Kathmandu: The General Secretary (GS) of Trekking Agencies’ Association of Nepal (TAAN) Sarita Lama has said that the government’s uncertain policy has caused problem in the tourism sector.
While talking to highlightstourism, Sarita Lama said that despite government decision to operate domestic and international flights from August 17, the lack government policy related to protocol has caused the tourism entrepreneurs hesitant to respond to many queries of the clients.
The main problem lies where government has not yet cleared as to how should international tourists obtain their visa to arrive in Nepal and what other conditions should be applied with respect to quarantine and doing PCR report here for the tourists, said Lama.
For this reason although offices of travel and trekking are open, but no works have been done in the direction of bringing tourists in the country barring adjusting and managing the fiscal matters of the tourism, added Lama.
The tourism industry has come to a grinding halt since March after lock down was clamped following Coronavirus pandemic. And though government has allowed tourism sector to operate after much entreaty made, yet nothing has been accomplished towards taking a leap forward.
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