Kathmandu, December 22 Nepal Civil Aviation Authority issued an announcement on the 22nd that in response to the COVID-19 mutation in the United Kingdom, Nepal will suspend flights with the United Kingdom from midnight on the 23rd.
The announcement said that passengers from or connecting through the United Kingdom should not be allowed to board the plane on the plane to Nepal. The entry restrictions for these passengers took effect at 23:59 Nepal time on December 23.
In order to prevent and control the COVID-19 epidemic, Nepal issued a ban on international commercial flights at the end of March. On September 1, it began to resume international commercial flights to a limited extent, allowing specific groups of people from specific countries and regions to enter the country.
On November 24, the Nepali government decided to resume all international commercial flights as long as the destination country also agrees.
Recently, the number of new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Nepal has basically reached about 1,000. According to the data released by the Ministry of Health and Population on the afternoon of the 22nd, 722 new confirmed cases have been added in the past 24 hours, reaching a total of 255,236. The national cure rate of COVID-19 has reached 96.3%.