KATHMANDU, June 11: The government has repatriated 299 Nepali women from Kuwait on Thursday.
Two aircraft of Jazeera Airways carrying these stranded women landed at the Tribhuvan International Airport today.
The first aircraft landed at 11:30 am and the second aircraft landed at 2:10 pm today afternoon, according to the TIA sources.
According to the Ministry of Culture, Tourism, and Civil Aviation, the government has scheduled 67 repatriation flights between June 11 and 25 to carry around 12,000 stranded citizens home from various countries due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Nepal Airlines Corporation will conduct 24 flights while the Himalayan Airways will do 19 flights. The remaining 24 flights will be carried out by various international airlines.
However, the chartered flights will be carried out only if the occupancy rate is 85 percent or more and the schedule is also subject to change or could be canceled as per the availability of the passengers and other reasons.
The passengers also required to produce the health certificate of RDT or PCR test proving them negative.
The repatriated citizens will be placed at different holding centers and later will be shifted to provincial and other quarantine facilities as per the government’s guideline.
Earlier, the government had evacuated 26 Nepalis from Myanmar and 168 from the UAE on June 5.