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    HIGH MEDICAL RISK for Bangladesh
    MEDIUM TRAVEL RISK for Bangladesh
    HIGH TRAVEL RISK for Chittagong Hill Tracts; Dhaka

Risk Summary

Travellers are most likely to be affected by varying levels of crime across the country. The risk of crime continues to be elevated in major urban centres, including the capital Dhaka, as well as Chittagong. Petty and opportunistic crime is also a concern nationwide, though incidents of violent crime against foreigners are rare.

Although the country has seen a decrease in recent years in protests and hartals (general strikes), these also remain a significant risk. This is specifically so in Dhaka where demonstrations over social and economic grievances can seriously affectnormal business activity and disrupt intra-city and intercity overland travel.

Following the 2016 Gulshan Artisan Bakery attack in Dhaka, the country's counter-terrorism capabilities have significantly improved. Nonetheless, there is an underlying and credible threat of a militant attack in the country as organisations such as the Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB), continue to operate regionally. As a regional political and commercial centre, Dhaka continues to face an elevated risk of terrorism. The kidnapping risk is low for foreigners.

Heavy rains during the monsoon period (June to October) usually cause flooding in low-lying areas, including the eastern districts of Dhaka as the city's drainage systems struggle to cope with the deluge.

This information is intended as a summary of the travel security environment; however, the risks can change at short notice during a crisis or evolving situation. Please check our travel security alerts to ensure you are informed of the most recent developments.

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Vaccinations For Bangladesh
CholeraOral vaccination is recommended for travellers
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Hepatitis ARecommended for all travellers and expatriates,
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Hepatitis BRecommended for all travellers and expatriates.
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Japanese encephalitisVaccine is recommended for people who will
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RabiesConsider for certain travellers, especially: For
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Typhoid feverRecommended for all travellers and expatriates.
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Yellow feverA yellow fever vaccination certificate is
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