Bangladesh Travel Vaccines and Advice
Bangladesh lies in north-east India. Little known amongst tourists, this country hides many treasures. Its long-standing archaeological sites, its immense beaches, and historical and religious monuments never fail to surprise. This is the best place to take a break from routine. Listed as World Heritage of Humanity, the mosque of Begerhat is well worth your time. The same can be said of Paharpur which offers lovely decor and architecture. For nature enthusiasts, a boat cruise along the Ganges Delta or the Brahmaputra is in order. In order to pay closer attention to the beauty of Bangladesh’s landscape, treat yourself to a hike to the Chittagong Hills. If you are searching for relaxation, the beaches of Cox’s Bazar and Inani Beach offer utter contentment. The ideal season to visit this country is between November and March.
Recommended Medication for Travelling to Bangladesh
|Acetazolamide/Dexamethasone||Recommended for prevention of acute mountain sickness|
|Azithromycin/Suprax||Antibiotic in case of traveler’s diarrhea|
For malaria medication, please consult a specialist to see if prevention is needed.
Current Weather in Bangladesh
Medical Care in Bangladesh
The health system is highly deficient in Bangladesh. Even in tourist areas, health facilities are inadequate and in poor condition. The best hospital in the country is Apollo Hospital which has modern equipment and highly qualified staff. Payment in cash is required for consultations and purchase of drugs.
Do not forget your medicine kit during your trip to Bangladesh as pharmaceutical products are not subject to rigorous control. As a result, many counterfeit medicines circulate freely throughout the territory, and some pharmacists even practice without a license.
Emergency services are extremely limited. For an ambulance, contact 999 (cellular device only) or the Apollo Hospital at 01714-090000.
Is Bangladesh Safe for Travel?
|Safety and Security||Descriptive|
|Chittagong Hill Tracts region||Risk of violence, kidnapping and ethnic clashes|
|Southern Bangladesh||Monitor local news for information regarding safety|
|Civil unrest||Risk of demonstrations, blockades and hartals that can turn violent and freeze public services|
|Politically motivated violence||Consult the link below to find regions to stay vigilant around|
|Attacks on minorities||Risk present|
|Women’s safety||Highest risk of being a crime victim for unaccompanied women|
|Forced marriage||Can happen without a Canadian’s knowledge or consent (view link below)|
|Fraud||Risk present; use ATMs in well-lit public areas|
|Road safety||Poor road conditions|
|Public transportation||Poor safety standards|
|Piracy||Risk of pirate attacks present|
|Risk level||AVOID NON-ESSENTIAL TRAVEL|
Do I Need a Visa to Visit Bangladesh?
Before you travel, check with your transportation company about passport requirements. Its rules on passport validity may be more stringent than the country’s entry rules.
Both, a visa and a passport are required to enter Bangladesh. Your passport must be valid six months from the date of arrival.
You may purchase single entry tourist/business visas when arriving in Bangladesh. It stays recommended that you procure your visa before your arrival.
Proof of your financial situation and a return/onward ticket are required.
Please click here for more information.
Embassy of Canada to Bangladesh information
When travelling to another country, it is important to know where the Canadian embassy is located in the event of:
- A legal problem
- A lost passport
- The need to report a crime
It is advisable to make a copy of your original passport in case you lose it.
Canadian Embassy to Bangladesh
United Nations Road, Baridhara,
Tel.: +880 2 5566 8444
Fax: +880 2 885 1138