Bangladesh, Indian cruise passengers to get on-arrival visa

Shipping secretaries of Bangladesh and India have decided to address on-arrival visas for cruise ship passengers visiting each others countries.

Bangladesh Shipping Ministry Secretary Abdus Samad said: “We have agreed to issue on-arrival visa for cruise passengers as they are mostly tourists.”

The decision came at a shipping secretary level meeting of both nations’ Shipping Ministries. The meeting was held at Dhaka’s Intercontinental Hotel on Thursday.

“We will submit a proposal to the Home Ministries of the two nations to approve the decision of issuing on-arrival visas,” said Abdus Samad.

Passenger cruise ship service between Bangladesh and India has started after 70 years.

On March 29, 2019, a cruise ship left Narayanganj port for Kolkata.