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Health care

Vaccinations

Vaccination needed receipt required
yellow fever 1
cholera 2
Typhoid & Polio Yes
malaria 3
Eat Drink 4

Overview

Medical care in Bangladesh cannot be compared to Europe and is generally inadequate in terms of technology, equipment and hygiene. This applies even to the most renowned hospitals in the capital. In many cases there is also a lack of European-trained doctors who speak English or French. The nearest medical care facilities with modern standards are in Bangkok or Singapore. An individual first-aid kit should be taken with you under the advice of a doctor and be protected according to the temperatures on the way. Taking out travel health insurance with emergency repatriation is strongly recommended. Check indexdotcom for more information.

Notes vaccinations

[1] A vaccination certificate against yellow fever is required for all travelers (including infants) arriving by air or sea and who have been in an infected area designated by the WHO as well as the countries of Botswana, Malawi, Mauritania, Belize, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Trinidad and Tobago were staying or transiting through an infected area. Anyone entering the country without this certificate must expect a six-day quarantine or, in the case of transit flights, a restriction of their stay to the airport area. Excluded are travelers who have not left the transit area in the infected areas and transit passengers in Bangladesh, who continue to fly on the same plane. [2] A certificate of vaccination against cholera is not an entry requirement, but there may be a risk of infection. No cholera cases are currently reported. Since the effectiveness of the vaccination is disputed, it is advisable to seek medical advice in good time before you travel. To protect yourself, you should practice careful drinking water and food hygiene. [3] Malaria protection is required year-round throughout the country except for the capital, Dhaka. Medium risk exists in the Chittagong region (in the eastern border areas with Myanmar and India) and in the north-eastern border areas with India (Meghalaya). The more dangerous form Plasmodium falciparum (occurrence 45%) is resistant to chloroquine and sulfadoxine/pyrimethamine in the Southeast. It is advised to at least one month before the trip about the necessary prophylaxis. [4] Nationwide there is an increased risk of infection for various infectious diseases (e.g. hepatitis A, typhus, bacterial dysentery, amoebic dysentery, lambliasis, worm diseases), which are transmitted through contaminated food or drinks. Therefore, careful food and drinking water hygiene measures should always be implemented. Water should generally either be boiled or otherwise sterilized before it is used for drinking, brushing teeth and making ice cubes, or it should be bought packaged. When buying bottled water, you should make sure that the original packaging has not been opened. Milk is not pasteurized and must be boiled. eating pork, raw salads and mayonnaise as well as dairy products made from unboiled milk should be avoided. Meat and fish dishes should only be eaten well cooked and served hot. Vegetables should be boiled and fruits should be peeled. Warnings are given against eating and buying food from cheap street restaurants and markets.

Other risks

Dengue fever, transmitted by mosquitoes, occurs. An effective insect repellent is recommended. Filariasis caused by insects also occurs nationwide. Travelers reduce the risk of transmission if they use an effective insect repellent. Nationwide there is an increased risk of infection with hepatitis A. Hepatitis B is endemic. Hepatitis A vaccination is advisable. Hepatitis B vaccination should be considered for long-term stays or exposure. HIV/AIDS is a problem. There are risks of infection: sexual contact, unclean syringes or cannulas and blood transfusions can pose a life-threatening risk. According to the latest WHO data, around three quarters of all syringes used for medical purposes in Bangladesh are not adequately disinfected. Japanese encephalitis occurs mainly from July to December in rural and suburban regions. A vaccination is recommended. Rabies occurs nationwide. The main carrier of rabies is the dog. Vaccination is recommended for backpackers, children, occupational risk groups and for longer stays. In the event of a bite, seek medical attention as soon as possible. Japanese encephalitis occurs mainly from July to December in rural and suburban regions. A vaccination is recommended. Rabies occurs nationwide. The main carrier of rabies is the dog. Vaccination is recommended for backpackers, children, occupational risk groups and for longer stays. In the event of a bite, seek medical attention as soon as possible. Japanese encephalitis occurs mainly from July to December in rural and suburban regions. A vaccination is recommended. Rabies occurs nationwide. The main carrier of rabies is the dog. Vaccination is recommended for backpackers, children, occupational risk groups and for longer stays. In the event of a bite, seek medical attention as soon as possible. Vaccination is recommended for backpackers, children, occupational risk groups and for longer stays. In the event of a bite, seek medical attention as soon as possible. Vaccination is recommended for backpackers, children, occupational risk groups and for longer stays. In the event of a bite, seek medical attention as soon as possible.

bird flu

After first appearing in the Dhaka area at the end of February 2007, the highly pathogenic bird flu caused by influenza A(H5N1) has continued to spread in Bangladesh. By the end of 2007, numerous localized outbreaks were reported in commercial and private poultry farms from various parts of the country. Human diseases have not been reported so far. Travelers should stay away from poultry and avoid all contact with live and dead animals. The consumption of raw poultry dishes and eggs should be avoided. Well-cooked poultry dishes and eggs can be enjoyed without hesitation.

Money

Currency

1 taka = 100 poisha. Currency code: Tk, BDT (ISO code). Banknotes are in denominations of 1000, 500, 100, 50, 20, 10, 5, 2 and 1 tk. Coins in denominations of 5, 2 and 1 TK and 50, 25, 10, 5 and 1 Poisha.

Credit cards

Common credit cards such as Eurocard, Diners Club, Mastercard and American Express are only accepted by upscale hotels in the capital and larger cities. Details from the issuer of the relevant credit card.

ATMs

Bank cards With the credit card and pin number, money can be withdrawn from a few ATMs in the larger cities. The Girocard (formerly ec card) with the Cirrus, Plus or Maestro symbol is accepted worldwide. It can be used at a few ATMs with the Cirrus, Plus or Maestro symbol in major cities. To be on the safe side, travelers should always have an alternative source of money such as cash. Further information from banks and credit institutes. Attention: Travelers who want to pay with their bank customer card abroad and withdraw money should find out from their bank about the possibility of using their card before starting their journey.

Travelers cheques

Traveller’s checks are not accepted in Bangladesh.

Bank opening hours

Sat-Wed 09.00-15.00, Thu 09.00-13.00.

Foreign exchange regulations

The import of local currency must not exceed 100 Tk. From the equivalent of 5000 US$ there is a declaration obligation for the import of foreign currencies. The export of national currency is allowed up to 100k. The export of foreign currency must not exceed the amounts declared upon arrival, minus the exchange amounts (proof).

Currency Exchange

Each exchange of money must be noted on an appropriate form. Shops in the big cities often offer a better exchange rate than banks. Hotel bills and flight tickets abroad have to be paid in foreign currency.

Currencies

Code Symbol Exchange rates (no guarantee)
BDT 1 EUR = 83.06
1 CHF = 98.25
1 USD = 79.75

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