Nepalayatimes/Nepal Increases Visa Fees, What’s About VNY 2020?
Kathmandu – The Government of Nepal has decided to increase the visa fee for foreigners visiting Nepal. As per the revised rates, foreigners visiting Nepal on a 15-day multiple-entry tourist visa will have to pay $30 in visa fees, up from $25.
In the year 2020, Nepal going to celebrate Visit Nepal year with aim of gain 2 million international tourists. But tourism entrepreneurs express anxiety because government decision to increase visa rate hampers to gain 2 million tourists.
For 30-day multiple-entry, tourist will have to pay $50, up from $40. Similarly, for 90-day visa, it will cost foreigners $125, up from $100 charged currently,
Visa charge for those visiting Nepal on a 30-day non-tourist visa has been set at $30.
The Cabinet meeting this week decided to increase multiple-entry tourist visa fee. The government has also revised fees for acquiring a trekking route permit for foreigners.
As per the revised rates, foreigners willing to trek to Upper Mustang and Upper Dolpa have to pay $500 for the first 10 days. If they plan to extend their journey beyond 10 days, they will be charged $50 per day.
However, travelers from SAARC countries, except India and Afghanistan, enjoy free multiple-entry tourist visa for 30 days, and $3 per day thereafter.
SAARC countries in the scheme are Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Sir Lanka, and Pakistan. While Indian nationals do not require a visa to enter Nepal, Afghanistan is excluded from the scheme.
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