Nepal to be part of Montreal Convention for air passenger insurance

17th Jul, 2018 | Tourism Mail Crew

KATHMANDU, July 17: The government has approved the Montreal Convention in order to increase the insurance received by air passengers. The Ministry of Culture, Tourism, and Civil Aviation has gained approval from the economic committee of the Ministers' Council.

The insurance amount of air passengers had remained the same for the past six decades, due to which victims of aircraft accidents gained very little in the form in international insurance compensation. The government will now present the Montreal proposal to the parliament. Once it is approved by the parliament, the amount that families of aircraft accident victims will be liable to receive $60,000, an increase from $20,000.

The parliament-approved Montreal Convention will be sent by the government to the international aviation organization ICAO. After receiving approval from ICAO, families of air accident victims will be able to gain compensation as per the Montreal Treaty. Nepal is currently a member of the Warsaw Convention.