WeChat Pay & Ali Pay receives ban from Nepal’s central bank
Posted On May 23, 2019
Tourist spend accounts for Nepal’s third largest foreign income after worker remittance and merchandise exports. In view of this, Nepal Rastra bank has banned Chinese tourists from making payments via WeChat Pay and Alipay because the Chinese digital wallets are not registered in Nepal thereby bypassing the Nepali financial system. Nepal is also unable to register payments as foreign income or enforce tax as well. So, carry some cash on your next visit to Nepal.