Tourists start coming back to Nepal
Published on : Saturday, April 30, 2022
Tourists are once again coming back to Nepal with the Himalayan country dismissing pandemic travel restrictions following a steady drop in corona virus cases. Visitors to Nepal can now benefit from a visa-on-arrival program and no longer need to worry about vaccination in Nepal.
NandiniLahe-Thapa, the Director of Nepal Tourism Board (NTB), said that more tourists have arrived in Nepal since the beginning of this year compared to 2021.
In 2021, the NTB witnessedaround 150,000 foreign visitors. Compared to that, in the first three weeks of April 2022 itself, the NTB recorded almost 50,000 tourists.
However, these arrivals are far lower than the pre-pandemic levels. According to the Nepal Rastra Bank, the tourism sector accounts foraround 20% of Nepal’s workforce,contributing 3% of gross domestic product (GDP).
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