Passengers from Europe (excluding the United Kingdom) and 12 other countries have been banned from entering Bangladesh from 12:01 pm on Friday. Restrictions on 14-day home quarantine and institutional quarantine in various cases have also come into effect. The Bangladesh Civil Aviation Authority (BCAA) is planning to submit the passports of the passengers after discussing the need for proper observance of home quarantine.
This instruction of Bebichak will remain in force till April 18. According to the responsible sources of Hazrat Shahjalal Airport, Home Quarantine and Institutional Quarantine are being instructed as per the new instructions of the arrivals after 12 noon.
According to the airport, Malindo Air from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Saudi Airlines from Jeddah and Air Arabia from Sharjah landed in Dhaka after 12 midnight. Arrivals are being sent to a mandatory 14-day quarantine. However, due to the ban, the flight of Kuwait Airways scheduled to arrive from Kuwait at 12.50 pm has been canceled.
The new ban and restrictions were imposed in a notification issued by Bebichak last Thursday. It said passengers from European countries (excluding the UK), Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Turkey, South Africa, Uruguay, Peru, Bahrain, Jordan, Lebanon, Kuwait and Qatar could not enter Bangladesh.
It has been said that everyone arriving at Dhaka airport must have a Corona Negative Certificate (checked 72 hours in advance). If no corona symptoms are found in the body of any of the visitors, they will be kept in the home quarantine for 14 days. And if symptoms are found, they will be sent to the 14-day institutional quarantine.
Bangladesh Bebichak Chairman Air Vice Marshal M Mofidur Rahman said, “Bebichak has given these instructions considering all the issues. Passenger quarantine will be monitored with utmost importance. The administration will be responsible for home quarantine monitoring. If necessary, the passenger’s passport will be submitted after discussing for proper observance of home quarantine. ‘
According to Bebichak’s instructions, if a passenger brings transit to countries on the no-entry list in Bangladesh, they will have to stay in the mandatory institutional quarantine for four days. At the end of the quarantine, they will have to stay in the home quarantine for another 10 days (14 days in total) after getting the negative certificate by checking the corona. And if there are any signs of corona, then the government will have to stay in the quarantine for 14 days at the place designated by them.
Meanwhile, although there is no barrier for UK passengers to enter Bangladesh, the country has banned Bangladeshi passengers from entering from April 9.
PDSO / MAU