Nepal deports foreign tourists for protesting government quarantine conditions


Nepal will deport five foreign tourists and ban them from re-entering the country for two years after they joined protests demanding better quarantine facilities, more testing, and transparency in procuring medical supplies. Four tourists - three from China and one from the US - were arrested and fined NPR10,000 ($82.75). An Australian tourist was also arrested, and fined twice much because he also took pictures of the protests. A Norwegian woman married to a Nepali was fined NPR5,000, but was allowed to remain in the country. An immigration official said engaging in political activities is a violation of the tourist visa.

Writer: Gopal Sharma (Reuters)

Publication: US News

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