New Covid protocol scraps mandatory PCR and vaccine certificates for air travellers

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Kathmandu, May 30

The Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation has issued a new Covid protocol.

As per the protocol, international passengers no longer have to carry negative PCR test reports and Covid vaccination certificates from now onwards. Prior to this, both were mandatory in Nepal.

The Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation sent a letter to the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal on Sunday, instructing it to implement the new Covid protocol.

According to the ministry, the Covid Crisis Management Coordination Committee held on May 14 decided to remove the mandatory rule of passengers needing to have a negative PCR report and or vaccine certificate for air passengers coming to Nepal.

Accordingly, the authority has also implemented this regulation.

However, passengers leaving Nepal must carry the documents specified by the country of destination.

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