Bangladesh: Travelers should avoid traveling to Chittagong Hill Tracts due to terrorism threats and violent protests

Posted on April 25, 2012 • Filed under: Asia, Terrorism, Tourist Warning

We advise against all but essential travel to the Chittagong Hill Tracts (this does not include the city of Chittagong). If you propose to visit the Chittagong Hill Tracts you are required to give the Bangladeshi authorities ten days’ notice of your travel plans. See Safety and Security – Local Travel – Chittagong Hill Tracts. You should avoid protests and demonstrations. These can quickly turn violent in Bangladesh and can include the burning of buses and other public vehicles, road blocks and confrontation with the police. General strikes (“hartals”) have been fairly frequent over the past few months and more hartals are likely to be called in the future. See Safety and Security – Local Travel – Civil Unrest/Hartals/Demonstrations. Read article

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