As an advice to the British nationals visiting Bangladesh, the high commissioner stressed on having comprehensive travel insurance which will help pay for any medical emergency or additional flights if as a result, their travel plans have to change (Photo: FARJANA K. GODHULY/AFP/Getty Images).


THE British High Commission in Bangladesh, in collaboration with Civil Aviation Authority in Bangladesh, has placed digital messaging boards in the arrival areas of Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka and Osmani International Airport in Sylhet.

These digital messaging boards in Dhaka and Sylhet international airports will display essential information on the UK’s consular assistance for British nationals, emergency helpline 999, and useful advice for British nationals who are travelling to Bangladesh, British High Commission in Dhaka said in a statement.

Robert Chatterton Dickson, the British High Commissioner in Bangladesh said: “Over 100,000 British nationals travel to and from Bangladesh each year…”

“Our Consular team provides assistance to British nationals in a wide range of issues, the level and type of assistance we offer is tailored to the individual circumstances of each case.”

As an advice to the British nationals visiting Bangladesh, the high commissioner stressed on having comprehensive travel insurance which will help pay for any medical emergency or additional flights if as a result, their travel plans have to change.

The initiative of placing digital messaging board is a part of the British High Commission’s ongoing consular assistance for British nationals.

The assistance from consular section includes providing emergency travel documents to British nationals in urgent need of travel and helping to contact friends and family in the UK, necessary support to the victims of forced marriages or any British national who got arrested or detained in Bangladesh, and supporting grieving families so that they can cope with a bereavement.