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Chartered, rescue flights allowed to operate

Chartered and rescue flights to take place during prohibitory period according to CAAN

2021 May 04, 12:24, Kathmandu
This undated image shows the signboard of the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) in Babrmahal, Kathmandu. Photo courtesy: Uniting aviation

The government has suspended domestic flights from Monday midnight meant to break the chain of coronavirus. Similarly, international flights will be suspended from May 6 midnight.

However, there will be limited flights between Nepal and India.

According to the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN), all domestic flights and international flights have been suspended, and only two flights a week will take place between Nepal and India.

A meeting of the Council of Ministers held on Sunday decided to suspend all domestic and international flights till May 14 to control the spread of coronavirus infection.

However, chartered and rescue flights will be allowed to operate during this period, according to CAAN.

CAAN Spokesperson, Raj Kumar Chhetri, said that domestic and international chartered and rescue flights will be operated by taking permission on the basis of necessity.

Passengers returning to Nepal from India must mandatorily stay in quarantine for 10 days. The passengers are required to furnish a PCR report with photo identification and barcode while arriving at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu.


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