Date- 28th - 29th November 2021
Following the government guidance and instruction, with immediate effect until further notice, scheduled international passenger flights to/from Bangladesh shall continue as per CAAB approved time slots/schedule. Air Bubble Flights will continue under the Air Bubble Flight operations arrangement.
(please see the attachment for the Group of countries) of all flights:
Travelers completed full dose (single/double dose as applicable for a full dose) of WHO approved Covid-19 vaccine before 14 days of the travel date can enter Bangladesh. They must carry official proof of vaccination and after arrival they will have to complete 7 (Seven) days strict home quarantine.
Travelers without having full dose (single/double dose as applicable for a full dose) of Covid-19 vaccine can enter Bangladesh, provided that they will have to complete a mandatory 7 (Seven) days institutional quarantine at government nominated facility or Hotel at his/her own expenses. RT PCR test will be carried out after 7 days and he/she will be released when the test result is negative.
Travelers completed full dose (single/double dose as applicable for a full dose) of WHO approved Covid-19 vaccine before 14 days of the travel date can enter Bangladesh. They must carry official proof of vaccination and no quarantine is required on arrival.
Travelers without having full dose (single/double dose as applicable for a full dose) of Covid-19 vaccine can enter Bangladesh, provided that they will have to complete a mandatory 14 (Fourteen) days home quarantine.
Passengers originating from this group of countries can have transit via the countries under Group A, provided that they are kept confined within the transit airport under the close supervision of the airlines.
Irrespective of the country group and Covid-19 vaccination, if any COVID-19 symptoms are identified in a traveler on arrival, he/she shall be sent to Government Authorized Hospital for further checkup and will be sent to 7 (Seven) days isolation at government nominated facility or Hotel at their own expenses if Covid-19 is detected. RT PCR test will be carried out again after 7 days and he/she will be released when the test result is negative.
Passengers below 18 years old without vaccination, originating from any group of countries, can travel with their fully vaccinated family and they will have to observe same health formalities that will apply to their family members on arrival.
All incoming passengers, except the children below 12 years old, shall mandatorily possess RT PCR based COVID-19 negative certificate. The PCR test shall be done within 72 hours of the flight departure time.
There is no restriction on the outgoing passengers travelling to the countries of any group from Bangladesh. However, incoming/outgoing passengers shall follow the latest restrictions/ requirements imposed by the transit/destination country(s) or by the Airlines. Airlines concerned shall arrange to keep their passengers well informed about the Airlines requirements and the requirements or formalities of origin / transit / destination country(s) well before of their travel.
Quarantine (institutional/home) formalities for the diplomats and their family members shall be as per the latest directives/decision of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Bangladesh.
No capacity restriction for Narrow Bodied (Single aisle) aircraft. Wide Bodied (Twin aisle) aircraft shall carry a maximum of 280 passengers, except B777 and B747 aircraft shall be entitled to carry up to 350 passengers.
A maximum of 140 passengers in the Narrow Bodied (Single aisle) aircraft and 80% of the total installed seating capacity for the Wide Bodied (Twin aisle) aircraft can be carried.
Incoming and outgoing flights:
In both the cases of Narrow-Body or Wide-Body aircraft, at least the last row of the economy class and one seat of business class (unless otherwise instructed) cabin shall be kept vacant for any suspected COVID- 19 positive passenger(s). Moreover, all health directives including disinfection, social distancing etc. procedure at the airport or in the aircraft shall strictly to be complied following the other directives of CAAB.
This circular will replace the circular under reference and the instructions contained in any other Civil Aviation Circular/Directives/Instructions, to the extent it is relevant, issued by CAAB in this regard.
|Group A||Armenia, Bulgaria, Estonia, Georgia, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Mongolia, Palestine, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia, Ukraine|
|Group B||All other countries except Group A.|