Nepal eased restrictions: Allows border crossing movement with conditions

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Nepal eased restrictions: Allows border crossing movement with conditions
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Nepal eased restrictions: Allows border crossing movement with conditions

Indian citizens will still need approval to cross the border via land.

Nepal has re-opened its border with India after placing it closed for an undeclared date because of the COVID-19 pandemic, affirming to the Nepal Home Ministry.

The Ministry of Home Affairs relaxed the constraints, allowing cross-border movement with conditions.

“We have ordered to open borders from Thursday following some additional measures. Indian and other nationals would request to take a prior permit from the Home Ministry while Nepal citizens can enter by filing their health details,” Chandra Bahadur Budha, spokesperson for the Home Ministry, responded.

“This will only apply to those entering from 28 border points and traveling via land,” he said while continuing that additional measures will not appeal for those coming by flights.

The Nepal government had called for the closing of its borders with India and Nepal from March 23 last year to prevent the escalation of coronavirus, conferring to a report by The Kathmandu Post.

As per Johns Hopkins University’s latest data, Nepal has recorded 270,588 COVID-19 cases and 2,020 deaths.


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