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Nepal to give on-arrival visas to foreigners if they coordinate with travel agencies in advance

File: Tourists viewing a mountain range in Nepal

Kathmandu, September 29

Further relaxing restrictions imposed to control the spread of the coronavirus in the country, the government of Nepal has decided to issue on-arrival visas to foreign tourists and trekkers under certain conditions.

Foreigners from the countries where there are Nepali diplomatic missions to issue visas should acquire visas in their own countries before flying to Nepal, Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation informs, adding those from other countries, however, can come to Nepal without obtaining visas in advance.

Nevertheless, they need to coordinate with travel and trekking agencies in Nepal, which will ask the Department of Immigration, via Nepal Tourism Board or Department of Tourism, to issue on-arrival visas for them, according to the notice.

All tourists coming to Nepal, carrying pre-acquired or on-arrival visas, should present a PCR negative test certificate and documents certifying booking of a hotel for seven-day quarantine upon arrival.

Likewise, they should also have an insurance of minimum USD 5,000.

The foreigners are required to undergo another PCR test for coronavirus on the fifth day of quarantine, testing negative in which only will qualify them for trekking and mountaineering activities.

Meanwhile, other health protocols issued by Ministry of Health are intact.

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