Different umbrella organisations related with tourism have demanded vaccine against coronavirus to entrepreneurs, employees and staffs deputed in frontline at tourism destinations within 30 days. Issuing a joint press release on Tuesday evening, the tourism-related organisations urged the government to open all tourism sectors by taking initiative for creating trustworthy environment in the international tourism sector by providing vaccines against COVID-19 to all citizens at the earliest for the revival of tourism business hit hard due to COVID-19. They also demanded immediate implementation of policy and programme related with tourism announced in the budget of the current fiscal year 2020/21 and making arrangement for tourists visiting Nepal and innoculated with full dose of vaccine against coronavirus so that they need not stay in quarantine as well as arrangement of PCR test at airport and other entry points, said General-Secretary of Nepal Association of Rafting Agencies (NARA), Shishir Khanal.
Similarly, implementation of free visa immediately to implement ‘visa on-arrival’ system in an easy manner through online visa service system in order to encourage tourists to visit Nepal only through hotel/agents has also been demanded. The joint press statement also asked the government to make arrangement of nation-wide training and monitoring mechanism in order to make health safety protocol implementation effective, to ensure representation of chairperson of main umbrella organisation related with tourism in the CCMC and to make arrangement of s