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Biman resumes Dhaka-Singapore flight

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 29 October, 2021 12:00 AM
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After a break of five months due to second wave of coronavirus pandemic, Biman Bangladesh Airlines started passenger flight from Bangladesh to Singapore on Thursday.

Biman’s Deputy General Manager (public relations) Tahera Khandaker said, “Biman will operate flights every Thursday from October 28 to November 12 and every Saturday, Tuesday and Thursday of the week from November 13.”

The flight will leave Dhaka for Singapore at 8:30 am local time and will depart from Singapore at 3:50 pm local time.

To travel to Singapore, passengers must obtain a permit from the Singapore authorities and receive full dose of COVID-19 vaccine approved by Singapore.

Passengers must take two doses of Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca, COVISHIELD, Sinoform, or Sinovac vaccines or one dose of Johnson and Johnson vaccine at least 14 days ago to enter Singapore.

Passengers over the age of 2 must have a corona test and have a negative certificate within a maximum of 48 hours before departure. After reaching Singapore they have to stay in hotel quarantine for 10 days.

On the third and seventh day of the quarantine, passengers have to face rapid antigen test at their own expense and on the 10th day, they have to undergo PCR test for coronavirus at their own expense.

In case of short travel, passengers will have to face a corona test at Kechangi Airport for which online registration and fees have to be paid in advance.

Before going to Singapore, they need to download the ‘Trace Together’ app on their mobile. No one from outside will be allowed to enter Singapore Airport to greet passengers. On the other hand, passengers over the age of 12 entering Bangladesh from Singapore must have to undergo a corona test within a maximum of 72 hours before departure and carry the negative certificate.

And if the passengers are not vaccinated, they must go home and stay in quarantine for 14 days. Passengers will have to stay quarantined at their own expense at a government-designated hotel if corona symptoms are found among them upon their arrival at the airport.

Biman transported passengers from Bangladesh to Singapore last time on May 4. After that flight entrance from Bangladesh was banned in the country. However, passengers could come to Bangladesh from Singapore during that time.