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Rome to accept stranded Bangladeshi expats in Doha

  • Published at 05:24 pm October 20th, 2020
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Meanwhile, Biman on Tuesday announced that it will operate a weekly flight from Dhaka to Rome from October 28

Rome has decided to accept the Bangladeshi expatriates with valid stay permit of Italy who have been stranded in Doha on their way to the European nation.

The Italian foreign ministry has already informed the Bangladesh Embassy in Rome regarding the decision, confirmed Foreign Minister Dr A K Abdul Momen on Tuesday evening.

Meanwhile, Biman Bangladesh Airlines on the same day announced that it will operate a weekly flight from Dhaka to Rome from October 28.

Passengers have been requested to contact sales counters of Biman booking, said press release issued in this regard.

The decision has been made as Italy has withdrawn a flight embargo for Bangladeshis with valid stay permits last week.

On Thursday, Foreign Minister Dr Momen said the flight embargo to Italy has been withdrawn for Bangladeshis with valid Italian stay permits following a request from Dhaka.

Only the expatriate Bangladeshis with an Italian residence permit, who have been stuck here due to coronavirus and got their stay permits expired, can apply for Italian visa here, he added.

Moment said the Italian mission here will issue visas after checking the antecedents of the Italian stay permit expired Bangladeshi nationals.

“The Italian ambassador in Dhaka said that they will try to complete the police checking in an expeditious manner,” he added.

However, Italy's mission in Bangladesh will not issue regular visas until further notice.

Earlier, the Italy government had taken the decision to not allow Bangladeshi citizens to enter its territory till December 31 following the fear of a possible second wave of Covid-19.

After the Italian government’s decision, the foreign minister had put his effort to convince the Italian government to change their decision regarding the entry of expatriate Bangladeshis to Italy.

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