123,848 Nepalis have returned home since repatriation flights began in June

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Kathmandu, Nepal: 123,848 Nepalis from 32 different countries have returned home since repatriation flights were allowed by the Nepalese government from June 10.

Nepal had closed its international borders, including its sole international airport since March, 2020 to mitigate the risk of the pandemic. However, after hearing pleas of hundreds of thousands of Nepalis stranded abroad, it allowed Nepalis to fly back home – with health protocols in place.

According to statistics provided by Covid-19 Crisis Management Center (CCMC), 50 Nepalis have returned from Afghanistan, 1,100 from Australia, 2,126 from Oman, 22,612 from Qatar, 26 from Myanmar, 9,923 from Kuwait and 3,541 from Japan.

Similarly, 477 Nepalis have returned from Thailand, 1,811 from South Korea, 930 from Bangladesh, 17,932 from Malaysia and 1,026 from Maldives.

Six Nepalis have returned from Sri Lanka, 35,990 from UAE, 17,522 from Saudi Arabia, 856 from Singapore, 546 from Hong Kong, 111 from Pakistan, 1,339 from Bahrain, 437 from USA, 229 from the UK and 127 from Israel.
540 Nepalis have returned from China, 201 from Philippines, 10 from Switzerland and 250 from South Sudan.

Repatriation flights have continued uninterrupted since June 10.