The DoI has halted the above-mentioned decision until further notice
December 18, Kathmandu: The passengers coming to Nepal from 67 different countries will now be required to compulsorily stay in hotel quarantine for seven days. According to the authorities, the provision for compulsory hotel quarantine has been implemented to prevent the spread of the latest variant of coronavirus, Omicron.
The Department of Immigration (DoI) on Friday stated that the individuals coming to Nepal from 67 countries including the United States, Malaysia, and many European countries have to stay in hotel quarantine for seven days at their own expense.
“After staying in the hotel quarantine for 7 days, the individuals will have to be tested for Covid-19. If the report is negative then they will have to stay at home for 7 more days. However, those who test positive will be sent to a designated isolation centre or hospital” the press release states.
The list of countries for compulsory hotel quarantine includes the US, UK, Canada, Spain, Italy, Denmark, Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, France, Germany, Greece, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Singapore, Switzerland, Turkey, South Korea, Thailand, Malaysia, and the Maldives.
The Government of Nepal has already banned on-arrival visas for citizens of African countries.