Travel advice for Bangladesh.

Here you will find important tips and useful information for Bangladesh.

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Travel money:

Prepaid Travel credit card

in Swiss francs (CHF)

  • For ATM cash withdrawals

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Banknotes

in US Dollar (USD)

  • Change cash in local currency

Local currency / ISO Code

Taka BDT

Currency exchange rate

BDT 100 = ~ CHF 0.00 ; CHF 1 = ~ BDT 0.00 (07/2015)

Further Information

Credit cards

 

  • Use credit card with caution. Unauthorized use is widespread.

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Practical Information:

Time difference with Switzerland

+ 5 h / + 4 h during our summer time

National language

Official language

Bengali

Language capabilities

English

Capital

Dhaka

Country code for calling Switzerland

00 41 (disregard '0' preceding Swiss area codes)

Voltage

220/240 volt / adapter required

Travel documents for Swiss citizens

Passport still valid 6 months or more after end of stay with visa, return or onward travel ticket and proof of sufficient funds for stays up to 3 months.

Opening hours

Banks

9.00 - 15.00 h (Sun - Wed)
9.00 - 13.00 h (Thu)

Stores

9.00/10.00 - 20.00/21.00 h (Sat - Thu)

Driving
  • Left-hand driving.

  • Rental cars available only with driver.

Health situation
  • Do not drink tap water.

  • Mosquito protection advised.

  • Year-round risk of malaria throughout the country.

  • Risk of dengue fever.

  • Vaccination against diphtheria, tetanus, hepatitis A, polio and measles recommended.

Cultural characteristics
  • Bangladesh is a predominantly Moslem country. Please observe local customs for dress code and conduct.

  • Ramadan 2019: 05.05. - 04.06.

Swiss Embassy / Consulate

Dhaka, Bir Bikram Major Hafiz Sarak, Road 18, House 31-B, Banani
Tel.: +880 2 881 28 74 / +880 2 881 28 75 / +880 2 881 28 76

Other information

Security

  • Travelers who wish to travel to this country are advised to inquire about current traveler safety prior to departure.

  • Malgrado l'aumento delle misure di sicurezza esiste sempre il rischio di attacchi terroristici.

  • High crime rate.

  • Do not carry valuables (watches, jewelry, expensive cameras, etc.) on you.

  • Avoid demonstrations and large crowds.

  • Avoid nighttime driving.

Special legal regulations

Severe penalties for violations of drug laws (up to life imprisonment/death penalty).

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Important

While every precaution has been taken to verify the information provided, Swiss Bankers Prepaid Services Ltd does not guarantee the accuracy or completeness of Country Information. Swiss Bankers therefore shall not be held liable for any damage or loss sustained in connection with any errors or omissions contained therein.

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