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Dhaka, October 18: Biman Bangladesh Airlines has announced a new schedule by increasing the number of flights from Dhaka to Delhi and Kolkata in India.
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, October 9: Flights from Bangladesh to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) are now operating normally. As a result, in the last nine days, more than 10,000 expatriate workers have travelled to the Middle Eastern country after obtaining their sample test results at the RT-PCR laboratory set up at the airport.
Dhaka, October 8: After being closed for more than five months (156 days), speedboat service has resumed on the Banglabazar-Shimulia route from Thursday afternoon. In this case only registered speedboats will be able to operate. On May 3 this year, 26 speedboat passengers were killed when they collided with a bulkhead anchored at the wharf. After this incident, speedboat service on the aforementioned route was stopped.
Dhaka, October 8: After a long year and a half, the Indian government will start issuing new tourist visas to foreigners from November 15. However, those who are travelling to India on a chartered flight will be issued visas from October 15. India's foreign ministry said on Thursday (October 7).
Dhaka, October 6: The first phase of bus route rationalization is starting from December 1 with 120 new buses under the name 'Dhaka Nagar Paribahan' (Dhaka City Transport). The transport will run from Ghatarchar in Keraniganj to Kanchpur.
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 24: Health Minister Zahid Maleque has expressed hope that passengers travelling abroad will be able to get their coronavirus samples at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport from Saturday. He was speaking to reporters after inspecting the RT-PCR lab installation site at the airport on Thursday (September 23) afternoon.
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, September 14: Bangladesh is keeping an eye on the attitude of the wider international community in recognizing the Taliban government in Afghanistan. Foreign Secretary Masood bin Momen made the remarks in an interview with BBC Bangla after taking part in a strategic dialogue with UK Foreign Office officials in London recently on a range of bilateral issues.
Dhaka, September 5, 2021: The Philippines has lifted the travel ban imposed on ten countries including Bangladesh.
Dhaka, September 5, 2021: Flights between Bangladesh and India have resumed on Sunday under the Air Bubble Agreement to reduce coronavirus infections.
Dhaka, September 3: The Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh (CAAB) has lifted the ban on Bangladesh-India flights under the Air Bubble Agreement. CAAB has agreed to the August 28 proposal of the Civil Aviation Authority of India and has allowed flights to operate from September 4. Flights will continue under the Air Bubble Agreement until regular scheduled flights are introduced. The CAAB sent a letter of consent to India's civil aviation on Thursday (September 2nd).
Dhaka, August 31: Italy's health ministry has relaxed travel bans for Bangladeshis. It will be effective from late night today, Tuesday (August 31). The matter was reported in a Facebook post of the Bangladesh Embassy in Rome on Monday (August 30).
Dhaka, August 30: After more than a year and a half, tourists will get the opportunity to enter the Sundarbans from September 1. They can go to all the spots of Sundarbans, including Karamjal. At the same time, pass permits will be issued for extraction of forest resources in the Sundarbans.