The Policy Times Dhaka Bureau:
Considering the suffering of the Bangladeshis still stranded in India, three more land ports would be opened for entry by Bangladeshis from India into Bangladesh from 16 May 2021 in addition to Benapole, Burimari and Akhaura.
The new land ports are Darshana, Hili and Sonamasjid. As the facilities for quarantine under the District Administration of Jessore have been exhausted, entry through the Benapole might be suspended for the time being. The Bangladeshi travelers are requested to follow the guidance of Bangladesh Missions in India in this regard.
All other restrictions and conditions imposed previously would remain in effect.
The above decisions have been taken (13 May) in an inter-ministerial meeting chaired by the Bangladesh Foreign Secretary (Senior Secretary) and attended by High Commissioner of Bangladesh to India; Secretary, Security Services Division, Ministry of Home Affairs; Secretary (East), Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Additional Secretary, Cabinet Division; Additional Secretary, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and other representatives of MoFA, MoHA, AFD, BGB, relevant District Administrations and Bangladesh Missions in India.