Bandarban district administration has imposed a temporary ban on tourism in Thanchi upazila while previously imposed ban on Ruma and Rowangchhari upazilas for indefinite period has been kept intact, reports news agency BSS.

The ban will remain in effect from 4 to 11 January.

A public notice signed by Bandarban deputy commissioner Yeasmin Parvin Tibriji was issued in this regard on Monday evening.

According to the notice, the ban has been given for the safety of tourists as patrolling against the presence of extremists and criminals are being carried out in the region.

On 4 December, a ban was imposed on tourism in Rowangchhari, Ruma and Thanchi upazilas till 11 December.

On 11 December, the ban was extended for indefinite period in Ruma and Rowangchhari upazilas.