March 26: The government has decided to return foreigners facing the brunt of lockdown in Nepal back to their respective countries.
A meeting of the high-level committee to prevent coronavirus on Wednesday (March 25) decided to airlift the foreigners stranded in different parts of the country and bring them to the capital first. The rescued foreigners will then be sent back to their respective countries right from the airport.
As per the decision, the foreigners will be kept in quarantine at hotels near the airport until their flight gets fixed. The tourists will have to bear their own expenses while staying in the hotels.
Around 300 tourists are reportedly stranded in Lukla while many others are scattered in different parts of the country.
According to media reports, foreign missions in Nepal have started showing concerns to trace their citizens stranded in the country.
The Department of Immigration has informed that around 10,000 tourists who had arrived in Nepal in March are yet to return back to their countries.