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Stranded tourists will be exempted from entry fee till July 15

Kathmandu. Foreign tourists stranded in Nepal due to the Covid-19 epidemic have been exempted from entry fee and fine till mid-July this year.

In view of the second wave of corona infection, foreign tourists who have stopped in Nepal have been exempted from entry fee after the lockdown was imposed in most of the districts and regular international flights were canceled.

The Immigration Department has issued a notice stating that the fee for departure from Nepal has been waived for the tourists whose entry permit is valid till April 28.

“In the case of foreigners who have a valid entry permit to Nepal by April 28 and will leave Nepal by July 15, free entry permit will be issued from the Immigration Office Tribhuvan International Airport at the time of their departure,” the statement said.

Foreign tourists who have expired their stay in Nepal will have to pay an entry fee of three US dollars per day and a penalty of five dollars per day if the entry permit is not regular during that period. As per the information of the department, foreigners who apply to extend their stay in Nepal from July 9 and depart from Nepal from July 16 will be charged entry fee, delay fee and fine as per the rules.

Although the current immigration law stipulates that a tourist can stay for up to 150 days in a visa year, the period of stay has been fixed at 210 days as per the previous notice. The last cabinet meeting held on July 5 had decided to open all international flights. Since Sunday, 53 flights a year have been opened to various destinations. Although regular flights have started in most countries, flights have not yet started in some countries.

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