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August 3, 2020

Travel ban lifted on 40% destinations worldwide

Kathmandu: Despite worldwide Covid-19 pandemic and 100% ban on travel destinations, the ban is being lifted for some of the destinations.

According to United Nation’s World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) data, at least 40% tourist destinations across the world have lifted travel ban for the travelers.

UNWTO officials said all such open destinations are to operated with safety measures in compliance with the Word Health Organization’s safety protocols.

A report unveiled by UNWTO on 15 June said more than 22% of world wide tourist destinations have already lifted travel ban and eased out the travel rules.

The study report also unleased that more than 87 countries will pave the way for the travel by the end of July. Of them four countries have declared full lift of ban imposed on all destinations.

87 countries have opened their borders with some conditions. Most of the European countries fall under the category of lifting ban on travel as these countries have gone through the ordeal of Coronavirus pandemic and healed to resume their travel business again.

Around 115 countries have not yet lifted ban on travel for the foreigners although tourism sector is gradually returning to normalcy in more than 41 European countries.

However, since lock down is being imposed in many of  the countries there are less chances of tourism activities said UNWTO report.

UNWTO has put Nepal under the category of countries putting travel ban although Nepal government has decided to operate all domestic as well as international flights from August 17.

Nepal immigration department is mulling over type of visa to be issued to allow tourists to visit the country under current situation.

The four countries that declared full travel freedom for the tourists are Albania, Maldives, Serbia and Tanzania.

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