Nepal to Open regular flights from 1 september
KATHMANDU:- The Council of Ministers decided to unveil the schedules for regular and rescue flights from September 1 to repatriate 500 Nepalis every day from different countries but all the passengers will have to bear the cost of one week of the hotel quarantine in Kathmandu which will be added to their air ticket.
The regular flights would be made so that only Nepali diplomats from the host countries, officials and representatives of UNO, development partners and Nepali citizens allowed to return home from Malaysia, UAE, South Korea, Thailand, Japan, China, Australia, USA, Canada, and EU member states would travel in the regular flights.
Dr. Khatiwada said that regular passengers would not be allowed to bring from the countries where the PCR test is not accessible but Nepal’s diplomatic mission can charter the flights to repatriate Nepali migrants from the countries concerned. Such passengers should submit their negative result within 72 hours upon their arrival, and the hotel booking for at least seven days should also be submitted.
The airline companies would be booked if the protocols were not abided. Likewise, the infected and non-infected passengers should not be repatriated in a single plane. Similarly, the Cabinet meeting also formed a committee led by Home Secretary for the provision and management of integrated quarantines in coordination with the local levels in the Kathmandu Valley.
The concerned ministries are asked to disseminate information on precaution and update on the pandemic and daily activities to be done by the public in the critical hours.