There won’t be seven days quarantine for tourists having Covid-19 negative report arriving after 17th Oct. Nepal government has made this decision on Friday, 2nd October to revive the hard-hit tourism industry. Travel and tourism entrepreneurs were mounting pressure on the government’s earlier decision of seven days quarantine of any tourists coming to Nepal after 17th Oct. The industry is going through a difficult time due to the months-long lockdown of Nepal. Previously, seven days quarantine was compulsory for tourists.
An official at the Department of Tourism, Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation, stated that foreign trekkers or mountaineers arriving from 17th October can walk freely and won’t have to stay for quarantine after producing Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) negative report. According to the official, the tourism ministry is working to carry out an instant antigen test for COVID-19 for foreign tourists upon their arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport. If all goes well then Nepal open to tourism after 17th October will be a good start in this situation when commercial flights will resume in the international sector.