Repatriation flights continue
Kathmandu, April eight
Two repatriation flights had been carried out as we speak, evacuating greater than 500 vacationers stranded in Nepal throughout the lockdown interval.
According to Nepal Tourism Board (NTB), a complete of 534 vacationers had been evacuated as we speak by way of Titan Airways and Qatar Airways.
After an extended wait, Titan Airways, a British constitution airline, repatriated a complete of 250 British nationals as we speak, mentioned British Ambassador Nicola Pollitt. “The subsequent repatriation flight might be carried out on April 10. A complete of 250 seats have been booked for the second repatriation flight,” she mentioned.
The British nationals, who’ve been stranded in Nepal, have been expressing their dissatisfaction by way of social media because the British authorities is taking a very long time for his or her evacuation and never responding to the their issues correctly. Some of them had even requested the European Union to evacuate them because the EU has already carried out three repatriation flights for EU residents.
According to NTB a lot of British nationals are nonetheless stranded exterior the valley and ready for the rescue flights of the embassy.
The embassy itself has been conducting flights to rescue British nationals up to now.
Meanwhile, a Qatar Airways flight, which had been organized by the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany, repatriated practically 290 vacationers as we speak. Of them, 18 passengers had been from Ukraine whereas others had been Germans and EU residents.
“Altogether, about 800 German vacationers and foreigners completely residing in Germany in addition to greater than 300 European residents have left Nepal since March 27 and headed residence,” as acknowledged by the embassy.
According to the German embassy, as we speak’s was the final repatriation flight for Germany. Around three,000 Germans had visited Nepal within the first three months of the yr.
Issuing a press release as we speak, German Ambassador Roland Schafer expressed his gratitude in the direction of Nepal for caring for German nationals throughout this disaster. “The stranded vacationers needed to depend on lodges holding their rooms open, on eating places giving them takeaway meals, on drivers and guides taking dangers to get them to Kathmandu,” the assertion reads. “I’m very grateful to those that didn’t let my fellow Germans down.”
Amid this, Japanese authorities has scheduled a repatriation flight on April 11 by way of Nepal Airlines Corporation. On the identical day, Canadians may even be repatriated.
A model of this text seems in e-paper on April 09, 2020 of The Himalayan Times.
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