Nepali embassies abroad have prepared a list of Nepalis who have been stranded since the flight ban on 24 March. Nepali undocumented workers abroad who have been granted amnesty, those whose contacts have expired, stranded Nepali tourists and those on short-term and tourist visas, pregnant and disabled will be given priority.
There are 3,500 Nepali undocumented workers in Kuwait who are being flown back by the Kuwait government, and there are said to be at least 8,000 waiting in UAE, unspecified numbers in other Gulf countries, and Malaysia. Nepalis visiting the United States, Australia and other European countries also need to be flown back.
Returnees also have an option to go to designated hotels while they wait for test results, which they have to pay for themselves. The government expects employers in Malaysia and the Gulf to pay for the tickets of returning workers, or the host country governments.