The Bangladesh government has decided to partially relax restrictions on movement from India through most of the land ports from September 19 for travellers of all categories except tourist visa holders.
The decision was made on Tuesday in a meeting with foreign secretary Masud Bin Momen in the chair following improvement in the Covid situation across India in recent weeks.
People travelling with business, job, official, student and medical visas will mostly benefit from the easing of restrictions, according to several meeting participants.
The visa-holding entrants will not require taking no-objection certificates from Bangladesh missions to enter Bangladesh from India.
The travellers vaccinated against Covid-19 and with negative Covid test reports will not be required to stay in quarantine.
But those entrants who have received single-dose or no Covid vaccine will be required to stay in institutional quarantine for 24 hours and undergo Covid test.
They may be required to stay in institutional quarantine for 14 days if the test report comes positive. Those who will have negative report will not need to continue in quarantine.
Bangladesh imposed restrictions on people’s movement through the land borders on April 25 as Covid infections were increasing in India.