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Dhaka issues travel advice for Bangladeshis in Australia

  • Published at 06:55 pm March 19th, 2019
Domestic and tourists spend their lunch hours in front of Sydney's iconic landmark Opera House on March 12, 2018AFP

Earlier on Monday, a travel alert was issued for Bangladeshis living in and travelling to New Zealand

Bangladesh has issued travel advice for its nationals living in and travelling to Australia, a day after it issued a similar alert for New Zealand.

Bangladesh citizens in Australia have been advised to stay alert at all times, particularly in public places, and stay informed of potential risks to safety and security by monitoring the media and other local information sources.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs said the Bangladesh High Commission in Canberra remained at service and can be contacted at these numbers for information: +61 424 472 544, and +61 450 173 035.

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On Monday, Bangladesh issued travel advice for Bangladeshis living in New Zealand, asking them to exercise caution around potential attack targets, such as mosques, restaurants, markets, shopping malls, conference centres, public transport hubs, etc.

Bangladeshi nationals travelling to New Zealand should have a comprehensive travel insurance policy that includes provision for medical evacuation by air, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said.

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The cautionary advice comes in the wake of a terror attack on two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand on Friday, where 28-year-old white supremacist Brenton Tarrant, an Australian citizen, opened fire on worshippers during the Jumma prayer, killing 50 people and injuring 48 others.

Five people of Bangladeshi origin are among the victims of the attack, while three more people of Bangladeshi origin have been injured.