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🦠 Bangladesh COVID-19 travel requirements

Last updated: 4 October 2021, 10:59 (GMT +4)

Travel to Bangladesh

If you are travelling to Bangladesh, you must present a negative COVID-19 PCR test certificate at check-in and on arrival. This includes passengers who have been vaccinated against COVID-19. The COVID-19 PCR test must be done within 72 hours of the flight departure time and the report should be in English only. You are also required to submit a health card on arrival. Read through the guideline for all arriving passengers on the Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh portal.

Note that Visa on arrival service is restricted. All foreign passport holders must have a visa for Bangladesh stamped on their passport for entry

Effective 16 August 2021 until further notice, below regulations are applicable for passengers travelling from Argentina, Botswana, Cuba, Cyprus, Eswatini, Georgia, Iran, Libya, Malaysia, Mongolia and Spain.

Vaccinated passengers

Bangladeshi citizens who have received the complete full dose (single/double as applicable) of a COVID-19 vaccine at least 14 days before travel can enter Bangladesh. On arrival, they must undergo a 14-day home quarantine. Passengers in this category who present COVID-19 symptoms on arrival will be sent to a government authorised hospital for further check-up, or depending on the nature / intensity of the symptoms, will be sent to isolate at a government nominated facility or hotel at the passenger s own expenses.

Unvaccinated passengers

Unvaccinated passengers travelling from these countries are not allowed entry into Bangladesh except for the following:

  • Bangladeshi expatriates residing in this group of countries and Bangladeshi expatriates/citizens who have visited these countries in the past 15 days before travel to Bangladesh will be accepted for travel provided they have special approval/authorisation from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Bangladesh.
  • Bangladeshi seafarers/ship engineers who signed off their vessels in these countries in the past 15 days before travel to Bangladesh will be accepted for travel provided they that the proper and valid documentary proof of their profession and signing off.

Passengers in this category who are allowed entry into Bangladesh must undergo a mandatory 14-day institutional quarantine at government nominated hotels at the passenger s own expense. Proof of quarantine hotel booking must be presented at check-in to be accepted for travel.

Passengers travelling from Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, France, Iraq, Ireland, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Namibia, Netherlands, Panama, South Africa, Thailand, Tunisia and UK

Vaccinated passengers

Passengers who have received the full dose of a COVID-19 vaccine 14 days before travel will be allowed entry to Bangladesh but must undergo a 14-day home quarantine on arrival. Vaccinated passengers who present COVID-19 symptoms on arrival will be sent to a government authorised hospital for further check-up, or depending on the nature/intensity of the symptoms, will be sent to isolate at a government nominated facility or hotel at the passenger s own expense.

Unvaccinated passengers 

  • Passengers who have not received the full dose of a COVID-19 vaccine must undergo a mandatory 14-day institutional quarantine at government nominated hotels at the passenger s own expense. Proof of hotel booking must be presented at check-in to be accepted for travel.
  • Passengers travelling from countries not mentioned above will have to complete a strict 14-day home quarantine. However, if any COVID-19 symptoms are detected/observed on arrival, he/she will be sent to a government authorised hospital for further check-up, or depending on the nature/intensity of the symptoms, will be isolated at government nominated facilities or hotels at their own expense.

All passengers except children below 10 years old must have a PCR-based negative COVID-19 test certificate in English. The PCR test must be taken within 72 hours of the flight departure time.

COVID-19 testing requirements

All passengers travelling to Bangladesh, regardless of their vaccination status, must present a negative COVID-19 PCR test certificate at check-in and on arrival. The COVID-19 PCR test must be conducted within 72 hours of departure.

Diplomats of foreign missions in Bangladesh and their recognized family members must have a negative PCR based COVID-19 test certificate obtained within 72 hours of the flight time and present it on arrival at the airport.

Quarantine

Quarantine (institutional/home) formalities for diplomats and their family members must be approved by the Bangladesh Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Exemptions

COVID-19 PCR test exemptions are applicable to the below customer categories:

  • passengers younger than 10 years.

Required forms

Passengers must submit a health card to the Health Authorities in the arrival hall.

Travel from Bangladesh

Passengers travelling will be accepted on board subject to the requirements of their destination.

If you are travelling from Bangladesh, you are required to take a COVID-19 PCR test and submit additional documentation before departure. Please check the requirements of your specific destination before you travel.

COVID-19 testing requirements

All passengers (foreign passport holders and Bangladeshi citizens) travelling to international destinations from any airport in Bangladesh must obtain a COVID-19 PCR test certificate from the approved hospitals or organisations. The test must be conducted 72 hours before departure or within the time prescribed by the destination country. Passengers must carry a copy of the negative COVID-19 PCR test result certificate and will also be required to undergo a COVID-19 PCR test on arrival in Dubai. Bring an official printed certificate – SMS and digital certificates are not accepted.

Requirements for passengers travelling to UAE as final destination:

  • UAE Residence Visa holders must have GDRFA or ICA approval to enter the United Arab Emirates (UAE). This does not apply to passengers who have other visas, such as newly issued residence or employment visas, short stay or long stay visa, visit visa or visa on arrival. 
  • GDRFA or ICA approval is not required for tourists travelling to the UAE.
  • Passengers arriving from Bangladesh must present a negative COVID 19 PCR test certificate with a QR code for a test conducted within 48 hours, validity should be calculated from time the sample was collected, prior to departure from an approved health facility.
  • Passengers must also present a RT- PCR test report with a QR code for a test conducted at the departure airport within six hours of departure. Hence, mandatory reporting time at airport is before 6 hours of flight departure. 
  • All customers arriving into or transiting Dubai, who are required to present a COVID-19 test certificate, must present a printed or Digital copy of the test certificate for verification by Dubai Airports. SMS will not be accepted at Dubai Airport verification points.

Travelling to, from and through Dubai

If you re travelling to, from or transiting through Dubai, please check our Travel requirements for Dubai.