Nepal aviation ministry preparing protocols to resume international flights

As the Nepalese government has announced all domestic and international flights will be resumed from August 17, all the concerned authorities are busy preparing protocols on how to manage the flights and passengers during this pandemic

Aug 07, 2020
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As the Nepalese government has announced all domestic and international flights will be resumed from August 17, all the concerned authorities are busy preparing protocols on how to manage the flights and passengers during this pandemic.

Spokesperson for Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation (MoCTCA) Kamal Prasad Bhattarai said that the government is preparing a first draft of the protocols for flight resumption. “Particularly for passengers travelling after the flight resumption we are preparing safety protocols in three sets — before, during and after the travel,” he said.

As per him, protocols for before the travel would require passengers to ensure that they are COVID-free and have a negative report of PCR. Passengers with fever, common cold and other illnesses will not be allowed for travel. During the flight, the passengers would have to follow safety protocols of the airline companies and maintain distance and keep themselves safe as directed by the crew members.

“At Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA), the concerned authorities and Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) gave prepared their protocols on how to manage passengers and flights,” he said, “However, we are still working on how to manage passengers once they come out of the airport.”

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