Washington, Oct 13, (PTI): America Thursday issued a ‘Degree 2’ journey advisory for Bangladesh, urging its residents to train warning whereas travelling to the nation.
Reissued after a periodic overview with updates relating to crime, terrorism, kidnapping, and short-term occasions, the State Division urged its residents to train elevated warning in Bangladesh. Some areas have elevated danger as a consequence of crime, terrorism and the upcoming basic election, the State Division mentioned.
The US additionally urged its residents to rethink journey to Chittagong Hill Tracts Area as a consequence of occasional communal violence, crime, terrorism, kidnapping, and different safety dangers.
“Travellers ought to concentrate on petty crimes resembling pickpocketing in crowded areas. Crimes resembling muggings, burglaries, assaults, and unlawful drug trafficking represent the vast majority of felony exercise in Bangladesh’s main cities, however there aren’t any indications foreigners are being focused due to their nationality. These crimes are typically situational, primarily based on time and site,” mentioned the State Division.
Terrorist assaults can occur with little or no warning, with terrorists concentrating on public areas resembling vacationer places, transportation hubs, markets/procuring malls, eating places, locations of worship, faculty campuses, and authorities services, it mentioned.
“The subsequent basic election is anticipated to happen earlier than January 2024, and political celebration rallies and different election-related actions have already commenced. Political rallies and demonstrations could also be held with growing frequency or depth as the overall election attracts nearer,” mentioned the State Division.
Travellers to Bangladesh ought to apply vigilance and do not forget that demonstrations supposed to be peaceable can flip confrontational and escalate into violence, it mentioned.
As a result of safety considerations, U.S. authorities staff in Bangladesh are topic to some motion and journey restrictions. The US authorities could have restricted capacity to supply emergency companies to its residents in Bangladesh as a consequence of these journey restrictions, a scarcity of infrastructure, and restricted host authorities emergency response sources, it mentioned. PTI LKJ SKY SKY SKY
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