Nepal to Waive Visa Fee for Foreign Tourists for the Year 2011

According to a proposal made by the Nepal Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation (MoTCA), foreign tourists visiting Nepal in 2011 would not be charged any visa fee. The initiative has been taken ahead of the Nepal Tourism Year 2011 campaign.

The proposal of wavering visa fee was suggested by the Nepal Tourism Year 2011 National Coordination Committee. Then MoTCA has sent the proposal to the Ministry of Finance recommending it to be included in the upcoming budget for the year 2010/11.

Each of the foreign tourists visiting Nepal, except those from the SAARC countries, now pays $25 for a 15-day visa and $40 for a 40-day visa.

Now, Nepal is trying to boost up its flourishing tourism industry by attracting more tourists from various parts of the world. That is the reason MoTCA has taken up the Nepal Tourism Year 2011 project. More than half a million foreign tourists visited Nepal in 2009, but the country is now expecting over one million tourists in 2011.

Nepal has many tourist-attraction places including Himalayan Mountain, Pokhara Valley, Lumbini, the birth place of Lord Buddha, Gosainkunda lake, and many others.

Nepal’s tourism sector contributes a lot to its economy. The number of tourists visiting Nepal has been increased significantly over the last few years since the country’s political condition has been stable. Now, Nepal government is taking up various initiatives to attract more tourists in the country.


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10 thoughts on “Nepal to Waive Visa Fee for Foreign Tourists for the Year 2011”

  1. Md rajon molla

    absolutely it’s great idea. this enterprise profitable they are economic . our government need take this step. because we have many visitor place. The biggest sea beach in Cox,bazar. but our government not take care it .
    it’s our vain.
    so we need action very rapidly .

  2. After reading this article first thing that came to my mind that what are we Bangladeshi’s doing? We have a number of tourist-attraction places but we don’t care about those. Last year I visited Sylhet and I astonished to see the natural beauties. Beside that I was extreme sad to see the poor conditions of roads. We are sincerely careless about our country that’s why till we are consider as a poor country.

  3. we have also some very beautiful tourist attraction place like coxs bazar, Largest mangrove forest sundorbon, beautiful city sylhet, Ranganati, bandorban. bt our government don’t take care of it.

  4. Rashed Talukder

    to read the articles I could knew about nepal. the country is use policy to attraction nepal and more visit tje country. they are think a long time way. so they are give more care and oppurtunity for tourists. if you think about Bangladesh you can get answer easily. our countrys have also more tourists places. best of them long distance see beach cox’s bazar, sundorban as like.more tourists places in our country. if our government want to that what want nepal, our country also get more and more popularity.

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