The government will send all passengers arriving by air until Sunday night to quarantine after passengers landed in Kathmandu even on Saturday.
"We see chances of passengers arriving until tomorrow night. We will not allow anyone of them to enter the airport. We will directly send them to quarantine," Director General of the Department of Immigration Ishwore Raj Paudel told Setopati.
Passengers arriving from abroad were allowed to enter Kathmandu after checking temperature until Friday. But the government has sent 61 passengers who arrived from different airlines until Saturday afternoon to the quarantine facility being operated by the army in Kharipati.
The government had banned arrivals from the Middle East and Gulf states, Malaysia, Iran, South Korea, Japan, and Europe after Friday midnight. The government had banned arrivals from these countries even taking other transit routes.
The government has banned arrival of all international flights from Sunday midnight till March 31.
"We don't want to take any chances until tomorrow. We will send them directly to quarantine and send them back on the plane if they refuse," Paudel stated.
Published Date: Saturday, Chaitra 8, 2076, 18:10:00