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Tourism Ministry Prepares Safety Standards For The Resumptions Of Flight

The Ministry of tourism and civil aviation

Following the government’s decision to operate the aviation sector, the Ministry of Culture, Tourism, and Civil Aviation have prepared standards for the resumption of the aviation sector. The government had instructed the Ministry of Tourism to set standards for domestic and international flights which is being resumed from August 17.

After that, the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation has prepared ‘Limited Regular Aviation Standards-2077’. The criteria were discussed on Thursday by Ministers, Secretaries, and Department heads of the Ministries of Tourism, Foreign affairs, Home, and Health. The Home Ministry had proposed not to issue ‘on arrival visa’ to foreigners for the time being.  The meeting discussed how to operate domestic and international flights in the Kathmandu Valley from August 17, when the risk of coronavirus has increased.

According to the criteria prepared by the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, if any Nepali citizen wants to come to Nepal, then the PCR report of corona negative should be presented. It is mentioned in the criteria that the report of the health check-up in Nepali / English language or translated from the accredited laboratory/health institution of the country where you are living should be brought along in which the name, gender, age and passport number of the concerned passenger should be clear as far as possible. 

Similarly, before coming to Nepal, as far as possible, the form on the website should be filled online. If they are unable to fill in the online details before traveling for any reason, it is mentioned that they will have to fill the health declaration form on the plane or at the airport. After coming to Nepal, they will have to stay in Hotel Quarantine for the first 7 days and Home Quarantine for 14 days and they will be able to stay in Hotel Quarantine only after the result is negative in PCR. Passengers will have to bear the cost of staying in the hotel. Before staying in the home quarantine and after the quarantine period, the details must be informed to the local level.

Similarly, if the RT PCR test is not available in the country of departure, the criteria stipulate that the recommendation of a certified / co-certified Nepali mission with that country is required. Passengers will have to issue a boarding pass only after confirming the proof of booking the hotel for at least 7 days. Likewise, the passports of the passengers who have entered Nepal after completing the process will have to be collected by the Immigration Desk at Tribhuvan International Airport and submitted to the Immigration Department.

The criteria prepared by the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation is being discussed now. According to the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, Secretary Kedar Bahadur Adhikari, it will probably be passed by Sunday. “We are discussing the criteria now. The issue was also discussed on Thursday. A decision will probably be taken by Sunday,” he said.

Source: Tourism Mail Crew

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