The United States has arranged the second chartered flight to fly its citizens back from Bangladesh. The special flight is scheduled to depart the Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka on Sunday (April 5).
Sources at the US embassy in Dhaka confirmed the matter to The Business Standard.
The flight will include a Dhaka to Doha, Qatar leg and an onward connecting flight to Dulles International Airport, Washington, DC.
The passengers will remain on the airplane in Doha.
However, the sources could not confirm the number of passengers leaving Dhaka on this special chartered flight.
On March 30, 269 US citizens left Bangladesh on a special chartered flight of the Qatar Airways.
That was the first flight that the US mission in Bangladesh arranged to evacuate its stranded citizens in the country due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Earlier, the government of Bangladesh briefed foreign envoys that it would allow foreign nationals, living in Bangladesh, to leave the country on chartered flights as commercial flights have been suspended due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
In response to the government announcement, the Japanese government has evacuated 327 of its nationals from Dhaka on Thursday (April 02) through a chartered flight of Bangladesh Biman.
On March 26, about 354 Malaysian and Bhutanese citizens left Dhaka on three separate flights.
Of them, two Drukair flights carried 124 Bhutanese nationals and 230 Malaysians took a Malaysia Airlines flight.
Most of these returnees were students, businesspeople, and employees of aid agencies.