Bangladesh drops COVID-19 health declaration requirement
Bangladesh has scrapped the mandatory health declaration form for incoming air passengers to ease travel restrictions as the COVID-19 situation improves.
The Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh (CAAB) has taken the decision to waive the mandatory online submission titled “Health Declaration Form” with immediate effect.
A circular from the CAAB was published on Monday but sent on Tuesday to relevant government departments, including the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).
“The provision of completing the health declaration form online when coming to Bangladesh has been rescinded. However, the other requirements remain unchanged,” the circular said.
According to the previous circular issued on June 2, which is still in effect in the latest prescriptions, travelers who have received a full dose (single/double dose, if applicable for a full dose) of the COVID-19 vaccine approved by the OMS can enter Bangladesh. with official proof of vaccination and no negative polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test for COVID-19 is required.
Travelers without having a full dose (single/double dose as applicable for full dose) of the COVID-19 vaccine can enter Bangladesh if they possess a negative COVID-19 certificate based on PCR carried out within 72 hours of the departure time.
According to the CAAB, no negative PCR certificate is required for incoming passengers under the age of 12.
In this country of 165 million people, the COVID-19 situation has improved in recent months.
The South Asian country on Tuesday reported 94 new cases, bringing the total number of cases to 2.03 million, and one death from COVID-19, bringing the death toll to 29,424 with a fatality rate of 1, 45%, according to the DGHS.