Minimum amount required to for Nepali citizens going abroad on tourist visa has been reduced

1st Oct, 2021 | Tourism Mail Crew

KATHMANDU, Oct 01: The minimum amount required for Nepali citizens to travel to Gulf countries, SAARC countries, Malaysia and Thailand on tourist visas has been reduced. The government on Wednesday reduced the minimum amount required for Nepali citizens going abroad on tourist visas by a decision at the Home Minister level.

According to Narayan Prasad Bhattarai, Director General of the Department of Immigration , in the case of a person going to those countries, it will be enough to prove that they have exchanged 250 US dollars or so. "If the person or organization bearing the expenses has an open letter, it will not be necessary to show exchange of 250 US dollar," he said. Earlier, it took 500 dollars to go to those countries.

By adding (d1) to sub-section (2) of section 3.1 of the Rules of Procedure, it has been stated that foreign currency can be exchanged with a class A bank approved by Nepal Rastra Bank. However, it has been said that the person going abroad should be present in person and disclose the mandatory source of income.