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Dhaka, November 16: India is a popular destination for Bangladeshi tourists for various reasons including medical, travel and vacation. And because of this, the number of Bangladeshis traveling to India is always high. 2021 was no exception. About two and a half lakh Bangladeshis went to India that year despite the Corona epidemic and various related restrictions. India's Ministry of Home Affairs has brought this information forward, Indian news agency PTI said in a report on Wednesday (November 16).
Own Correspondent, Dhaka, April 11: For so long, after coming to Bangladesh from abroad, passengers had to fill in the health declaration form physically before immigration at airports and land ports. Passengers had to wait in queue for a long time to submit the form. To alleviate this suffering, the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) has made arrangements to fill up the online health information three days before arriving in the country.
Own Correspondent, Dhaka, March 15: Passengers returning from India will no longer need a negative Covid-19 certificate if they have taken two doses of the Corona vaccine approved by the Bangladesh government or one dose of Johnson & Johnson Company's vaccine. However, the passengers must have a vaccination certificate with QR code.
Paris, March 5: France has lifted Covid-19 restrictions on Bangladeshi travellers and decided to consider Bangladesh as a 'green' listed country.
Dhaka, February 26: Passengers who have taken an anti Covid-19 booster dose, will no longer need a 72-hour coronavirus test certificate to travel to India via Benapole. Benapole Police Immigration Officer-in-Charge (OC) Mohammad Raju confirmed on Saturday (February 26) morning.
Dhaka, December 3: The government has imposed new travel restrictions on seven African countries as Omicron (the latest Covid-19 variant) infections swelled across the globe.
Dhaka, October 28: Biman Bangladesh Airlines will resume flights to Singapore from Thursday (October 28) after being closed for almost six months due to the coronavirus pandemic. Biman will operate flights every Thursday till November 12 and every Saturday, Tuesday and Thursday from November 13.
Dhaka, October 25: Restrictions and instructions from the Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh (CAAB) on travel to and from Bangladesh due to the coronavirus pandemic have been lifted. In other words, from now on, there is no ban on going to any country of the world (according to the restrictions of that country) or coming to Bangladesh from those countries.
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 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, June 28: The Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh (CAAB) said international flights will remain operational even during lockdown, which started from Monday.