Nepal's Flight Services Set to Resume on August 17, 2020 - Welcome News for Travelers!
Nepal's announcement of the recommencement of international flights is welcome news for all travelers eagerly waiting to visit this beautiful country. After months of lockdown, the Nepalese government has taken the decision to resume flight services from August 17, 2020, due to the declining number of COVID-19 cases and the effective measures applied to control the spread of the virus.
On Monday, July 20, a press meeting was held with the Nepal government and the crisis management team to discuss the situation in the country. With the number of COVID-19 cases declining, the Nepalese government decided to unlock the lockdown and resume international and domestic flight services. Airlines are welcoming the decision and are preparing to operate flights with safety measures in place to ensure passengers' comfort and well-being.
After a four-month nationwide lockdown, the Nepalese government is slowly resuming basic services while still following safety measures and precautions. The government plans to operate flights in three phases, with the first phase covering destinations that are less affected by the pandemic. Flights to other destinations will resume in the second and third phases as soon as the number of positive COVID-19 cases decreases, and the government decides on passenger restrictions and safe destinations.
Dr. Samir Kumar Adhikari, joint spokesperson for the Ministry of Health and Population, stated that new precautions and guidelines for handling air passengers' arrival will be published soon after August 17. Passengers traveling on charter or repatriation flights until August 16 must go to quarantine centers, and those on scheduled commercial flights must present their PCR report to enter Nepal thereafter.
The domestic and international flights will operate under the 'Guidance to Airlines, Airports Ground Services ' for operating during COVID-19. This autumn, the weather and climate in Nepal are perfect for outdoor activities such as trekking in the Himalayas. Autumn is the best time for trekking, not only because of the weather and temperature but also because it is the season of sunny and clear skies, after the rainy season when the dust and humidity settle.
The announcement of the resumption of international flights is great news for all travelers and the Nepalese tourism industry. Nepal, with its stunning beauty and welcoming people, is ready to receive visitors, and the Himalayas are waiting to be explored. We invite you to experience Nepal's vibrant culture, breathtaking landscapes, and serene atmosphere. Let's meet in the icy lap of the Himalayas!