Kathmandu, June 17

The government is to resume flights to countries with a large number of Nepali migrant workers.

A meeting of the COVID-19 Crisis Management Committee chaired by Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli today at the official residence of the Prime Minister in Baluwatar decided to resume flights to Turkey, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Japan and Malaysia.

The meeting also decided to resume flights in a way that not more than 2,000 passengers arrive from these countries in a week.

Spokesperson for the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Taranath Adhikari said that the decision recommended by the CCMC would come into effect once the ministry receive it in written form after the Cabinet approves it.

A version of this article appears in the print on June 18, 2021, of The Himalayan Times.