The Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) has decided to ban entry of visitors into the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) premises.

In accordance with the new guidelines set by CAAN on Saturday, only passengers making a departure can enter the premises of the only international airport in Nepal.

The aforementioned steps have been implemented as per the health protocol issued by the Ministry of Health and Population, and TIA COVID-19 Crisis Management Procedure 2020 (Supplement to TIA Airport Emergency Plan 2019) to prevent the risk of COVID-19 transmission.

Nepal's coronavirus caseload reached 730,479 on Saturday with 1,947 more people testing positive for the infection in the past 24 hours.