Govt lifts mandatory provision for foreign travelers to stay in quarantine

Published On: December 18, 2021 06:30 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, Dec 18: The government has rolled back its earlier decision to make it mandatory for all travellers arriving in  Nepal from various 67 countries to stay in quarantine for seven days.

Issuing a public notice on Saturday, the Department of Immigration (DoI) called off its own decision barely 24 hours after the decision was made on Friday. “The notice issued by the Department on December 17, 2021 in relation to travel restriction has been suspended until further notice. The travel advisories issued on September 24 and December 2, however, are in place,” reads the notice.   

Earlier, the government had made at least a seven-day quarantine mandatory for travelers arriving from 67 different countries, mainly from European and African countries, Malaysia and the US in the wake of the growing menace of Omicron variant of coronavirus. The visitors were asked to manage their own expenses to stay in hotel quarantine. 

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