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"Regular flights once a week were opened for these destinations to ease travel for Nepalis and foreign nationals amid continued suspension of international flights," Bhanu Bhakta Dhakal, Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, told Xinhua news agency.
"The Tourism Ministry would decide the date of regular flights," he said.
Nepali officials said another objective of the move is to get supply of medical goods in an easier way to help the medical system control the pandemic in the country.
Authorities had suspended almost all international flights earlier this month and later extended the suspension till the end of May so as to curb Covid-19, as variants of the virus had left more sick and dead.
On May 18, the Nepali government decided to open flights to Guangzhou, China and Doha, Qatar.
Nepal has so far recorded 542,256 confirmed cases of Covid with 6,951 deaths, according to the Ministry of Health and Population.Indo-Asian News Service
Turkey, one of the world’s largest tourism destinations, is all set to attract a huge number of visitors from the Middle East as the country sees this region is a big contributor to its tourist inflow, said Salih Ozer, Attache of Culture and Information, Turkey to the UAE.
One in every eight Turkish lira is now generated by the nation’s travel and tourism sector. According to a recent report, the tourism sector contributed TL461.3 billion ($95.6 billion) to the country’s economy in 2018,
Chinese state media have said Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan told President Xi Jinping that ethnic minorities live happily in Xinjiang, in what would be a stark reversal of Ankara’s past criticism of Beijing’s
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