Flights for stranded Britons in Bangladesh start April 21

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Dhaka, April 18: The UK government has arranged four chartered flights of British Airways starting April 21 to take back its nationals who have been stranded here in Bangladesh due to flight suspension amid outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic.“The first flight will run on Tuesday the 21st of April, and there will be flights on the 23rd, the 25th, and the 26th of April,” British High Commissioner in Bangladesh Robert Chatterton Dickson told in a video message on Saturday.

Mentioning that a lot of British visitors to Bangladesh are in Sylhet, the high commissioner said the UK commission will organize shuttle flights to take people from Sylhet to Dhaka to board the onward flights to the UK.

“We have worked very hard to keep the cost of these flights as low as we can… the price per head will be o600 whether you’re starting in Dhaka or Sylhet,” Dickson said.

Only British citizens and permanent residents can avail these flights and they can book their tickets through Corporate Travel Management (CTM).

All have been requested to carry hard copies of flight confirmation and passports while travelling to Dhaka or Sylhet Airport, a travel advice issued by the high commission here said.

Earlier, citizens of the USA, Canada, Australia, Japan, Malaysia, Bhutan and different European countries also left here by their personal choice through chartered flights amid outbreak of the deadly coronavirus.