On 26 July 2020, the U.S. Embassy in Dhaka issued a Health and Security Alert regarding the Eid ul-Azha holiday, which reads in part as follows:

“Event: The Eid ul-Azha will be commemorated on August 1, and the Government of Bangladesh will celebrate it as a national holiday beginning July 31 and ending August 2.

“The Embassy reminds U.S. citizens to remain vigilant during the holiday period, make sensible security and health-related decisions, and exercise caution as you go about your daily activities.

“To limit transmission of COVID-19, the Government of Bangladesh Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has recommended restrictions on travel from four districts (Dhaka, Narayanganj, Gazipur and Chattogram) to other areas during the Eid holidays. The Government of Bangladesh also requires mandatory mask wearing when outside of our homes.”

The full text of the alert is available here.