Bangladesh to allow entry without Covid-19 vaccination
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.
However, there will be some restrictions for passengers from 13 countries, CAAB said. This information has been given in a circular signed by Group Captain Chowdhury M Zia ul Kabir, a member of the Flight Standards and Regulation Department of CAAB.
Some of the countries covered by the sanctions are Armenia, Bulgaria, Estonia, Georgia, Latvia, Moldova, Palestine, Mongolia, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia and Ukraine.
According to the circular, CAAB said that those who come to Bangladesh from these countries with a full dose of any coronavirus vaccine approved by the World Health Organization will have to stay in the home quarantine for seven days. In addition, those who come without vaccination will have to stay in the institutional quarantine for seven days.
In addition, passengers from countries other than these 13 countries do not have to be in a quarantine if they come to the country with a full dose of the vaccine. Earlier, they had to stay in the home quarantine for 14 days.
Apart from these 13 countries, passengers from other countries will be able to come to Bangladesh without a full dose of vaccine. However, they have to stay in the home quarantine for 14 days. The order has been directed to take effect from October 24.
Earlier in August this year, CAAB had banned citizens of 11 countries from entering Bangladesh without vaccination. The countries were: Argentina, Botswana, Cuba, Cyprus, Eswatini, Georgia, Iran, Libya, Malaysia, Mongolia and Spain.
However, even if a passenger do not get vaccinated from now on, there is an opportunity to enter the country. In that case the passenger will have to stay in quarantine.
However, foreign diplomats have been asked to abide by the guidelines set by the Foreign Ministry on quarantine.