The Bangladesh government has banned the entry of travellers from Nepal as its neighbouring countries, including India, were reeling from a deadly second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic.
The Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh (CAAB) made the announcement on Sunday saying no passenger from Nepal will be allowed to enter Bangladesh from Monday to limit the spread of the Covid-19, Xinhua news agency reported.
Bangladesh on Saturday detected its first cases of a highly infectious Covid-19 variant first identified in India, weeks after it imposed a ban on the entry of travellers from the neighbouring country via land ports on April 25.
The air travel between the two countries was suspended from April 14 following a devastating rise in Covid-19 infections in India.
After weeks of suspension due to the pandemic, international flight operations to and from Bangladesh resumed on a limited scale on May 1.