England tour to Bangladesh 2010 - travel advice for fans
Travel advice for England Fans supplied to ECB by British High Commission
At the British High Commission we are eagerly looking forward to the upcoming England tour and to welcoming the England fans to Bangladesh. We are sure you will thoroughly enjoy yourselves. While most trips here go without any problems we thought it prudent to put together some information point that will help you planning and during you trip.
Before travelling to Bangladesh
- You will need a visa to enter Bangladesh. Get this from the Bangladeshi High Commission in London before travelling. Visas are available on arrival (at a cost of £35) but the process is not straightforward and will hold you up at immigration, particularly if you are part of a group all requiring visas.
- Buy comprehensive travel and medical insurance (including for medical evacuation) before travelling. Medical facilities are not up to UK standards.
- Please register on our LOCATE system. This is the system we will use to contact you in an emergency.
- Armed robbery, pick pocketing and purse snatching are common with thieves often on motorcycles. Theft and harassment can occur at Bangladeshi airports, so please take appropriate precautions.
- The local currency is called Taka (approx Tk110 = £1). Traveller's cheques can be cashed and Standard Chartered Bank and HSBC have ATMs in Dhaka and Chittagong. ATMs are also found at some five-star hotels in Dhaka. UK cash point cards are accepted. Credit cards should be used with caution.
Travel in Bangladesh
- Bangladesh is not a usually a tourist destination and the country is not geared towards the holiday maker.
- Bangladesh is a Muslim country and alcohol is forbidden.
- Road travel on public transportation is not advised, especially at night.
- We would advise supporters to fly between Dhaka and Chittagong.
- Please read our more detailed travel advice (www.gov.uk/travel) and visit the British High Commission website: http:/ukinbangladesh.fco.gov.uk/en
- Security in and around the grounds will be tight. You will not be able to bring any cans or bottles into the ground with you.
British High Commission telephone: +88 02 8822705 - 9