In the wake of increasing spread of coronavirus in the country, safety precautions have been intensified at Tribhuvan International Airport. The visitors to the airports are scrutinized at the very gate while the distribution of visitor passes provided to those welcoming and seeing off the travelers are curtailed except for very necessary.
Director General at TIA Bola Prasad Guragain informed that the distribution of passes to the visitors was tightened in order to minimize the risk of coronavirus spread.
Throngs of people are normal at TIA- both at domestic and international terminals. It is partly because of the disruption of flights caused by dynamic weather conditions. The morning flights to the airports at hilly districts and some Terai districts are rescheduled because of adverse weather changes.
The visitors, employees at TIA are requested and reminded repeatedly to use masks & sanitizers and maintain distancing.
Currently, there are 10 helicopters and 19 airlines providing services under the domestic flights while 20 airlines including two Nepali airlines are providing international flight services at TIA.
According to Guragain, around 300 domestic and 50 to 60 international flights are conducted daily. The TIA is now all set to implement the CCMC decision on mandatory vaccination report cards from January 21. In addition, the international passengers need to have COVID-19 test reports (negative) within 72 hours of departure.