Bangladesh Entry Requirements

Bangladesh Entry Requirements specify all the rules that a person planning to travel to Bangladesh must follow to ensure smooth access to the country. These requirements also determine what types of documents should be gathered prior to arrival in Bangladesh. One of the most important documents that one needs to have is a passport with at least 6-month validity.

Apart from a valid passport, most travelers also need to obtain a visa for Bangladesh. Bangladeshi visa policy states which countries must apply for a visa at the Embassy, on arrival, or online. Additionally, Bangladesh offers visa exemptions for travelers from certain countries, which means that they are permitted to travel to Bangladesh without a visa.

At the moment, the country maintains the entry and transit ban on holders of Israeli passports.

The Bangladeshi authorities have also implemented a number of additional Covid-related restrictions. Currently, fully vaccinated travelers need to show a vaccination certificate. Partially vaccinated or non-vaccinated passengers need to provide a negative PCR test taken 72 hours before arrival. Bangladesh has also been maintaining quarantine requirements applicable only to unvaccinated arrivals.

All travelers must also complete the online health declaration Additionally, the health officials may perform health screening measures on arrival regardless of the passenger's vaccination status.

Please note that Covid-related restrictions are subject to change at short notice. Before going for a trip to Bangladesh, make sure to check on the latest update on entry regulations.

Who can enter Bangladesh?

Bangladesh allows entry for all international travelers regardless of their vaccination status. Currently, only Israeli passport holders are banned from entering the country.

Documents check-list for entering Bangladesh

  • Bangladeshi visa
  • valid passport
  • Passenger Locator Form
  • Covid-19 vaccination certificate
  • PCR negative test (only if unvaccinated)
  • travel insurance (optional)

Testing, Vaccination, and Quarantine Requirements

Testing requirements

Passengers who cannot provide valid Covid-19 vaccination proof, or are not able to provide proof that they have received the last vaccination course at least 14 days before their arrival in Bangladesh, must submit a negative RT-PCR test issued no earlier than 72 hours prior to the planned departure.

A pre-departure negative RT-PCR test result is no longer mandatory for fully vaccinated arrivals.

Vaccination requirements

To be recognized as fully vaccinated, a person must have received all recommended vaccination doses approved by the WHO. Moreover, it must elapse at least 14 days from receiving the final dose.

The vaccination certificate must be issued in English or another language. Holders of certificates issued in other languages than English must submit a certified translation.

Non-fully-vaccinated travelers or persons who have recently recovered from coronavirus are considered non-vaccinated and must follow the entry rules that apply to those who have not received the full regimen of the Covid-19 vaccine.

Quarantine requirements

Non-vaccinated persons are subject to a 14-day quarantine period which they are allowed to complete at their place of residence. If a person decides to quarantine in a quarantine-designated hotel, they will need to submit hotel accommodation proof during the airport check-in.

Bangladeshi authorities can keep the passports of all quarantined passengers and return them once the quarantine period ends.

People quarantined in a government-approved hotel or quarantine facility will need to cover all the costs, including necessary coronavirus tests.

Traveling from Bangladesh

Passengers departing Bangladesh are not required to undertake a pre-departure coronavirus test. Nevertheless, a negative test may be necessary to enter the country of the next travel destination.

Contact your airline for more precise information on what exit requirements you must meet to board the flight. Please also remember to check what types of other documents you need to obtain prior to departure, including a visa or health declaration.

Traveling to Bangladesh

Bangladesh remains open to international travelers. Depending on the traveler's vaccination status, the entry requirements may slightly differ. Fully vaccinated travelers need to provide a valid certificate of vaccination to be exempted from testing and quarantine requirements. Non-fully vaccinated arrivals will need to provide a pre-departure RT-PCR test and undergo a 14-day quarantine.

All travelers should also remember to complete the online health declaration 72 hours prior to departure.

Since the local authorities may ask you to present a passport anytime, make sure to always carry your passport copy when in Bangladesh.

Entry Rules for Children

Covid-19 requirements

Children aged below 12 do not need to present a negative RT-PCR test report. Children older than 12 years old must provide a negative PCR test performed within 48 hours prior to departure.

Travelers below the age of 18, regardless of their vaccination status, fall under the same quarantine requirements as their adult traveling family members.

Other requirements

All underage tavelers are also required to have a separate visa for Bangladesh. Parents or legal guardians should obtain it on their behalf.

Transit through Bangladesh

All those passengers who will be transiting through Bangladesh on their way to another country do not need to obtain a visa as long as they remain airside at the airport.

Please do remember to check directly with your airline whether they require travelers to provide a negative PCR test report. Also, familiarize yourself with other requirements introduced by the airline, as well as the entry rules of the country of your final destination.

Visa requirements

Visa-exempt countries

Nationals of the following countries can travel to Bangladesh and stay up to 90 days without a visa:

  • Barbados
  • Bhutan
  • Botswana
  • Burkina Faso
  • Fiji
  • Gabon
  • Gambia
  • Ghana
  • Grenada
  • Guinea
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Jamaica
  • Lesotho
  • Malawi
  • Maldives
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • Samoa
  • Seychelles
  • Sierra Leone
  • Tanzania
  • Tonga
  • Zambia

Bangladesh e-Visa

The Bangladeshi Government has implemented the electronic visa system to facilitate visa application. There are three types of eVisa types available. Namely, a single-entry, double-entry, and multiple-entry e-Visa. All visa types allow staying in Bangladesh for a maximum of 30 days at a time.

An eligible applicant needs to fill out an online visa form and submit it for approval. Next, the approved e-Visa must be collected from the Bangladeshi Embassy.

The Bangladesh eVisa application should be submitted at least 14 business days prior to the planned travel. For more information, check here.

Visa on Arrival

Tourists, business travelers, investors, or holders of diplomatic passports are permitted to get a Visa on Arrival in Bangladesh. They must meet the following requirements:

  • hold a passport valid for 6 months from the date of planned arrival
  • carry the US $500 or €500 either in cash or credit
  • provide proof of Bangladeshi hotel or tour company booking
  • have a return or onward ticket (air/train/bus)
  • enter Bangladesh by air, sea, or road (excluding on a train)

The maximum duration of stay in Bangladesh with a single-entry VoA is 30 days. The Visa on Arrival can also be extended by an additional 30 days. The extension can be made by the Department of Immigration and Passports.

Those travelers who need to enter Bangladesh for other purposes than tourism, business, or investment, as well as those foreigners coming from non-visa-exempt countries, need to obtain a visa directly at the nearest embassy before the intended arrival in Bangladesh.

Passenger Locator Form

Bangladesh requires incoming travelers to complete the Health Declaration and Passenger Locator Form available online. The form should be submitted within 72 hours before the planned departure time. The receipt of the completed declaration will be verified by the airline staff.

The requirement to complete the form does not apply to all underage travelers aged 12 and younger.

Travel Insurance

Foreign travelers arriving in Bangladesh are not legally obliged to have travel insurance. Nevertheless, obtaining a travel insurance is recommended for every international travel.

Before your trip, make sure that the insurance policy is recognized within Bangladesh. Your policy should also cover the service of medical transportation outside Bangladesh as well as Covid-19 potential treatment costs.

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