Dear all, you are kindly aware that Bangladesh Embassy in Yangon is coordinating a special flight from Yangon to Dhaka for Bangladeshi nationals currently stranded in Myanmar. Operation of the flight requires permission of both Bangladesh and Myanmar governments. The Embassy is happy to inform you that approval process is ongoing on both sides. A few info is pending on the flight. As soon as it is provided, Bangladesh govt will accord approval. The Embassy is also working to get approval from Myanmar’s civil aviation authorities. If both can be obtained by tomorrow, the flight is likely to take off on 5th. Otherwise, it may be shifted to a later date, depending on how quickly we get the approval.
Secondly, the Embassy has shared with both governments a list of 55 persons who expressed their desire to return to Bangladesh. If any additional person wants to avail the flight, complete information needs to be sent to Bangladesh Embassy in Yangon to update both sides to avoid any unnecessary complications at any end. The Embassy reiterates the importance to inform the Embassy before doing anything.
Thirdly, passengers need to purchase their own ticket directly from the airlines. Mr. Awal is taking care of this part. You are requested to kindly directly contact Mr. Awal for ticket purposes. Fourthly, a passenger must carry a certificate issued by a reputed hospital stating that no Covid19 symptoms are visible in the person concerned and the person is fit to fly. The issue has been discussed with the authorities in Bangladesh. Upon arrival, Health official will decide who would go to institutional quarantine and who to home quarantine. It is applicable for all flights coming to Bangladesh from Covid19 infected countries. Therefore, psychological preparation should be taken for any eventually on arrival in Bangladesh. Finally, the Embassy understands that some persons are currently staying out of Yangon. Given the short lead time expected between obtaining of approval and operation of the special flight, it is advisable that personal arrangements should be made so that one can avail the flight in a short notice. The Embassy will share updates once it is available. Thanking you all. Best regards.