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Nepal eases travel restrictions for visitors

The Government of Nepal has announced new travel guidelines for visitors coming into the country.

Negative RT-PCR needed

As per the new guidelines, it is now mandatory for visitors to present a negative RT-PCR test report that should have been taken before 72 hours prior to boarding. Visitors also have the option to show a report of complete vaccination against COVID-19.

Hotel quarantine at own cost

All incoming travellers; those with vaccination against COVID-19 or with a negative PCR report, are required to do a PCR test upon arrival in Nepal in coordination with the concerned agency or association (at their own cost). They also need to stay in a hotel until the report comes out.

If the result comes out negative, travellers can continue with their travel plans, but if their result comes out positive, the tourist must continue to stay in hotel quarantine at their own cost until the report reads negative.

The circular from the ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation said:

Tourists visiting Nepal through air route (airlines) can access on arrival visa from the immigration desk at Tribhuvan International Airport, in case Nepal’s visa is not available or difficult to avail in the tourist home country. All tourists visiting Nepal through land route can enter Nepal only after acquiring visa from their home country.

Nepal Tourism Board tweeted:

Countries are easing restrictions

Many countries around the world are beginning to ease restrictions for tourists. For example, Seychelles opened to visitors on 25th March, Iceland opened to visitors on 18th March and Greece is planning to open to visitors on 14th May.

It is nice to see that the leisure market is emerging strongly from the pandemic.

What do you thing about countries easing restrictions for tourists? Let me know in the comments section below.

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