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Safety alertness intensified at Tribhuvan International Airport

(File: Passengers arriving in Nepal on Thursday at Tribhuvan International Airport. Kathmandu, 21 January 2021. Photo: Roshan Sapkota-RSS)

By CB Adhikari, KATHMANDU:- In the wake of increasing spread of coronavirus in the country, safety precaution has been intensified at Tribhuvan International Airport. The visitors to the airports are scrutinized at the very gate while the distribution of pass provided to those welcoming and seeing off the travelers are curtailed except for very necessary.

Director General at TIA Bola Prasad Guragain informed RSS that the distribution of pass to the visitors was tightened in order to minimize the risk of coronavirus spread.

Throngs of people are normal at TIA- both at domestic and international terminals. It is partly because of disruption of flights caused by adverse weather. The morning flights to the airports at hilly districts and some Tarai districts are rescheduled because of adverse weather.

The visitors, employees at TIA are requested and reminded repeatedly to use mask and sanitizer and maintain distancing.

Currently, there are 10 helicopters and 19 airlines providing service under the domestic flights while 20 airlines including two Nepali are providing international flight service at TIA.

According to Guragain, some 300 domestic and some 50 to 60 international flights are conducted daily. The TIA is now all set to implement the CCMC decision on vaccination report card from January 21. The passengers reaching TIA out to produce the vaccination report card before accessing boarding pass. In addition, the international passengers need to bear COVID-19 test report (negative) within 72 hours of departure. RSS

For Indian tourists travelling by land:- 72 hours (-ve) C-19 report, CCMC form and Antigen Test at entry point

For Indian tourists travelling by land:- 72 hours (-ve) C-19 report, CCMC form and Antigen Test at entry point

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