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Saudia Airlines fined for flying passengers sans Covid-19 certificates

Saudia Airlines has been fined for flying 516 passengers to Bangladesh without Covid-19 negative certificates.

Dhaka’s Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport authorities fined the airlines with Tk2 lakh on Tuesday for carrying those passengers on three flights to Dhaka in last two days.
In the last 24 hours (from 8 am on 15 December to 16 December morning) Saudia Airlines has brought some 260 more passengers without Covid free health report.

All of the passengers have been sent to the quarantine center in the country. In addition, 156 people from the UN mission in Congo came without Covid clearance certificates. They have been sent to quarantine under the supervision of the army.

The Civil Aviation Authority, Bangladesh (CAAB) has issued a notification on 13 December directing that the flights of the concerned airlines will be canceled if passengers are brought without a coronavirus free health report.

Authorities also said that if any airline is repeatedly involved in such incidents, disciplinary action will be taken against them by canceling the flight for two weeks.

On December 5, Biman, and 8 more airlines brought 544 passengers without Covid-19 negative certificates.

On December 11, the Maldivian Airlines was fined Tk 236,000 for flying 118 passengers to Bangladesh without Covid-19 negative certificates.