14 March 2020 – Suspended mountaineering permits

Intervention Categories: Legal and policy; new initiatives
Level of Jurisdiction: National

Overview: The Nepal Government suspended for 2020 all permits for mountaineering expeditions. This measure is intended to reduce movement of people and non-essential activities.

The cancellation of visas and mountaineering expeditions is expected to put around 20,000 tour, trekking, and mountain guides out of job.
Full details here: https://kathmandupost.com/money/2020/03/14/suspension-of-climbing-permits-and-on-arrival-visas-entails-losses-of-thousands-of-jobs-and-millions-of-dollars