Dhaka suspends on arrival visas, bans flights from Europe except UK

Sunbd Desk || Published: 2020-03-14 17:25:23 || Updated: 2020-03-14 17:25:23

The decisions came on Saturday night during a press conference in capital’s state guesthouse Padma

The government has suspended on arrival visas for all countries and banned flights carrying passengers from all European countries, except the United Kingdom, for two weeks in an effort to stem the spread of coronavirus.

The decisions came on Saturday night during a press conference in capital’s state guesthouse Padma.

Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen, accompanied by Health Minister Zahid Malik and State Minister for Foreign Affairs Md Shahriar Alam made the announcement.

“Both of the bans will be effective from Monday midnight,” the foreign minister said.

“All cargo aircraft will stay operational,” he added.

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