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Bangladesh eases restrictions on air travel and exempts fully vaccinated passengers from RT-PCR tests

Bangladesh eases restrictions on air travel and exempts fully vaccinated passengers from RT-PCR tests

Dhaka, Mar 9 (UNI) Bangladesh has announced an easing of air travel restrictions in a bid to substantially improve the Covid-19 situation in the country. The Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh (CAAB) has issued a circular announcing that passengers with a full dose of WHO-approved vaccine can enter Bangladesh with the official proof of vaccination certificate. No Covid 19 negative certificate based on RT-PCR will be required from these passengers. However, travelers without the full dose of vaccination will require a negative Covid 19 certificate based on RT-PCR performed within 72 hours of departure time. Outbound passengers should follow any restrictions or requirements imposed by the country of transit or destination or by airlines, the CAAB circular says. However, regardless of vaccination status, if any symptoms of Covid-19 are detected in a traveler, the RT-PCR test will be performed. If the test is positive, the traveler will be sent to a government-designated facility or hotel at their own expense for isolation. The test will be repeated after seven days and if negative the traveler will be released. No RT-PCR negative certificate will be required for incoming passengers under the age of 12. However, in the event of symptoms, they will also be required to undergo the same health formalities as those applicable to family members upon arrival. Restrictions on the number of seats have also been considerably relaxed. Single-aisle narrow-body aircraft will have to keep the last row of the economy class cabin vacant for any suspected covid patients. For wide-body double-aisle aircraft with a maximum seating capacity of 300, a maximum of 95% of the seats may be occupied, while for aircraft with more than 300 seats, they may occupy 90% of the total number of seats. seats. UNI MAZ RJ