Bangladeshi travellers barred from travelling to Israel
Dhaka, May 24: Regarding the omission of the 'except Israel' part from the 'valid in all countries of the world except Israel' section of the Bangladeshi passport, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that the change has been made in that part to maintain the 'international standard' of the Bangladeshi e-passport. The ban on Bangladeshi passport holders traveling to Israel remains unchanged. This information was given in a press release of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Sunday (May 23).
Bangladeshi passports used to say 'This passport is valid for all countries of the world except Israel'. This means that the passport is valid for all countries in the world except Israel. As seen in some recently issued e-passports, it says 'This Passport Is Valid for All Countries of the World'. That means ‘this passport is valid for all countries in the world’. The two words ‘except Israel’ or ‘without Israel’ are missing.
Expressing excitement over the change in Bangladeshi passports, Gilad Cohen, acting deputy director general for Asia and the Pacific at the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs, tweeted that he had lifted the ban on Bangladeshis traveling to Israel.
A statement from the Israeli Foreign Ministry welcoming the lifting of the travel ban on Bangladeshi e-passports has come to the notice of the Foreign Ministry. The fog has been created mainly due to the absence of the 'except Israel' part in the e-passport of Bangladesh. In fact, that part has been removed to maintain the international standard of Bangladeshi e-passport. This will not change the policy of the Middle East in Bangladesh. The ban on Bangladeshi passport holders traveling to Israel remains unchanged. The Bangladesh government has not changed its position on Israel policy and will continue to do so for a long time to come.
A recent press release condemning the Israeli occupation forces' atrocities on innocent civilians in Gaza and Al-Aqsa Mosque in Palestine said that a two-state solution to the Palestinian-Israeli issue in the light of a UN-recognized resolution and re-establishing East Jerusalem as the capital of an independent Palestinian state. .
It should be noted that Bangladesh did not recognize Israel as a state that occupied Palestinian lands and built settlements. That is why there is no diplomatic relationship with the country. However, there is a Palestinian embassy in Dhaka.