A meeting of the Council of Ministers held at Prime Minister’s residence last evening approved a proposal presented by the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation to allow foreign tourists who get tested negative for Coronavirus 72 hours before departing their home country to visit Nepal without staying at hotel quarantine for seven days, according to sources.
However, arriving tourists should stand for the antigen test or instant PCR test for reconfirmation immediately upon arriving at Kathmandu airport, the sources said citing the MOCTCA proposal.
The government also plans to waive off COVID insurance of US$ 5,000 for visiting tourists but the travelers must assure that their medical costs would be covered by themselves or the handling agencies, should they contract Covid-19 while staying in the country, sources added.
Foreigners meeting required criteria will also be provided visa on arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport after October 17.
The tourism ministry confirmed that preparations are underway to introduce new protocols for foreign tourists incorporating aforementioned provisions to boost tourism activities in the country.
Talking to THT online, Minis