In this blog, you will find an overview of top trending destinations that are open for Bangladeshi Passengers with updated travel regulations.
COVID has significantly impacted our lives since the outbreak at the start of 2020. International travel has been almost negligible. However, things are looking brighter than ever since the pandemic started. The imposed restrictions by various countries are being relaxed or removed entirely. Thus, we now have a wide range of travel options. For those on a tighter schedule, you can explore a little bit of everything – sunny beaches, architectural temples, food adventure, mountainsides, and so on.
Whatever you wish to do along with your adventures from Bangladesh, there's bound to be a spot somewhere to meet your needs. Hence, please look at our list of trending destinations to help you plan your vacations in a foreign country from Bangladesh.
Everyone knows the Maldives as a paradise with sandy white beaches, swaying palm trees, and 50 colours of blue ocean. Being such a majestic and beautiful place, this has become a popular choice among honeymoon couples and people of all ages. As of 2021, Maldives breaks the record of accommodating 138% more tourists than ever before, with a total number of 1.3 Million and 3,622 average arrivals every day. Hence, Maldives secured the very first spot of being everyone's favourite destination for its resort, foods, water activities etc.
While the Maldives' sunny season runs from December to January and the monsoon season runs from April to September, the Maldives is still a tropical country. Therefore, every season has something different to offer.
The most famous region in the Maldives is the Kaafu which covers north and south male Attols and is great for first-time visitors. Then comes the second famous region, which is Alifu Attols. Moreover, the city of Male and Hulhumale is also a completely different experience for anyone.
Among the food items available, you must not miss the Gulha, Mashuni, Masroshi, Garudihya, Mas Riha (Maldivian fish curry) etc. you can exchange your currency for MVR (Maldivian Rufiyaa), although you can use USD everywhere in the Maldives.
Before starting your trip to the Maldives, you need to complete a few checklists. These are:
1. Submit Traveller Health Declaration via IMUGA within 24 hrs before departure to the Maldives. Please bring three copies of the confirmation whenever you travel.
2. Valid passport(Machine-Readable Zone (MRZ))
3. Hotel Booking (Pre-paid)
4. COVID-19 Vaccination details
5. A negative COVID-19 PCR test (48 hrs before the flight departure)
6. Return ticket confirmation
Another popular gateway of refreshment is Bangkok, the capital of Thailand, which has everything covered in your footsteps. You will get an itinerary to suit your needs, from visiting temples in ancient sites to sandy beaches and even top-notch shopping malls. With that, Thailand has welcomed 106,117 foreign tourists within the first ten months of 2021. Despite being acquainted with the pandemic, Thailand was one of the pioneers to open the gate of tourism for tourists.
While in Bangkok, you can admire the beauty of the Grand Palace, Temple of the Reclining Buddha, Wat Suthat, etc. Besides, you can consider taking a short trip to nearby Pattaya beach or Hua Hin beach, which won’t take much hassle to reach from your stayover in Bangkok. Plus, you can explore the archaeological ruins of the ancient city of Ayutthaya, which is also nearby.
If you are more into shopping, you may look around Chatuchak Market, the largest market globally and offers an abundance of stuff to buy. In addition, Terminal 21 is another famous market that combines local and popular brands to meet your shopping needs. When you get hungry, you may try out popular Thai foods which include Pad Thai, Som Tum, Roti Gluay, Pla Pao, Kanom Jeeb, etc.
Due to the COVID-19 situation, fully vaccinated travellers from any country worldwide can apply for a TEST & GO Thailand Pass up to 60 days in advance. For that purpose, travellers will need the following before travelling to Thailand:
1. Mandatory hotel booking confirmation (1st and 5th day in Thailand)
2. Payment confirmation (SHA+ approved hotels)
3. Two RT-PCR test prepayments (Day 1 and Day 5)
4. Vaccination Certification
5. Negative RT-PCR test result (72 hrs before departure)
6. Thailand Pass QR code
7. Download the MorChana application
India is a lively country where traditional and modern cultures collide and offer surprising contrasts. This country has a diverse background shaped by centuries of different civilisations and religions. As of December 2021, a whopping number of 303,799 foreign tourists visited India and explored major tourists attractions with their friends and family.
India offers visitors the chance to visit various sacred places and spiritual encounters, while nature enthusiasts will appreciate the country's sun-drenched beaches, vast national parks, and fascinating wildlife sanctuaries.
The beautiful Taj Mahal in Agra, to the sacred sites of Harmandir Sahib (previously the Golden Temple) in Amritsar, the Golden City Jaisalmer, the Red Fort, New Delhi; Agra Fort, and even the fascinating beaches in Goa and Karela, visitors to this unique country will uncover a bounty of spiritual, cultural, and historical riches.
The food served in various parts of India is diverse, with a vast range of spices and flavours. Alo Gobi, Butter Chicken, Chana Masala, Palak Paneer, Dal Makhani, Kofta, and other popular Indian cuisines are a must-try if you're visiting India for the first time. Furthermore, Indian street foods add a different level of flavours for tourists by offering Chaat, Samosa, Noodles, Bhel Puri, Chhole Bhature, Dosa, different flavoured Jalebi, Gulab Jamun etc.
As COVID-19 still exists around the world, the government of India has imposed few regulations to ensure a safe travel experience for tourists. These are:
1. RT-PCR COVID test, not required for fully vaccinated travellers from Bangladesh.
2. Unvaccinated travellers or children above five years old will need to show an accurate report of the RT-PCR COVID within 72 hours of flight departure.
3. Quarantine is not required.
4. All travellers must submit a Self-declaration form and COVID Vaccine Certificate or negative COVID-19 RT-PCR report on the Online Air Suvidha Portal.
5. Chennai bound travellers will require TN-ePass.
Nepal is a fascinating country with the charm to draw tourists for various reasons. Some have the vision to climb or trek through the Himalayas, while others roam around the famous city of Kathmandu. Nepal can be a feeling of excitement, a cultural discovery, a life-changing adventure, or a combination of the three.
Most visitors spend some time in Kathmandu, visiting spiritual and historic sites before continuing to other parts of Nepal. Chitwan National Park, where you can see animals, and Pokhara, a lakeside town where you can go on treks, are two of the best destinations to visit outside the city. Moreover, you may see Swayambhunath, known as the monkey temple.
Trekkers will find a variety of choices throughout Nepal, with the Everest, Annapurna, and Langtang regions being the most popular. Among the food available in Nepal, you should not miss Kwati, a traditional Nepalese stew; Yomari, Gundruk, Sekuwa, which consists of skewered lamb or goat meat; or the staple food Nepalese Dal Bhat.
You will receive a visa on arrival facility whenever you travel from Bangladesh. However, before visiting Kathmandu, Nepal, you are requested to follow a few checklists to ensure a smooth Kathmandu expedition. These are:
1. Vaccination certificate 14 days or more before travel
2. Without vaccination, five days Hotel Quarantine
3. Confirmed hotel booking
4. Mountaineering / Trekking / Other permissions
5. COVID-19 Negative report 72 hr or before departure
6. CCMC Form completation
Sri Lanka, a South Asian island nation, has dazzling options to see and do for visitors. Tourist attractions include the new Lotus Tower in Colombo and Minneriya National Park, where you may observe elephants living their most good lives in the forest. Outdoor activities include going on a leopard-spotting safari in Yala National Park or hiking a pilgrimage trail at night to observe the sunrise on Adam's Peak. Besides, a trip from Kandy to Ella by train can ensure a lifetime experience.
Popular Sri Lankan foods that will blow your mind are Ambul Thiyal, a sour fish curry; Kaju Maluwa, Cashew Curry; Sri Lanka Crab Curry; Kiribath; Elavalu Roti; Appa and so on.
Sri Lanka Travel Requirements:
1. Valid Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) / Visa
2. Negative PCR Certificate in English with QR code within 72 hours to departure
3. Vaccination card on the 1st dose & 2nd dose
4. Fill up the Health Declaration Form
5. Purchase Covid-19 Insurance that costs USD 12 for the mandatory one-month insurance & has a cover of USD 50,000, including hospitalisation if needed due to COVID-19 infection.
Planning for Top Trending Destinations?
So that was all about the trending destinations open for tourism from Bangladesh—excited to visit these places? So plan your schedule accordingly and get your refreshment tour ready at your doorstep. To do that, you will need to confirm flight tickets at the lowest price as air ticket prices from Dhaka to the Maldives, Dhaka to Bangkok etc., always keeps changing. Plus, based on your budget and need, you will need to get the best hotel deals as well. Furthermore, Bangladeshi travellers are required a Maldives Visa or Thailand Visa before visitation, unlike Nepal, which offers a visa on arrival for Bangladeshi passengers.
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