Kathmandu, March 23
The Government of Nepal withdraws its decision to remove the existing 7-day home quarantine provision for foreign tourists entering Nepal.
Last Friday, after the cabinet meeting, the spokesperson said that the ministry had made arrangements to allow entry for foreign tourists into Nepal without any need for home quarantine provided that negative report of PCR examination 72 hours before their originating flight.
However, making public the decisions made that day, the government spokesperson, Communications Minister Parbat Gurung, on Sunday did not say anything about the decision.
On Sunday, the Ministry of Health and Population issued a notice stating that the number of Covid-19 cases was increasing in India when Gurung was scheduled to make the decisions public.
The notice urged the public to avoid crowds and gatherings as far as possible and adopt other safety measures. Then, officials of the Ministry of Tourism thought relaxing the quarantine and visa rules would contradict the Health Ministry’s appeal. Hence, they decided to withdraw.