The country is seeing recovery rates improving; thus, the authorities have decided to ease prohibitory restrictions and resumption of most services in the valley. Therefore, the lockdown, which began on 29 April, is extended to 28 June is eased from Tuesday i.e., 22 June. The Kathmandu Valley's three local authorities have agreed to allow stores and enterprises to open on alternating days.
Following the decision to ease the restrictions, shops such as electronics stores, jewelry shops, and automobile shops will open on Sundays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays. In addition, shopping malls, gift shops, clothing stores, cosmetic shops, and sports apparel stores will be allowed to operate on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Fridays. On the same note, grocery shops are allowed to open every day but only till 11 AM.
With easing general services, the government will also resume domestic and international flights. Domestic flights will operate with 50 percent occupancy from Sunday. On the other hand, the international flight was already in operation from 1 June; however, with numbers dropping, authorities are looking to extend the number of flights and open suspended routes.
Furthermore, the authorities will resume services to more countries in the coming weeks gradually. Officials also shared that, although services are not 100 percent continued, the limited number of flights for most countries will be allowed soon.
Regular flights to India, China, Qatar, and Turkey were already in operation, but they will add more flights to these countries. Likewise, the limited flights will resume to Japan, Kuwait, Thailand, Bahrain, and Oman, among other countries. This resumption shall allow international travelers as well as domestic travelers relief in traveling in and out of the country.
Travelers looking to travel abroad in the coming days can check the flight schedules given below: