In a bid to combat the spread of the Omicron variant of COVID-19, Nepal imposes two-week quarantine for fliers from 67 countries. Here’s what we know so far. By Anushka Goel
On Saturday, Nepal imposed a two-week quarantine for passengers from 67 nations primarily from Asia and Africa. According to a Hindustan Times report, Nepal’s Ministry of Home Affairs took this decision amid growing concerns over the spread of the Omicron variant of COVID-19, which has gradually been spreading to European and Asian countries and was initially found in African countries.
Nepal imposes two-week quarantine; here are the countries affected
According to the release, which was shared by ANI on Twitter, passengers from the UK, the USA, Canada, Germany, Italy, and several other nations such as Lithuania and Luxembourg will have to undergo the two-week quarantine.
Pax travelling from 67 nations requested to stay in Hotel Quarantine for 7 days at their own expense.After 7 days,in case of a negative test of COVID,it’s requested to stay in home quarantine for addl 7 days&send person with positive result to isolation center/hospital:Nepal Govt pic.twitter.com/Xuh73dScwS
— ANI (@ANI) December 18, 2021
“The entry/exit management of other travellers except mentioned above will be regulated as per the prior notice of the Department of Immigration dated September 24, 2021, and December 2, 2021, published as per the Travel Management Order for the Travelers Arriving and Deporting from Nepal 2021,” ANI reported the statement as saying.
According to the rules, passengers travelling from the abovementioned nations to Nepal will have to be in a seven-day hotel quarantine at their own expense. After seven days, those testing negative in the RT-PCR report will have to be in-home quarantine for seven more days, while those testing positive will have to be hospitalised or sent to an isolation centre for better management of the treatment.