The Health Service Division under the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has selected 16 hospitals across the country to test Covid-19 for the passengers who will travel abroad.
The division published a circular in this regard.
The recommended hospitals for expats are:
National Institute of Laboratory Medicine & Referral Centre
Institute of Public Health
National Institute of Preventive & Social Medicine in Dhaka
Narayanganj 300 Bed Hospital
Bangladesh Institute of Tropical & Infectious Diseases, Chattogram
Sher-E-Bangla Medical College Hospital, Barishal
Cox's Bazar Medical College and Hospital (IEDCR Field Laboratory)
Cumilla Medical College Hospital
Khulna Medical college
Kustia Medical College
Mymensingh Medical College
Shaheed Ziaur Rahman Medical College, Bogura
Rajshahi Medical College
M Abdur Rahim Medical College, Dinajpur
Rangpur Medical College
Sylhet MAG Osmani Medical College
The international passengers can get the test done at the hospital for Tk3,500 or get the samples collected from home for Tk4500.
The travellers will have to submit the samples at a separate booth established at the civil surgeon's office in only the districts that are conducting the tests.
They have to show their air tickets and passport before giving samples.
The receipt has to mention compulsory isolation for the travellers after the submission of the samples.
No samples will be collected 72 hours before the flight and the report has to be delivered 24 hours before departure.