In the wake of increasing Covid-19 cases in the country, the Bangladesh government has made 14 days institutional quarantine mandatory for all passengers coming to Bangladesh from European countries and the United Kingdom.
Upon completion of the quarantine period, Covid-19 PCR test will be carried out and the passenger will be released if the test result comes negative, according to the guidelines issued by the Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh (CAAB) on Tuesday.
These guidelines will be effective from 31 March until further notice.
"All passengers originating from any European countries including the UK, shall have to complete mandatory 14 (fourteen) days institutional quarantine at government facilities or government-approved hotels at passenger's own expenses," said a CAAB release.
Besides, passengers originating from any other countries except Europe and UK, shall strictly have to complete a 14 days home quarantine if no Covid-19 symptoms are found on-arrival health check in Bangladesh, said the release.
However, if any Covid-19 symptoms are detected/observed, s/he shall have to complete mandatory 14 (fourteen) days institutional quarantine at government facilities or government-approved hotels at passenger's own expenses.
Besides, it has been made mandatory for all passengers coming to shall mandatorily possess and show 'PCR based COVID-19 negative certificate' during departure from origin and on arrival at the airport.
The PCR test shall be done within 72 hours of the flight departure time, according to guidelines issued by Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh (CAAB) on Tuesday.
Bangladesh on Monday saw an alarming growth in the number of Covid-19 cases as 5,181 people were diagnosed with the disease in 24 hours, which is the highest in a single day till date.
The country's death toll from the virus now stands at 8,949 and the number of cases now stands at 600,895, according to a press release of DGHS.