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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.
Dhaka, June 18: To control the coronavirus situation, passenger train services have been suspended in Rajshahi and Chapainawabganj till midnight of June 24. A directive in this regard has been issued by the Traffic Transportation Branch of the Office of the Director General of Bangladesh Railway on Thursday (June 17).
Riyadh, June 12: Saudi Arabia will only allow its 60,000 vaccinated residents to perform the annual Hajj, state media reported on Saturday.
Dhaka, June 10: Foreign medical students studying in Bangladesh have been allowed to enter the country. A group of students are scheduled to arrive in Bangladesh from Nepal on a flight on Thursday (June 10).
Dhaka, June 3: Hajj pilgrimage was halted last year due to the global pandemic of the coronavirus and Saudi Arabia's refusal to allow it. Hajj pilgrimage will be closed this time like last time, as stated by Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal while addressing the proposed budget for FY 2021-22 in Parliament on Thursday (June 3).
Dhaka, June 2: Entry to Bangladesh from 11 countries has been banned due to Covid-19 infection. The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has released a new list of travel bans on a total of 11 countries, including seven new ones.
Dhaka, May 20: Biman Bangladesh Airlines has suspended all flights to Saudi Arabia from May 20 to May 24. The decision was announced to the media in a notification on Thursday (May 20).
Rome, May 17: In Italy, the situation is improving. However, the Ministry of Health has extended the ban on entry of citizens of three countries, including Bangladesh, till May 30 to curb the new rise. Earlier, the entry ban was until May 15. Italian Health Minister Roberto Speranza signed the ordinance.