As a number of countries have restarted their flight operations, the Nepal government on Monday, July 20 decided to resume its domestic and international flight services from August 17, 2020. The major decision in this regard was taken at a cabinet meeting held at Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli’s official residence in Baluwatar, Kathmandu. According to a cabinet minister, the meeting endorsed the proposal made by the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation (MoCTCA). The MoCTCA has asked the officials concerned to prepare a detailed safety guideline to resume the flights as the threat of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues to remain in the country.
The flights have remained suspended for over four months now in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic. Airlines and tourism entrepreneurs welcome the decision to lift flight restrictions that have been in place for over four months due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
The resumption of air service is expected to give a much-awaited boost to the nation’s travel sector driven by leisure, adventure and religious tourism.