On 4 March 2020, the U.K. Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) updated its travel advice for Bangladesh to include the following:

“Throughout 2019 there were several attacks targeting police and security forces in Dhaka and in Khulna city. On 29 February 2020, there was an attack targeting police in Chittagong. These involved the use of Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs). The Bangladeshi authorities continue to disrupt planned attacks and have made a number of arrests. Some operations against suspected militants have also resulted in fatalities. The Bangladeshi authorities remain at high alert. Increases in security force presence and restrictions on movement may be put in place at short notice. You should remain vigilant, particularly in and around police buildings and other locations with a police or security presence, and follow the advice of local authorities.”