Chartered flight to carry US citizens back home from Dhaka Monday
March 29th, 2020 at 12:32 pm
Chartered flight to carry US citizens back home from Dhaka Monday

Dhaka – The US authorities have planned to evacuate its citizens from Bangladesh amid the global pandemic of novel coronavirus, according to US embassy in Dhaka.

In its website, the US embassy said the chartered flight is scheduled to depart Dhaka’s Hazrat Shahjalal Internaitonal Airport to carry the US citizens and their families.

This flight will include a Dhaka to Doha, Qatar leg and an onward connecting flight to Dulles International Airport, Washington, D.C.   Passengers will remain on the airplane in Doha, the embassy said.

All passengers must agree to reimburse the U.S. Government for the flight by signing a promissory note for approximately the amount of a full-fare economy flight, or comparable alternate transportation, to the designated destination that would have been charged immediately prior to this crisis. 

This form must be signed and presented before boarding. No cash or credit card payments will be accepted at the airport.

“You will be responsible for any arrangements or costs (lodging, onward destination or local transportation, etc.) beyond Washington, D.C.  The U.S. Embassy is unable to book any onward travel for you,” said the website post.

The exact departure time and routing of this chartered flight are subject to change, it said asking the passengers to bring a pen to the airport.

The embassy asked its citizens who want to depart on this flight to provide your information by email to [email protected] 

“In the event this flight is full and there is still demand, we will make every effort to arrange additional flights in the upcoming days,” said the embassy.

It forbade the citizens to come to the airport unless they are confirmed by an email from the U.S Embassy in Bangladesh.