The government banned flights carrying passengers from all European countries for two weeks
All passengers coming from European countries will be pushed back after arrival here, said Dhaka's Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport Director AHM Touhid-ul Ahsan.
In a press briefing today, he also said, "We will send NOTAM to all airport authorities so that they do not allow someone to come to Bangladesh via any transit."
"Our immigration will check passengers' travel history thoroughly and will send back on same flight if anyone from Europe try to enter the country," the airport director added.
"A US-Bangla Airlines flight carrying some 44 passengers, including 34 Chinese and 10 Bangladeshis, arrived here from China. They had clearance certificates of being coronavirus-free," he added.
The airport director further said, "None of them have been found positive after screening at the airport. Yet we advised them to stay in home quarantine."
Earlier on March 14, the government suspended on arrival visas for all countries and banned flights carrying passengers from all European countries, except the United Kingdom, for two weeks in an effort to stop the spread of coronavirus.