Travel Facts

US State Dept Travel Advisory

The US Department of State currently recommends US citizens exercise increased caution due to crime, terrorism, and the upcoming general election.

Passport/Visa Requirements

For the latest passport and visa requirements for this country, please consult the U.S. State Department’s “Learn About Your Destination” search tool, available through the link below.

US Embassy/Consulate

[880] (2) 5566-2000; US Embassy in Dhaka, Madani Avenue, Baridhara, Dhaka -1212, Bangladesh;;

LGBTQIA+ Travelers

Telephone Code


Local Emergency Phone

Police, Fire and Ambulance: 999; various government services: 333


The CDC and WHO recommend the following vaccinations for Bangladesh: hepatitis A, hepatitis B, typhoid, cholera, yellow fever, Japanese encephalitis, rabies, meningitis, polio, measles, mumps and rubella (MMR), Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis), chickenpox, shingles, pneumonia, influenza, and COVID-19.


Tropical; mild winter (October to March); hot, humid summer (March to June); humid, warm rainy monsoon (June to October)

Currency (Code)

Takas (BDT)

Electricity/Voltage/Plug Type(s)

220 V / 50 Hz / plug types(s): A, C, D, G

Plug Type APlug Type CPlug Type DPlug Type G

Major Languages


Major Religions

Muslim, Hindu

Time Difference

UTC+6 (11 hours ahead of Washington, DC, during Standard Time)

Potable Water

Opt for bottled water

International Driving Permit


Road Driving Side


Tourist Destinations

Cox's bazaar; Saint Martin’ Island; Teknaf Sea Beach; Nilachal Bandarban; Sundarbans; Somapura Mahavihara (ruins of the Buddhist Vihara at Paharpur)

Major Sports

Kabaddi (contact team sport played between two teams of seven players each), cricket

Cultural Practices

It is considered impolite to cross one's legs or to smoke in the presence of elders. Young people may show respect to older people by touching their feet. Bangladeshis do not commonly queue in crowded public places, such as train stations or shopping centers.

Tipping Guidelines

Tipping is very uncommon and may be seen as ostentatious. Taxi fares may be rounded up and left with the driver as a tip, and 20-30 takas a day is common for hotel staff.


Pink pearls, mother-of-pearl jewelry, hand-loomed fabrics, silk, carved masks, leather goods, folk dolls

Traditional Cuisine

Ilish macher paturi — rice and Ilish fish marinated with ground spices and wrapped in banana leaves and steamed or roasted

Please visit the following links to find further information about your desired destination.

World Health Organization (WHO) - To learn what vaccines and health precautions to take while visiting your destination.

US State Dept Travel Information - Overall information about foreign travel for US citizens.

To obtain an international driving permit (IDP). Only two organizations in the US issue IDPs:
American Automobile Association (AAA) and American Automobile Touring Alliance (AATA)

How to get help in an emergency? 
Contact the nearest US embassy or consulate, or call one of these numbers:
from the US or Canada - 1-888-407-4747 or from Overseas - +1 202-501-4444

Page last updated: Thursday, May 09, 2024