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Last verified: Thursday, 12. December 2019 at 07:22 AM

Bangladesh Travel Advisory

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Warning Level Icon We advise caution when travelling to Bangladesh

Local Situation: 2.7 / 5

We advise caution when travelling to Bangladesh. We detected travel advisories from 7 sources for this specific country.

Regional Situation: 2.6 / 5

Bangladesh shares land borders with India and India. For these countries, the individual warning index is 2.6 (India) and 2.4 (Myanmar).

Advice scoring history for Bangladesh

Chart of the risk level over that last 200 days. This is the daily calculated travel risk for Bangladesh.

Chart of the number of sources over that last 200 days. This is the daily number of advisory sources (of any rating) that have been active on that day.

Note: Changes happening on the 28th/29th of July 2019 are related to a change in the software and number of sources processed.

Rating Details (single travel warnings)

These are the individual advisories published by other countries about the destination Bangladesh from a travellers perspective. The scoring of all messages combined is the foundation for the current rating 2.7 out of 5.0.

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 2 - Travel is usually safe.
Warning Level Icon Danger level: 2 - Travel is usually safe.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Canada

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The Canadian goverment suggests: Exercise a high degree of caution (with regional advisories)

Source: https://travel.gc.ca/destinations/bangladesh

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 2 - Travel is usually safe.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: New Zealand

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Exercise increased caution elsewhere in Bangladesh due to the threat of terrorism and uncertain security situation.

Source: https://www.safetravel.govt.nz/bangladesh

Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.

This is a regional information covering specific areas of Bangladesh.

Issued by: New Zealand government

Info: Avoid non-essential travel  to Dhaka and the Chittagong Hill Tracts region due to the threat of terrorism and uncertain security situation.

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 3 - Travel with high caution.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Ireland

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Warning Level Icon Danger level: 3 - Travel with high caution.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Finland

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Iaktta särskild försiktighet - Den politiska situationen och säkerhetsläget kan förändras snabbt. Det finns en risk för nya terrordåd. Kontakta Danmarks ambassad i Dhaka i krissituationer. Undvik resor till området Chittagong Hill Tracts. I området förekommer sammandrabbningar mellan konkurrerande stammar, nya invånare och armén. På grund av de ...

Source: https://um.fi/resemeddelande/-/c/BD

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 3 - Travel with high caution.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Denmark

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Når du rejser til Bangladesh bør du til enhver tid være opmærksom på din personlige sikkerhed og udvise stor forsigtighed pga. risikoen for terror og en ustabil sikkerhedssituation. Vi fraråder alle ikke-nødvendige rejser til Chittagong Hill Tracts (distrikterne Rangamati, Khagrachari og Bandarban) pga. risikoen for voldelige sammenstød mellem lokale ...

Source: http://um.dk/da/rejse-og-ophold/rejse-til-udlandet/rejsevejledninger/bangladesh/

Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.

This is a regional information covering specific areas of Bangladesh.

Issued by: Danish government

Coverage: Chittagong Hill Tracts (distrikterne Rangamati, Khagrachari og Bandarban) undtagen Chittagong Division.

Info: Risiciene er så alvorlige, at du bør have særlige grunde til at besøge området/landet. Vigtige forretningsrejser og presserende familiebegivenheder kan få rejsende til at vurdere, at et besøg er nødvendigt.

Individual rating changes for Bangladesh

This is the recent history of individual changes of travel advices that affected the total asessment of Bangladesh. Most recent events first.

Changes from September 25th 2019

The total rating for Bangladesh changed from 0.0 to 0.0. Here are the influencing details:

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The Danish government issued a new warning for Bangladesh with a rating of 3.0.

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The Finnish government issued a new warning for Bangladesh with a rating of 3.0.

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The Irish government issued a new warning for Bangladesh with a rating of 3.0.

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The New Zealand government issued a new warning for Bangladesh with a rating of 2.0.

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The Canadian government issued a new warning for Bangladesh with a rating of 2.0.

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The United States government issued a new warning for Bangladesh with a rating of 2.0.

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The Australian government issued a new warning for Bangladesh with a rating of 4.0.

Changes from April 5th 2019

The total rating for Bangladesh changed from 3.0 to 2.7. Here are the influencing details:

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The New Zealand government decreased their existing warning for Bangladesh to 2.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 4.0 (by -2.0).

About Bangladesh

Bangladesh with its capital Dhaka is a country in Asia (Southern Asia), slightly smaller than Iowa (144,000 km²). The country is located Southern Asia, bordering the Bay of Bengal, between Burma and India. The climate can be described as tropical; mild winter (October to March); hot, humid summer (March to June); humid, warm rainy monsoon (June to October). The landscape is mostly flat alluvial plain; hilly in southeast. With a population of about 153.55 million citizens.

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Basic Statistics and Facts

Topic Value
Capital Dhaka
Population about 153.55 million
Size 144.000 km²
Size comparable to slightly smaller than Iowa
Common languages Bengali, English
Currency Taka (short: BDT)
Common voltage (electricity) 220V - 50Hz
Used GSM Frequencies 900
International phone prefix +880
Internet Top Level Domain .bd
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 2 BD
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 3 BGD
Countrycode: ISO Numeric 50

Environmental problems and natural hazzards

These are problems Bangladesh is facing. Environmental issues refer to damages of the nature due to industry and society. Natural hazzards refer to potential dangers originating in nature.

Environmental problems

  • deforestation
  • especially of fishing areas
  • ground water contaminated by naturally occurring arsenic
  • intermittent water shortages because of falling water tables in the northern and central parts of the country
  • many people are landless and forced to live on and cultivate flood-prone land
  • results from the use of commercial pesticides
  • severe overpopulation
  • soil degradation and erosion
  • water pollution
  • waterborne diseases prevalent in surface water

Natural hazzards

  • cyclones
  • droughts
  • much of the country routinely inundated during the summer monsoon season

Top Industries and Agricultural Products

These are the main product industries and agricultural products of Bangladesh. This list indicates what this country is good at producing.

Industries

  1. cement
  2. ceramics
  3. cotton
  4. detergent
  5. edible oils
  6. electricity
  7. fabricated metal products
  8. fertilizer
  9. garments
  10. iron

Agriculture products

  1. beef
  2. fruit
  3. jute
  4. milk
  5. oilseeds
  6. potatoes
  7. poultry
  8. pulses
  9. rice
  10. spices

Bangladeshi Imports and Exports

These are the main product categories of imports and exports to and from Bangladesh.

Export products

  1. agricultural products
  2. frozen food (fish
  3. garments
  4. jute
  5. jute goods
  6. knitwear
  7. leather
  8. seafood)

Import products

  1. chemicals
  2. cotton
  3. equipment
  4. foodstuffs
  5. iron
  6. machinery
  7. steel

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the current travel advisory for Bangladesh?

Bangladesh is currently rated at 2,7 out of a possible 5.0. Collected from 7 official sources. We advise caution when travelling to Bangladesh.

Is it safe to travel Bangladesh in 2019?

Visiting the country Bangladesh is usually fine. The score is at 2,7 Just keep an eye open, obey local rules and you'll most likely be fine.

How many travel advisories do you know for Bangladesh?

We currently evaluate 11 official sources each morning. Today, we know of active advisories from 7 individual sources for Bangladesh.

What is the size of Bangladesh?

Bangladesh has a size of 144,000 km² or 55,599 mi² which is slightly smaller than Iowa.

Common Frequently Asked Questions

For non-country specific questions, please check our global F.A.Q.