Chipledhunga: At least 69 tourists stranded in Pokhara following nationwide lock-down due to COVID-19 have been brought to Kathmandu for departure to their respective countries.
The stranded tourists were brought to Kathmadu at the request of the Swiss embassy in Nepal according to Police inspector Ganesh Khanal. He said three tourist buses were used to carry the 69 stranded tourists who were desperately waiting to fly to their home countries.
The tourists included 40 French and 11 hailing from Germany, Poland, Norway, Belgium, Portugal, Australia, Italy, Canada, Sweden, Netherland and Romania.
A total of 935 tourists have been evacuated from Pokhara during the lock-down period so far. All arrangements have been made to enable these stranded tourists to fly back to their countries by May.
Still there are few more tourists languishing in some of the hotels in Pokhara as these tourists are reportedly reluctant to return to their home country due to sense of safety and security in Nepal.
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