Local currency carrying limit for overseas travel raised to Tk 10,000

Staff Correspondent | Updated at 11:14pm on October 16, 2017

Bangladesh Bank has raised the limit on the amount of Bangladeshi currency a traveller can carry while departing for and returning from abroad to facilitate travellers meeting their transport-related expenses.
The central bank’s circular issued on Sunday said that the passengers leaving and returning to Bangladesh would be allowed to carry Tk 10,000 each instead of Tk 5,000 without making any announcement.
A BB senior official said that carrying Tk 5,000 was found inadequate to meet immediate travel costs after arriving in the country.
Besides, exchanging other currencies into Bangladeshi currency is sometimes troublesome for anyone just after arriving in the country, the official said.
The central bank issued the circular with a view to giving travellers respite from such burden, he said.
Earlier, on January 30, 2014, the BB had raised the limit to Tk 5,000 from Tk 2,000 due to an increase in travel expenses.