Coronavirus travel health
Check the latest information on the risk from COVID-19 for Bangladesh on the TravelHealthPro website.
See the TravelHealthPro website for further advice on travel abroad and reducing spread of respiratory viruses during the COVID-19 pandemic.
International commercial passenger flights are operating. You should check with airlines to confirm what flight options are available. Flight schedules are subject to change at short notice and you should monitor travel arrangements closely.
The government do not require passengers departing Bangladesh to carry a negative test certificate for COVID-19. However you should ensure that you meet any separate requirements of your airline and all the countries included in your journey, including any transit points, before travelling. For further guidance you should check with your airline and visit the travel advice pages for countries on your route.
Entry and borders
See Entry requirements to find out what you will need to do when you arrive in Bangladesh.
Returning to the UK
Travelling from and returning to the UK
Check what you must do to travel abroad and return to England, Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland.
If you plan to pass through another country to return to the UK, check the travel advice for the country you’re transiting.
You should contact local authorities for information on testing facilities. You should check travel provider requirements.
Be prepared for your plans to change
No travel is risk-free during COVID. Countries may further restrict travel or bring in new rules at short notice, for example due to a new COVID-19 variant. Check with your travel company or airline for any transport changes which may delay your journey home.
If you test positive for COVID-19, you may need to stay where you are until you test negative. You may also need to seek treatment there.
Plan ahead and make sure you:
- can access money
- understand what your insurance will cover
- can make arrangements to extend your stay and be away for longer than planned
Moving around in Bangladesh
Public transport, including domestic flights, is operating. However COVID-19 related travel restrictions may come into force at short notice and you should check local guidance and media reports for the latest developments.
Face masks must be worn at all times when moving in and around Bangladesh. Anyone not complying with these requests risks legal action.
Businesses and services
Businesses, including shops, offices and banking services, have largely resumed operations with minimal restrictions.
Hotels and guesthouses are operating. Check with your travel or accommodation provider for available options.
Healthcare in Bangladesh
If you’re running out of medication and need to get more, you should visit the nearest pharmacy or ask for assistance from family/friends or your accommodation provider. If the same medication you’re on is not available, consult a local doctor for a Bangladeshi alternative or go to the nearest hospital.
You should carry any medical papers or prescriptions and be prepared to answer questions if stopped by law enforcement authorities.
In case of any emergency, you can dial the Bangladesh National Emergency Hotline – 999 from your mobile/telephone for any assistance whilst in Bangladesh.
For contact details of English speaking doctors visit our list of healthcare providers.
Your emotional and mental wellbeing is important. Read guidance on how to look after your mental wellbeing and mental health.
View Health for further details on healthcare in Bangladesh.
COVID-19 vaccines if you live in Bangladesh
This page will be updated as information is available about how you can get a vaccination in Bangladesh. You can sign up to get email notifications when this page is updated.
The Bangladesh national vaccination programme started in January 2021 using the AstraZeneca , Pfizer, BioNTech, Moderna, Janssen (Johnson and Johnson), Sinopharm and Sputnik COVID-19 vaccines.
Foreign national residents in Bangladesh are eligible to join the vaccination programme. If you are a British national resident in Bangladesh and wish to be vaccinated under the Government of Bangladesh national vaccination programme, please share your details using the contact form. Further information about the vaccination programme is available on the Government of Bangladesh Ministry of Health website.
Find out more, including about vaccines that are authorised in the UK or approved by the World Health Organisation, on the COVID-19 vaccines if you live abroad.
If you’re a British national living in Bangladesh, you should seek medical advice from your local healthcare provider. Information about COVID-19 vaccines used in the national programme where you live, including regulatory status, should be available from local authorities.
If you need urgent consular assistance, you should contact your local British embassy, high commission or consulate. All telephones numbers are available 24/7.