Nepal | July 07, 2020

Dutch tourist fined Rs 1.4 million for overstaying in Nepal

Bharat Koirala
Share Now:

POKHARA: A Dutch tourist, who was working as a volunteer coach for Kaski District Football Association in Pokhara, has been arrested and fined Rs 1.4 million for overstaying in Nepal, the Department of Immigration, said on Friday.

In coordination with the Immigration Office, Pokhara, Tourist Police sent the arrested Dutch national Amedeu Kando de Olivera to the Department of Immigration in Kathmandu for further investigation and action.

According to the immigration records, Olivera had entered into Nepal as a tourist before the devastating earthquake in 2015. Ever since he has been staying in Nepal without renewing his visa.

European tourist Olivera was fined Rs 1.4 million for illegally staying in the country as his visa had already expired two years ago, the Immigration Office, Pokhara, said.

“Since last year, Olivera associated himself with the Kaski District Football Association (KDFA) as a volunteer coach,” said, Milan Gurung, chairperson of KDFA.

Earlier, Tourist Police had arrested Dutch national Olivera from the Lake City on October 17. As many as 22 tourists overstaying in the country were arrested from Pokhara in the last fiscal year.

Foreigners who overstay their tourist visa more than 150 days are charged a penalty fine of US $8/day.




Follow The Himalayan Times on Twitter and Facebook

Recommended Stories:

More from The Himalayan Times:

Nepal Covid-19 Update: 180 new cases, 264 recoveries, one death recorded on Monday

KATHMANDU: Nepal’s Health Ministry, in its regular press briefing, shared the latest updates on coronavirus contagion from across the country, and government’s response to the health crisis. As of today, 255,728 tests through Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) method and 311,724 Rapid Diagn Read More...

Hotel Soaltee refutes reports on premises being sealed, operations running says GM

KATHMANDU: Hotel Soaltee Crown Plaza Pvt Ltd has refuted media reports of the hotel being sealed after placing Nepal Airlines staff in quarantine, including the aircrew that tested positive for Covid-19. Talking to THT Online over the phone, the hotel's General Manager Upaul Majumdar said, "The Read More...

Nearly 40 suicide deaths reported amid COVID-19 lockdown in Tanahun

DAMAULI: Thirty-nine persons have died by suicide in the duration of the COVID-19 lockdown, which was imposed on March 24, in Tanahun district. According to Superintendent of Police (SP) Arun Poudel, of the 39 cases, in 35 persons died by hanging. Meanwhile, three cases of death were by intention Read More...

China's SinoVac starts late stage trials for its COVID-19 vaccine

LONDON/BEIJING: China's SinoVac is starting Phase III trials of its potential coronavirus vaccine, it said on Monday, becoming one of three companies to move into the late stages in the race to develop an inoculation against the disease. It will start recruiting volunteers this month, it said in Read More...

Protecting the Economically Vulnerable Population

Kathmandu, July 7 What started as a health crisis in the form of the COVID-19 pandemic has now unfolded into a global economic and livelihood crisis. While the ubiquitous quarantines and lockdowns may have saved many lives and provided an additional benefit of  environmental improvement, their e Read More...

Tottenham Hotspur

Keane own goal gives Spurs win over Everton

Keane own goal gives Spurs win Mourinho secures 200th Premier League win Son and Lloris have halftime bust-up LONDON: An own goal by Michael Keane proved the difference as Tottenham Hotspur beat visitors Everton 1-0 in a dour clash on Monday to move up to eighth in the standings an Read More...

Actor Depp takes on UK tabloid in court battle over 'wife beater' claims

LONDON: Johnny Depp begins legal action against a British tabloid on Tuesday in a case that is likely to delve into the private lives of the Hollywood star, his ex-wife actress Amber Heard and a number of other well-known figures. Depp, the 57-year-old star of the "Pirates of the Caribbean" f Read More...

Yanqi-Nepal meet China’s bid to keep NCP united?

Kathmandu, July 6 China’s Ambassador to Nepal Hou Yanqi yesterday met Madhav Kumar Nepal, a senior leader of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP), raising eyebrows as the meeting took place at a time when the internal rift within the NCP is heading towards a climax. Nepal’s former perma Read More...