Travel Advice: England cricket team tour to Bangladesh
The England cricket team will tour Bangladesh in October 2016.
Passports, visas and travel insurance
As a British national you need a visa to visit Bangladesh. Your passport should be valid for at least 6 months after the date of entry into Bangladesh. You can buy a visit visa on arrival but it’s better to get one from the Bangladesh High Commission London or Assistant High Commission for Bangladesh Manchester before you travel.
You should carry your passport containing your visa with you at all times as both proof of identity should any issues arise and as a safety measure. Keep a separate copy of your passport and visa in case you lose your passport.
Travel insurance is essential. It could save you a lot of money if you get into difficulties.
If you lose your passport, or it’s stolen, you’ll need to get an Emergency Travel Document from British High Commission Dhaka.
At the matches
Match venues will be enforcing their standard conditions of entry. Prohibited items generally include: alcohol; drugs; glass bottles or breakable containers; metal containers, cans; offensive weapons, including potential missiles; and professional camera/video/audio equipment. All match venues reserve the right to refuse entry to anyone who is drunk and/or disorderly.
Bangladesh has a high level of crime. You need to be careful with personal possessions and travel documents in the cities and other popular tourist destinations. Avoid carrying everything in one bag; only carry what you need; and leave spare cash and valuables in hotel safety deposit boxes– crowded events always involve a risk of pick-pocketing. Don’t leave bags unattended in vehicles, cafes or restaurants.
The Bangladesh Taka is the local currency. All banks will exchange either US dollars or sterling. There are ATMs in all major cities. Never trade currency with strangers.
Alcohol is only permitted in licensed premises. There are severe penalties, including prison sentences for all drug and alcohol related offences in Bangladesh. You should avoid drugs.
As a visitor you should hold an International driving permit to drive in Bangladesh. Read through the road travel section on our travel advice
If you urgently need consular assistance in Bangladesh (for example if you’ve been attacked, arrested or lost your passport) you need to call the British High Commission on +880 2 984 2705-9. Please read services for British nationals.
For detailed information on enjoying your stay in Bangladesh and staying safe please read our Bangladesh Travel Advice.
British High Commission contact details
British High Commission in Dhaka
United Nations Road
P O Box 6079
Dhaka - 1212
Telephone +880 2 984 2705 - 9 Email - Consular.firstname.lastname@example.org
Emergency contact numbers
Dhaka Control room: +88 02 9555555, +88 02 9556666-7, +8801730336699
Chittagong Control room: +88 031 716326-7, +88 2521152-3, +8801730336666
Police help line for Foreigners: +88 01700700700