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Ministry releases list of hotels to quarantine passengers arriving from India

Cost for food, accommodation set at Rs 3,000 per person, per day

2021 May 05, 18:50, Kathmandu
This undated image shows security personnel wearing personal protective equipment at the security checkpoint at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu. Photo: RSS

The Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation (MoCTCA) has issued a list of hotels where travellers arriving from India can be kept in quarantine. The list has been issued as per a decision made by the government on May 2 to mandatorily keep travellers arriving from India according to the air bubble facility in 10-day hotel quarantine.

The list of hotels includes View Bhrikuti in Godavari; Madhav Hotel in Guhyeshwori; Airport Hotel in Airport; Amadablam Hotel, Readers Inn and Ananda Ashram in Gaushala; and Farm House Resort and A One Resort in Jagati.

As per the notice from the ministry, the concerned hotels will be responsible for transferring the passengers from the airport to the hotel and providing them with meals too. Including airport pick-up, breakfast, lunch and dinner the hotels are allowed to charge only Rs 3,000 from each person for day. The cost is inclusive of value added tax and service tax.

The ministry has also mentioned that Nepal Tourism Board must coordinate with Nepal Airlines Corporation and Air India and facilitate in keeping passengers arriving through these flights in hotel quarantine.

Furthermore, a joint team of director general of Department of Tourism, chief executive officer of Nepal Tourism Board and Nepal Police must inspect whether the passengers and the hotels have been following the mandatory health safety protocols. A daily report on the inspections must be submitted to the COVID-19 Crisis Management Centre, Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation and Ministry of Home Affairs.

The ministry has also stated that if any passenger is found violating any health safety protocol then legal action will be initiated against the respective passenger as per the Infectious Disease Act, 2020. It has also directed the hotels to inform the local administration if any passenger does not stay in quarantine for the mandatory 10 days and if any hotel fails to do so then charges will be brought against it as per the prevailing laws.


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