• Thursday, May 13, 2021
  • Last Update : 12:31 pm

Mandatory quarantine period for travellers from UK extended to 7 days

  • Published at 01:59 pm January 23rd, 2021
Shahjalal airport
File photo of the Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport, Dhaka Dhaka Tribune

The new instruction will come in effect immediately

The government has decided to extend the mandatory quarantine period to seven days for passengers arriving from the United Kingdom (UK) in a bid to contain the spread of new variants of coronavirus in Bangladesh.

"The new instruction will come in effect from January 25," Gp Capt Chy M Zia Ul Kabir, members, Flight Standard and Regulation said this in a notice on Saturday.

The fresh decision comes more than a week after the health authorities issued guidelines on January 13 mentioning a four-day mandatory quarantine for the incoming passengers from the UK.

As per the notice, all passengers from the UK would be put under mandatory institutional quarantine for seven days at hotels designated by the government. Passengers themselves would need to bear the cost of their stay.


Also Read - Mandatory quarantine period for travellers from UK slashed to 4 days


If any passenger is not willing to stay at the designated hotels, they would be kept in institutional quarantine at designated government-operated centres.

According to the guidelines, each passenger would undergo a PCR test for Covid-19 after their seven-day institutional quarantine is complete. If the test is negative, the passenger would be transferred from institutional quarantine to home quarantine to complete the total 14 days quarantine.

If the test is positive, the passenger would be sent to isolation at a government-designated hospital. The passenger would need to bear the cost of their stay at the hospital.

In December last year, Health Minister Zahid Maleque announced that passengers arriving from the UK would be institutionally quarantined for seven days when it is usually three days for passengers from other countries.

The minister also said that passengers from the UK would be provided with separate lines and counters for immigration as "Bangladesh does not want a new strain of the pathogen to spread in the country."

86
Facebook 83
blogger sharing button blogger
buffer sharing button buffer
diaspora sharing button diaspora
digg sharing button digg
douban sharing button douban
email sharing button email
evernote sharing button evernote
flipboard sharing button flipboard
pocket sharing button getpocket
github sharing button github
gmail sharing button gmail
googlebookmarks sharing button googlebookmarks
hackernews sharing button hackernews
instapaper sharing button instapaper
line sharing button line
linkedin sharing button linkedin
livejournal sharing button livejournal
mailru sharing button mailru
medium sharing button medium
meneame sharing button meneame
messenger sharing button messenger
odnoklassniki sharing button odnoklassniki
pinterest sharing button pinterest
print sharing button print
qzone sharing button qzone
reddit sharing button reddit
refind sharing button refind
renren sharing button renren
skype sharing button skype
snapchat sharing button snapchat
surfingbird sharing button surfingbird
telegram sharing button telegram
tumblr sharing button tumblr
twitter sharing button twitter
vk sharing button vk
wechat sharing button wechat
weibo sharing button weibo
whatsapp sharing button whatsapp
wordpress sharing button wordpress
xing sharing button xing
yahoomail sharing button yahoomail