02 March 2020 – Stopped issuing on-arrival visas to some foreign nationals

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Type of Intervention: Border measures
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Level of Jurisdiction: National
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Overview: The Nepal Government has stopped issuing on-arrival visas to foriegn nationals from high-risk countries including China, South Korea, Iran, Japan and Italy owing to the risk of virus transmission. This measure is effective from March 10 until further notice.

On March 9, the government extended the suspension of on-arrival visas to nationals of Spain, France, and Germany.
Full details here: https://kathmandupost.com/national/2020/03/02/visas-on-arrival-have-only-been-halted-temporarily-for-citizens-of-five-countries-hit-hard-by-covid-19-immigration-department-clarifies