Turkey’s flag carrier, Turkish Airlines has announced it’s plan about resumption of its flights in the Istanbul-Kathmandu-Istanbul sector in the month of October. During global pandemic, international travel got suspended but now it has started resuming flights as the country borders are opening up slowly. Since the government of Nepal opened its airspace for scheduled flights, the airline has been operating only one weekly flight.
With the coronavirus slowly taking a downturn, airlines have been increasing it’s global network by resuming repatriation flights. Turkey has reopened its borders to all visitors as per the normal travel regulations. An estimated 3 million tourists have already traveled to the country since July.
U.S. citizens and tourists stranded in Nepal due to the lockdown are returning to the United States on a Turkish Airlines chartered flight. Turkish Airlines has begun to fly safely and hygienically to about 200 destinations, giving their customers more convenient travel options. Call us @10866-723-9393 for more details on existing flight schedules and flexible options for travel.
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General Manager of Turkish Airlines Kathmandu, says “We intend to operate three scheduled weekly flights from Istanbul to Kathmandu as of October.” Since Nepal is our destination for tourism. We’ll be planning to raise the frequency in the coming months, depending on the entry criteria for foreigners and Nepalese living abroad”
Safety Measures of Turkish Airline
Turkish Airlines has established safe travel guidelines during the pandemic, including online check-ins, fever tests, no touch boarding procedures, hygiene kit provision, new guidelines for catering and more. At the PCR centre in Istanbul Airport, passengers can be checked. Hospital-standard High-Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filters can cleanse the air on board throughout the flight.
Additional hygiene steps have been implemented by Turkish Airlines to protect the health of their guests. They also unveiled new improvements to the in-flight service to keep travelers safe from suffering a global pandemic. In order to ensure safety, Turkish Airlines will designate a member of the hygiene crew who is solely responsible for ensuring compliance with each flight’s policies. It will also be the responsibility of hygiene experts to limit individual on-board circulation and ensure that cabin crew and passengers comply with social distancing laws. They will monitor the use of masks by passengers while ensuring that all passengers do not remove their masks during the food and drink service together.
Passengers Travel Requirement
- Passengers must have a negative RT-PCR report generated by the Lab within 72 hours of the first departure point.
- Nepali residents, Nepalese foreign diplomats / officials, United Nations (UNO) representatives / officials, Development Partner Organisations (DPO) and members of their families are permitted to enter Nepal.
- Nepalese holders of US / Canadian passports must have a MOFA letter or a Nepalese Embassy letter or visa.
- Passengers should have a completed online entry form (or barcode) listed on the CCMC Nepal website: http:/ccmc.gov.np.