Int’l flights resume with strict rules

Staff Correspondent

3 May, 2021 12:00 AM printer

Bangladesh has resumed operations of international passenger flights with strict rules for some countries vulnerable to Covid-19 infections.

Flights resumed after more than two weeks of the air travel ban to curb the spike in coronavirus infection.

Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh (CAAB) in an official circular gave the go-ahead on Saturday, categorising 12 countries as extremely vulnerable in terms of Covid-19 infections.

None other than Bangladeshi nationals will be allowed to travel to Dhaka from Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cyprus, Georgia, India, Iran, Mongolia, Oman, South Africa and Tunisia.

 “No incoming or outgoing passengers are allowed to and from these countries. Only Bangladeshi expatriate or citizens visiting (not residing) the countries are

allowed to travel to Dhaka provided that they have special approval from the competent authority of Bangladesh,” said the circular.

Also, passengers originating from 26 countries will have to stay in 14-day institutional quarantine at the government-designated hotels at their own expenses. The countries are Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Belgium, Chile, Croatia, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iraq, Kuwait, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Netherlands, Paraguay, Peru, Qatar, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey and Uruguay.