The Nepal government has finally decided to reopen the country to some international destinations after a brief shutdown. At the same time, domestic flights will also be partially resumed.

A cabinet meeting confirmed that the country is going to allow international flights to South Korea, Kuwait, Oman, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Japan.

Kathmandu, on the other hand, has now eased its restrictions but extended its lockdown for another week. The country has recorded a decline in coronavirus infections in the recent past. In addition, the country has resumed its flights to India, China, Qatar and Turkey, while increasing the flight frequencies to Turkey and Qatar.

Country’s Joint Secretary, Ministry of Culture, Tourism, and Civil Aviation, Buddhisagar Lamichhane said, "Possibly, international flights to new destinations will be allowed later this week or early next week."

The country had suspended its domestic flights since early May but has now decided to operate only under the criterion that only half of the total domestic flights will be allowed to operate. Buddhisagar Lamichhane said that domestic flights should probably resume early next week.

Nepal has also allowed flights to Chengdu and Guangzhou in China twice a week. But the destinations will be confirmed only after consultation with China.

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