Nepal government decides to dismiss the seven-days quarantine period for visitors from October 17 when the international flights will begin.
The Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation is working to carry out instant antigen test for Covid-19 for foreign tourists upon their arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, The Himalayan Times reported.
“Tourists who will test negative for PCR report can be allowed to roam freely after carrying out the antigen test,” the newspaper quoted an official as saying.
On Tuesday, the Ministry had released protocols stating that foreigners would have to compulsorily stay in hotel quarantine for seven days after landing here post October 17.
“If everything goes as per plans, Nepal shall fully opening up for tourism after October 17”.
Department of Tourism has already notified the Ministry that it couldn’t issue permits to mountaineers if strict provisions, including a $5,000 Covid-19 insurance and one-week quarantine rule were applied.
Currently, Nepal’s coronavirus tally stands at 79,728 after 1,911 new infections were reported on Thursday, reports The Himalayan Times newspaper.
Also with the emergence of 11 new fatalities, the country’s death toll increased to 509.