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In a move to alert its citizens living in Bangladesh, the US embassy in Dhaka has encouraged all US citizens to obtain a visa before travelling to the south Asian country.
“If friends or family members intend to visit you in Bangladesh, we strongly recommend they obtain a visa before arrival,” said the embassy in a message shared on its website, reports UNB.
Recently, the US embassy said, some US citizens, particularly ones born outside the US, have been “denied entry” into Bangladesh despite believing they had fulfilled the requirements for a visa on arrival. On Wednesday, the embassy reminded that the authority to permit or deny entry to Bangladesh rests solely with Bangladeshi officials, and there is little to no assistance the Consular Section can offer to these travellers.