COVID-19: IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR AUSTRALIAN CITIZENS
Do not travel to Bangladesh at this time. If you are already in Bangladesh and wish to return, do so as soon as possible by commercial means.
If you can't or decide not to return to Australia, follow the advice of local authorities and minimise your risk of exposure.
If you do stay in Bangladesh, be aware our ability to provide consular assistance may be limited due to restrictions on our movement and a reduction in non-essential staff at the Australian High Commission in Dhaka.
Further information: www.smartraveller.gov.au
FOR AUSTRALIANS IN BANGLADESH:
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 Welfare, Directorate 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: https://covid19.dfat.gov.au/citizeninformation/s/. If you have already sent us your information, please do not re-register.
Please include your details (if you are in Bangladesh) and the details of any family members who travelled to Bangladesh with you and send it back to us as soon as possible.
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.
Consular Services Charter
What we can and cannot do to assist Australians overseas.
General Information for Australian Citizens in Bangladesh
Information on lawyers, police and emergency services in Bangladesh.
Letters of No Objection
The Australian High Commission in Bangladesh does not issue tailored visa support letters or No Objection Letters. Standard Letters can be downloaded below:
Passports and Notarial Services*
*From 1 January 2020, Passport applications and notarial service fees will only be payable via Visa or Mastercard.
Returning to Australia
Travel Advice and Registration
Registration of Australians overseas changed in November 2019.
Travellers are no longer able to register their travel ‘just in case’ they need assistance whilst overseas. If there is an incident or crisis overseas that could affect Australians, the Department may activate a crisis page on the Smartraveller website allowing travellers, family or friends to provide contact information.
Travellers can subscribe to receive travel advice updates via email and SMS. Further information is available on the Smartraveller website at Subscription.
SERVICES AUSTRALIA: SOCIAL SERVICE INFORMATION FOR AUSTRALIANS