Third charter flight for US citizens to return home

Bangla Tribune Report
Published : 23:14, Apr 13, 2020 | Updated : 23:17, Apr 13, 2020

US Ambassador Earl Miller

US embassy in Dhaka has organised a repatriation flight to help several hundred American citizens and family members return to the United States as part of its response to the global challenge of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

This was the third repatriation flight after flights on March 30 and April 5.  All confirmed US citizen passengers who came to the airport Monday, as with the first two flights on March 30 and April 5, were able to board.

Foreign Secretary Masud Bin Momen and US Ambassador Earl Miller were at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport to support the flight and speak with departing passengers. 

The government of Bangladesh, including the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh, local law enforcement and airport officials, and dozens of embassy personnel worked together to facilitate this third Qatar Airways charter flight. 

As of April 12, the Department of State has coordinated the repatriation of over 59,400 Americans from 107 countries.