First batch of Chinese tourists receive Nepal’s visa fee waiver facilities

First batch of Chinese tourists receive Nepal’s visa fee waiver facilities

Nepal has formally implemented visa fee waiver policy for Chinese tourists. The first batch of Chinese mainland tourists received the free on arrival travel visa at the Consulate General of Nepal in Lhasa, city in southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region.

On December 25, the government had announced waiver of visa fees for the Chinese tourists to Nepal for the first time on par with the treatment offered to the Saarc countries. China is Nepal’s second largest source of tourists. In 2014, Nepal received 123,805 Chinese visitors.

Chinese tourists can now enjoy visa services free of charge in the Embassy of Nepal in Beijing and consulates in Shanghai, Hong Kong and Lhasa.

Chinese tourists can choose to obtain a visa to stay in Nepal for 15, 30 or 90 days. According to chinanews.com, the fee waiver policy will save up to some $102 for each Chinese tourist.

Source: The Kathmandu Post