Nepal resumes on-arrival visas after four months

NL Today

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Kathmandu: After a halt for four months, the government has resumed issuing on-arrival visas to foreign nationals with the Covid-19 situation slowly normalizing in the country.

A meeting of the Council of Ministers held Tuesday had decided to resume the entry permit to foreign nationals from nine entry points including the Tribhuvan International Airport.

Immigration offices have started issuing visas from today, said Spokesperson at the Department of Immigration Jhanka Nath Dhakal.

The department said that the immigration office at TIA will make necessary arrangements for those entering Nepal through flights and immigration offices at border points will manage the entry of foreigners from other entry points.

Tourism entrepreneurs are hopeful that the issuance of on-arrival visas will help to revive the tourism industry that has been hit hard by the pandemic.