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FOUR special flights will be operated from Dhaka to London between April 21 and 26 to take back British citizens and their direct dependants.

British visitors currently in Sylhet will also have the option of booking a domestic transfer from Sylhet to Dhaka ahead of each of these flights, said the British government.

Up to 150,000 British nationals visit Bangladesh every year. There are currently no commercial options available to return to the UK from Bangladesh due to flight restrictions announced by the government of Bangladesh.

British High Commissioner to Bangladesh Robert Chatterton Dickson in a video message said, “I’m very pleased to announce the start of our charter programme taking British visitors home from Bangladesh to the UK.”

He said they have worked very hard to keep the cost of these flights as low as they can. “The price per head will be £600 whether you’re starting in Dhaka or Sylhet.”

The willing British citizens can book these flights through Corporate Travel Management (CTM) or travel management partner.

“I’m very pleased that we’ve this charter programme up and running. Thank you for your patience, and I’m delighted that you’ll now have the opportunity to return home to the UK very soon,” said the British high commissioner.

Biman Bangladesh Airlines has extended the suspension of its domestic and international flights, including from the UK until April 30.