The government of the United Kingdom in coordination with the British High Commission in Dhaka has arranged five more special flights to take back its stranded citizens from Bangladesh.
The flights would be operated on April 29, May 1, 3, 5 and 7, said Robert Chatterton Dickson, the British high commissioner to Bangladesh, in a video message on Sunday.
The high commissioner requested UK citizens, who want to go home, to register their names through Corporate Travel Management (CTM).
Those who have already registered through the CTM need not do it again.
The high commission also advised them to prepare to leave Bangladesh at a short notice and by the flights allocated for them.
"It will not be possible to change the travel dates. Tickets will not be on sale at the airport. Do not travel to the airport without a confirmed ticket,'' the high commission statement reads.
British visitors currently staying in Sylhet will have the option of booking a domestic transport from Sylhet to Dhaka ahead of the flights to the UK on April 29, May 1, May 5 and May 7. There will be no domestic transfer option available ahead of the flight to the UK on May 3.
Earlier in April, three special flights on April 21, 23 and 25 carried 638 British citizens to London. Another flight is scheduled to leave Hazrat Shah Jalal International Airport today (Sunday) evening.
On April 11, Bangladesh extended its ongoing ban on flight operation till April 30 to and from all European countries and to the countries that restricted the entry of Bangladeshis to their territories due to the coronavirus outbreak.
Currently, regular commercial flights are being operated from Bangladesh to China only.