Nepal makes COVID report mandatory for international travellers
As per the latest development, Nepal has yet again made it mandatory for international passengers to provide COVID-19 negative reports, which was recently announced by the country’s national flag carrier Nepal Airlines.
While issuing a notice to all the passengers, the airlines added that passengers arriving from the international sector will now be required to present proof of COVID-19 international certificate or COVID-19 PCR negative report.
Ganesh Kumar Ghimire, joint spokesperson at Nepal Airlines, also added that the latest move comes in the wake of rising COVID-19 cases across the world.
As per an official from the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN), the said decision was taken earlier on December 23, 2022. Ghimire further added that in line with this, they have issued the notice as per the decision of the regulatory body.
Reports further added that the latest decision has been put into place due to rising COVID cases in China. The Himalayan nation was closed since the outbreak of the pandemic in early 2020, which gradually started reopening from March 10 last year for tourists, and also removed all pre-arrival testing requirements for fully vaccinated travellers in a bid to boost the tourism industry.
The Nepal Tourism Board (NTB), earlier this month, also added that India has emerged as Nepal’s top inbound tourist market in 2022, as the key sector in the Himalayan nation, which is also gradually witnessing recovery from the onslaught of the pandemic. (Source TOI)