The Bangladesh government has imposed a 16-day travel restriction on people from European countries, except the UK and 12 other countries to be effective from April 3 to 18.
A circular form the Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh (CAAB) restricted people’s entry from Argentina, Bahrain, Brazil, Chile, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Peru, Qatar, South Africa, Turkey and Uruguay.
After reviewing the spread of coronavirus in Bangladesh and elsewhere, CAAB made the decision.
The CAAB circular also said all people coming to Bangladesh from abroad must have a certificate vouching that they tested negative for coronavirus in a PCR machine before leaving for Bangladesh, CAAB said in the circular. The test must be done no earlier than 72 hours of the flight.
Everyone arriving in the country will have to be in quarantine at home for 14 days while those detected with Covid-19 symptoms on arrival must be in quarantine at a government facility or a government approved hotel at their own expenses, CAAB also said.
Anyone who had been in the aforesaid countries in transit and had left the terminal buildings there would need a new PCR test done in that country. The test should be done no earlier than 72 hours of the flight to Bangladesh.
Besides, they would have to be in quarantine at a government facility or a government approved hotel for four days.
Swabs will be collected for another PCR test, and if they test negative for coronavirus, they will be asked to be in home quarantine for an additional 14-day period.