Bangladesh travel advice

There is reliable information that militants may be planning to target western interests in Bangladesh; officials have been advised to limit their attendance at events where westerners may gather, eg in hotels or conference centres.

On the evening of 28 September, an Italian citizen was shot and killed in Road 90 of the Gulshan diplomatic zone in Dhaka; the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) has claimed responsibility; a number of international schools and expatriate clubs have closed for the day on 29 September as a precaution; you should be particularly vigilant at this time.