International Flights to Resume from August 17 in Nepal
The government of Nepal has decided to end the national wide lockdown from July 21 and decided that International and Domestic flights will resume from August 17 after nearly 4 months of national lockdown that was enforced in order to contain the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID - 19).
The government has come to this decision due to the decreasing number of COVID-19 cases seen in the country. Hotels and restaurants will also be allowed to open from July 30. Also from the same day trekking and mountaineering activities will also be opened.
This is welcome news for us and hundreds and thousands of people who work in the tourism industry. As tourism in Nepal has come to a standstill for 4 months due to coronavirus, thousands of people have become unemployed who work in this sector. The lockdown has affected Hotels, Tour companies, Trekking companies, Restaurants, Airlines, Guides, Porters, Transportation companies, shops, and many more. So after hearing that international and domestic flight will resume from 17 August brings hope for a revival of tourism in Nepal.
Since Coronavirus is still spreading around the global tourism sector as a whole will be operated differently compared to before the spread of the virus. There will be a high emphasis on the well being of the clients and social distancing will be maintained in order to minimize the chances of the spread of the virus.
We at Langtang Ri believe that Nepal will be the perfect destination for travel during such times where social distancing is a must and large gathering is unappealing and risky. Since Nepal is such a hotspot for trekking and mountaineering, this could be the perfect opportunity for people to start heading for their next trip to the Himalaya region of Nepal. You will be able to experience all the beauty of Nepal while maintaining social distancing. For the rest of the year, we would also like to promote private trekking trips as you will travel in the comfort of your family and friends. We would also like to promote Camping trekking trips more compared to Tea house trek as we can further maintain social distancing without the risk of catching the virus. Also, Nepal is a very welcoming country and we have always maintained social distancing from generation as we greet others with Namaste instead of a handshake. So Namaste to everyone from LangtangRi and hope to see a good revival of Tourism in Nepal from the coming month.