Nepalis traveling to Gulf countries and Thailand can now carry only $250

Kathmandu: The minimum amount required for Nepali citizens to travel to Gulf countries, SAARC countries, Malaysia and Thailand on tourist visas has been reduced. The government on Wednesday reduced the minimum amount required for Nepali citizens going abroad on tourist visas by a decision at the Home Minister level.

According to the Department of Immigration, in the case of a person going to those countries, it will now be enough to prove that the exchange rate is 250 US dollars or so. Earlier, it took 500 dollars to go to those countries.

In the case of people going to Europe, USA, Japan, Korea and other countries, the minimum foreign exchange should be 500 dollars as before. By adding (d1) to sub-section (2) of section 3.1 of the Rules of Procedure, it has been stated that foreign currency can be exchanged from ‘A’ class bank approved by Nepal Rastra Bank.

However, it has been said that the person going abroad should be present in person and disclose the mandatory source of income.