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Domestic flight suspension extended till July 14

  • Published at 11:46 pm July 5th, 2021
Syed Zakir Hossain/Dhaka Tribune

International flights to and from Dhaka will operate as usual

The government has extended the ongoing flight suspension of all domestic flights for another week till July 14 following the decision to extend the ongoing strict lockdown in the country.

All types of domestic flight operation will remain suspended till July 14 midnight in accordance with the government guidance and instruction, a circular issued by Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh (CAAB) said on Monday.

Medevac, humanitarian and relief flights, and cargo flights will remain out of the purview of the restriction, it added.  

Passengers, crew, equipment, and aircraft will have to follow the standard disinfection, sanitization, and social distancing procedures.

Meanwhile, International flights to and from Dhaka will operate as usual. However, air bubble flights will remain suspended until further notice, according to another circular by CAAB.

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Incoming passengers who have already received Covid-19 vaccine will have to complete 14-day home quarantine while those who have yet to receive vaccine will be placed on 14-day institutional quarantine.

All passengers must carry negative Covid-19 PCR test results at the time of arrival.

Meanwhile, outbound travellers will be permitted to travel by car to go to the airport amid the lockdown provided they show their air tickets to the law enforcers.

The CAAB had made the recommendation to the government to continue the international flights so that outbound migrant workers can reach their workplaces abroad.

On June 4, the CAAB issued its last set of directives regarding international flights. In that directive, various conditions were given to 19 countries. 

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Moreover, no one is allowed to travel from and to Argentina, Bahrain, Bolivia, Brazil, India, Malaysia, Maldives, Nepal, Paraguay, Trinidad and Tobago, and Uruguay.

The government suspended the domestic flight operation from Thursday as the country entered a strict nationwide lockdown to curb the Covid-19 transmission.

Bangladesh on Monday recorded its highest daily coronavirus death toll as well as highest number of single-day cases since the pandemic began. 

The health authorities reported 164 new deaths and 9,964 cases. With the latest figures, the total number of deaths reached 15,229 while the number of total infections rose to 954,881 in the country.