Nepal Government temporarily suspends visa-on-arrival for 5 countries

As the (COVID-19) is spreading rapidly, Nepal Government has started to inspect every of the passenger landing in Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) to figure out the spread of coronavirus. The Government has finally taken up the recommendations and measure of the World Health Organization (WHO) and has decided to temporarily suspend the visa-on-arrival for the nationals and Nepalese residing in the following countries with effective from 2020, March 10 till the further notice.
•    Japan
•    Republic of Korea
•    Italy
•    Republic of China
•    Islamic Republic of Iran
However, interested individuals or Non-residential Nepalese willing to visit Nepal can get a visa from the Nepali Missions abroad. However, applicants of the above-mentioned countries are required to submit their health certificates along with the visa application.
Similarly, the Australian Government has levied a travel restriction from 2020, March 1. The restriction announcement was made in 2020, February 27 which is presumed to be continued till the further week of 2020, March 7.

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Travel Restrictions made in Australia from 2020, March 1

–    Foreign national travelling from Iran after 2020, March 1, shall not be allowed to entire in the Australian territory for 14 days, from the day of transit or from the day they left Iran.
–    Australian citizens and PR holders are allowed to enter; however, they will be kept in isolation for 14 days, from the day left Iran.
–    The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade will incline the level for Iran from level 3 to level 4 i.e. Restriction of travel to Australia.

Restrictions for International Travelers

–    People travelling from China mainland, holding no PR or is not an Australian citizen or an immediate family member ((spouse, de facto partner, minor dependent or legal guardian) travelling is forbidden inside Australian territory.
–    If tried to enter the Australian territory in a direct or indirect manner, the airline will not allow the individual to board the flight.
–    If arrived in Australian from the mainland of China just before 14 days, the visa shall be cancelled.

Further Australia shall deny entry to anyone who has left the mainland of China within the 14 previous days, with the exception of:
•    Permanent residents
•    Australian citizens
•    Diplomats
•    New Zealand citizens resident in Australia
•    Immediate family members of Australian citizens and permanent residents including spouses, minor dependents and legal guardians

The 2019-2020 Coronavirus outbreak is the ongoing emergency faced by the entire country. The virus was identified in the Wuhan, China, and as of 2020, March 2nearly 90,000 cases have been confirmed of which nearly 8000 has been classified as serious ones. More than 70 countries and territories are affected by a major outbreak in central China, Iran, Italy and South Korea.
The virus primarily spreads through respiratory droplets generated during sneezing and coughing. The time period for figuring out the symptoms range from 5 days to fourteen days. The symptoms for the virus include short breathing, cough and fever.

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Writer : Pabitra Dhakal

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