A total of 1011 Bangladeshi nationals, most of whom are migrant workers, returned home from Qatar, Kuwait, Maldives and Nigeria through five special flights in the last two days.
Of them, 250 Bangladeshi workers, who were either in prisons or in detention camps in Qatar on various grounds including not having valid documents, landed at the Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport around 9:30pm yesterday by a special flight of Qatar Airways, said Md Akram, a doctor at the health desk of HSIA.
Besides, 265 Bangladeshi citizens, who were stranded in Maldives due to suspension of regular passenger flight operation returned home yesterday evening by a special flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines at 6:18pm, Tahera Khandaker, deputy general manager (public relations) of Biman, told media in a WhatsApp message.
Also, a special flight of Ethiopian Airways carrying eight Bangladeshis from Nigeria landed at 8:00pm at the Dhaka Airport, said Dr Akram.
Earlier on Friday, a total of 493 Bangladeshis returned home from Maldives and Kuwait by two separate flights, sources at the Dhaka Airport said.
As per the government decision, all the returnee Bangladeshis would have to be sent to a 14-day institutional quarantine if they fail to show medical certificates at the airport upon their arrival.