Over 1,000 Nepalis acquire permit to go back abroad in one week

Migrant workers stand in a line to acquire labour permits, in Kathmandu, in July 2020.

Kathmandu, July 8

The Department of Foreign Employment says over 1,000 Nepali migrant workers who had come home from their work abroad before the lockdown imposed to control the coronavirus outbreak began in late March have recently received re-entry permits.

The government had decided to resume issuing re-entry permits last week while still suspending new labour permits. Accordingly, the government had begun issuing permits last Thursday. For that purpose, the department had opened its offices on Saturday also.

Most of these workers receiving permits are going back to the United Arab Emirates, Malaysia, Japan, and Qatar, according to the department.

Though the permits can be acquired now, regular flights are still suspended till July 22.

Earlier, on June 21, the Covid-19 Crisis Management Centre had allowed the Ministry of Labour, Employment and Social Security to issue re-entry permits.

Published on July 8th, Wednesday, 2020 1:49 PM

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