Nepali citizens stranded in London to be rescued on June 24 and 26

Reporters' Club Nepal

KATHMANDU, June 19: The government is repatriating the Nepali citizens stranded in London on June 24 and June 26.

According to the Information Collection Support Committee formed at the initiatives of Nepali Embassy in London, flights have been confirmed to rescue the stranded Nepalis.

Spokesperson at the Embassy, Sharad Raj Aran, shared that the Embassy two weeks ago had sent the details of 420 Nepalis willing to return back to Nepal. The Jazeera Airways would operate flights at 2:45 pm on both days from Gatwick Airport.

The Embassy has sent email to those who will be brought to Nepal in the first phase to remain ready as the first flight has only the capacity to board 158 passengers.  Those Nepalis willing to return back to Nepal have to keep passport, negative report of coronavirus test certified by health workers with them.

The fare of the chartered flight has been determined at 920 Pounds along with all taxes.

Likewise, a total of 236 Nepalis, whose visa term is expiring are also returning from Korea on Saturday.

The Korea Air’s chartered flight KC 9695 is scheduled to leave for Nepal tomorrow.

The Nepali Embassy in Seoul facilitated to make sure the flight for those Nepalis to return home.

Among them, 15 are facing police detention on the charge of illegal stay, 36 are sick and pregnant women. Some are those who have rendered jobless due to COVID-19 crisis, according to Non-resident Nepali Association (NRNA) Korea’s general secretary Bimal Subedi.

Each passenger has been charged of around Rs 85,000 for the ticket.