KATHMANDU, May 3: Nepal welcomed more than 22,000 tourists in April amid surging cases of the COVID-19 in the country.
The record of the Department of Immigration (DoI) shows that 22,450 visitors from 144 countries entered Nepal during the past one month. These include 17,514 men and 4,819 women.
With the inflow of a total 13,202 individuals, Indian tourists constituted the largest number among the total number of visitors during the period. Likewise, 803 Chinese tourists landed in the Himalayan country during the same period.
Following a drop in the cases of COVID-19, tourist inflow had started taking an inclining graph since last January, according to the DoI. In January, 8,874 tourists visited the country, which increased to 9,146 in February. The number of foreigners arriving in Nepal stood at 14,977 in March.