Govt suspends flights with Nepal

Staff Correspondent

10 May, 2021 12:00 AM printer

Govt suspends flights with Nepal

The government has suspended flights with Nepal from Monday to prevent spread of corona virus infections.

According to the Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh (CAAB) circular on Sunday, Nepal has been added to the list of ‘Group-A countries’ from where no incoming or outgoing passengers will be allowed in the country.

The decision was taken in order to curb transmission of corona virus from the badly-affected neighbour countries, CAAB said.

CAAB said that only Bangladeshi expatriates and citizens who visited (not residing) the countries in the last 15 days of travel to Bangladesh are allowed to travel to Dhaka provided that they have special approval from the competent authority of Bangladesh.

However, upon arrival, they will have to complete a mandatory 14-day institutional quarantine at government-nominated hotels at the passenger's own expenses. 

Besides, proof of Hotel Booking shall be produced during check-in, which should be verified by the airlines representatives before issuing a boarding pass.