Dhaka –British citizens living in Bangladesh are likely to start leaving Dhaka for London on Tuesday as four special flights between the two capitals will be operated amid the coronavirus lockdown, officials said on Saturday.
The flights being arranged by the British government will run up to April 26 to carry the British citizens and their dependants stranded in Bangladesh because of the global pandemic.
British High Commissioner to Bangladesh Robert Chatterton Dickson in a video message in Dhaka disclosed his government’s plans to fly back the visitors home.
“I’m very pleased to announce the start of our charter programme taking British visitors home from Bangladesh to the UK,” he said adding that the price for the travel per head would be £600.
Passengers from Sylhet were also urged to contact.
The British envoy said the willing citizens can book these flights through Corporate Travel Management (CTM) or travel management partner.
“I’m delighted that you’ll now have the opportunity to return home to the UK very soon,” announced the British high commissioner.
Bangladesh suspended all flights, including that of state-run Biman Bangladesh Airlines, between Dhaka and London until April 30 after the coronavirus outbreak.
The virus infected more than 1,800 people with 75 deaths in Bangladesh ever since the country reported the first three cases on March 8.