Australian High Commission

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The health and safety of Australians overseas is our highest priority. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our ability to provide some services at the Australian High Commission may be limited.  But we remain open and we continue to provide passport and consular services to those in genuine need.  If you require urgent assistance, please contact our Consular Emergency Centre, Canberra (Australia): +61 2 6261 3305or email [email protected]


We encourage you to follow the advice of local authorities and to minimise your risk of exposure to COVID-19. For local information on COVID-19 in Bangladesh, please consider the following links: Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research (IEDCR)Ministry of Health and Family WelfareDirectorate General of Health Services

Australian citizens who have not already registered with us, but wish to register their presence in Bangladesh can do so at: If you have already sent us your information, please do not re-register.

Following the decision by National Cabinet (8 January 2021) and announcement from the Prime Minister, if you’re travelling to Australia you must provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 (PCR) test to your airline when checking in for your flight at the departure point.

  • This applies to all travellers five years of age or older departing on flights on or after 22 January 2021.
  • You must be tested 72 hours or less prior to departure and present a negative result when checking in prior to boarding your flight.
  • If you transit through a third country on your return journey to Australia, you should check on any local requirements at your transit destination and follow the advice of local authorities on social distancing and mask wearing while in transit.

Anyone who has a negative test result and enters Australia, must still complete mandatory 14-day quarantine at designated facilities in your port of arrival. More information could be found in Smartraveller under Returning to Australia.

We also encourage you to follow us on our Facebook page @AusHCBangladesh.

We know this situation is very challenging, but please know that we are working round the clock to assist you.


Jeremy Bruer

High Commissioner