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International Flights Resumed in Nepal after more than Five Months Long Suspension

September 2, 2020

Regular international flights that were suspended since March 22 have been resumed from today after more than 5 months of suspension due to the COVID pandemic in Nepal. But still, domestic flights are suspended till September 15 along with long-distance transportation.

Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) will be conducting first regular international flight which has left from Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) Kathmandu, Nepal by 1 AM towards Narita in Japan. The government is resuming international flights by implementing several health safety protocols. As per the information, regular flights will be handled by the Nepali Army.  After exiting the airport, the Nepali Army will take passengers to hold centres.

According to the provision made for returnees, passengers who have PCR (polymerase chain reaction test) negative report will be sent home. The government will continue chartered flights to the destinations that do not have PCR testing system. The government has published the schedule for 57 regular flights and 27 chartered flights for September.

Furthermore, foreign tourist will not be allowed in the initial phase of flight resumption. However, foreign diplomats can travel to Nepal after acquiring special permission from the government of Nepal.

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