Kathmandu, February 18
The Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation (MoCTCA) today declared that Nepal is free from coronavirus and asked related government agencies to accelerate efforts to promote country’s tourism in the international market.
Amid a meeting held with tourism stakeholders here today, Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Yogesh Bhattarai directed related agencies to develop audio-visual products highlighting Nepal as a ‘coronavirus-free zone’ within three days and promote the message in the international market through different means. Minister Bhattarai urged the related agencies to prepare such audio-visual products in Nepali, English, Hindi and Chinese languages.
Expressing solidarity with the Chinese people and the northern neighbour, Bhattarai also said that a promotional product stating that Nepal is ready to welcome Chinese tourists would be prepared within one week and featured in different Chinese media.
Meanwhile, Minister Bhattarai also directed the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) to encourage international airlines to fly to Nepal and issue flight permits to those interested. Similarly, he also asked Nepal Airlines Corporat
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