Kathmandu, December 22
As many as 6,280 foreigners came to Nepal in the past five months amidst the Covid-19 crisis, informs the Department of Immigration. Most of them are tourists.
Although around 100,000 foreigners would visit Nepal every month on average in the past years, the country’s tourism industry has been badly hit by the Covid-19 pandemic this year. The government has already opened the country for all tourism activities, but the number of visitors is still not much exciting.
The department says 1,317 citizens from the United States came to Nepal between mid-July and mid-December. This is the highest number as per the origin of the visitors. It is followed by the United Kingdom (901), China (576), India (431) and Turkey (303). Meanwhile, 115 UN staff came to the country.
In this period, 154,221 Nepalis came back to their homeland and 89,890 left the country for various destinations via the Tribhuvan International Airport, the only international airport in the country, according to the department.