150,962 tourists visit Nepal in 2021 amid pandemic

Indian tourists constituted the highest number of foreign tourists at 64,673 followed by Americans at 22,853 in 2021.

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Kathmandu: A total of 150,962 tourists arrived in Nepal in 2021.

The Nepal Tourism Board shared that the number was less by 25 percent compared to the number of tourists entering Nepal via air and roadways in 2020.

The decrease in the arrival of tourists is attributed to restrictions in movements in foreign countries and at home due to the outbreak and spread of the second wave of Covid-19 worldwide.

Board’s Director Mani Lamichhane shared that over 230,000 foreign tourists visited Nepal in 2020 while 1,197,191 entered Nepal in 2019.

Indian tourists constituted the highest number of foreign tourists at 64,673 followed by Americans at 22,853 in 2021.

Likewise, altogether 8,680 British nationals, 6,196 Chinese and 5,044 Bangladeshi citizens visited Nepal during the same period.

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