Kathmandu: Nepal now remains inaccessible to foreigners except Indians after India Wednesday decided to suspend all visas for nationals visiting Nepal via India for one month from March 13 to April 15 to combat fatal infection of COVID-19.
It may be recalled that Nepal has already locked its Nepal-China border to contain the Coronavirus outbreak in the country. Now, tourists can enter Nepal via Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu.
According to Nepal Tourism Board, in February alone, of the total 101,400 tourists who arrived in Nepal, 24,336 tourists came via land.
Since Nepal has an open border with India, Nepal does not keep an exact track record of visitors arriving from the Indian border. India is reported to have registered 73 Coronavirus cases.
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