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After earthquake Nepal expects Chinese tourist


Posted : 29 December 2015 11:05:50 | By TWO Bureau | nepal

 After earthquake Nepal expects Chinese tourist

Nepali officials expressed their hope on Saturday that waiving visa application fees for Chinese tourists will be helpful to boost tourism of the Himalayan country after a devastating earthquake in April.


According to the Ministry of Civil Aviation and Tourism, Nepal received 150,000 Chinese tourists in 2014 while the number stood at 46,000 in 2010.


Dinesh Chandra Thapaliya, secretary of the ministry, said the new policy of waiving visa fees to Chinese nationals visiting Nepal will come into effect from early 2016.


He also thanked the Chinese government for lifting a travel advisory issued to Chinese citizens visiting Nepal.
In a meeting between Nepal's Deputy Prime Minister Kamal Thapa, who is also in-charge of foreign affairs, and his Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi in Beijing on Friday, the two countries pledged to boost tourism cooperation.

On the occasion, Nepal announced waiving visa application fees to Chinese citizens travelling to the country while the Chinese side decided to lift the travel alert to Nepal following the April 25 earthquake.

Thapaliya said, Nepali government will make a formal decision very soon regarding to waive the visa application fees to Chinese nationals visiting Nepal.

He added, we express hope that the latest decision to waive visa application fees will help to increase the number of Chinese tourists to visit Nepal.

 

The number of Chinese tourists to come to Nepal has been soaring in the past few years. We expect more Chinese tourists in the country in the coming years."

 

Under Nepal's current laws, nationals from the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) countries do not need to pay visa fees.

 

 




Tags : Nepali,earthquake, Ministry of Civil Aviation and Tourism, Dinesh Chandra Thapaliya,Kamal Thapa,tourism


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