Nepal has officially delayed the reopening of regular tourism to international visitors until at least the middle of November. The only exception to the delay will be for Mountaineering Expeditions and Trekking which is now allowed as of October 17th.

The move was taken just before the start of the autumn trekking season from September to November, which typically draws a third of the 1.2 million overseas tourists who visit Nepal on an annual basis Trekking and mountaineering groups will be allowed to take foreign clients up the mountains. Regular tourism outside of trekking has not yet resumed.