DHAKA, Biman Bangladesh Airlines has decided to
suspend its flight to Oman from tomorrow as the country today imposed travel
ban on all foreigners following some other Middle Eastern nations due to
global pandemic of deadly coronavirus.
“As per travel ban issued by Supreme Committee of Oman, all Non-Omani
Nationals will not be allowed to enter into Oman effective from midnight
today until further notice,” Biman’s Managing Director and CEO Md Mokabbir
Hossain told media today.
As per such decision of Oman, he said Biman suspended its all 14 weekly
flights to and from to Muscat from tomorrow. The chief executive of the
national flag carrier said today’s Biman’s Muscat flight from Chattogram
(flight BG121) was rescheduled for 6:15 pm instead of 9:30pm.
Earlier, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Qatar suspended all flights with
Bangladesh due to the killer coronavirus.
Mokabbir said Biman will operate a special ferry flight from Jeddah at
7.30 am (Saudi Arabia local time) tomorrow to bring back Bangladeshi
nationals, who mainly went to perform Umrah.
However, earlier foreign minister Dr A K Abdul Momen declared that no one
from Europe and other nations include Saudi Arabia, which restricted
Bangladeshis entry to their territories over the coronavirus, can’t enter
Bangladesh till March 31 from today.
The ban also applicable for Bangladeshi nationals excludes those who would
be travelling from Britain.
Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)