Over 2,000 Indians stranded in Nepal set to be evacuated

Foreign embassies have stepped up efforts to repatriate stranded trekkers and mountaineers.


Nepal has permitted special flights to evacuate over 7,000 foreign nationals, including Indians, stranded in the country after it suspended all international flights to check its worst COVID-19 surge amid acute shortages of medical facilities.


Tourists from abroad have been anxiously waiting to get out of Kathmandu after the government extended the lockdown by two weeks, and cancelled all flights, except the two weekly bubble services to India, following a surge in coronavirus infections.


Foreign embassies have stepped up efforts to repatriate stranded trekkers and mountaineers.


More than 7,000 foreigners, including some 2,000 Indians, are estimated to be stranded in Nepal, the Kathmandu Post reported.

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