NATTA President Achuyt Guragain. (File Photo)
KATHMANDU: The Nepal Association of Tour and Travel Agents (NATTA) has urged travel companies to provide information regarding the passengers who travelled to Nepal along with COVID-19-infected persons.
Issuing a press statement on Monday, NATTA President Achuyt Guragain appealed to the travel companies doing ticketing for the passengers arriving Nepal boarding Qatar Airlines on March 17 and Vistara Airlines on March 20 to disclose the information.
Among the Nepalis arriving Nepal in these flights, three were tested positive for COVID-19.
The statement said NATTA is trying to support the government’s effort to prevent outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic by helping it in identification of those arriving Nepal by air.
It added that it was the duty of all citizens to comply with the directives issued by the State to help contain the deadly virus.
NATTA has also urged all the citizens to observe the nationwide lockdown enforced by the government since March 24 to stem the spread of COVID-19.
Also, those arriving Nepal are requested to stay in self quarantine to prevent the possible spread of COVID-19.