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March 26, 2020

Rescue of stranded tourists from various parts of Nepal begins

Kathmandu: Rescue of stranded tourists from various parts of Nepal has begun from Thursday early morning according to Nepal Tourism Board (NTB).

Around 300 foreigners were stranded in the Everest region including Lukla and Pokhara due to the lockdown situation in the country due to the growing terror of the global Coronavirus pandemic.

Chartered planes are engaged in rescuing stranded tourists -French, Germans and other European nationals from Lukla region and various parts of the country including Pokhara since Thursday morning in bringing them to Kathmandu said NTB sources.

All preparations related to rescue of French tourists were being carried out as initiated by French embassy in Nepal as the French government has announced sending chartered plans to Nepal to evacuate its nationals.

Around 100 stranded tourists from Pokhara will arrive in Kathmandu today while tourists from Lukla and Manaslu region will also be brought to Kathmandu said the sources.

The tourists who returned to Kathmandu from various parts of the country will be allowed to stay in various hotels of Kathmandu in Thamel and near the airport, before their departure to the home country while tourists staying in the hotels of Pokhara and Lukla safely will be asked to continue to stay there until the lockdown period expires in the country.

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