Biman Bangladesh Airlines will provide a charter flight to repatriate Japanese nationals in Bangladesh as concerns grow over the spread of coronavirus.
The flight is scheduled to depart from Dhaka on April 2 at 10am, confirmed Biman Managing Director Md Mokabbir Hossain.
The Japanese business community in Bangladesh will be aboard the charter flight which is being organised by the Embassy of Japan in Bangladesh.
Around 700 to 800 Japanese nationals are currently in Bangladesh.
Embassies of different countries have been calling back their citizens living in Bangladesh, fearing a massive outbreak of Covid-19 in the country.
The British High Commission and the US Embassy in Dhaka recently advised their citizens to leave Dhaka as the number of coronavirus cases is surging. However, they are still trying to manage a charter flight to evacuate their citizens.
Last week, the Malaysian government took back 225 Malaysian citizens and the Bhutan government took back 139 of its citizens who had been residing in Bangladesh.
At present, all regular flight operations are suspended over the coronavirus outbreak.