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Bangladesh uses 220V, 50Hz with sockets and plugs Type A, Type C, Type D, Type G and Type K.
The languages that are typically spoken are Bengali
Bangladesh uses the Bangladeshi taka (symbol: ?), code BDT.Banknotes come in denominations of 1000, 500, 100, 60, 50, 40, 25, 20, 10, 5, 2 and 1 takas. Taka is subdivided into 100 paisas. Coins come in denominations of 5, 2 and 1 takas and 50, 25, 10, 5 and 1 paisas.
Automatic teller machines are rare in Bangladesh. Your best bet is to look for them in large cities and community places.You do not need a chip & PIN card to use an ATM — your standard magnetic card will work fine.
Internet speed in Bangladesh is on average 2.7 Mbps. WiFi coverage in Bangladesh is very low. It's quite hard to find one.
You can buy a SIM card for about 372.68 BDT, which includes 1 GB of data plan. You can choose from 5 telecoms: Airtel, Banglalink, Grameenphone, Robi or Teletalk. Bangladesh uses GSM mobile networks GSM 900 and GSM 1800. If you don't want to buy SIM card in Bangladesh upon arrival, make sure to check the roaming charges with your telecom provider before your departure so there are no surprises when you return home.
To call Bangladesh, dial +, then 880 (the country code for Bangladesh), then the area code (without the initial 0) and the local number. For local calls within Bangladesh, start with the area code (with the initial 0). In the case above area code is 2 .
Import and export information
All the items on the prohibited import list.
Plants may only be exported with a phytosanitary certificate issued by the Agricultural Extension Department of the People's Republic of Bangladesh.
Protected species and their derivative products protected under CITES require a permit for export.
Adult travellers may export up to US$12,000 of foreign currency over the course of one year. Travellers under 12 years of age may export half this amount.
Tobacco:0.5 pounds of manufactured tobacco; or
Tobacco:Any combination of the above not exceeding 0.5 pounds in weight.
Alcohol:There are no restrictions on the importation of foreign currency into Bangladesh, however funds of more than US$5000 must be declared to the customs authorities.
Alcohol:Bangladeshi residents importing US$5000 or over must deposit these funds in an appropriate foreign currency account within 30 days of arrival.
Alcohol:Travellers may import up to Tk5000 without declaration.
Currency:There are no restrictions on the importation of foreign currency into Bangladesh, however funds of more than US$5000 must be declared to the customs authorities.
Currency:Bangladeshi residents importing US$5000 or over must deposit these funds in an appropriate foreign currency account within 30 days of arrival.
Currency:Travellers may import up to Tk5000 without declaration.
Other items:0.5 pints of perfume and eau de toilette.
Other items:Tourists may import a limited number of goods for personal use during their visit. For further information, please visit Bangladesh CustomsTourists Baggage (Import) Rules.
Narcotics and psychotropic substances.
Maps and globes which do not indicate the territory of Bangladesh in accordance with the Land Record and Survey Department.
Obscene and subversive literature, photos, videos, and other media.
Books, newspapers, photos, videos, and other media likely to outrage the religious feelings and beliefs of citizens of Bangladesh.
Goods of secondary or sub-standard quality.
Goods inaccurately marked as being produced in Bangladesh.
Reconditioned office equipment and old electronic items.
Live swine and its derivative products.
Industrial sludge and fertiliser.
Plants and their derivative products require an import permit issued by the National Plant Quarantine Authority. For further information, please visit theAgricultural Extension Department of the People's Republic of Bangladesh.
The import of gold and jewellery are subject to certain restrictions. For further information, please visitGold and Jewellery Allowance.
Endangered animals, plants, and their derivative products protected under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) may require protected species permits.
Zika is a risk in Bangladesh. Because of the risk of birth defects in babies born to women who were infected with Zika while pregnant, women who are pregnant or planning to become pregnant should discuss their travel plans with their doctor. For further information on this recommendation, please visit the CDCZika Risk in Countries with Endemic Zika.
Chikungunya cases have been reported in Bangladesh. For further information, please visit the CDC Chikungunya Advice.
Dengue cases have been reported in Bangladesh. For further information, please visit the CDC Dengue Advice.
H5N1 Avian Influenza cases have been reported in Bangladesh. For further information, please visit the CDCAvian Flu Advice.
Tuberculosis (TB) is a risk in Bangladesh. For further information, please visit the CDCTuberculosis Advice.