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US plans second chartered flight for its citizens from Dhaka

Published: April 01, 2020 22:00:09 | Updated: April 02, 2020 13:59:34

US plans second chartered flight for its citizens from Dhaka

The US Embassy in Dhaka and the Department of State are planning to have a second chartered flight from Dhaka to take its citizens to the USA who voluntarily want to leave  Bangladesh.

The US government is in touch with the government of Bangladesh to charter a flight for US citizens and their families. 

"We will announce the next flight when details are confirmed," said the Embassy, according to UNB.

US citizens, who are willing to avail of the second chartered flight, have been asked to fill in the set quick questionnaire as soon as possible, but before 8pm on April 2.

"We want to be sure you have the information you need, including the limitations of a chartered flight."

Any US government chartered flight would be only for US citizens with a valid US passport, and their first priority, and some Lawful Permanent Residents (LPRs).

Repatriation flights are not free and all passengers will need to reimburse the US government for the cost of the flight.

The United States said the voluntary return of the US citizens from Bangladesh is not unique case as US citizens from other countries are also returning to the USA based on their personal choices.

"It's not just happening in Bangladesh. This is not unique for Bangladesh," a spokesperson at the US Embassy in Dhaka said on Sunday.

The Spokesperson said this is a temporary measure and the US citizens will be returning to Bangladesh again once the situation improves globally.

The US Department of State and US Embassy in Dhaka arranged a special chartered flight for US citizens and their families which left Dhaka on Monday.

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