No on-arrival visa for Chinese visitors: Bangladesh

Diplomatic Correspondent | Published: 13:27, Feb 02,2020


Bangladeshis, who were flown back to the country from Wuhan on February 1, are on their way to Ashkona Hajj Camp to be quarantined just after arrival in Dhaka. — Sony Ramany

The government of Bangladesh decided to stop granting on-arrival visas for Chinese visitors until further notice, foreign minister AK Abdul Momen said on Sunday.

The government has made the decision amid spread of coronavirus infection in different countries, said the minister at a press conference at the foreign ministry.

At least 304 people died in coronavirus outbreak in China and a total of 14,380 people were infected till February 1, according to National Health Commission of the country.

Some 312 Bangladeshis were brought back home from the coronavirus epicentre, Wuhan of China, by a special flight and quarantined at different facilities in Dhaka for confirming state of their health status.

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