Important COVID-19 Information
- The Government of Bangladesh has banned entry for all passengers arriving from Europe (except UK) until 31.3.2020. Any traveler who has visited the EU region or Iran since 1 March will not be allowed enter Bangladesh. All foreign nationals with valid visas are now required to produce a medical certificate (with English translation) issued within 72 hours of travel indicating the passenger is symptom free upon arrival to Bangladesh. Diplomatic passport holders, family members of diplomats with diplomatic visas and holders of laissez passer posted in Bangladesh are exempt from this ban.
- Passengers arriving from coronavirus (COVID-19) affected countries are required to quarantine for 14 days upon arrival. Health officials at the point of entry to Bangladesh will assess whether passengers are able to self-quarantine or need to be taken to a government facility.
- The Swiss government has called upon all Swiss citizens traveling abroad to register on Itineris (travel admin) and return to Switzerland. As per the Swiss Abroad Act, travelers are responsible to make their own transportation arrangements and take upon themselves any additional costs and travel efforts.
- Commercial transport options for leaving Bangladesh are significantly reduced and might eventually come to a standstill. Consult www.shahjalalairport.com for a list of flights scheduled to leave from Dhaka.
- Switzerland has temporarily suspended the issuance of Schengen visa and national visa until 15.6.2020. The Chancery of the Embassy of Switzerland in Dhaka remains open for Swiss citizens upon appointment. Clients wishing to visit the Chancery are requested to get in touch with the Embassy of Switzerland for an appointment at +880 255 051 601 (from 8:00AM - 4:30PM Sun-Thurs).