Muscat-bound flights suspended as Oman imposes travel ban

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)