Nepal to resume domestic and international flight operations from August 17

In the wake of reopening the economy with an intention to cushion the economy from the adverse impact of the coronavirus pandemic, the Nepali Government has decided to resume operation of both domestic and international flights starting from August 17.

So as to stem the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, on March 22, the Government of Nepal had suspended both domestic and international flights, with an exception for chartered flights for humanitarian purpose or delivery of medical goods.

On July 20, Yogesh Bhattarai, Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, said, the Cabinet meeting decided to resume both domestic and international flights starting from August 17. “My Ministry will prepare detailed health protocols to resume the operation of the flights,” he said.

The Himalayan country in recent days has witnessed a decrease in the graph of COVID-19 cases. The decision to reopen the domestic and international travel will aid the tourism sector of the Himalayan country and thus has pleased the tourism entrepreneurs of the country.

Earlier on June 10, the Nepali government had decided to relax the lock-down, allowing some economic activities to run.

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