Chartered and rescue flights to operate during prohibitory order period

KATHMANDU: The government has suspended domestic flights from Monday night meant to break the chain of coronavirus. Similarly, international flights will be suspended from 6th May 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 council of ministers meeting held on Sunday decided to suspend all the domestic and international flights till May 14 to control the spread of coronavirus infection. 

However, chartered and rescue flights will take place during this period, according to CAAN.

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

The passengers returning to Nepal from India should mandatorily stay in quarantine for 10 days.  Barcode and PCR report with photo has been made mandatory to the passengers for chartered and rescue flights.

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