In a bid to impede the spread of deadly coronavirus to the country, the Nepali Government has been incessantly implementing precautionary measures and policies across the nation.
The government has temporarily suspended ‘visa-on-arrival’ for the citizens of the countries affected by coronavirus, effective from today, i.e., March 10, 2020.
The concerned countries are as follows:
However, if the people of the aforementioned nations wish to visit Nepal, they can obtain a visa beforehand from the Nepali embassy in their country.
They are supposed to submit a recently issued health certificate to prove that they are not infected by the novel virus.
Moreover, the Nepali Government has suspended all the land POE (Point of Enter and Exit) in the country except the one at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA), Kathmandu.
So, the nationals from the eight countries are supposed to use the POE at TIA.
As of now, there are no cases of coronavirus infection in Nepal. But the stringent precautionary measures by the Nepali Government comes on the heels of the recommendations and warnings by the WHO.
The Nepali Government has requested the 400,000 Nepali migrant workers in Qatar to adopt preventive measures against the growing coronavirus threat.
So far, Qatar has reported 18 coronavirus infection cases. In response, the Qatar Government has banned the entry of people from 14 countries including China, Egypt, India, Iran, Iraq, Nepal, Lebanon, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Philippines, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Syria and Thailand.
Meanwhile, two Nepalis in the UAE have been infected with the novel virus.
According to the UAE Government, 2 Nepalis were among the 14 new coronavirus cases surfaced in the country on March 9, 2020. So far, 59 coronavirus infection cases are reported in the UAE.
The coronavirus has spread to 104 countries across the globe, infecting nearly 114,430 and killing 4,027 people. China, the epicenter of coronavirus outbreak, has reported 3,136 death cases and 80,754 infection cases.
Likewise, the coronavirus infection cases in India has reached 46. Stay tuned to NepaliSansar for latest news updates on COVID-19!