16 April, Kathmandu: The Immigration Office of Tribhuvan International Airport has requested the tourists to carry cash as the electronic transaction is cumbersome.

According to Tribhuvan International Airport Manager Prem Nath Thakur, the office has requested the tourists to bring 200 US dollars worth of foreign currency to make it easier for them to pay the visa fee.

He said, “When the software does not work, the tourists who get an on-arrival visa have to wait in line for three to four hours. According to the information released by the Immigration Office, the number of tourists coming to Nepal is high at present and there is only one ATM machine at the airport. As there may arise technical problems in other means of e-commerce, it has been asked to bring cash to avoid congestion and hassle.

According to the Department of Immigration On arrival visa fees at Entry points are:

15 Days – 30 USD

30 Days – 50 USD

90 Days – 125 USD