Latest updates on flight restrictions following the second phase of the pandemic
Emirates now can carry onward passengers to all destinations
Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh in its latest circular has allowed Emirates airlines to carry onward passengers to all of their destinations. Passengers will be able to bring their family members along with them. However, expatriate workers will get priority to travel over family members. Passengers are urged to maintain social distancing protocols while travel to ensure safety of everyone involved.
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International flights suspended a week from 14th April
As the spread of novel coronavirus has sparked alarm across the country, the government is set to enforce a fresh nationwide lockdown from 14 April
Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh (CAAB) has suspended all international passenger flights to and from Bangladesh from 14th April till 20th April 2021 following the government's guidance and instruction.
The flight operations on domestic routes remained suspended since the enforcement of the seven-day lockdown in the country from 5th April.
No restriction is imposed on the movement of chartered flights, cargo flights, medevac, humanitarian, relief, cargo, technical landing (for refuelling only)
All passengers coming or leaving Bangladesh by the flight mentioned above shall mandatorily possess PCR based Covid-19 negative certificate irrespective of Covid-19 vaccination and unless otherwise relaxed by the competent authority The PCR test shall be done within 72 hours of the flight departure time. Passengers coming by the flights cleared under special consideration shall strictly have to complete a 14-day institutional quarantine at government nominated facilities or at hotels at their own expense.
As the transmission increased in the second phase, CAAB suspended air travel between European countries except the United Kingdom from 3rd April.
Apart from European countries, flights to Bangladesh from Argentina, Bahrain, Brazil, Chile, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Peru, Qatar, South Africa, Turkey and Uruguay are also closed.
When the coronavirus outbreak started in the country in March last year, all types of flights were suspended from Dhaka.
Later, when the situation came under control, domestic flights were resumed from July. International flights were resumed gradually soon after.