The government of Nepal has formally cancelled the Visit Nepal 2020 campaign, a month after its major promotional activities in the overseas markets were halted, in the wake of the Covid-19 global pandemic.
Nepal itself is currently under lockdown starting March 24, and it has been extended until May 31 2020 midnight.
Kedar Bahadur Adhikari, secretary at the Tourism Ministry, told the Post that last Sunday's (March 22) cabinet meeting decided to call off the campaign that aimed to draw 2 million tourists in the country this year.
"Similarly, the meeting also decided to dissolve the Visit Nepal Secretariat with effect from 31st may he said.
On March 1, despite Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli’s instruction to the Tourism Ministry to postpone the Visit Nepal 2020, the high-level committee for the control and prevention of Covid-19, headed by Deputy Prime Minister Ishwar Pokhrel, decided to halt the campaign until April.
The decision had led to the confusion among tourism entrepreneurs hi, as the government did not officially announce whether the tourism campaign was cancelled, postponed or continued.
The Visit Nepal 2020 campaign was planned to revitalise Nepal’s tourism industry after the earthquakes of 2015. The Post-Disaster Needs Assessment report had urged the government to announce 2017 and 2018 as Visit Nepal years to reassure visitors that reconstruction and rehabilitation would be completed by then.
so our tour and trekking groups who confirmed of Adventure International Trekking's has been pospond for 2021 insteade of this year due to corona covid-19.