Nepal Closes All Mountains, Including Everest

Nepal has joined China in suspending all Himalayan climbing expeditions in response to the coronavirus threat, according to the Kathmandu Post. It has also ended on-arrival visas for all countries until April 30. This has been confirmed by Nepal’s Department of Immigration, as per point x. below.

“Sadly, we have to agree that this is a responsible call to make right now,” wrote outfitter Lukas Furtenbach on social media.