We advise you to exercise a high degree of caution.
Latest travel alert
Heavy monsoon rains continue to affect the northern and central regions of Bangladesh (including Sylhet region, Dinajpur and Rangpur) leading to disruption of services and road travel. Irish citizens in those regions are advised to monitor weather updates and follow the advice of local authorities.
There are reports that a cyclone has hit the south-eastern region of Bangladesh, and Irish citizen are advised to closely follow weather reports and local advice before travelling to the affected areas.
Following a terrorist attack in Gulshan, the diplomatic area of Dhaka on 1 July that resulted in the death of 20 hostages and 2 police officers there are heightened security concerns about the potential threat to foreign citizens in Bangladesh at this time. Irish citizens are advised to consider carefully whether it is necessary to travel to Bangladesh. Citizens currently in Bangladesh are advised to exercise extreme vigilance in public places, to avoid large gatherings or venues frequented by expats/foreign travellers, and to keep informed to news reports or security developments.
There are heightened security concerns about the potential threat to Western citizens in Bangladesh at this time. Irish citizens are advised to exercise caution in public places, to avoid large gatherings or venues frequented by expats/foreign travellers, and to keep informed of news reports or security developments. There have been a number of protests recently following the deaths of 2 students in a road traffic incident, some of which have turned violent.
We advise against all but essential travel to the Chittagong Hill Tracts (this does not include Chittagong City). If you must visit the area, you should only stay in the main towns of Khagrachari, Rangamati and Bandarban and only travel on the main roads. There’s a risk of being caught up in clashes between rival groups engaged in conflict there.
Because there is no Irish Embassy or Consulate in Bangladesh, we're limited in the help we can offer you in an emergency. However, if you need assistance, you can contact the Irish Embassy in New Delhi on +91-11-49403200 or you can request consular assistance from the Embassy or Consulate of any other EU member state in Bangladesh.
We suggest you learn as much as you can about Bangladesh before your trip from travel agents, tour operators and guide books. The best help is often close at hand so if you have problems when you’re in Bangladesh, try talking to your local contacts, tour operator representative or hotel management.
EU Directive on Consular Protection
Under the EU Consular Protection Directive, Irish nationals may seek assistance from the Embassy or Consulate of any other EU member state in a country where there is no Irish Embassy or permanent representation.
Our tips for safe travels:
- Purchase comprehensive travel insurance which covers all your intended activities.
- Add an alert for your destination within the Travelwise App.
- Register your details with us so that we can contact you quickly if there’s an unforeseen crisis like a natural disaster or a family emergency.
- Follow us on twitter @dfatravelwise for the latest travel updates.
- Read our ‘Know Before You Go’ guide.
Fri, 07 Sep 2018 09:04:24 BST