More than 66,000 foreign tourists arrive in eight months

Photo Courtesy: Nepal Tourism Board

Kathmandu (Rashtriya Samachar Samiti): In the eight months of 2021, more than 66,000 foreign tourists have visited Nepal.

According to the data provided by the Nepal Tourism Board, 66,966 foreign tourists have visited Nepal from January to August this year.

In August, 5,917 foreign tourists entered Nepal by air. Five thousand 83 foreigners have left Nepal on the same month.

In the same month of the previous year, 2020, there were only 265 tourists who visited Nepal. There are statistics that 94,749 tourists came to Nepal in August 2019 before Covid-19. The Covid-19 epidemic has adversely affected the country’s tourism sector. The number of foreign tourist arrivals, a major source of foreign exchange, is disappointing.

Spokesperson of the board Mani Lamichhane said that foreign tourists are coming to Nepal even though the number is small.

According to him, 8,874 foreign tourists have visited Nepal in January this year, 9,146 in February, 14,977 in March, 22,450 in April, 1,468 in May, 1,143 in June and 2,991 in July.