Bangladesh

Entry allowed but some restrictions may apply. Entry ban for visitors arriving from certain areas. Test required.
Quarantine required. Find more details on official websites.

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What is the COVID situation in Bangladesh?

+243 New COVID cases in Bangladesh
+3 New COVID deaths in Bangladesh
22.4% Fully vaccinated

Data source: Our World In Data / Data updated on December 3, 2021

Data last reviewed on: 1 November 2021

Basic facts about Bangladesh

Bangladesh is a small country located in Southern Asia. The capital of Bangladesh is Dhaka and the most spoken language is Bengali. The national currency in Bangladesh is Bangladeshi taka (BDT).

What taxi apps are available in Bangladesh?

If you are not a local, you may have difficulty making the best use of public transportation. Using a taxi app such as Uber or Bolt is unquestionably a better method to go about cities without getting into too much touch with strangers. There may be also other local taxi apps available in Bangladesh.

You can use Uber in 10 cities: Bagerhat, Barisal, Bogra, Chittagong, Coxs Bazar, Dhaka, Jessore, Khulna, Natore, Rajshahi. Bolt is not available in Bangladesh.

See the full list of cities where Uber operate.

Practical information

Bangladeshi taka (BDT)Official currency
1 EUR~96.96 BDT
1 USD~85.71 BDT

Check with your bank to determine if there are any costs for international transactions. When you use a foreign ATM, your home bank will typically charge you a fee. While some banks don't charge a fee, some charge a fixed fees for every withdrawal or provide a limited amount of free withdrawals.

When you spend money abroad with your card, you're unlikely to get the interbank exchange rate. This implies that each time you spend in a foreign currency, you may be paying a significant fee. Varying service providers may charge different markups, but they should not exceed 3% of the transaction value on average.

To reduce the transaction costs, you may choose to consider one of the travel cards offered by the following mobile banks: Wise.com, Revolut, N26 or Monose

Do people speak English in Bangladesh?

The official language of Bangladesh is Bengali. Traveling across Bangladesh if English is your first (and only) language may be difficult due to language barriers. You can go into someone who doesn't comprehend the word that you speak. Learn a few distress phrases, such as aid, emergency, and police, as a precaution, and of course, the most important phrase to know is “Do you speak English?”

In the EF English Competency Index (EF EPI), which assesses the language proficiency of non-native speaking countries, Bangladesh was ranked 63rd out of 100 countries in 2020.

What socket types are used in Bangladesh?

There are 4 common plug types used in Bangladesh:

Type C 220 V, 50 Hz  Type D 220 V, 50 Hz  Type G 220 V, 50 Hz  Type K 220 V, 50 Hz

The sockets' shapes and voltage differ from country to country and a travel plug adapter may be required. Portable devices, such as phones, notebooks or tablets, usually handle the entire range of voltages used across the world (110-240V).

What countries need visa to enter Bangladesh?

Currently, citizens of 23 countries can enter Bangladesh without obtaining a visa. This figure includes nationals who can acquire a visa on arrival. Please note that you may be needed to get an electronic visa before arriving.

What are visa requirements to enter Bangladesh?

Use the list below to check visa requirements for your country to enter Bangladesh.

Data last reviewed on: 1 November 2021

Is it safe in Bangladesh?

The U.S. State Department uses a four-level travel advisory system. The levels show how safe it is to travel throughout the world. The countries with the lowest level (1) are considered safe for visitors, while those with the greatest level (4) should be avoided, at least temporarily.

On November 22, 2021, the risk level for Bangladesh was changed to Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution.

Emergency phones in Bangladesh

999 Police
999 Ambulance
999 Fire police

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