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Nepal resumes issuing visas to foreign tourists

Source : 112 Ukraine

The country resumed the issuance of visas for the first time after the termination of the service in March 2020
15:12, 24 September 2021

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Nepal has resumed the issuance of visas upon arrival for foreign tourists fully vaccinated against Covid-19 in order to restore the tourism sector, Xinhua reports.

In recommendations, the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation of Nepal stated that foreign tourists will be able to obtain visas upon arrival upon submission of documents confirming that they are fully vaccinated against coronavirus at least 14 days before arrival in the country.

“The decision to resume on-arrival visas was taken to rescue the tourism sector which has been devastated by the pandemic. On the other hand, COVID-19 cases in Nepal have also been decreasing in recent days and even schools are being reopened. So, it would not be justified to keep the tourism sector closed continuously,” said Lakshmi Kumari Basnet, the ministry's joint secretary.

This South Asian country first resumed issuing visas upon arrival for foreign tourists after the termination of this service last March, when it was hit by the first wave of Covid-19.

The country reported 941 new confirmed coronavirus cases and 13 deaths. In total, 788,769 people have been infected in the country since the beginning of the pandemic, 11,072 people have died because of the disease.

As it was reported earlier, A case of coronavirus caused the government of Nepal to temporarily shut down the access to Everest in October, 2020.

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