Less than a year after it relaxed its COVID-19-related travel restrictions, Nepal has brought back some of its important rules for those who want to travel to the country. Now, people wanting to visit Nepal will have to submit a negative test report, the latest updates say.
Nepal has once again made it mandatory for those who want to travel to the country to be prepared with a negative COVID-19 test result. This was recently announced by the national air carrier, Nepal Airlines.
Nepal mandates COVID-19 test results for those who want to travel to the country
The airlines issued a notice to all its passengers, adding that all passengers from international destinations will now need to submit a negative PCR test result or a proof of COVID-19 international certificate. This has been done after COVID-19 cases have begun to rise in China, and nations across the world are preparing for a possible rise in COVID-19 infections.
— Nepal Airlines🇳🇵 (@NepalAirlinesRA) January 8, 2023
According to reports, an official from the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) states that the decision was taken on December 23, 2022, about a week before the new year.
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Nepal had been closed to international travellers since the earlier COVID-19 outbreak. From March 10, 2022, Nepal slowly started reopening its borders, while also returning to pre-pandemic travel rules and testing requirements. This was done considering the decline in the number of new COVID cases and as an attempt to boost the tourism industry.
The Himalayan nation is known for its stunning mountain views, the Everest (which is also the tallest mountain in the world and among the toughest ones to conquer). The country is also a great place for tourism – especially adventure tourism – and makes for great treks, hikes and for soaking in nature at its best.
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