Bangladesh Biman has completed their first test flight to Dhaka-Toronto-Dhaka on 26th March 2022. Now the airline has planned to start their first commercial flight to Toronto via Istanbul from 28th July 2022. At a press conference at the Biman Headquarters in Kurmitola, Dhaka, the Biman managing director Mr. Abu Saleh Mostofa Kamal informed that they have completed all formalities to operate flights in this new route.
The Biman authority also informed that direct flight from Dhaka to Toronto will not be commercially viable. That’s why the airline decided to stopover for refueling at Istanbul, Turkey. Now the new route will be Dhaka-Istanbul-Toronto. They already received approval to use the polar route to save flying hours from Dhaka to Toronto via Istanbul by Biman. Biman Bangladesh Airlines re-launched online ticketing and passenger service solution(PSS) from 27th February for the convenience of the esteemed passengers. As a result, passenger will again able to buy biman ticket online or call to call center +88 01990997997 without any hassle.
The national flag carrier airline now has a fleet of 21 aircrafts, many of which are state-of-art aircrafts Boeing 787-8 and Boeing 787-9. They have four Boeing 777-300, six Boeing 737 and five Dash 8-400 aircrafts. Out of 21 planes Biman owns 18 and rest three were taken on lease.
The Canadian government imposed travel restrictions to limit further spread of coronavirus in Canada. Before apply for Canadian visit visa, all travelers should find out if you can enter Canada.
Check if you qualify as a fully vaccinated traveler
To qualify as a fully vaccinated traveler to Canada, you must follow below guideline:
- Travelers have received at least 2 doses of a accepted vaccine or at least 1 dose of the Janssen/Johnson vaccine
- Make sure you have received your second dose at least 14 calendar days before you enter Canada
- You have no sings or symptoms of Covid-19
- upload proof of vaccination in ArriveCAN. Complete your ArriveCAN submission and have receipt with letter I, V or A beside your name. You can download ArriveCAN free of cost from Google play store or App Store for iphone.
List of accepted vaccines for Canada
- AstraZeneca/COVISHIELD (ChAdOx1-S, Vaxzevria, AZD1222)
- Bharat Biotech (Covaxin, BBV152 A, B, C)
- Janssen/Johnson & Johnson
- Moderna (mRNA-1273)
- Novavax (NVX-COV2373, Nuvaxovid, Covovax)
- Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty, tozinameran, BNT162b2) including for children aged 5 to 11 years
- Sinopharm BIBP (BBIBP-CorV)
- Sinovac (CoronaVac, PiCoVacc)
Travel restriction and exemptions for International Students
All International students must meet 3 requirements to enter Canada:
- You must qualify as a fully vaccinated traveler according to above information unless you’re a minor student (age below 18)
- You must have a valid study permit or a letter of introduction
- You must attending a designated learning institution (DLI)
Even if you are a fully vaccinated traveler, you must have a 14-day quarantine plan in place before arriving in Canada. The border services officer will make the final decision about weather or not you qualify.