The fear of a new COVID-19 variant has elicited a similar reaction globally
The Nepali government has decided to bar South African travelers from entering the Himalayan nation as Omicron, a new coronavirus variant, was detected by the African country.
On Sunday, the Home Ministry issued a circular to the immigration department, Tribhuvan airport, and concerned local offices at geographical borders.
It directed them to stop South African citizens from seeping into Nepal. Phanindra Mani Pokharel issued this statement.
“A decision has been made to bar South African nationals except for diplomats, officials, and those coming for emergency tasks. It will remain in effect until the next notice,” Pokharel stated.
The new Omicron was first detected in South Africa, and it was also spotted in other countries. Governments across the globe have adopted similar travel bans against South Africans.
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