Tourists and climbers who are going to climb Mount Himalayas are required to have insurance that covers up to USD 5,000 or IDR 72 million if they contract Covid-19.
Good news for the adventurers who are looking to explore the highest peaks in the world. Nepal has officially reopened its country to tourist visits after a long lockdown due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The climbing gate to the top of the Himalayas has also been opened, although it is still limited and is accompanied by the implementation of strict health protocols.
Nepal is a country in South Asia that sits at the foot of the great Himalayas. Nepal is popular as the 'Country of a Thousand Temples' because it has hundreds of Hindu and Buddhist temples, and each temple complex is made up of dozens of smaller temples thousands of years old. UNESCO has even designated one of the temple complexes in Nepal as a world heritage. Apart from temples, the Himalayas are Nepal's main attraction.
Quoting the information from the Nepal Tourism Board in Associated Press on Wednesday (1/11/2020), anyone who wants to climb the Himalayas in Nepal. There are several conditions that must be met to be able to climb the top of the Himalayas, including having to have a visa, negative Covid-9 proven by PCR test results that are valid for 72 hours, and having booked a hotel for a seven-day quarantine in Nepal.
Not only that, tourists and hikers too must have insurance that covers up to USD 5,000 or the equivalent of IDR 72 million per person if contracted Covid-19. During the seven-day quarantine, there will be a second Covid-19 test on the fifth day at personal expense. There is no need to worry about contracting it, because everyone involved in climbing such as porters, guides, and cooks has undergone a Covid-19 test.
The Covid-19 pandemic has had a major impact on Nepal's tourism. In total, Nepal reported 176,500 cases of Covid-19 in the country, including more than 37,000 who are currently still being treated. The attempt to open the gates for climbing the Himalayas is an attempt to revive Nepal's tourism industry. So far, Nepal has only opened tours for climbers and trekkers.
Source – 2020-11-11 05:20:36