CIQ Fuel Cargo
Valid Passports are required for nationals of all countries to visit Bangladesh. Passports are not required for the holders of identity certificate, Laissez Passer issued by the United Nations and its affiliated Bodies, continuous Discharge Certificate/Nullius/Seaman Book (Travelling on duty to join or repatriate from ship) issued by any country recognized by Bangladesh.
Visas are required for all countries except the nationals of the following countries:-
Bhutan, Barbados, Cyprus, Fiji, New Zealand, Western Samoa, Canada, Singapore, Tonga, Leone, Lesotho, Zambia, Tanzania, Malta, Nigeria , Kenya, Somalia, Nauru, Bahamas, Grenada, Papua New Guinea , Seychelles, Trinidad and Tobago, Ghana , Sri-Lanka (Stay isn’t exceeding one month), Ireland, Tunisia , Vatican, Gabon and Spain.
Nationals of the Yugoslavia and Japan do not require any visa if stays for not more than 3 months.
(a) No entry permit/visa will be required for a period of up to 15 days by the foreign tourist from the following countries arriving in or transiting through Bangladesh provided they hold return or onward air tickets :-
U.S.A., Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Netherlands, France, Portugal, Spain, Italy, Federal Republic of Germany, Luxembourg, Belgium, Australia, Indonesia, Thailand, Nepal, Austria, Maldives, Philippines, Switzerland, U.K., Greece.
b) Such facilities shall not, however, be extended to those persons who are blacklisted or to whom visas are not issued ordinarily under the rules.
Any Missionary/Social Worker or person(s) employed in Bangladesh, paid or unpaid, is required to obtain a visa, prior clearance for such category of foreigners are required for visiting Bangladesh.
Foreigners who are required to obtain visa for visiting Bangladesh but cannot obtain the same due to unavoidable circumstances or inadvertence are generally allowed to enter in the country for 72 hours in order to prevent hardship. In such cases foreigners will be required to obtain visa from Director, Immigration and Passport of nearest Regional Passport Offices in Bangladesh if duration of stay exceeds 72 hours.
In all cases, foreigners are required to fill up an embarkation/disembarkation-cum-health card available at the entry-point with the following additions:-
a) Passengers for arriving intended addresses and for leaving last addresses.
b) Purpose of visit.
c) Proposed Length of stay and place visited (with approximate dates).
d) Passport Number.
e) Place and date of issue of passport.
No registration and exit permit is required by a foreigner who visits Bangladesh. Foreigners are required to obtain road permit from the Director General, Immigration and Passports, Dhaka, if they intend to take their exit from the country by road.
Where a flight crew member on a scheduled service retains his license in his possession when disembarking, and remains at the airport where the aircraft has stopped or within the confines of the adjacent city, and departs on the same aircraft or on his next regularly scheduled flight out of Bangladesh, his crew member license or crew certificate is accepted in lieu of a passport or visa for temporary admission into Bangladesh, only if the said certificate or license is issued by a country with whom a Bilateral Agreement exists.
Crew Visa is not required if they stay in Bangladesh for not more than 72 hours and LP is available for more staying. Crew are advised to carry Crew Apron with ID Card and General Declaration (Gen-Dec must contain Name, Nationality, ID Number and Passport Number).
On arrival and departure of aircraft all passengers and crew shall present themselves personally with their baggage to Customs and make a declaration of currency on a prescribed from supplied by customs at the declaration counter on arrival. The form must be retained. On departure this form should be re-submitted to Customs showing the balance of foreign and local currency remaining in his possession.
Restriction on the movement of cash currency in and out of Bangladesh are in force.
Any unaccompanied baggage following should be notified to the Customs Officer on the appropriate form before the passenger depart from the Customs Hall.
Only available supplier of Jet-A1 & Avgas is ‘PADMA OIL COMPANY LTD’ in all Airports Bangladesh. They only accept "World Fuel Service, United Aviation Service, Royal Petrol, Euro Asia, Hadid, Jetex, Associate Energy Group, Aviation Service Management" fuel contract or Cash in US Dollar. No Credit Card or credit is acceptable to PADMA. Please provide us a copy of the Fuel Nomination confirmed with the Padma so that Awn Aviation Management can make necessary arrangements to ensure fuel truck is available upon arrival of your aircraft.
Regulations concerning importation, transshipment and exportation of cargo
Carriage of arms and explosives
The Carriage in aircraft of any arms, ammunition, explosives, military stores or articles of highly inflammable nature is prohibited under the Bangladesh Aircraft Rules, except explosives or other articles required exclusively for the working of the aircraft and such arms and ammunition as may reasonably be required for private use.
No civil registered aircraft, whether national or foreign shall carry ammunition of war or implements of war in or across the territories of Bangladesh.
Personal and sporting arms ammunition accompanied or unaccompanied may be imported, exported or transited by air into, our off or through Bangladesh subject to the condition that such arms and ammunition are kept in the custody of the Pilot-in-command and stored in a place not accessible to passengers.
A license for firearms to be carried on aircraft must be obtained from the appropriate authorities (Deputy Commissioners at Dhaka and Chittagong are the licensing authorities). In all cases the bore of the arm and amount of ammunition which it is intended to carry should be specified. It must be noted that the importation into Bangladesh of arms and ammunition of .303 and .450 bores, of 6.5 MM. 8 MM or 9 MM calibre, or muskets of .410 bore, or rifles of any other bore containing important components of the aforesaid rifles, or pistons or revolvers of .411, .455 or any intermediate bore or .38 bore or 9 MM calibre, or parts of, or fittings for rifle, muskets, Pistols or revolvers of such bores, or of ammunition which can be fired from such firearms , or of appliances the object of which is the silencing of firearms, is prohibited.
Sporting arms and ammunition, explosives (other than those which are used for handling and operating an aircraft), poisons, corrosive liquids or irritant gases, as aesthetic gases, liquids and compounds, flammable solids, liquids or gases, oxidizing materials shall not be carried in bulk on any passenger carrying aircraft, whether national or foreign in or across the territory of Bangladesh except in such quantities as may be notified from time to time.
When any of the articles mentioned in above is carried, the carrier shall ensure that:
(a) The quantity is within the prescribed limits;
(b) It is properly and securely packed and correctly labeled showing the content of the package with appropriate instructions for handling;
(c) It is stored in such a place that if the container is damaged, the crew, passenger and the main structure of the aircraft is not likely to endangered by its effects.
(a) Articles mentioned in paragraph 5 may be transited in bulk through Bangladesh on a foreign registered aircraft provided the owner of the aircraft has obtained prior permission of its Government for conveyance of the cargo on board and 24 hours advance notice of the arrival of aircraft is given to the Airport of intended landing in Bangladesh.
(b) National Operator in Bangladesh shall not undertake to remove any of the articles mentioned in paragraph 5 in bulks unless prior permission of Government has been obtained.
A list of articles which are classified a "Prohibited Cargo" or "Dangerous Cargo" is available at all civil aerodromes.
Plant Quarantine Requirements:
Importation of Plants and seeds
The importation of plants and seeds into Bangladesh is governed by special rules. In every case where it is intended to carry plants or seeds on aircraft entering Bangladesh, enquiries should first be made from the Department of Plant Protection, Ministry of Agriculture, Agricultural Complex, Farmgate- Dhaka.
Customs Duty on Airport
No customs duty is levied on an aircraft which is in transit or is to make a temporary stay in Bangladesh for a period of less than six months, However, declaration must be supplied to the Customs Officer at the Airport of entry that the aircraft is in transit or that it is intended to re-export the aircraft within this period.
In Conformity with the provisions of the International Telecommunications Convention (Atlantic City, 1947) aircraft entering Bangladesh carrying radio transmitting apparatus are required to have a license3 for the apparatus and the operator must hold a certificate of competency. If an aircraft equipped with wireless apparatus arrives in Bangladesh and does not carry the required license and certificate issued by the State in which it is registered, a license for the apparatus and a certificate for the operator must be obtained from the General Manager, Telephones (Wireless Branch), Dhaka, before proceeding.