Testing launched to provide Covid-19 certificates for travellers: ISPR
Bangladesh Armed Forces are providing overall cooperation regarding the operation of coronavirus testing
The coronavirus testing of the passengers, who will travel abroad, has been started in the makeshift hospital at the Mohakhali's DNCC Market in Dhaka.
Bangladesh Armed Forces are providing overall cooperation regarding the operation of coronavirus testing, the Inter Services Public Relations Directorate confirmed the matter today.
Earlier on July 18, the Health Service Division under the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare recommended 16 hospitals around the country for testing Covid-19 for the passengers who will travel abroad.
The circular also states 10 conditions for the hospitals.
The international passengers can get the test done at the hospital for Tk3,500 or get the samples collected from home for Tk4500.
The travellers will have to submit the samples at a separate booth established at the civil surgeon's office in only the districts that are conducting the tests.
They have to show their air tickets and passport before giving samples.
The receipt has to mention compulsory isolation for the travellers after the submission of the samples.
No samples will be collected 72 hours before the flight and the report has to be delivered 24 hours before departure.
Confidentiality has to be maintained while giving out the report.
The results have to be reported to the DGHS and IEDCR daily. Covid-19 certificate is mandatory from July 23.
The hospitals are also required to upload the coronavirus test results to the immigration website. The Security Services Division will act accordingly in this regard.
All concerned civil surgeon offices have to open call centres and send the hotline numbers to the Ministry of Civil Aviation and Tourism, Ministry of Expatriates' Welfare and Overseas Employment, Health Services Division and DGHS.