So far Nepal has reported 17,844 infections including 40 deaths from the disease.
Nepal, home to eight of the world’s 14 tallest mountains, including Mount Everest, relies on tourism, including mountaineering.
The decision to restart flights from Nepal’s only international airport in Kathmandu was taken at a cabinet meeting on Monday evening.
“We will prepare the safety rules that must be followed by the airlines to operate,” Tourism and Civil Aviation Minister Yogesh Bhattarai told Reuters.
Deochandra Lal Karna, spokesperson for Kathmandu airport, said safety rules such as social distancing, the use of disinfectants and masks were already in place for evacuation flights specially chartered for nationals blocked due to the pandemic.
“Now airlines will submit their flight schedules for approval before starting services,” he said.