Over 300 US citizens evacuated from Nepal

Nepal lockdown, COVID-19

KATHMANDU, March 31: The United States on Tuesday evacuated its citizens stranded in Nepal due to nationwide lockdown imposed to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

According to Ambassador of US to Nepal Randy Berry, 302 US citizens including some Embassy representatives who were airlifted to Kathmandu from Pokhara, Mustang and Langtang regions of the country have been sent home.

“Today we flew 302 #AmericansHome – the result of hundreds of hrs of hard work. I’m so proud of my @USEmbassyNepal team but I know that we did not do this alone. Thank you @nepaltourismb @hello_CAANepal @MoFANepal & so many Nepali friends & partners who made this happen!” ambassador Berry wrote in his twitter account today.

The chartered Qatar Airways flight will head to Dulles International Airport via Doha, according to the US Embassy.

Earlier, about 900 German, French and tourists from other European Union nations were evacuated from Nepal.

Australia is also repatriating its citizens tomorrow.

Likewise, the United Kingdom is also planning to evacuate its citizens very soon.

Photos: Mukunda Kalikote