In the coronavirus situation, Benapole Immigration has given some conditions to passport holders to travel between India and Bangladesh.
Benapole Immigration Officer-in-Charge (OC) Mohsin Kabir confirmed the information to The Business Standard.
According to immigration sources, all Bangladeshi passport holders who want to enter India for business, medical treatment and travel must first get permission from the Indian High Commission and must have a corona negative certificate, which must be issued within 72 hours before travelling.
In addition, visas issued after July 1, 2020 will be required.
Indian passport holders will need an updated visa and passport to arrive in Bangladesh. Besides, they will also need a permission letter from the Ministry of Home Affairs and Covid-19 negative certificate within 72 hours.
Indian travelers who are stuck in Bangladesh will need a valid passport and a renewed visa to return home. License of Indian High Commissioner and Covid-19 Negative Certificate within 72 hours before travelling.
The governments of the two countries have taken various precautionary measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus infection.
In the meantime, due to the steps taken by the Indian government, the entry of Bangladeshi passport holders into India through Benapole border crossing has been stopped since March 13. Later, due to the ban on travel by India, the return route of Indian nationals staying in Bangladesh was blocked.
Besides, from March 22, the Indian government suspended import and export trade by rail and land at Benapole port. However, import and export by rail and land has been active at this border point for some time now.