Arrivals to Bangladesh Must Complete HDF Online Before Departure

Arrivals to BD Must Complete HDF Online Before Departure

Passengers arriving in Bangladesh will have to fill up an online Health Declaration Form (HDF) within 03 (three) days before their departure, effective from April 25, announced the Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh.

The filled-up form, which has a QR code, can be downloaded and printed.

Transit passengers, leaving the transit Airport, shall carry a new HDF filled-up before next check-in at the transit Airport.

Airlines shall ensure before boarding that the passenger possesses the HDF with QR Code. Passengers will show the filled-up HDF with QR Code (Soft/Printed copy) at the immigration on arrival.

It may be mentioned here, travellers completing a full dose (single/double dose as applicable for a full dose) of WHO approved Covid-19 vaccine can enter Bangladesh with the official proof of certification of vaccination and no RT PCR-based Covid-19 negative certificate is required.

On the other hand, travellers without having a full dose (single/double dose as applicable for a full dose) of the Covid-19 vaccine can enter Bangladesh if they possess RT PCR based Covid-19 negative certificate done within 72 hours of departure time.

For incoming passengers below 12 years old, no RT PCR negative certificate is required. However, when travelling with their family, they will have to observe the same health formalities that will apply to their family members on arrival.

Moreover, regardless of vaccinated or not vaccinated, if any Covid-19 symptoms are detected in a traveller on arrival, he/she will subject to the RT PCR/Antigen test by the health authority. If the RT PCR/Antigen test result is positive, he/she will be sent to isolation at a government-nominated facility or hotel at his/her own expenses. Further RT PCR/Antigen test will be carried out after 07 days and he/she will be released if the test result is negative.

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Written by Tamanna Reza


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