Australian Embassy coordinates with Nepal Government to bring back Aussies

The whole world is developing strategies to alleviate the paranoid of COVID-19. Countries like China after its immediate spread announced emergency economy shut down, established 1000 bed hospital, and took every advanced measure to protect its citizens. Likewise, Italy, though gained the fame of the world’s second-largest equipped health infrastructure is struggling to keep its death rate steady.

Australia too has taken a determination to safeguard the whole nation. Therefore, it has imposed restrictions on overseas travel for Australians and those who are stuck in Nepal, the Australian Embassy Nepal is coordinating with the Nepalese Embassy to bring back Aussies stuck in Nepal.

As Nepal Government headed for sudden lockdown, the Australian tourists are left wandering.  The local level people though have helped the tourists in various regions of Nepal, the tourists are worried and desperately seeking aid to return back to their country.

Tourists who arrived in Nepal earlier this year for Visit Nepal 2020 are trapped in trekking sites of Lukla and Chitwan.

Therefore, the Australian Embassy Nepal has received approval from the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation for a flight of 14 Australians from Lukla to Kathmandu, which is expected to depart on 2020, March 27.

The Australian Embassy has just secured approvals from Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation for a flight of…

Posted by Australian Embassy, Nepal on Thursday, March 26, 2020

The Australian Embassy in Nepal last night connected to the high-level coordination committee on the COVID 19 issue.  Looking at the subject matter, the Nepalese authorities are collaborating with the local embassies to send tourists back to their respective states.

The establishments are liaising with Lukla authorities to make roadways travel arrangements to send them back in every possible flight to Australia.

As posted by the Australian Embassy Nepal, on 2020, March 24, the officials are also cooperating with the domestic airlines to fly in the Australian citizens.

For the Australians stuck in Lukla, Australian Embassy Nepal has prepared a departure schedule. The embassy has established an option of a five-hour walk from Lukla to Bupsu to take a bus drive to Phaplu and Kathmandu. The estimated cost per person is NPR 9,500.

Okay, this is specifically for our Australians in Lukla.We have established that there is an option for a five-hour…

Posted by Australian Embassy, Nepal on Wednesday, March 25, 2020

A similar kind of itinerary is designed for trekkers stuck in Rasuwa.

In the chaos of COVID-19, the Australian Embassy is trying to financially ease the trekkers. The officials are negotiating with the commercial flights to aid the Australian nationality.

For any kind of support, the consular desk of the Australian Embassy is open from 9 am-5 pm (Monday-Friday).

Hence, Australians stuck in Nepal, are requested to contact the Embassy immediately. Contact the embassy at 01-4371678.

Writer : Pabitra Dhakal

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