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Jun 2, 2021

Nepal’s sky reopens for limited international flights

Foreign Affairs News Desk
Nepal Airlines aircraft
Nepal Airlines aircraft

Nepal’s sky has been opened for flights from China, Qatar and Turkey starting the second week of June.

According to the decision made by the government, Qatar airways make two flights on Monday, Turkish Airline will make one flight on Thursday from Istanbul to Kathmandu for medical relief, cargo uplift and Nepalese returning home, informed Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal with adding that two flights in a week will be in china.

However, with an air bubble agreement with India Nepal Airline and Air India are flying to New Delhi and Kathmandu every Wednesday and Friday respectively. Only the Nepali and Indian citizens are allowed to board on these special bonded flights.

Ministry of Culture, Civil Aviation and tourism, has also added that those passengers coming into Nepal have to stay in quarantine for 5 days in hotel on their own expenses whereas the passengers arriving in Kathmandu from other destinations are made compulsion to stay quarantine for 10 days in hotel on their own fund.

More than a month ago Nepal was under the lockdown and all the activities including all the flights were shut down due to the spread of a second wave of coronavirus infections and rise in death tolls in the country.

Moreover, during these special permitted flights it is believed that the fares will be more expensive than the quoted prices of the airlines.

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