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Nepal travel restrictions

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Airlines Updates

Published on 12.10.2020
Nepal Airlines Oct 2020 International operations

Published on 07.10.2020
Hong Kong suspends Nepal Airlines flights for two weeks after passengers tested positive for COVID-19

17.09.2020 Nepal Airlines has filed changes to its planned operation for the month of September 2020, as the airline resumed scheduled International service earlier this month. Based on the airline’s website schedule listing as of 15SEP20, latest operation as follows.

Kathmandu – Dubai 2 weekly A320
Kathmandu – Hong Kong A320 operates every 2 weeks (Previous plan: 1 weekly)
Kathmandu – Kuala Lumpur 2-3 weekly A320 (Previous plan: 1 weekly)
Kathmandu – Tokyo Narita A330-200 operates every 2 weeks

Further changes remain possible.

16.09.2020 Nepal Airlines has filed changes to its planned operation for the month of September 2020, as the airline resumed scheduled International service earlier this month. Based on the airline’s website schedule listing as of 15SEP20, latest operation as follows.

Kathmandu – Dubai 2 weekly A320
Kathmandu – Hong Kong A320 operates every 2 weeks (Previous plan: 1 weekly)
Kathmandu – Kuala Lumpur 2-3 weekly A320 (Previous plan: 1 weekly)
Kathmandu – Tokyo Narita A330-200 operates every 2 weeks

Nepal Airlines in September 2020 plans to resume scheduled International service, as the airline’s website revealed its planned operation. As of 30AUG20, planned International service as follows.

Various travel restrictions continue to impact the airline’s planned operation.

Kathmandu – Dubai eff 05SEP20 2 weekly A320
Kathmandu – Hong Kong eff 09SEP20 1 weekly A320
Kathmandu – Kuala Lumpur eff 06SEP20 1 weekly A320/330
Kathmandu – Tokyo Narita eff 02SEP20 A330-200 operates every 2 weeks

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Full Restrictions
Open for travel from Nepal
Crossing Rules
  • Passengers are not permitted to enter Nepal.
  • This does not apply to:
    • Nationals of Nepal,
    • Repatriation flights,
    • International aid,
    • Flights for diplomatic purposes.
Flight Restrictions

published 14.08.2020

Entry restrictions
Passengers with a visa must submit a PCR test health certificate to the immigration office at Kathmandu (KTM) issued at most 7 days before arrival.

All international flights are suspended
Flights to Nepal are suspended until 31 August 2020.
– This does not apply to medical and repatriation flights.

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Quarantine

Quarantine Requirement- Unknown where.
Anyone who is eligible to enter Nepal must quarantine for 14 days.

Insurance
Certification

COVID-19 negative certification required for entering the country.

You will be required to show a valid PCR test demonstrating that you did not have COVID-19, taken within 72 hours of travel.

Vaccination

Yellow fever (2019)
Country requirement at entry: a yellow fever vaccination certificate is required for travellers aged 1 year
or over arriving from countries with risk of yellow fever transmission and for travellers having transited for
more than 12 hours through an airport of a country with risk of yellow fever transmission.
WHO vaccination recommendation: no

Malaria (2019)
Malaria infection is present in southern Terai region, mostly inner Terai (plain land) – along the forests,
foothills, forest fringes and in upper hilly river valleys. Malaria transmission is mostly seasonal (March –
October); peak months are during the rainy season (May – August). The risk is due predominantly to P. vivax
with occasional outbreaks of P. falciparum from July through October.
WHO recommended prevention in risk areas: C

Other country requirement(s) (2019)
Polio vaccination is required for travellers arriving from Afghanistan, Kenya, Nigeria, Pakistan, Papua New
Guinea and Somalia.

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Full Restrictions

  • Nepal Latest News: Nepal’s aviation authority plans to resume flights to, from India from 17 October (NDTV, 02.10.2020) Civil aviation authority will allow international carriers to resume unlimited number of flights from 1 October (Nepali Times, 28.09.2020). Domestic flights, long-distance bus services to resume from 21 September (Himalayan Times, 15.09.2020). Kathmandu Valley lockdown will be eased from 10 September (My Republica, 10.09.2020).

    International Restrictions:
    Commercial flights resumed on 2 September. Flights currently remain very limited. Entry is currently prohibited for certain foreign nationals. Nepal’s land-based entry crossings into Nepal will remain closed to foreigners from third countries until midnight 16 October. You will be required to show a valid COVID-19 negative PCR test, taken within 72 hours of your flight.
    Public health requirements for humanitarian flights here.

    Internal Restrictions:
    The Nepali authorities have extended the temporary reintroduction of lockdown restrictions untill 03 September, to control the Covid-19 outbreak. Many non-essential services remain closed. People wearing face masks may access essential services (including access to medical care, to buy food, and to access the airport for outbound flights.) There are penalties for people who do not observe these rules, which will be rigorously enforced.
    The Government of Nepal has announced that from 17 September hotels in the Kathmandu valley are permitted to re-open. Local administrations in other districts are free to adapt a different model, and more restrictive lockdowns are in place in other parts of the country still.
    Public spaces and services are now open in the Kathmandu valley. Shops and services will only serve customers wearing some form of face mask. Shop openings may vary by location, as local administrations in other districts are free to adapt a different model, and more restrictive lockdowns are still in place in other parts of the country.
    People are required to maintain social distancing and wear masks in public, and there is a ban on large gatherings.
    Entertainment centres such as cinema halls and dance bars, health clubs and swimming clubs, salons, beauty parlours, spas, libraries, zoos, and museums remain closed until further notice.

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    08.10.2020
  • Nepal Latest News: Domestic flights, long-distance bus services to resume from 21 September (Himalayan Times, 15.09.2020). Kathmandu Valley lockdown will be eased from 10 September (My Republica, 10.09.2020). Domestic flights, long-distance bus services will remain suspended until 16 September. (My Republica, 31.08.2020)

    International Restrictions:
    Commercial flights resumed on 2 September. Flights currently remain very limited. Entry is currently prohibited for certain foreign nationals. Nepal’s land-based entry crossings into Nepal will remain closed to foreigners from third countries until midnight 16 October. You will be required to show a valid PCR test demonstrating that you did not have COVID-19, taken within 72 hours of travel.
    Public health requirements for humanitarian flights here.

    Internal Restrictions:
    The Nepali authorities have extended the temporary reintroduction of lockdown restrictions untill 03 September, to control the Covid-19 outbreak. Many non-essential services remain closed. People wearing face masks may access essential services (including access to medical care, to buy food, and to access the airport for outbound flights.) There are penalties for people who do not observe these rules, which will be rigorously enforced.
    The Government of Nepal has announced that from 17 September hotels in the Kathmandu valley are permitted to re-open. Local administrations in other districts are free to adapt a different model, and more restrictive lockdowns are in place in other parts of the country still.
    Public spaces and services are now open in the Kathmandu valley. Shops and services will only serve customers wearing some form of face mask. Shop openings may vary by location, as local administrations in other districts are free to adapt a different model, and more restrictive lockdowns are still in place in other parts of the country.
    People are required to maintain social distancing and wear masks in public, and there is a ban on large gatherings.
    Entertainment centres such as cinema halls and dance bars, health clubs and swimming clubs, salons, beauty parlours, spas, libraries, zoos, and museums remain closed until further notice.

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    18.09.2020
  • Nepal Kathmandu Valley lockdown will be eased from 10 September (My Republica, 10.09.2020). Domestic flights, long-distance bus services will remain suspended until 16 September. (My Republica, 31.08.2020)

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    International restrictions:

    Commercial flights resumed on 2 September. Initially, only Nepalis, international passengers from certain employment categories, and their dependants are admitted. Flights currently remain very limited. Entry is currently prohibited for certain foreign nationals. You will be required to show a valid PCR test demonstrating that you did not have COVID-19, taken within 72 hours of travel. Nepal’s land-based entry crossings into Nepal will remain closed to foreigners from third countries until midnight 16 September. Public health requirements for humanitarian flights here.

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    Internal restrictions:

    The Nepali authorities have extended the temporary reintroduction of lockdown restrictions untill 03 September, to control the Covid-19 outbreak. Non-essential services will be closed. People wearing face masks may access essential services (including access to medical care, to buy food, and to access the airport for outbound flights.) There are penalties for people who do not observe these rules, which will be rigorously enforced. The governmnet decided to allow the vehicles to ply the roads on an odd-even basis starting Thursday 10 September. This means that vehicles with the even registration number shall be allowed to operate on an even date and those with an odd registration number shall be allowed to operate on odd dates.
    Hotels in the Kathmandu valley are being temporarily closed in response to the Covid-19 outbreak. Non-essential shops are temporarily closed in the Kathmandu valley. Essential shops and services will only serve customers wearing some form of face masks. Shop openings may vary by location. People are required to maintain social distancing and wear masks in public, and there is a ban on large gatherings. Entertainment centres such as cinema halls and dance bars, health clubs and swimming clubs, salons, beauty parlours, spas, libraries, zoos, and museums remain closed until further notice.

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    10.09.2020
  • Nepal Domestic flights, long-distance bus services will remain suspended until 16 September. (My Republica, 31.08.2020)

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    International restrictions:

    Commercial flights resumed on 2 September. Initially, only Nepalis, international passengers from certain employment categories, and their dependants are admitted. Flights currently remain very limited. Entry is currently prohibited for certain foreign nationals. You will be required to show a valid PCR test demonstrating that you did not have COVID-19, taken within 72 hours of travel. Nepal’s land-based entry crossings into Nepal will remain closed to foreigners from third countries until midnight 16 September. Public health requirements for humanitarian flighs [https://humanitarianbooking.wfp.org/en/wfp-aviation/]

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    Internal restrictions:

    The Nepali authorities have extended the temporary reintroduction of lockdown restrictions untill 03 September, to control the Covid-19 outbreak. Non-essential services will be closed. People wearing face masks may access essential services (including access to medical care, to buy food, and to access the airport for outbound flights.) There are penalties for people who do not observe these rules, which will be rigorously enforced. Hotels in the Kathmandu valley are being temporarily closed in response to the Covid-19 outbreak. Non-essential shops are temporarily closed in the Kathmandu valley. Essential shops and services will only serve customers wearing some form of face masks. Shop openings may vary by location. People are required to maintain social distancing and wear masks in public, and there is a ban on large gatherings. Entertainment centres such as cinema halls and dance bars, health clubs and swimming clubs, salons, beauty parlours, spas, libraries, zoos, and museums remain closed until further notice.

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    08.09.2020
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    International restrictions:

    Commercial flights to and from Nepal remain very limited. The Government of Nepal has announced its intention to lift the suspension of international commercial flights on 1 September, though initially, only Nepalis, international passengers from certain employment categories, and their dependants will be admitted. Flights currently remain very limited. Entry is currently prohibited for certain foreign nationals. You will be required to show a valid PCR test demonstrating that you did not have COVID-19, taken within 72 hours of travel. Nepal’s land-based entry crossings into Nepal will remain closed to foreigners from third countries until midnight 16 September. Public health requirements for humanitarian flighs [https://humanitarianbooking.wfp.org/en/wfp-aviation/]

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    Internal restrictions:

    The Nepali authorities have extended the temporary reintroduction of lockdown restrictions untill 03 September, to control the Covid-19 outbreak. Non-essential services will be closed. People wearing face masks may access essential services (including access to medical care, to buy food, and to access the airport for outbound flights.) There are penalties for people who do not observe these rules, which will be rigorously enforced. Hotels in the Kathmandu valley are being temporarily closed in response to the Covid-19 outbreak. Non-essential shops are temporarily closed in the Kathmandu valley. Essential shops and services will only serve customers wearing some form of face masks. Shop openings may vary by location. People are required to maintain social distancing and wear masks in public, and there is a ban on large gatherings. Entertainment centres such as cinema halls and dance bars, health clubs and swimming clubs, salons, beauty parlours, spas, libraries, zoos, and museums remain closed until further notice.

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    27.08.2020
  • Nepal Kathmandu Valley lockdown extended until 2 September. All the services except for essentials and emergencies have been restricted to operate during the lockdown period. Markets have been allowed to open till 9:15 a.m. With the exception of shopping for groceries and medicine, movement of people has been banned. (My Republica, 26.08.2020) International flights will resume from 1 September but restrictions on foreign tourists will continue until further notice (Aviation Pros, 24.08.2020)

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    International restrictions:

    Commercial flights to and from Nepal remain very limited. The Government of Nepal has announced its intention to lift the suspension of international commercial flights on 1 September. Flights currently remain very limited. Entry is currently prohibited for certain foreign nationals. Nepal’s land-based entry crossings into Nepal will remain closed to foreigners from third countries until midnight 16 September. Public health requirements for humanitarian flighs [https://humanitarianbooking.wfp.org/en/wfp-aviation/]

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    Internal restrictions:

    Most of the lockdown restrictions imposed to control the Covid-19 outbreak in-country ended on 21 July, with some restrictions remaining. This will mean an immediate lift to the internal movement restrictions that have up until now limited the number of cars that can travel at one time. Long-route public transportation will reopen on September 1, and travel between different districts will no longer require the prior approval of the Chief District Officer(s) concerned. Hotels are allowed to operate from July 31. Shops are beginning to open, though many will only serve customers wearing some form of face masks. Shop openings may vary by location. Entertainment centres such as cinema halls and dance bars, health clubs and swimming clubs, salons, beauty parlours, spas, libraries, zoos, and museums remain closed until further notice. Permissions for mountaineering expeditions resumed on 31 July.

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    26.08.2020
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    International restrictions:

    Commercial flights to and from Nepal remain very limited. The Government of Nepal has announced its intention to lift the suspension of international commercial flights on 1 September. Flights currently remain very limited. Entry is currently prohibited for certain foreign nationals. Nepal’s land-based entry crossings into Nepal will remain closed to foreigners from third countries until midnight 16 September. Public health requirements for humanitarian flighs [https://humanitarianbooking.wfp.org/en/wfp-aviation/]

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    Internal restrictions:

    The Government of Nepal has announced that most of the lockdown restrictions imposed to control the Covid-19 outbreak in-country will end from midnight on 21 July, with some restrictions remaining. This will mean an immediate lift to the internal movement restrictions that have up until now limited the number of cars that can travel at one time. Long-route public transportation will reopen on September 1, and travel between different districts will no longer require the prior approval of the Chief District Officer(s) concerned. Hotels will be allowed to operate from July 31. Shops are beginning to open, though many will only serve customers wearing some form of face masks. Shop openings may vary by location. Entertainment centres such as cinema halls and dance bars, health clubs and swimming clubs, salons, beauty parlours, spas, libraries, zoos, and museums remain closed until further notice. Permissions for mountaineering expeditions, which have up until now been suspended, will resume from 31 July.

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    12.08.2020
  • Nepal Government cancels resumption of all flights until 31 August (Himalayan Times, 10.08.2020)

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    International restrictions:

    Government of Nepal has decided to put off the resumption of all flights till 31 August. Flights currently remain very limited. Entry is currently prohibited for certain foreign nationals. Until this restriction is lifted, Nepal’s land-based entry crossings into Nepal will remain closed to foreigners from third countries. The Government of Nepal has announced its intention to lift the suspension of international commercial flights on 17 August, but it is not yet clear whether entry to Nepal for foreign nationals will remain prohibited. Public health requirements for humanitarian flighs [https://humanitarianbooking.wfp.org/en/wfp-aviation/]

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    Internal restrictions:

    The Government of Nepal has announced that most of the lockdown restrictions imposed to control the Covid-19 outbreak in-country will end from midnight on 21 July, with some restrictions remaining. This will mean an immediate lift to the internal movement restrictions that have up until now limited the number of cars that can travel at one time. Long-route public transportation will reopen on August 17, and travel between different districts will no longer require the prior approval of the Chief District Officer(s) concerned. Hotels will be allowed to operate from July 31. Shops are beginning to open, though many will only serve customers wearing some form of face masks. Shop openings may vary by location. Entertainment centres such as cinema halls and dance bars, health clubs and swimming clubs, salons, beauty parlours, spas, libraries, zoos, and museums remain closed until further notice. Permissions for mountaineering expeditions, which have up until now been suspended, will resume from July 31.

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    10.08.2020
  • Nepal COVID-19 lockdown ends; airports, commercial flights to resume on 1 August (AP, 22.07.2020). Government plans to resume domestic, international flights in August. (Dev Discourse, 17.07.2020).

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    International restrictions:

    Commercial flights to and from Nepal are to resume on August 1st, and currently remain very limited. Entry is currently prohibited for certain foreign nationals. Until this restriction is lifted, Nepal’s land-based entry crossings into Nepal will remain closed to foreigners from third countries. The Government of Nepal has announced its intention to lift the suspension of international commercial flights on 17 August, but it is not yet clear whether entry to Nepal for foreign nationals will remain prohibited. Public health requirements for humanitarian flighs [https://humanitarianbooking.wfp.org/en/wfp-aviation/]

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    The Government of Nepal has announced that most of the lockdown restrictions imposed to control the Covid-19 outbreak in-country will end from midnight on 21 July, with some restrictions remaining. This will mean an immediate lift to the internal movement restrictions that have up until now limited the number of cars that can travel at one time. Long-route public transportation will reopen on August 17, and travel between different districts will no longer require the prior approval of the Chief District Officer(s) concerned. Hotels will be allowed to operate from July 31. Shops are beginning to open, though many will only serve customers wearing some form of face masks. Shop openings may vary by location. Entertainment centres such as cinema halls and dance bars, health clubs and swimming clubs, salons, beauty parlours, spas, libraries, zoos, and museums remain closed until further notice. Permissions for mountaineering expeditions, which have up until now been suspended, will resume from July 31.

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    22.07.2020
  • Nepal Government plans to resume domestic, international flights in August. (Dev Discourse, 17.07.2020). Government announces decision to extend lockdown until 22 July (Hindustan Times, 30.06.2020)

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    International restrictions:

    Nepal’s land borders are closed to third country nationals and international flights are suspended until at least 22 July. This does not apply to evacuation, rescue and emergency flights with a special permission from Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal.

    Public health requirements for humanitarian flighs [https://humanitarianbooking.wfp.org/en/wfp-aviation/]

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    Internal restrictions:

    The Government of Nepal has begun to relax the current internal movement restrictions around the country. Vehicles with number plates ending in odd numbers can travel on odd-numbered days, and vehicles with number plates ending in even numbers can travel on even-numbered days. Travel between different districts requires the prior approval of the Chief District Officer(s) concerned. Shops are beginning to open, though many will only serve customers wearing some form of face masks. Shop openings may vary by location. Permissions for mountaineering expeditions for Spring 2020 (including existing permissions) have been suspended.

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    09.07.2020
  • Nepal Government announces decision to extend lockdown until 22 July (Hindustan Times, 30.06.2020)

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    International restrictions:

    Nepal’s land borders are closed to third country nationals and international flights are suspended until at least 22 July. This does not apply to evacuation, rescue and emergency flights with a special permission from Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal.

    Public health requirements for humanitarian flighs [https://humanitarianbooking.wfp.org/en/wfp-aviation/]

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    Internal restrictions:

    The Government of Nepal has begun to relax the current internal movement restrictions around the country. Vehicles with number plates ending in odd numbers can travel on odd-numbered days, and vehicles with number plates ending in even numbers can travel on even-numbered days. Travel between different districts requires the prior approval of the Chief District Officer(s) concerned. Shops are beginning to open, though many will only serve customers wearing some form of face masks. Shop openings may vary by location. Permissions for mountaineering expeditions for Spring 2020 (including existing permissions) have been suspended.

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    08.07.2020
  • Nepal The suspension period of all domestic and international commercial passenger flights has been extended till July 5. (Xinhua, 14.06.2020)

    International flights to Nepal are suspended. This does not apply to evacuation, rescue and emergency flights with a special permission from Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal.

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    International restrictions:

    The government has suspended regularly scheduled international and domestic flights until 2359 hours on July 5, 2020, As such foreign nationals are denied entry to Nepal, until at least the 06 July. Until then, Nepal’s land-based entry crossings into Nepal are closed to foreigners from third countries.

    Public health requirements for humanitarian flighs [https://humanitarianbooking.wfp.org/en/wfp-aviation/]

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    Internal restrictions:

    Nepal is planning to re-open domestic flights from as early as 15 June, allowing planes to carry only 40-50 percent of their passenger capacity. (Nepali Times, 10.06.2020)
    Nepal Government on Monday late evening announced the decision to extend lockdown till 22 July.
    The Government of Nepal has begun to relax the current internal movement restrictions around the country. Vehicles with number plates ending in odd numbers can travel on odd-numbered days, and vehicles with number plates ending in even numbers can travel on even-numbered days. Travel between different districts requires the prior approval of the Chief District Officer(s) concerned.

    *****Relaxation Measures:
    Shops are beginning to open, though many will only serve customers wearing some form of face masks. Shop openings may vary by location. Permissions for mountaineering expeditions for Spring 2020 (including existing permissions) have been suspended. According to media reports, the Government of Nepal has announced an easing to the nationwide lockdown. Some establishments, such as malls and cinemas, are still closed. Many restaurants are open for take out orders. Movement by private vehicle is permitted according to the odd-even final digit on license plates matching the final digit of the Nepali calendar date. (June 15 on the Nepali calendar is Asar 1, and there is odd-even consistency between the Nepali and Gregorian calendars until July 15.)

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    30.06.2020
  • Nepal The suspension period of all domestic and international commercial passenger flights has been extended till July 5. (Xinhua, 14.06.2020) Nepal is planning to re-open domestic flights from as early as 15 June, allowing planes to carry only 40-50 percent of their passenger capacity. (Nepali Times, 10.06.2020)
    International flights to Nepal are suspended. This does not apply to evacuation, rescue and emergency flights with a special permission from Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal.

    1. Flights to Nepal are suspended until 5 July 2020.
    – This does not apply to medical and repatriation flights.
    2. Passengers are subject to self-quarantine for 14 days.
    3. A completed “Passengers Locator Card” must be presented to the “health desk” upon arrival.

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    International restrictions:

    The government has suspended regularly scheduled international and domestic flights until 2359 hours on July 5, 2020, As such foreign nationals are denied entry to Nepal, until at least the 06 July. Until then, Nepal’s land-based entry crossings into Nepal are closed to foreigners from third countries.

    Public health requirements for humanitarian flighs [https://humanitarianbooking.wfp.org/en/wfp-aviation/]

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    Internal restrictions:

    The Government of Nepal has begun to relax the current internal movement restrictions around the country. Vehicles with number plates ending in odd numbers can travel on odd-numbered days, and vehicles with number plates ending in even numbers can travel on even-numbered days. Travel between different districts requires the prior approval of the Chief District Officer(s) concerned.

    *****Relaxation Measures:
    Shops are beginning to open, though many will only serve customers wearing some form of face masks. Shop openings may vary by location. Permissions for mountaineering expeditions for Spring 2020 (including existing permissions) have been suspended. According to media reports, the Government of Nepal has announced an easing to the nationwide lockdown. Some establishments, such as malls and cinemas, are still closed. Many restaurants are open for take out orders. Movement by private vehicle is permitted according to the odd-even final digit on license plates matching the final digit of the Nepali calendar date. (June 15 on the Nepali calendar is Asar 1, and there is odd-even consistency between the Nepali and Gregorian calendars until July 15.)

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    20.06.2020
  • Nepal The suspension period of all domestic and international commercial passenger flights has been extended till July 5. (Xinhua, 14.06.2020) Nepal is planning to re-open domestic flights from as early as 15 June, allowing planes to carry only 40-50 percent of their passenger capacity. (Nepali Times, 10.06.2020)
    International flights to Nepal are suspended. This does not apply to evacuation, rescue and emergency flights with a special permission from Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal.

    1. Flights to Nepal are suspended until 5 July 2020.
    2. Passengers are subject to self-quarantine for 14 days.
    3. A completed “Passengers Locator Card” must be presented to the “health desk” upon arrival.

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    International restrictions:

    The government has suspended regularly scheduled international and domestic flights until 2359 hours on July 5, 2020, As such foreign nationals are denied entry to Nepal, until at least the 06 July. Until then, Nepal’s land-based entry crossings into Nepal are closed to foreigners from third countries.

    Public health requirements for humanitarian flighs [https://humanitarianbooking.wfp.org/en/wfp-aviation/]

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    The Government of Nepal has begun to relax the current internal movement restrictions around the country. Vehicles with number plates ending in odd numbers can travel on odd-numbered days, and vehicles with number plates ending in even numbers can travel on even-numbered days. Travel between different districts requires the prior approval of the Chief District Officer(s) concerned.

    *****Relaxation Measures:
    Shops are beginning to open, though many will only serve customers wearing some form of face masks. Shop openings may vary by location. Permissions for mountaineering expeditions for Spring 2020 (including existing permissions) have been suspended. According to media reports, the Government of Nepal has announced an easing to the nationwide lockdown. Some establishments, such as malls and cinemas, are still closed. Many restaurants are open for take out orders. Movement by private vehicle is permitted according to the odd-even final digit on license plates matching the final digit of the Nepali calendar date. (June 15 on the Nepali calendar is Asar 1, and there is odd-even consistency between the Nepali and Gregorian calendars until July 15.)

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    19.06.2020
  • Nepal The suspension period of all domestic and international commercial passenger flights has been extended till July 5. (Xinhua, 14.06.2020) Nepal is planning to re-open domestic flights from as early as 15 June, allowing planes to carry only 40-50 percent of their passenger capacity. (Nepali Times, 10.06.2020)
    International flights to Nepal are suspended. This does not apply to evacuation, rescue and emergency flights with a special permission from Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal.

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    International restrictions:

    The government has suspended regularly scheduled international and domestic flights until 2359 hours on July 5, 2020, As such foreign nationals are denied entry to Nepal, until at least the 06 July. Until then, Nepal’s land-based entry crossings into Nepal are closed to foreigners from third countries.

    Public health requirements for humanitarian flighs [https://humanitarianbooking.wfp.org/en/wfp-aviation/]

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    The Government of Nepal has begun to relax the current internal movement restrictions around the country. Vehicles with number plates ending in odd numbers can travel on odd-numbered days, and vehicles with number plates ending in even numbers can travel on even-numbered days. Travel between different districts requires the prior approval of the Chief District Officer(s) concerned.

    *****Relaxation Measures:
    Shops are beginning to open, though many will only serve customers wearing some form of face masks. Shop openings may vary by location. Permissions for mountaineering expeditions for Spring 2020 (including existing permissions) have been suspended. According to media reports, the Government of Nepal has announced an easing to the nationwide lockdown. Some establishments, such as malls and cinemas, are still closed. Many restaurants are open for take out orders. Movement by private vehicle is permitted according to the odd-even final digit on license plates matching the final digit of the Nepali calendar date. (June 15 on the Nepali calendar is Asar 1, and there is odd-even consistency between the Nepali and Gregorian calendars until July 15.)

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    17.06.2020
  • Nepal Nepal is planning to re-open domestic flights from as early as 15 June, allowing planes to carry only 40-50 percent of their passenger capacity. (Nepali Times, 10.06.2020)
    Government plans to lift ban on flights for 10 days to bring home nationals stranded abroad (Khabarhub, 08.06.2020)

    International restrictions:

    International and domestic flights remain suspended until end of June.
    All travellers including Nepalis that have transited or arrived to Nepal from all European nations, West Asia (including Iran, Turkey and Gulf countries), Malaysia, South Korea, Japan will be denied entry into the country.
    Visa services and Visa-on-arrival facilities, including those granted to Non-resident Nepali card holders are suspended until further notice.
    All foreign nationals (including those with business, study, diplomatic, official visas) allowed entry to Nepal must stay in self quarantine and Nepali nationals including Non Resident Nepalis (NRNs) must stay in home quarantine for 14 days from the date of their arrival.
    Travellers must obtain medical certificate clearance signed at most seven days before entry into Nepal, if they have travelled from or transited through China (including Hong Kong and Macao), France, Germany, Iran, Italy, Japan, South Korea and Spain.
    While land borders with China and India are closed, cargo transport can still continue.
    Foreign embassies are allowed to gather their stranded nationals in Kathmandu and fly them out of Nepal. The Nepal tourism board and the Civil Aviation Authority are coordinating flights to repatriate tourists. Embassies and governments from Australia, Canada, France, Germany, the UK and the US have repatriated their citizens from Nepal.

    Public health requirements for humanitarian flighs [https://humanitarianbooking.wfp.org/en/wfp-aviation/]

    Internal restrictions:

    The nationwide lockdown has been extended to 15 June. During this period:
    A stay-home-order is issued to all households: individuals are only allowed to leave their residences to purchase food and medicine. Private and public vehicles are prohibited from non-essential travel during the lockdown.
    Domestic flights and public transport have also been suspended.
    Public gatherings of more than 25 people are banned.
    All non-essential businesses and services, including manufacturing, schools, offices, markets a4nd entertainment venues remain closed.
    Starting 9 May, the lockdown in Kavre district has been eased to allow the production of agriculture and livestock, as well as resumption of industrial work.
    Inter-district travel remains banned. In case of emergency, only the Chief District Officer has the authority to issue the pass to travel within districts, and upon the approval of the Ministry of Home Affairs for vehicles entering Kathmandu. Travellers with scheduled repatriation flights are also required to obtain a pass permit for inter-district travel.

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    10.06.2020
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    International restrictions:

    International and domestic flights remain suspended until end of June.
    All travellers including Nepalis that have transited or arrived to Nepal from all European nations, West Asia (including Iran, Turkey and Gulf countries), Malaysia, South Korea, Japan will be denied entry into the country.
    Visa services and Visa-on-arrival facilities, including those granted to Non-resident Nepali card holders are suspended until further notice.
    All foreign nationals (including those with business, study, diplomatic, official visas) allowed entry to Nepal must stay in self quarantine and Nepali nationals including Non Resident Nepalis (NRNs) must stay in home quarantine for 14 days from the date of their arrival.
    Travellers must obtain medical certificate clearance signed at most seven days before entry into Nepal, if they have travelled from or transited through China (including Hong Kong and Macao), France, Germany, Iran, Italy, Japan, South Korea and Spain.
    While land borders with China and India are closed, cargo transport can still continue.
    Foreign embassies are allowed to gather their stranded nationals in Kathmandu and fly them out of Nepal. The Nepal tourism board and the Civil Aviation Authority are coordinating flights to repatriate tourists. Embassies and governments from Australia, Canada, France, Germany, the UK and the US have repatriated their citizens from Nepal.

    Internal restrictions:

    The nationwide lockdown has been extended to 15 June. During this period:
    A stay-home-order is issued to all households: individuals are only allowed to leave their residences to purchase food and medicine. Private and public vehicles are prohibited from non-essential travel during the lockdown.
    Domestic flights and public transport have also been suspended.
    Public gatherings of more than 25 people are banned.
    All non-essential businesses and services, including manufacturing, schools, offices, markets a4nd entertainment venues remain closed.
    Starting 9 May, the lockdown in Kavre district has been eased to allow the production of agriculture and livestock, as well as resumption of industrial work.
    Inter-district travel remains banned. In case of emergency, only the Chief District Officer has the authority to issue the pass to travel within districts, and upon the approval of the Ministry of Home Affairs for vehicles entering Kathmandu. Travellers with scheduled repatriation flights are also required to obtain a pass permit for inter-district travel.

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    02.06.2020
  • Nepal Government extends lockdown until 2 June (Xinhua, 17.05.2020) International flights to Nepal are suspended until 14 June. – This does not apply to evacuation, rescue and emergency flights with a special permission from Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal.

    International restrictions:

    International and domestic flights remain suspended until at least 14 June. All travellers including Nepalis that have transited or arrived to Nepal from all European nations, West Asia (including Iran, Turkey and Gulf countries), Malaysia, South Korea, Japan will be denied entry into the country. Visa services and Visa-on-arrival facilities, including those granted to Non-resident Nepali card holders are suspended until further notice. All foreign nationals (including those with business, study, diplomatic, official visas) allowed entry to Nepal must stay in self quarantine and Nepali nationals including Non Resident Nepalis (NRNs) must stay in home quarantine for 14 days from the date of their arrival. Travellers must obtain medical certificate clearance signed at most seven days before entry into Nepal, if they have travelled from or transited through China (including Hong Kong and Macao), France, Germany, Iran, Italy, Japan, South Korea and Spain. While land borders with China and India are closed, cargo transport can still continue. Foreign embassies are allowed to gather their stranded nationals in Kathmandu and fly them out of Nepal. The Nepal tourism board and the Civil Aviation Authority are coordinating flights to repatriate tourists. Embassies and governments from Australia, Canada, France, Germany, the UK and the US have repatriated their citizens from Nepal.

    Internal restrictions:

    The nationwide lockdown has been extended to 2 June. During this period: A stay-home-order is issued to all households: individuals are only allowed to leave their residences to purchase food and medicine. Private and public vehicles are prohibited from non-essential travel during the lockdown. Domestic flights and public transport have also been suspended. Public gatherings of more than 25 people are banned. All non-essential businesses and services, including manufacturing, schools, offices, markets a4nd entertainment venues remain closed. Starting 9 May, the lockdown in Kavre district has been eased to allow the production of agriculture and livestock, as well as resumption of industrial work. Inter-district travel remains banned. In case of emergency, only the Chief District Officer has the authority to issue the pass to travel within districts, and upon the approval of the Ministry of Home Affairs for vehicles entering Kathmandu. Travellers with scheduled repatriation flights are also required to obtain a pass permit for inter-district travel.

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    27.05.2020
  • Nepal Government extends lockdown until 2 June (Xinhua, 17.05.2020) International flights to Nepal are suspended until 31 May. – This does not apply to evacuation, rescue and emergency flights with a special permission from Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal.

    International restrictions:

    International commercial flights will remain suspended. Special permission will be required from the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal for the operation of any passenger evacuation, freighter, rescue or emergency flights. From 20 March until further notice, all travellers including Nepalis that have transited or arrived to Nepal from all European nations, West Asia (including Iran, Turkey and Gulf countries), Malaysia, South Korea, Japan will be denied entry into the country. Visa-on-arrival facilities are suspended until 30 April. Foreigners (those with business, study, work, diplomatic, official visas) who enter Nepal are advised to self-quarantine for 14 days. Until 30 April, the on-arrival-visa (Gratis) facility granted to Non-Resident Nepali card holders is also suspended. All foreign nationals entering Nepal must stay in self quarantine and Nepali nationals including Non Resident Nepalis (NRNs) must stay in home quarantine for 14 days from the date of their arrival. Travellers who have been to China (including Hong Kong and Macao), France, Germany, Iran, Italy, Japan, South Korea and Spain can no longer obtain a visa on arrival. They are only allowed to enter Nepal if arriving at Kathmandu Airport (KTM). Travellers must obtain medical certificate clearance signed at most seven days before entry into Nepal, if they have travelled from or transited through the above-mentioned locations. The border with China is closed. Cargo transport can still continue. Foreign embassies are allowed to gather their stranded nationals in Kathmandu and fly them out of Nepal. The Nepal tourism board and the Civil Aviation Authority are coordinating flights to repatriate tourists. Embassies and governments from Australia, Canada, France, Germany, the UK and the US have repatriated their citizens from Nepal.

    Internal restrictions:

    The suspension of domestic flights has been extended to 31 May. The nationwide lockdown has been extended to 18 May. During this period: A stay-home-order is issued to all households: individuals are only allowed to leave their residences to purchase food and medicine. Private and public vehicles are prohibited from non-essential travel during the lockdown. Domestic flights and public transport have also been suspended. Public gatherings of more than 25 people are banned. All non-essential businesses and services, including manufacturing, schools, offices, markets and entertainment venues remain closed. Starting 9 May, the lockdown in Kavre district has been eased to allow the production of agriculture and livestock, as well as resumption of industrial work. Inter-district travel remains banned.

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    21.05.2020
  • Nepal International flights to Nepal are suspended until 31 May. – This does not apply to evacuation, rescue and emergency flights with a special permission from Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal.

    International restrictions:

    International commercial flights will remain suspended. Special permission will be required from the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal for the operation of any passenger evacuation, freighter, rescue or emergency flights. From 20 March until further notice, all travellers including Nepalis that have transited or arrived to Nepal from all European nations, West Asia (including Iran, Turkey and Gulf countries), Malaysia, South Korea, Japan will be denied entry into the country. Visa-on-arrival facilities are suspended until 30 April. Foreigners (those with business, study, work, diplomatic, official visas) who enter Nepal are advised to self-quarantine for 14 days. Until 30 April, the on-arrival-visa (Gratis) facility granted to Non-Resident Nepali card holders is also suspended. All foreign nationals entering Nepal must stay in self quarantine and Nepali nationals including Non Resident Nepalis (NRNs) must stay in home quarantine for 14 days from the date of their arrival. Travellers who have been to China (including Hong Kong and Macao), France, Germany, Iran, Italy, Japan, South Korea and Spain can no longer obtain a visa on arrival. They are only allowed to enter Nepal if arriving at Kathmandu Airport (KTM). Travellers must obtain medical certificate clearance signed at most seven days before entry into Nepal, if they have travelled from or transited through the above-mentioned locations. The border with China is closed. Cargo transport can still continue. Foreign embassies are allowed to gather their stranded nationals in Kathmandu and fly them out of Nepal. The Nepal tourism board and the Civil Aviation Authority are coordinating flights to repatriate tourists. Embassies and governments from Australia, Canada, France, Germany, the UK and the US have repatriated their citizens from Nepal.

    Internal restrictions:

    The suspension of domestic flights has been extended to 31 May. The nationwide lockdown has been extended to 18 May. During this period: A stay-home-order is issued to all households: individuals are only allowed to leave their residences to purchase food and medicine. Private and public vehicles are prohibited from non-essential travel during the lockdown. Domestic flights and public transport have also been suspended. Public gatherings of more than 25 people are banned. All non-essential businesses and services, including manufacturing, schools, offices, markets and entertainment venues remain closed. Starting 9 May, the lockdown in Kavre district has been eased to allow the production of agriculture and livestock, as well as resumption of industrial work. Inter-district travel remains banned.

    Source: https://pandemic.internationalsos.com/2019-ncov/ncov-travel-restrictions-flight-operations-and-screening https://np.usembassy.gov/covid-19-information/ https://www.iatatravelcentre.com/international-travel-document-news/1580226297.htm https://english.onlinekhabar.com/nepal-extends-suspension-of-all-flights-until-may-15.html

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    12.05.2020
  • Nepal International flights to Nepal are suspended until 31 May. – This does not apply to evacuation, rescue and emergency flights with a special permission from Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal.

    International restrictions:

    International commercial flights will remain suspended. Special permission will be required from the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal for the operation of any passenger evacuation, freighter, rescue or emergency flights. From 20 March until further notice, all travellers including Nepalis that have transited or arrived to Nepal from all European nations, West Asia (including Iran, Turkey and Gulf countries), Malaysia, South Korea, Japan will be denied entry into the country. Visa-on-arrival facilities are suspended until 30 April. Foreigners (those with business, study, work, diplomatic, official visas) who enter Nepal are advised to self-quarantine for 14 days. Until 30 April, the on-arrival-visa (Gratis) facility granted to Non-Resident Nepali card holders is also suspended. All foreign nationals entering Nepal must stay in self quarantine and Nepali nationals including Non Resident Nepalis (NRNs) must stay in home quarantine for 14 days from the date of their arrival. Travellers who have been to China (including Hong Kong and Macao), France, Germany, Iran, Italy, Japan, South Korea and Spain can no longer obtain a visa on arrival. They are only allowed to enter Nepal if arriving at Kathmandu Airport (KTM). Travellers must obtain medical certificate clearance signed at most seven days before entry into Nepal, if they have travelled from or transited through the above-mentioned locations. The border with China is closed. Cargo transport can still continue. Foreign embassies are allowed to gather their stranded nationals in Kathmandu and fly them out of Nepal. The Nepal tourism board and the Civil Aviation Authority are coordinating flights to repatriate tourists. Embassies and governments from Australia, Canada, France, Germany, the UK and the US have repatriated their citizens from Nepal.

    Internal restrictions:

    The suspension of domestic flights has been extended to 31 May. The nationwide lockdown has been extended to 18 May. During this period: A stay-home-order is issued to all households: individuals are only allowed to leave their residences to purchase food and medicine. Private and public vehicles are prohibited from non-essential travel during the lockdown. Domestic flights and public transport have also been suspended. Public gatherings of more than 25 people are banned. All non-essential businesses and services, including manufacturing, schools, offices, markets and entertainment venues remain closed. Starting 9 May, the lockdown in Kavre district has been eased to allow the production of agriculture and livestock, as well as resumption of industrial work. Inter-district travel remains banned.

    Source: https://pandemic.internationalsos.com/2019-ncov/ncov-travel-restrictions-flight-operations-and-screening https://np.usembassy.gov/covid-19-information/ https://www.iatatravelcentre.com/international-travel-document-news/1580226297.htm https://english.onlinekhabar.com/nepal-extends-suspension-of-all-flights-until-may-15.html

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    12.05.2020
  • Nepal International flights to Nepal are suspended until 31 May.
    – This does not apply to evacuation, rescue and emergency flights with a special permission from Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal.

    International restrictions:

    International commercial flights will remain suspended. Special permission will be required from the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal for the operation of any passenger evacuation, freighter, rescue or emergency flights.
    From 20 March until further notice, all travellers including Nepalis that have transited or arrived to Nepal from all European nations, West Asia (including Iran, Turkey and Gulf countries), Malaysia, South Korea, Japan will be denied entry into the country.
    Visa-on-arrival facilities are suspended until 30 April. Foreigners (those with business, study, work, diplomatic, official visas) who enter Nepal are advised to self-quarantine for 14 days.
    Until 30 April, the on-arrival-visa (Gratis) facility granted to Non-Resident Nepali card holders is also suspended.
    All foreign nationals entering Nepal must stay in self quarantine and Nepali nationals including Non Resident Nepalis (NRNs) must stay in home quarantine for 14 days from the date of their arrival.
    Travellers who have been to China (including Hong Kong and Macao), France, Germany, Iran, Italy, Japan, South Korea and Spain can no longer obtain a visa on arrival. They are only allowed to enter Nepal if arriving at Kathmandu Airport (KTM).
    Travellers must obtain medical certificate clearance signed at most seven days before entry into Nepal, if they have travelled from or transited through the above-mentioned locations.
    The border with China is closed. Cargo transport can still continue.
    Foreign embassies are allowed to gather their stranded nationals in Kathmandu and fly them out of Nepal. The Nepal tourism board and the Civil Aviation Authority are coordinating flights to repatriate tourists. Embassies and governments from Australia, Canada, France, Germany, the UK and the US have repatriated their citizens from Nepal.

    Internal restrictions:

    The suspension of domestic flights has been extended to 15 May.
    The nationwide lockdown has been extended to 18 May. During this period: A stay-home-order is issued to all households: individuals are only allowed to leave their residences to purchase food and medicine. Private and public vehicles are prohibited from non-essential travel during the lockdown.
    Domestic flights and public transport have also been suspended.
    Public gatherings of more than 25 people are banned.
    All non-essential businesses and services, including manufacturing, schools, offices, markets and entertainment venues remain closed.
    The authorities have announced plans of easing the nationwide lockdown after 7 May. More details will likely be announced in the coming days.
    All districts would be divided into three zones: red, yellow and green depending on the number of COVID-19 cases, geographical location, linkage to international borders and population density. Across the country, schools remain closed.
    Red zones are classified as COVID-19 hotspots, where lockdown restrictions will remain in place. Red zones include districts such as Bara, Rautahat (both Province No. 2) and Udayapur (Province No. 1).
    Meanwhile, in yellow zones, selected businesses, including those in non-essential sectors are allowed to gradually resume operations. Entertainment venues will remain closed. Yellow zones include districts in the capital, Kathmandu (Bagmati Pradesh province) and the cities of Pokhara (Gandaki Pradesh province) and Nepalgunj (Province No. 5).
    In green zones, public and private vehicular movement is allowed. All businesses are allowed to resume operations, on the condition that social distancing measures are adhered to. Most of the green zones are districts in the Hilly region of Nepal.

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    10.05.2020
  • Source OSAC Travel Advisories/
    Foreign travel advice, Gov.UK/
    US State Dept. COVID-19 Country Specific Information/
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