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Govt suspends flight operation with Nepal

Staff Reporter
09 May 2021 14:15:57 | Update: 09 May 2021 14:17:20
Govt suspends flight operation with Nepal

The Bangladesh government has suspended flight operations with Nepal to contain the spread of Covid-19.

The Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh said it listed Nepal in the high risk category and suspended flight operations to and from Bangladesh.

CAAB issued a circular in this regard on Sunday.

The decision will come into effect from Monday (10 May) and will continue until further notice, it read.

Nepal joins the club of 13 countries now with whom Bangladesh has suspended flight operations citing Covid risk.

The other twelve countries are Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cyprus, Georgia, India, Iran, Mongolia, Oman, South Africa and Tunisia. 

CAAB, however, said that Bangladeshi expatriates (non-resident Bangladeshis) residing in these countries can come to Bangladesh with the special permission of respective embassies. In that case, before they set foot in Bangladesh, they have to book a hotel designated by the government at their own expense for a 14-day institutional quarantine.