May 7: Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) has set up a Crisis Management and Communication Cell (CMCC) for coordination and rescue of tourists stranded in different parts of the country following the prohibition order imposed by the government.
The CMCC will facilitate in rescue and coordination of tourists and also monitor and manage hotel quarantine for passengers coming to Nepal from India under the Nepal-India air bubble agreement.
Accordingly, CMCC has rescued 11 foreigners from Langtang, 4 Ukrainians from Pokhara, and 2 Americans from Lukla and brought them to Kathmandu. Similarly, as per the decision of the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation dated April 21, the tourism board has prepared hotel quarantine criteria for air passengers and facilitated them by liaising and coordinating with the hotels listed by the Ministry.
The board has set up hotlines and emails (Hotline: 9851252666, Email:
[email protected], website:-www.welcomenepal.com/plan-your-trip/covid-19) to ensure that no tourist is stranded due to lack of necessary information during the pandemic.