KATHMANDU, May 19: The Nepal Association of Tour and Travel Agents (NATTA) has demanded reopening of regular international flights.
Foreign tourists in Nepal have not been able to fly out as all domestic and international flights have been halted. Issuing a statement, NATTA said that it has submitted a letter to the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation on the issue. It has suggested collecting details of tourists stranded in Nepal, and making arrangements to operate at least two to three flights a week as per the need. However, the government is yet to lift the ban on international flights, with the exception to India.
The Association also demanded that charter flights should not be operated as there were controversies in the past.
The Association has asked the government to allow regular international flights from May 25, and give priority to Nepal Airlines, and then allow other international airlines operating international flights in Nepal for 2-3 regular flights a week.
The organization has demanded full compliance with the health standards set by the government for foreign and Nepali nationals traveling on regular flights.