Tribhuvan Internatioal Airport gears up to welcome stranded Nepalis home (Photo Feature)

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Following the government’s intention to repatriate its stranded citizens abroad, Tribhuvan International Airport, who will be handling the government estimated influx of 2500 passengers per day has started making necessary preparations.

Following international guidelines of physical distancing, Tribhuvan International Airport has indicated places to queue and sit. Preparations for welcoming inbound passengers, provisions to check thermal temperatures of passengers, health desks, and other facilities have also been prepared.

Nepalese Government, on Friday, announced its decision to begin repatriation of stranded citizens abroad – in its first phase will repatriate 25,000 citizens on a priority basis. The Foreign Ministry in coordination with missions/embassies abroad is collecting information, and assessing a list of people who need to return home urgently.

All returnees will have to cumpulsorily isolate at a hotel, or a quarantine facility for 14 days and then another 7 days at home.