Foreigners cautioned about travelling to BD
Nashrat Arshiyana Choudhury
The death of the 17 foreigners at the Spanish restaurant in Gulshan has concerned the world. The recent attack in Dhaka has forced countries to caution their citizens about travelling to Bangladesh. A few countries are said to be even going as far as to reject any visa to Bangladesh to protect their citizens. Meanwhile, the citizens, officials, diplomats living in Bangladesh has been warned about their safety, reported AmaderSomoy.com America, Australia and South Korea has warned their citizens about travelling to Bangladesh. The websites for the foreign ministry of these countries have issued warning notices on this topic. The citizens of these countries in Bangladesh have also been warned to stay safe and to avoid Gulshan 2’s road 79 and areas around it. The notice has issued on Saturday. Sources have confirmed that the website of the American Embassy have also asked to avoid public places with a gathering of people or high profile restaurants or 5 star hotels with high society programs. They were also asked to not travel with bicycles, rickshaws, bikes or other means which leaves them uncovered. Citizens of South Korea in Bangladesh have also been warned to be careful while traveling in and out of Dhaka. The Australian Foreign Ministry has also stated the same things. The message has also talked about the number of terror attacks. The Japanese and Italian Government have stated that they will help Bangladesh with the investigation or protection of their citizens in Bangladesh. This is in context with the death of the Japanese and Italian citizens in the Gulshan terror attack. Such attacks have even compelled the English Cricket Board to even consider not touring to Bangladesh, this has been reported by AFP. The Home Minister of Bangladesh, Asadduzzaman Khan, stated that there are no reasons for foreigners to be afraid about their safety. He also said that precautions are being taken to ensure their safety and the security of diplomats. The police, local law enforcement agencies and the detectives are working towards safeguarding the citizens against such attacks.
Translated by: S.M. Fahim.