Kathmandu. According to data released by the Nepal Tourism Board, there were 72,653 visitors to the nation in November 2018 compared to 130,302 visitors in November 2019. According to the report, Nepal’s tourist sector has recovered by 55.76% since 2019. In the same month the previous year, the nation had welcomed 26,135 visitors. In 2020, there will only be 1,956 visitors.
In a similar vein, 85,226 visitors left the nation during the review month. 20,532 visitors from India entered Nepal in total last month, along with 2,218 visitors from Bangladesh, 337 visitors from Pakistan, 1,018 visitors from Sri Lanka, and 494 visitors from Bhutan. According to the NTB, 33.86% of all foreign visitors who came to Nepal last month were from SAARC nations.
Likewise, European nations accounted for 23.71 percent of all visits in November. 5,165 of them were from the UK, 2,292 were from Germany, and 2,561 were from France. During the review month, visitors to Nepal also came from Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Russia, Switzerland, Spain, Ukraine, and Sweden. 3,375 of the people from Oceania were Australian citizens, and 302 were from New Zealand.
7,831 Americans and 1,184 Canadians visited Nepal during the same review month. 2,441 of the tourists came from Thailand, 1,038 from China, 955 from Japan, 1,593 from Malaysia, 791 from Singapore, 1,670 from South Korea, and 927 from Myanmar.
The remaining tourists came from other Asian nations. In addition, 7 842 tourists came from nations categorized as “others,” including 484 from Israel, 351 from Turkey, and 41 from the United Arab Emirates.
In comparison to the 230,085 tourists who had entered the country in 2020 and the 150,962 tourists who had entered the country in 2021, 546,216 tourists have so far entered the country since January 2022, indicating a gradual recovery of the sector. 1.17 million tourists traveled to Nepal by air and land in total in 2019, compared to 1.52 million who did so in 2018.