Stranded Bangladeshi nationals in India can enter the country through Benapole port on 3 days of the week, the days being Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday.
This directive of the Home Ministry reached Benapole Immigration in the early hours of Saturday.
As a result, no one could enter the country on Saturday through Benapole, confirmed the officer-in charge of Benapole Immigration Ahsan Habib.
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“People can enter Bangladesh (both Bangladeshi and Indian) through Benapole Port only on Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday from now on,” the OC said.
Those looking to enter Bangladesh must carry with them an RT-PCR certificate (with a negative result) and NOC from the Bangladesh High Commission in India, he added.
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Although no-one was allowed to enter on Saturday, 11 Indians and 2 Bangladeshis did go across, carrying the test certificates and NOCs from the Indian High Commissioner.