Nepal extends suspension of air travel till July 5

Nepal has extended the suspension of domestic and international flights. In a statement released on June 14, the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) said that all domestic and international commercial passenger flights that are currently suspended will remain at place till July 5.

Only special charter flights have been operating in the county since Nepal suspended all flights after enforcing a lockdown in the country on March 24. Despite the easing of the lockdown to save the country’s economy, Nepal has not permitted the operation of air travel.

The statement read, “Special permission from CAAN is required for repatriation flights, rescue flights, freighter flights and flights related to the medical and other essential supplies.”

Nepal is gradually opening its lockdown in three-phased manner. From June 11, under phase-1 of reopening shops have been allowed to open and private vehicles for short distances have started operating.

The first phase will last for 21 days, followed by the second and third phases that will last for 15 days each.

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