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06:40 PM, March 19, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 07:14 PM, March 19, 2019

Bangladesh issues travel alert for visiting Australia

Bangladesh today issued a travel advisory warning for citizens travelling to Australia following terror attacks in two mosques of New Zealand on March 15 that left five Bangladeshi killed and three injured.

“Bangladesh nationals living in Australia and Bangladesh nationals travelling to Australia are advised to be vigilant at all times, particularly in public places, stay informed of potential risks to safety and security by monitoring the media and other local information sources,” the travel advice issued by Bangladesh Ministry of Foreign Affairs reads.

An Australian named Brenton Tarrant who is allegedly a "White Supremacist" has been charged for attacking with gun Muslims while praying that left 50 people dead and 48 injured, says the travel alert.

Five people of Bangladeshi origin died and three others were injured by the gun attack.

Before perpetrating the attack on worshippers, he declared himself a “racist” in his 74-page manifesto containing slogans, poems and diatribes against immigrants and Muslims.

Hours after the shocking attack on two mosques in New Zealand, an Australian Senator issued a statement blaming mosque massacre on Muslims and expressed growing fear within Australian community of the increasing Muslim presence in Australia and New Zealand.

Such extremist stands from an Australian Lawmaker triggers fears of hatreds of racisms in Australia, the foreign ministry said.

Read more: Australian senator egged after racist comments

“In this backdrop, Bangladesh nationals living in Australia and Bangladesh nationals travelling to Australia are advised to be vigilant at all times, particularly in public places, stay informed of potential risks to safety and security by monitoring the media and other local information sources.

 The High Commission of Bangladesh in Canberra remains at service and can be contacted at the following numbers for information: Phone: +61 424472544, +61 424472544, +61 450173035.

On Monday, Bangladesh Foreign Minister at a press briefing  informed that they had issued a travel advisory for New Zealand immediately after twin mosque attacks in Christchurch aiming to alert the Bangladesh nationals aware of the situation as well as to take precautionary measures for safety.

“Further attacks in public places on foreigners are possible. Muslims and Migrants from Bangladesh are advised to be vigilant at all times, particularly in public places, and stay informed of potential risks to safety and security by monitoring the media and other local sources. We recommend exercising caution around potential attack targets such as mosques, restaurants, markets shopping malls, conference centres, public transport hubs, etc,” reads the travel advisory issued by the Foreign Ministry.

It said Bangladeshi nationals travelling New Zealand should have a comprehensive travel insurance policy that includes provision for medical evacuation by air.

The High Commission of Bangladesh in Canberra and Honorary Consul of Bangladesh to Auckland will remain in service and can be contacted at the following numbers for information:

The phone area: +64 210 246 5819, +61 424472544, +61 424472544, +61 450173035.

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