MoCTCA begins preparations for resuming tourist activities

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, NOVEMBER 18

The Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation () has started preparations to resume remaining in the country.

As the Cabinet has decided to allow operations of cable cars, jungle safaris and museums, MoCTCA has begun preparations to open other tourist activities too.

Prior to this, the government had only allowed resumption of trekking and mountaineering activities.

The ministry had also issued a notice on November 13 requesting all the tourism service providers to resume their activities following the health safety measures set by the Ministry of Health and Population.

However, the ministry has stated that the local governments will have the final say on whether or not to allow tourist activities in their respective areas.

According to Rajan Poudel, joint spokesperson for MoCT- CA, even though the Cabinet has allowed resumption of all tourist activities, the ministry has requested local governments to monitor and allow the activities to resume looking at the risk of spread of COVID-19 infection.

“Despite the decision of the Cabinet, considering the COV- ID-19 risks, the local governments will be authorised to give permission to resume the activities,” he said.

Meanwhile, different bodies working under the ministry will monitor whether the activities are being conducted following the health safety measures.

The Cabinet had decided on November 9 to allow resumption of t


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