14-day institutional quarantine must for travellers from Europe

Staff Correspondent

31 March, 2021 12:00 AM printer

All the passengers coming from the European countries, including the UK, will have to complete a mandatory 14-day institutional quarantine at government facilities or government-approved hotels at their own expenses.

The Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh (CAAB) issued a circular on Tuesday in this regard.

The directive will remain in force from today until further notice.

The CAAB took the decision following the worsening coronavirus situation in the country as well as the world.

According to the circular, on completion of the quarantine, Covid-19 PCR test will be carried out and passengers will be released if the test comes back negative.

Passengers arriving from other countries except European ones will have to strictly maintain 14 days’ home quarantine if no Covid-19 symptoms are found during the health check on their arrival in Bangladesh, the circular said.             

“But if Covid-19 symptoms are detected or observed, he/she will have to complete a mandatory 14-day institutional quarantine at government facilities or government-approved hotels at own expenses,” it added.

All passengers coming to Bangladesh must possess and show PCR-based Covid-19 negative certificate upon their arrival at airports no matter whether they are vaccinated or not.

The PCR test should be done within 72 hours of the flight departure.

 


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