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COVID Restrictions

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Can I fly to Bangladesh right now?

There are current restrictions for travel to Bangladesh at this time. These restrictions are for the safety of Bangladesh citizens and travelers alike and are as follows: Entry restrictions

Bangladesh has suspended flights from Bhutan, Hong Kong, India, Kuwait, Nepal and Thailand. Flights from Bahrain, China, Malaysia, the Maldives, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka, Singapore, Turkey, UAE and the UK are permitted to operate; however, effective from August 1, the Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh has restricted the number of passengers on flights to and from Bangladesh to 260 on aircrafts with two aisles and 140 on one-aisle aircrafts.

Entry requirements

Travelers with pre-arranged visas must have medical certificates issued within 72 hours before departure stating that they are not affected by coronavirus (COVID-19). The certificates must be in English or translated into English. Business travelers with a return/onward ticket may enter Bangladesh, provided they have a confirmation letter issued by the Bangladesh Board of Investment (BOI). The letter must contain a BOI registration number, and the accredited inviting organization must have notified the Immigration authorities prior to arrival. Business travelers must also present a medical certificate with a negative COVID-19 test result issued at most 72 hours before arrival.

Quarantine requirements

Travelers with Bangladesh origins without symptoms of COVID-19 will be required to self-isolate in Dhaka for 14 days upon arrival. Those who exhibit symptoms of COVID-19 or do not submit the above medical certificate will be institutionally quarantined in Dhaka for 14 days. Those arriving from, or transiting, the UK are required to quarantine at a government facility, or government approved hotel, where they will be tested for COVID-19 after 7 days. Those testing negative for COVID-19 will then be permitted to complete the remainder of their mandatory quarantine period 'from home'. Those who test positive will be transferred to a designated government hospital at their own expense, where their remaining quarantine period will be assessed.

If you must travel during this time and are allowed to based on current restrictions, please stay informed about updated travel safety tips.
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Cheapest Prices for Bangladesh flights by month

The cheapest ticket to Bangladesh found for each month in 2021 based on historical flight searches by Cheapflights users.
Currently, October is the cheapest month in which you can book a flight to Bangladesh. Flying to Bangladesh in June will prove the most costly. There are multiple factors that influence the price of a flight so comparing airlines, departure airports and times can help keep costs down.

When is the best time to fly to Bangladesh?

Average Dhaka Zia Intl flight ticket prices and weather conditions for 2021 and 2022 by month.
$909 - $1,575
77 - 95 °F
0 - 7.2 inches

Peak Season:

Most tourists book their flights to Bangladesh between November and February. This is classed as winter but it is the best time to go visit. Temperatures are cool, averaging between 12 and 20°C but there is almost no rain, and if you book in advance you can find cheap flights to Bangladesh. You’ll find the beaches more crowded due to the high amount tourists, especially during New Years as tourists flock to the beaches to celebrate. 

Off Season:

May to July is the rainy season, and it can be quite dangerous in certain parts of Bangladesh when cyclones batter the country, however it can also be the best time of year to see the spectacular scenery springing to life. A lot of festivals and religious events take place during the summer months, with the biggest of the year at the end of Ramadan. Make sure to secure your flight tickets well in advance if your flights to Bangladesh to coincide with one of these festivals as the prices will be a lot more.

Which day is cheapest to fly to Bangladesh?

At the moment, Thursday is the most economical day to take a flight to Bangladesh. Saturday is likely to be the most costly.

What time of day is cheapest to fly to Bangladesh?

To get the best value, try booking a flight in the afternoon when visiting Bangladesh. Generally the prices will increase for flights in the evening as these tend to have higher demand.

Bangladesh Travel Guide

Bangladesh is a country defined by water and though the country does experience flooding and some extreme weather, the rivers of Bangladesh (the Padma, Jamuna and the Meghna as well as hundreds of smaller waterways) bring fertility to this lush part of the world.

This densely populated nation of nearly 150 million people has had its hard times since becoming a country in 1971. But today, investment is being placed in its education and health sectors, and the country is seen as progressive with a promising emerging economy.

The capital city of Dhaka is a teeming metropolis in perpetual motion. It’s one of South Asia’s mega cities, known by some as the City of Mosques and by others as the Rickshaw Capital of the World. Dhaka’s old quarter is fascinating — a swirl of narrow streets and bustling bazaars, mosques and Hindu temples.

Visitors can venture out to the highlands and take a trip up to the Chittagong Hill Tracts. Those looking for a beach can visit the longest natural sandy sea beach in the world; Cox’s Bazar. The Sundarbans — the world’s largest mangrove forest — is home to exotic flora and fauna including the Royal Bengal Tiger.

Bangladesh is often a jumping-off point for jaunts around India, Nepal, Thailand or Cambodia.

What’s the weather like inBangladesh?

Bangladesh has a tropical climate with mild weather from October through March and hot, humid days from March to June. Monsoon season runs from June to October. Those planning to travel to Bangladesh are generally advised to make sure their travel insurance covers extreme weather events.

How long is the flight to Bangladesh?

The length of your flight to Bangladesh will depend on the country of your departure.  A flight from London, England, to Dhaka, Bangladesh will take around 11 hours and 45 minutes.  Those flying to Bangladesh from places in Asia have a much shorter flight.  For example, the flight time from Hong Kong, China to Dhaka, Bangladesh is only three hours and 35 minutes.  Those looking to fly to Bangladesh from the United States will have a long trip that necessarily includes a layover.

Which airlines fly to Bangladesh?

The biggest international airport in Bangladesh is the Shahjalal International Airport, located in the capital city of Dhaka.  More than 30 major airlines fly into Bangladesh and the Shahjalal International Airport, including Air Asia, China Southern Airlines, Emirates and Singapore Airlines.  This airport is also the hub of all Bangladeshi airlines.

What should you pack for a flight to Bangladesh?

When packing for Bangladesh, it is important to evaluate when you are traveling due to fluctuating weather and climate.  If you are going during the summer, the weather is hot and humid, and therefore demands lighter clothing.  June to October brings the monsoon season, and October to March brings a dry, cool winter; be sure to pack clothing appropriate for the weather.

In addition, as Bangladesh is a majority Muslim country, it would be prudent to pack modest clothes like long skirts and long-sleeved shirts that cover your body.  You should pack a sunhat for the summer sun and durable shoes for getting around comfortably.  You might also consider packing a bag for carrying essentials, a filtration water bottle and a travel umbrella.

Getting to and around Bangladesh

Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport is the main airport for flights to Bangladesh, with Dhaka being one of the most popular destinations there. It is situated 13 miles from the city and there a couple of transport options to get into the city. You can pre-pay for a tax from inside the terminal, and go to the taxi stand outside of the airport. If you just want to take any taxi make sure to agree on a fee before you begin your journey. Drivers are known for overcharging tourists who aren’t experienced travelers in Bangladesh. There is also a fleet of cars, Jeeps and micro shuttles that can take you to popular points and hotels around the city. Finally, you can opt to ride the bus. There is a 5-minute walk down the main road and the buses are a lot cheaper than any other option. That said, after 8:00pm buses are extremely hard to find, and they are always very busy and very hot.

Shah Amanat International Airport (CGP) is in Chittagong, southeastern Bangladesh. It’s Bangladesh’s second-largest airfield. And Osmani International Airport (ZYL) is located northeast of the city of Sylhet in northeastern Bangladesh.

Domestic flights within Bangladesh are affordable, with domestic airlines linking Dhaka with Sylhet, and Chittagong and Cox’s Bazar. Taking local buses can be an adventure but there are air-conditioned coaches that connect the country’s most popular destinations. The country’s trains are slow, but rail travel can be a wonderful way to see the countryside.

The best way to see Bangladesh is, of course, from a river, and many operators offer boat and ferry trips. In Dhaka, rickshaws (cycle and auto) are the most popular way of getting around but make sure you settle on a price before your trip begins. Yellow and black taxis are also readily available.

What are some things to do in Bangladesh?

Tourists to Bangladesh are treated to a wide array of attractions.  From entering archaeological sites to partaking in all manner of activities on the water and beaches, tourists are afforded the freedom to pursue their interests.

Dhaka, the capital city of Bangladesh, is the economic and cultural hub of this diverse country, and it sits near the east bank of the Buriganga River.  Here, you should check out the Bashundhara City shopping mall, one of the largest of its kind in the entire world.  Arguably the most visited tourist destination in the country, you can find great local stores and cultural goods at the mall.  Dhaka also contains many historic structures such as the Ahsan Manzil, a former residential palace of a royal family.  Tourists in Dhaka can get off their feet and relax at the beautiful parks and gardens scattered throughout the city.

The northern region of Bangladesh is home to many of the country’s ancient archaeological sites, including a cluster of venerable Hindu temples called the Phutia Temple Complex.  Additional historic monuments to visit in Bangladesh include the Suhrawardy Udyan, the Mosque City of Bagerhat and the Lalbagh Fort.  The beautiful evergreen forests of Bangladesh mainly reside in the southeast in Chittagong Hills.

Finally, every trip to Bangladesh must include time spent at the impressive local lakes, beaches and islands.  Cox’s Bazar is an expansive sandy sea beach, noted as one of the longest in the world.  Tourists like to catch the sunset at the popular Patenga sea beach, or walk across the hanging bridge at Kaptai Lake, the largest man-made lake in the country.  For even more outdoor excursions by or in the water, more than 30 famous islands are dispersed throughout Bangladesh aside the Bay of Bengal.

Tips for your stay in Bangladesh

  • Bangladesh is a Muslim country and it’s illegal to serve alcohol in restaurants (except in hotels).
  • The north of Bangladesh has many fascinating archaeological sites such as the Puthia Temple Complex in Rajshahi. The complex includes the Shiva Temple, the country’s biggest shrine dedicated to Shiva.
  • The Sompur Vihara is an eighth-century Buddhist Monastery in Paharpur, northwest Bangladesh. It’s a stunning UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Bashundhara City in Dhaka is the 12th-largest shopping mall in the world. It’s considered to be the most visited attraction in Bangladesh and everything is for sale here, from Western brands to Bangladeshi souvenirs.
  • The Irrawaddy dolphin (they’re cute, but related to killer whales), was thought to be approaching extinction in Bangladesh but about 6,000 were later discovered in the waters of the Sundarbans mangrove forest and Bay of Bengal.
  • Srimangal is a beautiful part of Bangladesh. It’s the tea capital, featuring rolling green hills, tea and pineapple plantations, lemon orchards and national parks.
  • One of the most festive events in Bangladesh is the Janmashtami festival when children dress up as Lord Krishna to mark the birth of the Hindu God.

Finding Flights from [Destination]

 If you are looking to fly out of Bangladesh, you will probably want to travel out of the Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka, though there are two other international airports in the country.  A few of the many airlines that fly out of Bangladesh include Air Asia, Emirates and Singapore Airlines.  These and other airlines fly to global destinations that include major cities like London, Singapore and Hong Kong.  The Shahjalal International Airport can be accessed by bus or car via Airport Road.  There is also a railway station directly across from the airport.

How popular are flights to Bangladesh this year?

This year has seen a 46% decrease in flight searches for Bangladesh.

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