10,000 foreign nationals stranded in Nepal


, March 22

As most countries across the world have issued travel bans to stop the spread of the coronavirus outbreak, 10,000 foreigners are stranded in at present.

According to the Department of Immigration (DoI), a total of 10,030 foreigners have extended their visas in the last six days to stay back in Nepal.

Most of the foreigners have decided to remain in Nepal after the travel bans across the world.

The department has also stated that the foreigners whose visas have been extended for the being will be sent back to their home countries after 10 days provided there is no travel restriction in their home countries.

Issuing a notice today, DoI has stated that it has halted all its visa services with effect from today till April 3. The department clarified that the services have been halted taking into consideration the spread of the coronavirus. “The government has decided to shut down all the front door services.

Following the direction of the government to avoid gatherings and maintaining social dist

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