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Nepal travel ban news: Nepal decides to resume domestic and international flights with Covid restrictions | India News


KATHMANDU: Nepal on Tuesday it decided to resume domestic and international flights with some restrictions related to Covid-19.
According to the Prime Minister’s Office and the Council of Ministers, domestic flights will be allowed to operate with 50% seat occupancy to help contain the possible spread of Covid-19, while international flights will be operated according to the protocol of security previously developed by the Government.
“We will consult with stakeholders and prepare the number of flights that each airline can operate in consultation with the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation. It will be finalized very soon and a meeting has been called for Wednesday,” Rajan Pokhrel. the director general of the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) told ANI by phone.
The government has also decided to resume regular international flights to and from Kathmandu in limited destinations.
With the new decisions in force, Nepal Airlines and Qatar Airways will be able to operate two flights each week in the Kathmandu-Doha sector.
Likewise, the government has decided to allow four weekly flights in the Kathmandu-Doha sector, Kathmandu-Kuala Lumpur sector, two weekly flights in the Kathmandu-Istanbul sector, Kathmandu-Dammam and Kathmandu-Kuwait sectors.
Among other sectors, the government has allowed one flight per week to operate in the Kathmandu-Muscat, Kathmandu-Seoul, Kathmandu-Japan, Kathmandu-Chengdu and Kathmandu-Guangzhou sectors.
Nepal decided to stop all domestic flights from midnight on May 3 and all international flights from midnight on May 6, except for two weekly flights in the Kathmandu-Delhi sector.

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