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Indian passenger vehicles allowed to enter Nepal after 1.5 years

Indian passengers are welcomed at the Nepal-India border, Birgunj, across Raxaul, on Friday, October 1, 2021. Photo: Suresh Bidari

Kathmandu, October 1

The government has decided to lift the bar imposed on the entry of Indian passenger vehicles into Nepal owing to the Covid-19 pandemic.

The vehicles have been barred from entering Nepal since March 2020 after the risk of coronavirus infection increased in Nepal. But, concerning customs offices at border points say they have lifted the bar from Friday following a cabinet decision in this regard.

Punya Bikram Khadka, the information officer at the Department of Customs, says, “On Thursday, we wrote to all customs offices informing them that private passenger vehicles with or without passengers can come to Nepal conditionally.”

The government made the decision as the number of active Covid-19 cases is decreasing in the country. Nepali and Indian traders have welcomed the government decision.

Khadka claims the government will make sure that passengers coming to Nepal following the Covid-19 protocols.

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