The Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) advises against all but essential travel in the Chittagong Hill Tracts. This does not include Chittagong City or other parts of Chittagong Division.
View Chittagong Hill Tracts
The FCDO advises against all but essential travel to the rest of Bangladesh based on current COVID-19 risk assessment
If you are planning to travel to Bangladesh, find out what you need to know about the coronavirus in the Coronavirus section.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, it is more important than ever to purchase travel insurance and verify that it offers sufficient coverage. To see the FCDOadvice on travel insurance abroad.
For more information on COVID-19 vaccines, see the Coronavirus page.
COVID-19 public health measures are in place in Bangladesh. See Coronavirus
Up to 150,000 British nationals visit Bangladesh each year. Most tours are problem free.
Terrorists are very likely to try and carry out attacks in Bangladesh. The threat is spreading across the country. There have been several IED attacks targeting police and security forces in Dhaka, Khulna, Chittagong and Sylhet. There is a risk that future attacks will target public gatherings, including religious gatherings and political rallies, overcrowded areas, places with a police or security presence, and places where foreign nationals are known to congregate. You should minimize your exposure to these areas, carefully consider your movements and follow specific advice from local authorities. See Terrorism
Political gatherings likely to cause unrest or clashes between groups and with the police can take place. Throughout Bangladesh, it is advisable to avoid large gatherings, including religious gatherings, festivals, and political gatherings. See Political violence
Severe air pollution is a major danger to public health, especially during the winter months. Dhaka is currently experiencing extremely high pollution levels. See Air pollution
Traveling in Bangladesh during the monsoon (June to September) can be dangerous. See the monsoon season
Bangladesh is in an area of ââseismic activity. See earthquakes
Mosquito-borne diseases like dengue fever occur year round. There has been a significant increase in the number of dengue cases in Bangladesh, including Dhaka. You must take steps to avoid being bitten by mosquitoes. See Health
British health authorities have classified Bangladesh as at risk of transmitting the Zika virus. For information and advice on the risks associated with the Zika virus, visit the National Travel Health Network and Center website.
If you are abroad and need emergency help from the UK government, contact the nearest UK embassy, ââconsulate or high commission. Consular assistance is limited in parts of Bangladesh where we advise against all but essential travel.
The Overseas Business Risk service provides information and advice to UK companies operating abroad on how to manage political, economic and business risks related to security.