Kathmandu: The government has announced to resume various services, businesses and activities related to tourism. Cable cars, adventure tourism, jungle safaris and even museums will be allowed to operate from now onwards. Earlier, the government had opened up only trekking and mountaineering sectors.
A cabinet meeting held on Monday has taken such decision.
The government has also opened the door for non-resident Nepalis to come to Nepal. Government spokesperson Parbat Gurung today informed that it has been decided to allow non-resident foreign nationals of Nepali origin and their family members to enter Nepal on the basis of negative PCR report tested within 72 hours at most before starting the journey.
According to him, the government has decided to allow foreign nationals and their families working in diplomatic missions, international organizations and international non-governmental organizations to enter Nepal on the basis of PCR report.
He also informed that PCR is not required in the case of children below five years of age of parents with PCR report. Under PCR, RT-PCR / Gene Expert / True Knot or similar tests will also be recognized by the government.
Amid this, the government has now decided to halt chartered and rescue flights for Nepalis living abroad. Stating that regular flights have started in most of the countries with Nepali citizens, the government is now encouraging Nepalis to return home through regular flights.
According to the statistics of the Council of Ministers, 136,216 Nepalis have returned home from a total of 911 international flights till November 8. Nepalis have come from a total of 86 countries. Meanwhile, the bodies of 427 Nepalis have been brought to Nepal.