COVID-19 travel restrictions: Bangladesh

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This article was published on April 28, 2022, and all the information in the article is correct as of this time. Before you book your trip, we highly recommend that you also check official sources for the most up-to-date travel requirements, as they are subject to constant change.

Can I enter Bangladesh?

As of March 2022, Bangladesh is open to all countries. Nevertheless, certain COVID-19-related restrictions are in place now. Please learn the information presented below to clarify what requirements you have to follow.

Traveler hiking Chandranath Hill — Chittagong Bangladesh — ShutterstockChandranath Hill near Chittagong — Shutterstock

Can I enter Bangladesh if I am vaccinated?

You can enter Bangladesh if you are vaccinated. You are considered fully vaccinated at least 14 days after completing your vaccination course.

As of March 2022, all vaccines approved by WHO are accepted in Bangladesh, namely:

  • Novavax — Nuvaxovid
  • Serum Institute of India — COVOVAX (Novavax formulation)
  • Moderna — Spikevax
  • Pfizer/BioNTech — Comirnaty
  • Janssen — Johnson & Johnson 
  • Oxford/AstraZeneca — Vaxzevria
  • Serum Institute of India — Covishield
  • Bharat Biotech — Covaxin
  • Sinopharm (Beijing) — Covilo
  • Sinovac — CoronaVac

Travel documents if I am vaccinated 

  • A vaccination certificate

From April 20, 2022, a PCR test is no longer required for vaccinated travelers.

Can I enter Bangladesh if I am unvaccinated?

You can enter Bangladesh if you are unvaccinated. 

Travel documents if I am unvaccinated 

  • A negative PCR test result taken within 72 hours before arrival in Bangladesh

Please note that having a COVID-19 recovery certificate does not exempt you from the obligation to present a negative test result.

Can I leave Bangladesh?

Both vaccinated, and unvaccinated travelers can leave Bangladesh. Nevertheless, the Ministry of Health advises people to avoid traveling for non-essential reasons.

Travel documents if I am vaccinated 

  • A document confirming vaccination status

In addition, please check the necessity of a COVID-19 negative test presence in your destination country. 

Travel documents if I am unvaccinated

  • A certificate of recovery from COVID-19 (no more than 180 days old before the day of crossing the border of a particular country) or
  • A negative COVID-19 test result (the relevant period and kind of test may vary, please check the requirements of the destination country)

In addition, please note that having a COVID-19 test result is mandatory for some countries, even if you have recovered from the disease. 

COVID-19 situation in Bangladesh currently

As of March 2022, around 50.3% of the Bangladesh population has been fully vaccinated. The COVID-19 situation in Bangladesh is moderate now. 

Ahsan Manzil museum — Dhaka, Bangladesh — ShutterstockThe Ahsan Manzil Museum in Dhaka — Shutterstock

FAQs

Is it safe to travel to Bangladesh right now?

International travel to Bangladesh is safe now. Covid-related restrictions are considered recommendations. Nevertheless, wearing masks indoors is obligatory. 

Is Dhaka open for travel now?

Dhaka is open for travel now. It is possible to visit the capital’s main attractions without strict restrictions.

Do I have to quarantine if I go to Bangladesh?

As of April 2022, no quarantine is required for travelers if they do not show the symptoms of COVID-19.

Otherwise, those who show symptoms have to:

  • Contact the Government Authorized Hospital/Facility for RT PCR test
  • Undergo a mandatory 7-days of self-isolation at government nominated facility or hotel if the test is positive
  • Undergo the final PCR test on day seven and complete self-isolation

How do I get a health pass to travel to Bangladesh? 

Presently, Bangladesh recognizes the COVID-19 health passes of all countries. Nevertheless, having a printed-out paper version of documents is strongly recommended.

What are the biggest international airports in Bangladesh?

These are the top three biggest international airports in Bangladesh:

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