Published:  02:04 PM, 08 August 2019

Digital info boards placed at Dhaka, Sylhet airports for British nationals

Digital info boards placed at Dhaka, Sylhet airports for British nationals


The British High Commission in Bangladesh has installed digital message boards in the arrival areas of Dhaka and Sylhet airports, displaying essential information on Consular assistance for British nationals.

The initiative was taken in collaboration with Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh (CAAB) at Dhaka’s Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport and Osmani International Airport in Sylhet.

High Commissioner Robert Chatterton Dickson, along with Group Captain Abu Sayeed Mehboob Khan, Airport Director of Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport, inaugurated the boards on Wednesday.

These digital messaging boards will also display emergency helpline 999 and useful advice for British nationals travelling to Bangladesh.

“Over 100,000 British nationals travel to and from Bangladesh each year and most of the visits are trouble free,” Dickson said, and thanked CAAB for their cooperation.

He noted that their 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,” he said.

As an advice to the British nationals visiting Bangladesh, the High Commissioner stressed having comprehensive travel insurance which will help pay for any medical emergency or additional flights.

The initiative of placing digital messaging board is part of the 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, according to British High Commission in Dhaka.

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