Let's not quarantine tourists with PCR negative: Tourism Entrepreneur

February 20, Kathmandu 

Representatives of umbrella organizations related to the tourism sector have demanded the removal of strict quarantine provisions for tourists in Nepal. Organizing a joint program on Monday, the businessmen demanded the government to remove the mandatory provision of quarantine.

Entrepreneurs have also complained that the government is not serious in solving the problems of the tourism sector, saying that the overall tourism industry including Nepal's mountain tourism has collapsed due to the coronavirus infection.

Businesses have said that the government has not heeded the request for a written and oral address to the Government of Nepal and various government bodies. Trekking Agencies Association of Nepal (TAN), Nepal Association of Tour and Travel Agents (NATTA), Nepal Hotel Association (HAN), Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA), Himalayan Rescue Association, Society of Travel and Tour Operators Nepal-Soto Nepal More than a dozen organizations have drawn the government's attention.

Entrepreneurs have demanded to provide arrival service to all tourists coming to Nepal. Entrepreneurs have demanded that online and arrival visas and visas from Nepali embassies or missions abroad should be re-arranged.

Entrepreneurs have also demanded the management to keep a covid check machine at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu to collect swabs and give immediate results to the tourists.

Tourists have demanded that the mountaineering season in Nepal be approaching.

He demanded that initiatives be taken to open the remaining international flights as soon as possible. Entrepreneurs demand that the vaccine against corona should also be made available to tourism entrepreneurs and tourism workers.

He also said that initiatives should be taken to open the border between Nepal and China as soon as possible.

Entrepreneurs are demanding that tourists visiting Nepal should be allowed to visit Nepal only with the help of a guide and hiking assistant from the company.

Entrepreneurs have said that tourists entering from Nepal-India and Nepal-China border should be monitored by the government and concerned agencies and the provision of at least USD 5,000 corona insurance should be removed. They also demanded that the tourists who have been vaccinated against corona should be allowed to roam freely.