175 stranded Bangladeshis coming from Australia


A special flight of Singapore Airlines has evacuated 175 stranded Bangladeshis Monday from Sydney and is on the way to Dhaka.

The Bangladesh High Commission in Canberra in association with Melton Travel Centre arranged the flight which would arrive at the Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka at 22.15pm after a stopover at Singapore.

The earlier evacuation flight organised by the High Commission came from Melbourne on May 8.

All passengers were notified to  carry up-to-date COVID-19 symptom free or COVID- 19 free certificate issued within three days before departure and procedure and requirements of home/institutional quarantine were communicated.

With the second flight, majority of stranded Bangladeshis have returned. 

“Based on the available information on possible resumption of commercial flights to a few destinations from Dhaka, imperative for any such special flights in future to evacuate stranded Bangladeshis from Australia has reduced significantly,” the High Commission said.