Nepal's Minister says it will not accept India's 2000, 500 and even 200 Rupee notes

Last Updated: Fri, Dec 14, 2018 18:36 hrs
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The Kathmandu Post in a report has quoted Nepal's Minister for Information and Communications Gokul Prasad Baskota as asking people to refrain from carrying Indian bank notes.

Bagota advises Nepalese from carrying notes higher than INR 100 since the government had not legalised them.

The report says that the Nepal government has banned the usage of currency notes in the denomination of Rs 2,000, Rs 500 and Rs 200 denominations (Indian Currency Notes).

The minister said that the decision to ban Indian currencies was announced during a Cabinet meeting.

Nepal's Central Bank as well as Finance Ministry are yet to officially announce such a decision, however it could affect travellers to the Himalayan State.

A decision to ban Indian currencies is also likely to affect Nepalese labourers working in India as well as Indian tourists visiting Nepal.

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