Nepal relaxes quarantine rules ahead of Everest season

Nepal has eased quarantine rules for visitors in an effort to attract more climbers to Mount Everest, officials said Friday, after the pandemic wiped out last year’s season and devastated the tourism industry. Visitors will be tested on arrival and will have to stay in quarantine only until their results come back negative, under a policy made public Thursday evening. “We expect that climbers and trekkers who were postponing expeditions or trips due to tough rules will be coming to Nepal after this decision,” Mira Acharya, director at the country’s tourism department, told AFP. Earlier, visito…

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