Tourists allowed to visit Nepal for Trekking and Mountaineering

Posted On: November 1, 2020 12:49 pm

After almost six months of a prolonged shutdown, the Nepali Government has plan to reopen the country for the international tourists from October 17, 2020. According to the Foreign Ministry the Government has decided to resume tourism and hospitality sectors, and the concerned hotel and tour operators should adhere to the safety protocols and guidelines once they resume their businesses.

After almost six months of a prolonged shutdown, the Nepali Government has plan to reopen the country for the international tourists from October 17, 2020. According to the Foreign Ministry the Government has decided to resume tourism and hospitality sectors, and the concerned hotel and tour operators should adhere to the safety protocols and guidelines once they resume their businesses. Meanwhile, the foreign visitors are supposed to produce a negative COVID-19 test result taken within 72 hours before departure their home country to visit Nepal and mandatory 07 days hotel quarantine upon their arrival in Nepal.

As per the reopening plans, the trekking and mountaineering groups can take foreign clients to the
mountains from October 17. The resumption of tourism will provide a huge relief to the local communities, including travel agents, guides, Sherpas, and mountain workers, who earn a living from mountaineering and trekking activities. Earlier, the ministry had introduced a protocol laying conditions that the tourists must secure an entry-visa, or an entry-permit in absence of visa-provision in their countries in co-ordination with respective agencies.

Also, wave off mandatory a week-long hotel quarantine and COVID insurance of US$ 5000 provisions. “The revised provisions would certainly help expedite tourism activities in the country,” Tourism entrepreneurs have already started necessary preparations to run their businesses after Oct 17 once international commercial flights resume in a
full swing.

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