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Rajan Jung Adhikari

No More Quarantine “to Visit Nepal”

  • 3 years ago

Good News for Foreign Tourists Visiting Nepal

No More Quarantine “to Visit Nepal”. The Nepal government has revised its quarantine policy regarding the international tourists. The cabinet meeting held on March 18, 2020, removed the 7-day home quarantine to facilitate the foreign tourists planning to visit Nepal. As per the Ministry of Culture, Tourism, and Civil Aviation (MOCTA) proposal, the government agreed to look into the mandatory visa policy.

According to the Ministry of Tourism spokesperson, Taranath Adhikari, international visitors can visit Nepal without 7-day home quarantine. However, they must have a negative PCR report within 72 hours prior to entering Nepal, and corona vaccination proof. The on-arrival visa policy, which was cancelled due to COVID-19 has also been resumed. The international tourists can easily get the on-arrival visas from the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) and custom offices located in border entry points.

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Visitors coming to Nepal are oblige to receive a visa from the Nepali Embassy and Consulate in the respective countries on the travel agency’s recommendation. Nonetheless, it is mandatory for international tourists to have a travel insurance of USD 5,000 with COVID-19 coverage. Although the tourism entrepreneurs had been demanding to change the visa policy and home quarantine policy since a long time ago, the government has taken the decision in their favor now.

At a glance, the provision of home quarantine does (did) not seem practical in the case of foreign tourists. When visitors have very limited time, mandatory provision of 7-day home quarantine did not seem possible. Within the specified home quarantine time, visitors can complete city tours and short treks in Nepal. Although late, the new decision of the government is expect to increase the flow of international tourists to support the economy of the country.