Foreign nationals with valid visas staying in Bangladesh now will have the option of extending their existing visas by three months, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) here.
Meanwhile, the ministry has formally notified all diplomatic missions, offices of the UN agencies and international organisations stationed in Dhaka about the temporary travel restrictions it imposed in an effort to halt the spread of coronavirus in the country.
Passengers originating from Europe, except the United Kingdom, will not be allowed to enter Bangladesh with effect from 12:00 hours of March 16 (Monday) until March 31.
All Bangladesh-bound flights, originating from countries that have suspended incoming flights from Bangladesh, will remain suspended, according to the ministry.
All on-arrival visas of Bangladesh will remain suspended for two weeks for incoming passengers of all countries, it said.
Those who will be arriving in Bangladesh from other coronavirus-affected countries will be placed under self-quarantine for two weeks after their arrival.
This will continue until further notice, said the ministry.