All movement on the roads, by vehicle and on foot, is currently prohibited with very limited life safety exceptions. Initial inquiries with the Nepal Police indicate this travel ban is equally applicable to all vehicles including diplomatic vehicles. Similar orders are in effect in ALL provinces in Nepal.
Government Lockdown Order: The Government of Nepal issued a complete lock down order for Kathmandu Valley and beyond effective from 0600 March 24, 2020 until 2359 the night of March 31, 2020. Per the order all residents and visitors in Kathmandu are required to remain in their place of residence.
The mascot of Yeti has been kept at various places across the nation – from hotels to the airports to several public places as an indication of the ongoing Tourism Mega Campaign of the Nation and identification of Nepal for Visit Nepal 2020.
The total number of tourists to Nepal in 2019 totaled 1.17 million via air and land routes, a slight decline over 2018 number of 1.52 million. Like every year, the Himalayan nation received the highest number of tourists from India totaled 209,611, followed by China (169,543), among others.