France steps up health controls at the airport borders August 1st.
Reminder : The internal health situation in Bangladesh does not yet allow access to French territory for Bangladeshi nationals.
However, for the categories authorized to enter France (click here), Bangladeshi authorities as well as airlines allowing access to the territory of France require a negative PCR test carried out less than 72 hours before the flight .
Please note that Bangladeshi authorities do not require a test for children under 10 years old.
The French authorities, for their part, do not require testing children under 11 years old.
However, it is your responsability to check wether the company requires a test for minors.
For information, anyone without a PCR test on arrival at the airport in France can carry out one on site and must give his contact details in order to be contacted in case of positive result by the health authorities, who will then inform of the prodecure to be followed.
It is reminded that the French authorities invite you to respect a voluntary quarantine on your arrival.
The embassy asks you also to note that anyone traveling to France from Bangladesh must have:
a derogatory international travel certificate (this certificate must be presented to the transport company before departure and at border controls),
Bangladeshi authorities announcement:
From July 26, 2020 all foreign nationals wishing to travel from Bangladesh to any international destination must be tested by a laboratory appearing on this list (click here)}
Foreign nationals should also follow the guidelines of destination countries and airlines.
From July 7, 2020, international flights are authorized by local authorities (except to / from Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Bhutan, Hong Kong, India, Kuwait, Maldives, Nepal, Oman, Singapore and Thailand). French nationals wishing to return to France are invited to quickly contact the various airlines based in Bangladesh (click here).}
British authorities require transit travelers to complete (online) a form within 48 hours of arrival in the UK (click here)
The French Embassy in Dacca does not organize a special flights.
The embassy provides three emergency telephone numbers: (+880) 1713090450 / 1701795090 / 1730303230 (these numbers are exclusively reserved for French nationals present in Bangladesh) and an email address:
Bangladeshi nationals wishing to travel to France but do not have a valid visa or a valid residence permit are asked to wait until the visa service reopens (closed since March 17, 2020). Until then, they can contact the embassy by email only :
The embassy invites French people present in Bangladesh to:
scrupulously apply preventive health instructions including barrier gestures and home confinement (1)
consult the procedure to follow in the event of Covid-19 infection (click here)
consult the website of the Ministry of the Interior (page dedicated to documents to be presented upon arrival in France)
consult the site of the Ministry of Europe and foreign affairs (page dedicated to Coronavirus) and in particular frequently asked questions
consult the French Government website (page dedicated to the coronavirus)
consult the serious local press (Dhaka Tribune, Daily Star for example)
consult these links presenting the evolution of the situation in the world, in Bangladesh and in France
The United Hospital in Dacca, would now offer consultations by Skype (click here)
The health service of the American school in Dacca would also offer remote consultations.
On June 14, 2020, the Bangladeshi authorities announced that foreign investors and businessmen would now be allowed to enter Bangladesh ("on arrival" visa) provided that they were able to present a recent certificate (less than 72 hours) attesting that they are not carriers of the Covid19 virus (as well as the supporting documents to be presented in support of a visa application for business).
June 11, 2020, local authorities announced:
that foreign nationals arriving in Bangladesh with a valid visa presenting a medical certificate attesting that they are not carriers of the Covid19 virus, translated into English and recent (less than 72 hours)
that foreign nationals of Bangladeshi origin arriving in Bangladesh with an NVR visa on their passport presented a medical certificate indicating that they are not infected with Covid 19, translated into English and recent (less than 72 hours ). They will then be invited to carry out a self-quarantine at home for 14 days. If they do not have such a certificate or if they show symptoms, they will then be quarantined for two weeks (from the day of arrival), in facilities provided for this purpose by the local authorities.
Since April 29, 2020, French people in Bangladesh are now able to fill out - via the embassy website - a form intended to allow the Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs as well as the embassy to become aware of their situation in order to be better able to help them if necessary:
link to the form dedicated to French residents
link to the form dedicated to French people passing through
April 20, 2020
The general recommendation that you have been made to avoid international contacts and trips and to stay at home remains more relevant than ever: this is how we can together help to stop the spread of the virus, as well as by continuing to implement barrier gestures. The Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs hoped that a local plan for medical and health, educational and social support linked to the CoVid-19 crisis would be put in place for your benefit in Bangladesh. In this context, particular attention will be paid to our most vulnerable compatriots. The practical details of implementing this plan will be communicated to you very quickly. It will be supplemented by a reinforced system of scholarships and social assistance to support those of you who face particularly difficult personal situations, as well as an emergency plan for the entire network of French teaching abroad. So that we can continue to ensure the best link with the French community, if you know people around you who are not registered in the French Register established outside of France, encourage them to register so that we can stay in touch with the maximum of you. The embassy remains naturally available to respond to emergency situations that you may encounter both in health and social terms.
April 12, 2020, local authorities announced:
the extension of the suspension of the issuance of visas on arrival in Bangladesh
that people from any country affected by the Coronavirus will be quarantined for two weeks (from the day of arrival). On a case-by-case basis, the Bangladeshi authorities will decide whether it will be "self-quarantine" (under control) or quarantine carried out in facilities provided for this purpose.
that foreign nationals arriving in Bangladesh with a valid visa (or requesting a visa renewal) must present a medical certificate translated into English and obtained within 72 hours before the trip.
that foreign nationals of Bangladeshi origin arriving in Bangladesh with an NVR visa on their passport must present a medical certificate indicating that they are not infected with Covid 19, translated into English and obtained in 72 hours before arrival. They will then be invited to carry out a self-quarantine at home for 14 days. If they do not have such a certificate or if they show symptoms, they will then be placed in quarantine for two weeks (from the day of arrival), in facilities provided for this purpose by the local authorities.
that foreign nationals present in Bangladesh and holding a valid visa have the possibility of obtaining an extension of three months of this visa from the Department of Immigration and Passports - E-7, Agargaon Shere-E-Bangla Nagar, Dhaka 1207 - Tel: 01916-008820.
Since March 17, 2020:
The issuance of visas by the French Embassy in Dacca is suspended (until further notice). The borders at the entrance to the European Union and the Schengen area are closed sine die.
Foreign nationals who have no compelling reason to travel to Europe or France will be denied access to French territory.
Exceptions: foreigners who have a French or European residence permit and who return to their homes, foreigners who provide international transport of goods and foreign health professionals who intervene to combat Covid - 19 will be admitted.
Since the start of the crisis:
Due to the Coronavirus situation, the Embassy has taken some health precautionary measures to prevent the spread of the virus. Thus, access to the public on the premises of the French Embassy is limited only to emergency cases involving French nationals.
(1) During this period of confinement, the embassy invites you to discover:
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