Nepal Telecom is going to provide a free SIM card to those returning to Nepal from abroad during the Coronavirus pandemic. The company is working to distribute SIM cards by setting up booths in different places for the convenience of returning Nepalis.
The Government of Nepal has established 20 different checkpoints along with Tribhuvan International Airport(TIA) for the citizens returning home from India. The telecom will set up booths at the repatriation points, quarantine sites, and holding centers.
It is said that the company’s SIM will be available free of cost from those places. For this purpose, the company has immediately arranged one lakh SIM card. For the free SIM, you’ll have to provide any of the documents among citizenship, passport, driver’s license, travel document, or other identifying documents. In case the citizens entering the country do not have any identity card, the SIM will be provided from the identity card of their relatives and close people, the telco said.
The telco has said that such an arrangement is being made to make it easier to stay in touch with relatives while staying in the quarantine or holding room as soon as they return home from abroad.
It is also expected to make it easier for the concerned bodies to prepare a list of people who come in contact with those who have returned from abroad. The company will also provide free Wi-Fi service at eight holding centers in the Kathmandu Valley for those returning through Tribhuvan International Airport.