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Borders with India open for 3 days a week for Bangladeshis to return

Borders with India open for 3 days a week for Bangladeshis to return

Eastern Times  Correspondent, Dhaka, 4 July: Bangladeshi nationals who are stranded in India will be able to return home on Sunday, Tuesday and Wednesday of every week.

To curb the spread of coronavirus the Ministry of Home Affairs had previously shut off the land borders for travellers between the neighbouring countries.

Media reports quoted immigration Officer-in-Charge Ahsan Habib saying that the ministry concerned had sent a notice in this regard to the Benapole office on Saturday.

On June 30, the Bangladesh Government had extended the restriction on land ports with India till July 14. No one would be allowed to travel to and from India using the land ports.

Only those stranded in India, who qualify and are willing to return to Bangladesh had to obtain no objection certificates to cross the borders on Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays by 2:30pm (Indian time), said the Bangladesh Assistant High Commission in Agrtala on June 30.

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