Check out the latest information on the COVID-19 risk for Bangladesh on the TravelHealthPro website.
See the health care information in the Coronavirus section to find out what to do if you think you have coronavirus while you are in Bangladesh.
At least 8 weeks before your trip, check out the latest country-specific health tips from the National Travel Health Network and Center (NaTHNaC) on the TravelHealthPro website. Each country-specific page contains information on vaccine recommendations, current health risks or epidemics, as well as fact sheets with information on how to stay healthy abroad. Advice is also available from the NHS (Scotland) on the FitForTravel website.
General information on travel vaccinations and a travel health checklist is available on the NHS website. You can then contact your health adviser or pharmacy for advice on further preventive measures and the management of any pre-existing medical conditions during your stay abroad.
The legal status and regulation of some medicines prescribed or purchased in the UK may be different in other countries. If you’re traveling with prescription or over-the-counter medications, read these NaTHNaC best practice tips when traveling with medication. For more information on the legal status of a specific medicine, you will need to contact the embassy, ââhigh commission or consulate of the country or territory you are visiting.
While traveling can be enjoyable, it can sometimes be difficult. There are clear links between mental and physical health, so taking care of yourself while traveling and abroad is important. Information on traveling with mental health issues is available on our orientation page. Further information is also available from the National Travel Health Network and Center (NaTHNaC).
Medical facilities in Bangladesh are poor. Routine tests and x-rays are unreliable. Make sure you have adequate travel health insurance and accessible funds to cover the costs of any medical treatment abroad and repatriation.
If you need emergency medical assistance during your trip and have access to a vehicle, it may be quicker to get directly to the nearest hospital. If you do not have access to a vehicle or do not know where the nearest hospital is, dial Bangladesh’s national emergency number – 999 and request an ambulance. If you suspect a heart attack, request a “heart ambulance”. You should promptly contact your insurance / medical assistance company if you are referred to a medical facility for treatment.
Severe air pollution is a major danger to public health, especially during the winter months. Dhaka is currently experiencing extremely high pollution levels. Children, the elderly and people with pre-existing health problems can be particularly affected. If you are pregnant or have respiratory or heart disease, you may want to consult a doctor before traveling. You can find air quality guidance on the World Health Organization (WHO) website and check real-time air quality levels on the Global Air Index website. air quality.
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.