December 18, Kathmandu: The Immigration Department has postponed the seven-day hotel quarantine rule for travelers from 67 different countries until further notice, citing the increased risk of the latest Omicron variant of the Corona.

Releasing a notice on Saturday morning, the department said that the travel ban published on Friday and the 7-day mandatory quarantine notice at the hotel have been postponed until further notice.

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“Information on travel bans (7-day mandatory hotel quarantine) published by the Immigration Department on December 17, 2021, has been postponed until further notice,” the statement said.

Earlier on Friday evening, the department had issued a statement saying that passengers from 67 countries, including the United States, Malaysia, and many European countries, had to stay in hotel quarantine for seven days at their own expense.