The government has agreed to authorize additional flights from countries having already commenced daily international flights. Previously, the allocation of 800 passengers a day was abolished, whereas those to negative PCR passengers’ flights would be allowed to fly if other flights were requested by the airline.
Following a conversation yesterday between the Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Minister of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, and Minister of Labour, the Prime Minister and the Deputy Prime Minister have decided to raise the percentage of international flights high-level deliberations, Tourism Minister Yogesh Bhattarai said.
According to him, “We will carry passengers through countries where daily flights have commenced. If any company intends to fly the worker back to Nepal at its expense, traveling would be prioritized. This has been reported that the Labor Ministry will organize the flight for rescue from the Workers Welfare Fund in line with the country’s aims.”
Minister of Tourism Bhattarai said the number of flights would rise, based on the market for PCR-negative passengers in countries where daily flights are not available. He further said the government is responsive to the Nepalis residing in foreign countries, and the government will strengthen its repatriation initiatives.