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Nepal Issues New Protocols for Mountaineering

Nepal Issues New Protocols for Mountaineering
Mountaineers will have to undergo a PCR test on the fifth day of quarantine, Photo Credit: Shutterstock

Tourists must carry a negative PCR test report, conducted at least 72 hours before landing in Nepal

OT Staff
October 03 , 2020
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As countries around the world unlock and open up various destinations, new travel regulations are being released to ensure the safety of travellers.

Nepal has just issued a new set of safety guidelines for those who wish to go mountaineering in the country.

The Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation has said that foreign tourists must follow a set of rules for trekking and mountaineering in order to minimise the possible spread of coronavirus in the country.

According to the guidelines, a tourist visiting Nepal must bring a negative PCR test report, conducted at least 72 hours before landing in the Himalayan country. They must have a hotel booking done in advance, and must remain in quarantine for seven days after landing.

Perhaps the most important condition laid out by the ministry is the need for tourists to secure an entry-visa or an entry-permit in coordination with respective agencies.

The protocol also states that travellers must undergo a PCR test on the fifth day of the quarantine, only after which will they be allowed to go mountaineering.

The trekking or mountaineering agency must insure travellers against coronavirus for a sum of Rs 100,000 prior to applying for a permit.

Nepal had restarted mountaineering and other tourism activities from July 30. However, the country’s tourism ministry had said all travellers must get an entry-visa or entry permit to be able to land in the mountain country.


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