Nepal and Tibet agree to allow single-day visa-free border tourism

Nepal-Tibet Boarder.
Nepal-Tibet Boarder.

(, Jan03, 2015) – Nepal and China have signed an agreement Dec 25 to enable their citizens to travel to the border towns of each other for single-day visits without the need for a visa, reported Dec 31. Citizens of the two countries will also be allowed to take their motor vehicles along during their travels.

The visits will be allowed across the Tatopani-Zhangmu (Tibetan: Dram) and Rasuwagadi-Kerung (Tibetan: Kyirong) border points.

The report said agreements in these regards were reached during the eighth meeting of the Nepal-Tibet Joint Tourism Coordination Committee held in the Tibet Autonomous Region over Dec 23-27. Director General Tulsi Prasad Gautam of Nepal’s tourism department led a 16-member Nepali delegation while Vice Chairman of Tibet Autonomous Region of China Mr Zeng Wanming headed a 21-member Chinese delegation.

The purpose was stated to be to promote tourism, with the two sides agreeing to build the necessary infrastructure in their respective border areas.


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