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Biman issues guidelines for Saudi-bound passengers

  • Published at 02:43 pm May 26th, 2021
Saudi expatriates
File photo: Saudi Arabia-bound expatriates gather in droves in front of the office of Saudia airline in the capital’s Karwan Bazar area in search of plane tickets on Wednesday, May 26, 2021 Focus Bangla

Two types of travellers will not have to stay in any quarantine hotel

Biman Bangladesh Airlines has set up a few guidelines for its passengers planning to travel to Saudi Arabia.

The guidelines were announced through a press release on Tuesday.

It said the passengers going to Jeddah, Riyadh and Dammam will have to confirm their package including the quarantine hotel at least 72 hours before the journey.

They have been requested to contact the nearest aviation office or travel agency via this link to confirm the package, noting that hotel bookings through any of the links other than Biman Holiday will not be accepted.

After confirmation of the ticket and quarantine package, the passenger will have to provide a PCR test sample for Covid-19 and collect the report within 72 hours till the flight lands in Saudi Arabia.

Also read - Covid-19: Biman unveils recovery plan

Quarantine hotels are not required for the following types of passengers:

1. Non-resident and first-time visitors who have received both doses of the Covid-19 vaccine and have passed 14 days after receiving the second dose. They must carry the vaccination certificate as per the instructions of the Health Ministry.

2. Resident or Iqama holders who have applied from Saudi Arabia through the Tawakalna app and received a single or both doses of the vaccine and have an “Immune Status” in the app.

The press release asked the passengers to contact the nearest ticket sales centre or counter, visit the Biman website or call 01990996996 for more details.

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