The US Embassy in Bangladesh will remain closed for routine US citizen services as the government extended a stricter lockdown for a week beginning tomorrow to limit the spread of the Covid-19 virus.
The Dhaka Metropolitan Police are enforcing the lockdown through increased patrolling, establishing random checkpoints around the city, and implementing mobile magistrate courts.
The US Embassy reminded all US citizens to practice sound personal security measures which include following government laws and local government ordinances and to always carry a fully charged work or personal cell phone.
"All US citizen services appointments already scheduled for the week will be rescheduled. In the event of an immediate need for service or an emergency, please email DhakaACS@state.gov to request an emergency appointment," said a statement issued today.
The Embassy will reopen US citizen services appointments after the lockdown is lifted.
To receive US Embassy Bangladesh updates, US citizens have been advised to enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP): https://step.state.gov/ and consult the US Embassy's website (https://bd.usembassy.gov/) for additional information on the situation in Bangladesh and the Department of State's Covid-19 page on the www.travel.state.gov for the latest information.