Govt sets flight schedule and airfares to repatriate Nepalis from these destinations(Revised Airfares)
The government has set 67 flight schedule to repatriate Nepalis living abroad. The Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation has prepared a schedule for the first phase of the rescue flight and submitted it to the Covid-19 Management Center (CCMC). A schedule for repatriation flights starts from June 11 to June 25.
There will be numerous flights to different countries on the same day to bring Nepalis back home.
Although the Ministry will take decision on the number of flight schedule and respective fares from each destination, the CCMC will decide about number of Nepalis to be brought back home from each of these flights.
For rescue flights, the ministry will send government-owned Nepal Airlines and Himalayan Airlines aircraft from Nepal. The Ministry of Tourism has also decided to use some foreign airlines to rescue Nepalis from abroad.
56,000 people from different countries have shown interest to return to Nepal. The government has prepared a list of 24,148 Nepalis across 30 different destinations that need to be rescued urgently. Of the 30 countries approved by the government to return, the highest number is 6,400 from Malaysia and the lowest is 2 from Laos.
|June 11||Kuwait (2 flights)|
|June 15||Maldives, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore / Cambodia, Oman|
|June 16||Dubai, Qatar, Kuwait, Sri Lanka (Cambodia) / Maldives|
|June 17||Australia, Bangkok, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Qatar, USA|
|June 18||Saudi (Riyadh), Dubai, Malaysia, Oman|
|June 19||Japan (Narita), Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Nigeria|
|June 20||Cyprus, Malaysia, Qatar, Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates), Bangladesh, European Union|
|June 21||South Korea, Oman, Kuwait, Malaysia|
|June 22||Australia, Bangkok, Pakistan, Qatar|
|June 23||Japan (Narita), Maldives, Abu Dhabi, Uganda|
|June 24||Saudi Arabia, Kuwait|
|June 25||United States, Cyprus / Israel|
The government has fixed the fare depending on the destination. Even if the airlines operates chartered flights, they will not be allowed to charge more than the government approved fare rates.
Of the total repatriation flights, Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) will be conducting 24 flights, while Himalaya Airlines will be operating 19 flights and other foreign airlines will conduct 24 flights.
On Thursday, two flights from Kuwait will be coming to Kathmandu carrying Nepalis stranded there. As per Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA), two aircraft of Jazeera Airways are scheduled to touchdown here at 11:30 am and 1:30 pm, respectively.
The fares set in the routes listed below are as follows:
|Destination||Revised Airfares (in USD)|
Flight rules :
The government has decided that the airlines should manage the ticketing, saying that the travel agency has charged a lot of money in the name of chartered flights.
According to the ministry, airline companies have to take the responsibility for ticketing in coordination with respective embassies.
Passengers coming to Nepal have to submit proof of negative result from PCR and RDT test. Similarly, after coming to Nepal, one has to stay in quarantine as per the rules of the government.
|S N||Sector||Name||Contact No.|
|1||Bahrain||RAMESH KUMAR PANDEY||9849633879|
|2||Male||MADHU SUDAN NEPAL||9851132455|
|3||Kuala Lumpur||NARESH KUMAR SHRESTHA||9841436144|
|4||Dubai||TIKA RAM PANGENI||9851163878|
|5||Bangkok||HOM PRASAD PARAJULI||+66898956120|
|12||Muscat||JANAK RAJ ARYAL||9851167286|
|15||Los Angeles||TILAK PRASAD LAMICHHANE||9851095181|