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Bangladesh imposes fresh restrictions on int’l flights

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Published: 14:39, 6 July 2020   Update: 15:18, 26 July 2020

The Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh (CAAB) has imposed fresh restrictions that banned landing all international flights in country’s airports except flights from Malaysia, Sri Lanka and Turkey.

The restrictions will come into effect from Monday midnight.

A notice has been issued in this regard, according to CAAB sources.

The notice signed by Group Captain M Zia Ul Kabir, CAAB member (flight standards and regulations) read commercial flights from Bahrain, Bhutan, Hong Kong, India, Kuwait, Maldives, Nepal, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Thailand will not be allowed to land in Bangladesh’s airports to avoid coronavirus pandemic until further notice. 

However, cargo flights, special flights and air ambulance can touch down in Bangladesh from the countries.

The restriction was also imposed on Malaysia, Sri Lanka and Turkey in a notice issued on June 18. However, the restrictions were lifted for the countries in fresh notice and three airlines were allowed for flight operation.

The airlines are: Turkish Airlines, Malindo Airlines and Sri Lankan Airlines.