The United States has arranged another chartered flight to fly its citizens back from Bangladesh.
The special flight – third one so far – is scheduled to depart the Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka next Monday, April 13.
Sources at the US Embassy in Dhaka confirmed the matter to The Business Standard.
However, the sources could not confirm the number of passengers leaving Dhaka on this special chartered flight.
The embassy requested US citizens willing to leave Bangladesh to register with it by Friday.
Like the previous two flights, this one will also follow the same route – from Dhaka to Doha in Qatar, then a connecting flight to the Dulles International Airport in Washington, DC.
The passengers will remain on the airplane in Doha.
Two chartered flights of Qatar Airways have so far taken 591 US citizens back to the US – 269 on March 30 and 322 on April 5.
The US mission in Bangladesh arranged the evacuation of its stranded citizens due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Earlier, the Bangladesh government briefed foreign envoys that it would allow foreign nationals living her to leave the country on chartered flights as commercial flights were suspended due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Following the announcement, the Japanese government evacuated 327 of its nationals from Dhaka on April 02 through a chartered flight of Bangladesh Biman.
On March 26, 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.