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Amid COVID-19 surge, Nepal bans all domestic, international flights

By ET News

Nepal on Sunday banned all domestic flights from Monday midnight and all international flights from Wednesday midnight until May 14 amid a surge in COVID-19 cases.

“The decision on flight restrictions are in place until May 14,” Health Minister Hridayesh Tripathi told the Kathmandu Post. “However, charter flights will be allowed.”

Nepal has also made quarantine mandatory for everyone arriving in the country.

Foreigners flying into the Kathmandu Valley are subject to a mandatory 10-day quarantine in hotels upon arrival. A negative polymerase chain reaction test result obtained within 72 hours prior to departure from the country of origin is required for entry into Nepal.

Bus services have been halted since Thursday (April 29), reported Kathmandu Post.

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