Nepal requires international travellers to submit a COVID report

Posted by Team on: Jan 11, 2023

The country's national flag carrier Nepal Airlines has declared that Nepal has once again made it essential for international travellers to furnish COVID-19 negative reports. The airlines said that all passengers will now need to show proof of a COVID-19 international certificate or COVID-19 PCR negative report when coming from the international sector.

The latest action, according to Ganesh Kumar Ghimire, a joint spokesperson for Nepal Airlines, also follows an increase in COVID-19 cases worldwide. According to a representative of the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN), the decision in question was made on December 23, 2022.

Ghimire continued by saying that they had given the notification in accordance with this and the regulatory body's ruling.  According to additional reports, the recent decision was implemented as a result of an increase in COVID instances in China.

The Himalayan nation, which had been closed since the pandemic's onset in early 2020, began progressively reopening to tourists on March 10 of last year. In an effort to spur the tourism sector, all pre-arrival testing procedures for fully immunised travellers were also abolished.

The Nepal Tourism Board (NTB), which is the main industry in the Himalayan country that is also gradually recovering from the pandemic's onslaught, adding this month that India has emerged as Nepal's top inbound tourist market in 2022.