Nepal scraps quarantine policy for vaccinated tourists

Nepal scraps quarantine policy for vaccinated tourists

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Nepal has introduced new travel rules for COVID vaccinated travelers, and one among them is removing the quarantine policy for fully-vaccinated foreign travelers. People who have received both doses of the COVID-19 vaccine are not required to quarantine any more. The decision was taken to boost travel and tourism in the pandemic-hit country.

As per new travel protocols, Nepal’s Tourism Ministry said that vaccinated foreign tourists entering Nepal need to submit a negative PCR test report form within 72 hours prior to departure. They also need to submit documents proving that both doses of vaccines have been taken.

After reaching Nepal, tourists need to take another PCR test (at their own cost) and stay in isolation until the report comes.

The new protocol reads, “If the report is positive, they should, as per the rules, remain for further isolation in the hotel at their own costs. With a negative PCR result, they can continue on their tour.” It further states that the new rule replaces all the travel rules issued by the government earlier.

For Indian tourists, the new rule states that the travelers must follow arrangements as per Nepal-India Travel Bubble Agreement. They must submit their PCR negative reports, along with documents stating that they have been fully vaccinated.

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