Nepal waives off quarantine and COVID insurance provision for tourists visiting Nepal after 17 October
9th Oct 2020 |
Kathmandu: Nepal is all set to open borders for International tourists from 17 October.
The proposal presented by the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation on the cabinet meeting at the Prime Minister’s residence has been approved. Now a foreigner with 17 hours prior to the Covid-19 negative report can travel to Nepal. The foreigner is no longer required to stay seven days of hotel quarantine.
However, tourists should undergo an instant PCR test at Tribhuwan International Airport. The government also plans to waive off 500$ COVID Insurance but the foreigner should assure that they will cover their medical expenses themselves.
Foreigners fulfilling the criteria will be provided on arrival visas at the airport after October 17.
The Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation has confirmed that they are ready to issue new protocols for tourists visiting Nepal and the protocols will be released after confirming with the Covid-19 Crisis Management Centre.
Source: The Himalayan Times