The government of Nepal has finally decided to reopen the country to some international destinations after remaining closed for a while. At the same time, domestic flights will be partially resumed as well. A cabinet meeting confirmed that the country is going to permit international flights to South Korea, Kuwait, Oman, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, and Japan.
On the other hand, Kathmandu has now eased its restrictions but has extended its lockdown for yet another week. The country has reported a decline in COVID-19 infections in recent times. Moreover, the country has also restarted its flights to India, China, Qatar, and Turkey, while increasing flight frequencies to turkey and Qatar.
According to the country’s Joint Secretary, Ministry of Culture, Tourism, and Civil Aviation, Buddhisagar Lamichhane, “Possibly, international flights to new destinations will be allowed later this week or early next week.”
The country had suspended its domestic flights since early May, but has now decided to operate only under the criteria that only half of the total domestic flights will be allowed to operate.
Buddhisagar Lamichhane said domestic flights should probably resume earlier next week.
Nepal has also permitted flights to China’s Chengdu and Guangzhou twice a week. But the destinations will only be confirmed after consultation with China.