2 March 2020.
Nepal Government on 2nd March, 2020 declares to temporarily suspend Visa-On-Arrival facility to some selected countries with high risk of Corona Virus (COVID-2019). The countries in the list are China including Special Administrative Regions, Japan, Korea, Iran, and Italy. The new provision will come into effective from 10 March, 2020 and continue until further notice, the department says.
Under the urgent notice from the Department of Immigration writes:
The Government of Nepal is monitoring the spread of Corona Virus (COVID-19). Taking into account the global recommendations and measure of the WHO, the Government of Nepal has decided to temporarily suspend visa-on-arrival for the nationals of the following countries, effective from 10 March, 2020 to till the date of further notice:
However, those willing to visit Nepal can obtain visa beforehand from the Nepali Missions abroad. Applicants in these countries are required to submit a recently issued health certificate with the visa application.
Along with this information, the department further informs about the Online visa application process, and fraudulent website to be cautious. In another piece of notice department writes:
“This is to inform all foreigners that the Department of Immigration receives all types of online visa applications through its official website only. Recently, the Department has received complaints regarding fake website (https://www.nepal-evisa.com/) receiving applications and payments for Nepalese Visa. However, the Department would like to clarify that it has not authorized any agency or third parties for collecting Visa Applications and visa fees. Therefore, the travellers are strongly advised to visit our official visa application link for Visa Application and Processing”.
The department makes it clear that Nepal government has not appointed any agent for the visa application process. So, all are advised to visit the proper link of the department: https://apply.nepalimmigration.gov.np/online
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