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International flight suspension, border sealing extended until May 31

File image: Tribhuvan International Airport

Kathmandu, May 6

While extending the nationwide lockdown until May 18, the government of Nepal also decided to extend the ongoing suspension of international flights until May 31. Before the decision, the suspension was in effect until May 15 only.

Meanwhile, the cabinet meeting held on Thursday also decided to continue closing all border points also until that date.

Though there are no significant threats from the crosspoints bordering China, the source of many recent Covid-19 cases has been found to be the open border with India. Though the lockdown is in effect in both countries, some people have managed to cross it, threatening the security system of both countries.

Through the cabinet meeting today, the government has called the citizens to mark the annual Buddha Jayanti festival by illuminating their houses on Thursday evening despite the lockdown restrictions.


Published on May 6th, Wednesday, 2020 3:27 PM


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  • Dan Norbu says: | May 10 2020 11:16am

    we are stuck in australia, we want to come back home to Nepal. we will quarantine. just let us come back. Nepalese govt. stop being deaf and blind to your citizens pleas! corona isn’t going away after may 31… is covid 19 going to be solved after may31? NO!! so are you going to keep on extending ! have some sense! our Money is going down fast soon we may not have money to buy airlplane tickets if we have to stay here for longer! so take action NOW! nepal Airlines came twice! but they went back empty. i have no hope from it..open international flight for certain window, for people to come and go back home!

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  • Prememe says: | May 06 2020 6:05pm

    Come on, hundreds of hongkong Nepalese citizens are stuck in Nepal. They decide to extend the suspension of flights. At least, they could have taken us and not bring people back from there. We have our house waiting there, the rents to pay and mauths to feed. I came here for 3 weeks and it has been almost 2 months and I am still stuck here. Please, Nepal government, do something about this situation!

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