Foreign tourists enjoying in Besisahar. (File Photo)
KATHMANDU: Over 16,000 international tourists visited Nepal in January 2022 as opposed to 8,874 during the same period in the previous year.
The increment in the tourist inflow is 91.3 percent. All the incoming tourists used the air route for their arrival, according to Nepal Tourism Board.
The influx of foreign tourists to Nepal has increased over 91 percent amid the ongoing global COVID-19 pandemic.
The tourists that have visited Nepal in January 2022 included the highest 5,505 from SAARC countries including 3,916 and 1,231 from neighboring India and Bangladesh respectively.
Others were from Europe, Asia and other countries. In 2021, the total 150,962 foreign tourists visited Nepal and in 2020 the figure stood at 230,000, the NTB said.