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Rome to accept stranded Bangladeshi expats in Doha

Rome has decided to accept the Bangladeshi expatriates with valid stay permit of Italy who have been stranded in Doha on their way to the European nation.

The Italian foreign ministry has already informed Bangladesh
embassy in Rome regarding the decision, Foreign Minister Dr A K Abdul
Momen told BSS this evening.

Meanwhile, Biman Bangladesh Airlines today announced that it will
operate a weekly flight from Dhaka to Rome from October 28.

Passengers have been requested to contact Biman Sales counter for
booking, said the airlines in a press release.

The decision has been made as Italy has withdrawn a flight embargo
for Bangladeshis with valid stay permits last week.

On Thursday, Foreign Minister Dr Momen said flight embargo to Italy
has been withdrawn for Bangladeshis with valid Italian stay permits
following a request from Dhaka.

Only the expatriate Bangladeshis with Italian residence permit, who
have been stuck here due to coronavirus and got their stay permits
expired, can apply for Italian visa here, he added.

Moment said the Italian mission here will issue visas after
checking the antecedents of the Italian stay permit expired
Bangladeshi nationals.

“Italian Ambassador here said that they will try to complete the
police checking in an expeditious manner,” he added.

Italy mission here still will not issue regular visas until further notice.

Earlier, the Italy government had taken decision not to allow
Bangladeshi citizens to enter its territory till December 31 fear of a
possible second wave of Covid-19.

After Italian government’s decision the foreign minister had put
his effort to convince Italian government to change their decision
regarding entry of expatriate Bangladeshis to Italy.
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