Kathmandu, Sept. 15 -- The government on Monday decided to allow domestic airlines as well as long-distance public transport services to resume from September 21 in view of the upcoming festival season.

The services had remained suspended for the last six months in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.

The government, however, has not lifted the restrictions on foreign tourists' entry to the country.

Even though international passenger flights have been allowed to operate since September 1, foreign tourists have not been allowed into the country, in a major setback for the country's tourism sector which has been hit the hardest due to the pandemic.

Foreign Minister Pradeep Gyawali, who took charge as the government spokesperson on Monday...