NRNA Thailand completed the repatriation of all stranded Nepalese to Nepal
NRNA Thailand completed its key task to support the Nepalese stranded in Thailand because of COVID-19. The NRNA Thailand has coordinated with the Embassy of Nepal and the Nepal airlines and stranded Nepalese for their return to Nepal. There were 2 chartered flights arranged for the returnee first on 17th June and the second on 23 June. Many people returned to Nepal on 17th June in 1st chartered flight. Few Nepalese those were supported by the NRNA Thailand were unable to return on the first flight and returned on 23 June 2020 by RA 4012 (Nepal Airlines).
The flight was arranged by the Government of Nepal in leadership from the Nepal Embassy and support from the Nepal Airlines and NRNA Thailand. NRNA team lead by President Assajita Awale, Vice Presidents Bhabindra Basnet, and Mahendra Shrestha and Treasurer Atish Shrestha went to the airport for the farewell.
NRNA Thailand provided support to the Nepal Embassy by filling the return request forms, arranging transportation for students coming from South of Thailand to Bangkok, arranging accommodation, providing food during their transit in Bangkok, providing information for PCR test and taking some to hospital for the test as per students request before departure to the airport on 17 and 23 June.
There were altogether 169 Nepali who were supported by the NRNA Thailand. NRNA Thailand support includes food relief, some rental room fee, transportation arrangement to Bangkok from the provinces, accommodation arrangement in Bangkok, and meal during their stay in Bangkok before flights and paying overstay immigration penalty for some human trafficking victims.
Those Nepalese were stranded since the lockdown and travel restriction imposed due to COVID-19. Stranded Nepalese includes students, interns, victims of human trafficking, tourists, businessperson, and other visitors to Thailand.