Considering the suffering of the Bangladeshis still stranded in India, the government has decide to open three more land ports for entry by Bangladeshis from May 16 in addition to Benapole, Burimari and Akhaura.
The new land ports are Darshana, Hili and Sonamasjid.The decision was taken on Wednesday (May 12 May) at an inter-ministerial meeting chaired by the Foreign Secretary. It was attended by High Commissioner of Bangladesh to India, Secretary of Security Services Division, Ministry of Home Affairs; Secretary (East), Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Additional Secretary, Cabinet Division; Additional Secretary, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and representatives of MoFA, MoHA, AFD, BGB, relevant District Administrations and Bangladesh Missions in India.
As the facilities for quarantine under the District Administration of Jessore have been exhausted, entry through the Benapole might be suspended for the time being.
The Bangladeshi travellers are requested to follow the guidance of Bangladesh Missions in India in this regard.
All other restrictions and conditions imposed previously would remain in effect.