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March records the highest number of foreign tourists in Nepal since the Covid outbreak

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File: Tourists viewing a mountain range in Nepal

Kathmandu, April 4

March 2022 recorded the arrival of the highest number of foreign tourists in Nepal since the Covid outbreak in early 2020, according to the government.

The data recorded by the Department of Immigration show that 42,000 foreigners entered Nepal as tourists. This is the highest since March 2020 in terms of the monthly count of foreign tourists in Nepal.

Of them, 15,013 are Indians as the southern neighbour became the biggest source of foreign visitors in Nepal this time.

In 2021, November had received the highest number of tourists (26,135) as the country was trying to revive normality following the second Covid wave. However, the spread of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus in December had an adverse impact again.

Tourism entrepreneurs have expressed their happiness over the increasing numbers.

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