing any harassment or have to wait a long time at the airport due to the Covid-19 restrictions.
Dhaka, August 24: Oman has lifted its travel ban on 18 countries, incluidng Bangladesh, India and Pakistan. According to the country's Civil Aviation Authority, the new rule will come into effect from September 1.
Dhaka, August 18: After a long hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic, 36 pairs of intercity trains have started operating from August 11. On Thursday (August 19), 12 more pairs of intercity and 24 pairs of commuter, local and DEMU (Diesel Electric Multiple Units) trains will run.
Dhaka, August 9: In the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, buses, trains and launches will operate as usual with maximum capacity from next Wednesday (August 11). Although there is no increased fare for the bus, people using launch services will have to pay extra. On Sunday (August 8) afternoon, a circular signed by Deputy Secretary of the Ministry of Public Administration Rezaul Islam informed about the opening of public transport.
Dhaka, July 23: All types of passenger transport on roads, ships and railways will be closed during the hard lockdown- which has started from 6 am on July 23- to stem the increase in virus transmission and cut down health risks.
Abu Dhabi, July 18: Etihad Airways, the national carrier of UAE, has extended its ongoing suspension of flights to and from Bangladesh by 10 days, according to reports.
Dhaka, July 14: After remaining suspended for more that 45 days, long-distance buses will run again from tonight. The ticket sale has started at the counters in Dhaka's Gabtoli.
Dhaka, July 13: According to the health rules, trains will run from July 15 (Thursday) with hald capacity (leaving half the seats vacant). In this case train tickets will be sold online. No tickets will be given at the counter, said Railway Minister Md. Nurul Islam Sujan.
Dhaka, July 9: All types of vehicles and passenger transport on the ferry have been suspended by the Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Corporation (BIWTC) from Friday.
Dhaka, July 6: The Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh (CAAB) has announced the suspension of all domestic flights in the wake of rising coronavirus infections and deaths. The order will remain in force from the first watch of next Thursday (July 8) until July 14.
Dhaka, July 5: Bangladeshis staying in India will be able to return to the country three days a week through certain land ports approved by the government, amid the ongoing lockdown in the country, said Prof. Dr. Md. Nazmul Islam, spokesperson of the Department of Health.
Dhaka, June 30: Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh (CAAB) has suspended flights on domestic routes during the hard lockdown which will start from July 1. The CAAB issued a notification in this regard on Wednesday (June 30).
Dhaka, June 28: The Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh (CAAB) said international flights will remain operational even during lockdown, which started from Monday.