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Travel to Bangladesh

If you are travelling to Bangladesh, you must take a COVID-19 PCR test before departure and submit a health card on arrival. Read through the guideline for all arriving passengers on the Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh portal.

COVID-19 testing requirements

Bangladeshi nationals or Bangladeshi origin foreign passport holders with a ‘No visa require for Bangladesh’ stamp or sticker in their passport must carry a negative COVID-19 PCR test certificate or COVID-19 symptom free certificate in English issued within 72 hours of travel. Without this certificate there will be a mandatory 14-day quarantine in a government-approved quarantine centre.

All foreign nationals with a valid visa for Bangladesh must have a negative COVID-19 PCR test certificate issued within 72 hours of travel. Visa on arrival is currently restricted and only allowed for foreign investors with the necessary documentation and a negative COVID-19 PCR test certificate issued within 72 hours of travel.


COVID-19 PCR test exemptions are applicable to the below customer categories:

  • passengers with a diplomatic or an official passport and their family members
  • passengers with a Laissez-Passer and their family members.
  • passengers younger than 10 years.

Required forms

All foreign passport holders must have BD visa on their passports to enter Bangladesh.

Passengers must submit a health card to the Health Authorities in the arrival hall.

Travel from Bangladesh

If you are travelling from Bangladesh, you may be required to take a COVID-19 PCR test and submit additional documentation before departure. Please check the requirements of your specific destination before you travel.

COVID-19 testing requirements

Effective 26 July 2020, all passengers (foreign passport holders and Bangladeshi citizens) travelling to international destinations from any airport in Bangladesh must obtain a COVID-19 PCR test certificate from the approved hospitals or organisations. The test must be conducted 72 hours before departure. Passengers must carry a copy of the negative COVID-19 PCR test result certificate and will also be required to undergo a COVID-19 PCR test on arrival in Dubai. Bring an official printed certificate – SMS and digital certificates are not accepted.

Travelling to, from and through Dubai

If you're travelling to, from or transiting through Dubai, please check our Travel requirements for Dubai.