Vaccinated passengers returning from India will not require to show COVID test report
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.
Doctors in charge of the health department at Benapole Immigration said on Monday (March 14) that they had received a letter signed by the director of the Directorate General of Health Services' (DGHS) disease control and line director CDC, which has directed to implement the order from Monday, March 14.
According to the Benapole Health Department, a passenger taking two doses of any vaccine approved by the Bangladesh government or one dose of Johnson & Johnson will not need a RT-PCR negative certificate while returning from India. However, for those who are not vaccinated yet need to carry a RT-PCR negative certificate to enter Bangladesh.
On the other hand, the RT-PCR test will be applicable to all the passport holders who will travel to any country in the world, including India, according to that country's health regulations.
Those passengers who have completed the booster dose i.e. the third dose will not need a certificate of corona test. But all passengers who have symptoms will have to undergo Covid-19 RT-PCR test in compulsory isolation. The letter also states that RT-PCR test is not mandatory for passengers under the age of 12 years.
Raju Ahmed, officer-in-charge of Benapole Checkpost Immigration, said Bangladeshi passengers returning from India who have been given two doses of corona vaccine or a Johnson & Johnson vaccine approved by the government will not need a RT-PCR negative certificate. It has been in effect since Monday morning.