Nepal govt waives off quarantine for vaccinated foreign travellers, resumes on-arrival visas

KATHMANDU: With the decrease in Covid-19 cases in the country, the government has eased travel protocols.

The government has removed quarantine requirements for visitors who have got both doses of Covid-19 vaccine and decided to resume on-arrival visas, Taranath Adhikari, spokesperson at the Tourism Ministry said.

Following the decision, the tourists coming to Nepal via flight will be issued visas at the Tribhuvan International Airport and the tourists coming via surface route will be issued visas at border points.

Earlier, the tourists were required to stay in quarantine which is why tourist arrival rate had declined.

The tourists should have a negative report of the PCR test conducted within 72 hours before the flight.

Earlier, as many as 22 tourism related associations had jointly urged the government to waive off coronavirus-related travel restrictions.

Likewise, the Tourism Board had also held discussions with the Prime Minister, Health Ministry and CCMC regarding the issue time and again in the past.

With a rise in the number of Covid-19 cases in Nepal last year, the government came up with a rule that the tourists have to spend seven days in quarantine at government-listed hotels.

 

 

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