Travel restriction imposed in Bangladesh due to outbreak of new Covid-19 variant Omicron. If you are planning to travel Bangladesh, you need to know current travel restrictions issued by the Bangladesh government. A new circular issued by Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh on 23rd October 2021 due to outbreak of new COVID-19 variant Omicron. You should strictly abide by the Government of Bangladesh’s health guidelines for COVID-19, including any additional local restrictions. If you are already in Bangladesh and you have symptoms like fever, headache, cough, loss of taste or smell and runny nose, you should call 333 from any phone number for assistance or use government emergency contact numbers for any Covid-19 related issues. As per circular, all travelers are advised to follow below guidelines and instructions until further notice.
- With effect from 1200 BST on 04 December 2021 until further notice, all incoming passengers originated/transited/visited Botswana, Eswatini, Ghana, Lesotho, Namibia, South Africa and Zimbabwe within last 14 days, shall have to complete a mandatory 14 (Fourteen) days institutional quarantine at government nominated hotels at passenger’s own expenses. RT PCR test, at passengers’ own expenses, will be carried out on 7th and 14th day of the quarantine. Depending on the RT PCR test result on 7th day of the quarantine, COVID positive passengers will be separated for further isolation to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and the COVID negative passengers will continue their institutional quarantine until 14 days. Depending on the RT PCR test result on 14th day of the quarantine, COVID negative passengers will be released.
- Proof of Hotel Booking in Bangladesh shall be presented by the passenger(s) during check-in from the countries mentioned in paragraph-1 and the Airlines representative shall verify it before issuing the Boarding pass for Bangladesh. In addition, Airlines shall provide passengers passport details and address & his/her contact number in Bangladesh to the Health Department.
- Paragraph-2.5 (Requirement of RT PCR test for incoming passengers) of the circular under reference shall be replaced with the text- “Incoming passengers from all destinations, except children below 12 years old, shall mandatorily possess RT PCR based COVID-19 negative certificate. The test shall be done within 48 hours of the flight departure.”
- The restrictions in paragraph 1 & 2 above are the standalone additional restrictions and the Air Transportation Circular under reference will remain in force with the changes mentioned in paragraph-3 above. Source:
We suggest you learn as much as you can about Bangladesh before your trip from travel agents, tour operators and guide books. You should also regularly follow about new updates on the response to COVID-19 in Bangladesh can be found here: Bangladesh Ministry of Health and Family Welfare