The closure of the border with India has been extended for another 14 days, till July 14, amid the worsening Covid-19 situation in Bangladesh.
“All other (previous) conditions remain the same,” Mashfee Binte Shams, secretary (East) of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, told UNB on Monday.
The decision was taken in an inter-ministerial virtual meeting held with Foreign Secretary Masud Bin Momen in the chair on Monday.
On April 26, Bangladesh shut down its border with India for two weeks due to the emergence of the Delta variant of Covid-19. The government subsequently extended the closure several times.
Although the border is closed, cargo transports are allowed to cross.
Bangladeshi citizens currently travelling to India for treatment with visas valid for less than 15 days can enter Bangladesh through only Benapole, Akhaura and Burimari after taking permission from Bangladesh missions in New Delhi, Kolkata, and Agartala.
Covid-19 negative certificates through PCR tests within 72 hours of entry to Bangladesh are mandatory.