Nepal raises foreign tourist visa fees

Kathmandu: Nepal will raise the visa fees for foreign tourists from July 17, according to a media report.
The decision to hike the foreign tourist visa fees was taken in May this year as the Government had not raised the charges for almost a decade, The Himalayan Times reported citing an order from the Department of Immigration (DoI).
However, DoI officials said that the change in visa fee structure was minor and the fee structure would be revised again after the completion of the Visit Nepal Year 2020.
“Change in the visa fee structure for foreign tourists is necessary to make the fee contextual,” Eshor Raj Poudel, director general at DoI said.
He mentioned that significant changes in the visa fee structure were not made in view of the tourism campaign next year.
“We will rework on the visa fee structure following the completion of the Visit Nepal 2020 tourism campaign,” he said.
—PTI