13 September 2021, Kathmandu
Nepal tourism entrepreneurs and stakeholders have demanded that the government issue a travel advisory stating Nepal is safe for tourists, claiming the Covid-19 pandemic effects have significantly subsided.
They say Nepal is a safe destination for tourists now as the coronavirus infection rate is decreasing whereas most workers in the industry have been vaccinated.
During an interaction held in Kathmandu on Sunday, they decided to officially put forth this demand to the government.
Meanwhile, the tourism entrepreneurs said the government should remove all quarantine provisions for fully vaccinated tourists and provide on-arrival visas. Likewise, the government should promote Nepal as a safe destination at the international level, they said.
Although domestic tourism activities are on the rise gradually, the entrepreneurs say they are still losing a big chunk of their income as foreign tourists are rarely visiting the country.