Nepal bans international flights till May end

Nepal bans international flights till May end

You cannot fly to Nepal till May 31 midnight as the nation has extended its ban on international flights from May 14. The ban has been put in place by the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) to contain the spread of COVID-19 outbreak. The regulatory body issued a release, announcing the extension of the ban on international flights.

An official from CAAN stated that, “The suspension period of international schedule flights (except two flights in a week between Kathmandu and New Delhi, one flight each by Nepal Airlines and Air India, under the Air Travel Bubble Arrangement) is extended till 31st May 2021 midnight (23:59 hrs NST).”

The regulatory body has also asked airline companies to not accept new bookings to and from Nepal till further notice. It has also directed airlines to refund air tickets and also help passengers with changes in travel dates if they seek to do so. The current ban on international flights will not be applicable on medical, cargo and chartered flights.

Nepal is currently battling COVID-19, and had previously urged Everest mountaineers and other trekkers to bring back their oxygen cylinders to aid in oxygen supply in the nation.

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