In recent days, there has been a minor increase in the number of tourists arriving in the country. Due to the new system that the government implemented for foreign tourists in the midst of the COVID-19 threat, there has been a favourable influence on tourist arrivals.
According to the Nepal Tourism Board (NTB), a favourable influence has been witnessed in visitor arrivals after the government made arrangements for ‘on-arrival visas,’ which are particularly beneficial for foreign tourists.
International tourist arrivals surged nearly double in September, according to the numbers released by the Tourism Development Board. In September, about ten thousand tourists arrived, compared to approximately 5,000 tourists who arrived in the preceding month.
In the month of September, a total of 9,917,74 international tourists came to Nepal from other countries. During that month, a total of 6,942 foreign tourists left Nepal, according to official figures. This figure only covers tourists who arrived in Nepal by plane, not those who arrived by land. Foreign tourists have arrived in Nepal in large numbers in August, with 5,900,000 arriving in total.
According to NTB Director Maniraj Lamichhane, the new arrangement formed by the government for international tourists has had a favourable influence on tourist arrivals, which have marginally increased as a result of the new arrangement.
R20;The provision of on-arrival visas for foreign tourists has proven to be a beneficial attraction, as evidenced by the increase in tourist arrivals. As a result, it is expected that the number of international tourists visiting the country would increase in the upcoming season “He went on to say more.
In the last nine months of the year 2021, 76,913 international tourists visited Nepal, bringing the total number of visitors to 76,913 for the year. This number represents the period from January to September.
The tourism industry was particularly hard struck by the COVID-19 epidemic, which resulted in a significant decrease in the number of visitors. During the month of September 2020, just 548 international tourists arrived in Nepal, compared to 92 thousand 604 foreign tourists that visited Nepal during the same month in 2019.
In a meeting held on September 21, the Cabinet approved an on-arrival visa for foreign tourists visiting Nepal who have been completely vaccinated against COVID-19 and abolished the requirement that they stay in a hotel quarantine facility while in Nepal.
According to the Nepal Tourism Board, the number of international tourists visiting Nepal has declined dramatically, from 1,197,191 in 2019 to 230,000 in 2020. COVID-19 is being held responsible for the situation.