Kathmandu, March 2
Nepal has seen an improvement in tourist arrivals after 2021. However, the growth rate of arrivals is low.
According to the Immigration Department, a total of 18,020 tourists have visited Nepal in January and February. In January, 8,874 tourists have visited Nepal. Arrivals in February have generally improved.
According to statistics, 9,146 tourists have visited Nepal in a month. Meanwhile, the highest number of tourists have come from India. With the opening of direct air links between Nepal and India, tourist arrivals from India have increased.
Nepal considers all Indians coming by air as tourists. However, Indians coming by land are not counted among the tourists. In just two months, 8791 tourists have come to Nepal from India.
This number is much lower than in the same period in 2020. In February 2020 alone, Nepal welcomed 14,840 tourists from India.
In two months, 2,585 tourists have come to Nepal from China. Arrivals from China declined in February compared to January. In February alone, 708 tourists came to Nepal from China.
According to the statistics, the number of American tourist arrivals has increased significantly in recent days. While 874 Americans visited Nepal in January, 1,120 American tourists visited Nepal in February. In two months, 1994 tourists from the United States have visited Nepal.
1142 tourists have come to Nepal from all European countries in February. 524 people have come to Nepal from Europe and the UK this month. In January, 136 tourists from the United Kingdom visited Nepal.
There was a modest increase in the number of passengers in February compared to January. According to the Immigration Department, a total of 57,559 passengers have entered Nepal this month.
A total of 56,141 passengers had entered Nepal in January after 44,152 passengers left the country through Tribhuvan International Airport. There are 47,238 outbound passengers. However, that number is less than half that of the pre-corona pandemic.