Approximately 9,898 international visitors visited Nepal during the month of September, according to data given by the Department of Immigration. It is estimated that approximately 6,000 tourists visited during the month of August.
The majority of visitors from SAARC nations are Indian nationals, with 3,523 coming from India, 80 coming from Pakistan, 60 coming from Bangladesh, 39 coming from Sri Lanka, and 32 coming from Bhutan. The same year, a total of 585 visitors from Asian countries arrived in Nepal, with the majority hailing from countries such as China, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea, Myanmar, Taiwan, and Thailand.
In a similar vein, 1,733 international visitors that arrived in Nepal came from European countries, 2,123 from Canada and the United States combined, 77 from Australia, and four from New Zealand, according to official data.
Nepal’s tourism industry is one of the industries that has been most heavily hit by the COVID-19 pandemic’s repercussions. Following the initial wave of the pandemic last year, the hotel industry was set to gain some traction in March, thanks to an influx of a healthy number of international visitors who arrived in the wake of the outbreak. However, once the second wave of the coronavirus reached the country, it was once again rendered inoperable.