Outbound Travel Alert  

Country OTA currently in force Supplementary Information


Risk of demonstrations and attacks. Residents intending to visit the country or are already there should monitor the situation, exercise caution, attend to personal safety and avoid protests and large gatherings of people. Residents should avoid non-essential travel to the Chittagong Hill Tracts region due to unstable security situation. Residents in Bangladesh who need assistance may call the 24-hour hotline of the Assistance to Hong Kong Residents Unit (AHU) of the Immigration Department at (852)1868 or contact the Chinese Embassy in Bangladesh at consular protection hotline: (88) 01713090563.

  • On 18 March 2019, shooting occurred in the south-eastern district of Rangamati, resulting in casualties.

  • Since late July 2018, there have been series of demonstrations in Dhaka, some of which have turned violent and resulted in injuries.

  • In late March 2017, bomb attacks occurred in the capital city, Dhaka and the north-eastern city of Sylhet respectively, resulting in casualties.

  • On 1 July 2016, gunmen attacked a cafe in the diplomatic area of the capital city, Dhaka, and took hostage of some 20 people including foreigners, resulting in casualties.

  • In late October 2015, a bomb attack occurred during a religious gathering in the capital city, Dhaka, resulting in casualties.

  • Attacks to foreign nationals occurred in the capital city, Dhaka, in late September 2015 and in northern Rangpur district in early October 2015, resulting in casualties.

  • The general election took place on 5 January 2014. There were demonstrations, violent clashes and general strikes throughout the country, resulting in serious casualties

  • In early May 2013, demonstrations and violent clashes occurred in the capital city, Dhaka, resulting in casualties.

  • In late February 2013, sparked by a death sentence handed to a senior Islamist leader, violent clashes occurred across the country, resulting in casualties. Further protests and strikes are expected in early March 2013.

  • Strike in Sylhet in end April 2012 caused violent clashes.

    [ current OTA issued on 29 December 2011, 17:15 ]

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Hyperlinks to other travel advisories:

Outbound Travel Alert of Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People's Republic of China (Chinese only)

Travel Advisories of Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (English only)

Travel Reports and Warnings of Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (English only)

Travelling and Living Overseas of British Foreign and Commonwealth Office (English only)

Travel Health News from Travel Health Service of the Department of Health

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