Kathmandu: Nepal Government has decided to resume operation of international and domestic flights in Nepal from August 17, 2020. A meeting of the Council of Ministers held on July 20, 2020 made a decision to open all flights in Nepal.
The government has directed the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation to make necessary arrangements for the safe operations of all flights from August 17, 2020. Tourism Minister Yogesh Bhattarai has informed about this decision on 20 July, 2020.
“The Civil Aviation Ministry has been assigned to do the needful to resume commercial flights. Thus, in coordination with concerned authorities, flights will be resumed following the safety protocols,” minister Bhattrai said. All flights were suspended with the imposition of nationwide lockdown on March 24, 2020 with the aim of cutting the spread of the coronavirus infection. However, recently, chartered rescue flights were being operated to fly in Nepalis stranded in foreign lands. Authorities have already initiated the implementation of safety protocol to facilitate operation of flights amid the coronavirus crisis, so as to prevent the spread of the disease.
We shall update about the safety protocols to be followed by all national and foreign travelers.