Nepal Resumes on arrival visa for travellers No more quarantine

Nepal Government has officially decided to lift the ban on issuing on-arrival visa to foreign travellers.

The government of Nepal has by far provided vaccine to more than 30 percent citizens and almost all the tourism industry manpower. Nepal has very low count of new COVID-19 cases which is an affirmative scene to remove quarantine to fully vaccinated tourists. However, visitors with or without complete vaccination will have to do PCR  test report no older than 72 hour before leaving Nepal and so on the spot rapid antigen test and get negative result before being allowed entry.

If, found positive during the antigen test when being allotted to entry point, they will have to undergo quarantine as stated in the international traveller online arrival form in the government website for COVID-19 at their own expenses.

According to new rules, if there is no antigen test available at the immigration point or airport, foreigners have to undergo the test at the hotel. They will be allotted to leave the hotel when test processed complete by hotel or travellers self with negative results.  

For the non-vaccinated and partially vaccinated travellers have to get their entry permits from Nepali diplomatic missions or embassy in their home country and also spend 10 days quarantine in government listed hotels.

If, found positive during the antigen test when being allotted to entry point, they will have to undergo quarantine as stated in the international traveller online arrival form in the government website for COVID-19 at their own expenses.

 

Quarantine not mandatory for travellers to enter Nepal

Tourism has been among the hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. No country has been unaffected.

It’s good news for a traveller who has been stuck inside their homes for pretty long time to get back to exploration. Finally, Nepal government has decided issuing on-arrival visa to foreign tourists and the best part is that, fully vaccinated travellers who have a negative PCR taken 72 hours prior to the departure do not need to isolate and stay in quarantine.

New rules take back hopes for tourism entrepreneur and tourism employs for tourism resurgence have bounce back.

Requirements for on-arrival visa to Nepal

 

  • All international travelers should provide a document to prove that they have been vaccinated fully at least 14 days before leaving their home country.
  • Travelers should also provide a negative PCR test report, which is not older than 72 hours of checking-in the flight.
  • All foreign tourists need to undergo mandatory antigen or Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) at immigration entry points.
  • A copy of the legal permission issued by government authorities (in case travelers are entering Nepal for mountaineering, trekking or other similar activities).
  • A copy of their hotel booking in Nepal.
  • A printed document of International Traveler Online Arrival Form will also be required from the travelers. This form is available on the government website.
  • Travelers who are not vaccinated or partially vaccinated will not get on-arrival visas unless they get their entry permits from Nepali diplomatic missions. Also, they have to spend 10 days in quarantine in government designated hotels at their own expenses.
  • Proof of hotel reservation in Nepal
  • Printed copy of International Traveler Online Arrival Form obtained after registration in ccmc.gov.np
  • Non-resident Nepali originally from Nepal visiting their family members or foreigners married to Nepali citizen should submit documents mentioned above to get on-arrival visa. Those arriving in Nepal for emergency purposes are permitted to move forward the destination when negative PCR test report is presented and are subject to isolation following the heath protocols.
  • The government of Nepal has approved exceptions for diplomatic, international organization personnel and their family members to the visa related documents to obtain on-arrival visa at entry/exit points.
  • No vaccination or testing is required for the minors below 5 years. Vaccinations are not mandatory for children between 5-18 years but are subject to follow other procedures as adults.
  • Further information is available from the Ministry of Culture, Tourism, and Civil Aviation.
  • Land border entry/exit points: please check current conditions before traveling.

 

Are health screening procedures in place at airports and other ports of entry?

Yes.  Health screening procedures are in place at airports and other ports of entry, and generally consist of Rapid Antigen test or at the hotel.  Please refer traveler information sheet (JPG 111 KB) provided by Nepal Tourism Board.

Latest Travel Protocols to enter Nepal (Updated on 27th September) no more quarantine and visa on arrival

Latest Travel Protocols to enter Nepal (Updated on 27th September) no more quarantine and visa on arrival  FOR INDIAN TRAVELLER

Movement Restrictions:

There is no restriction for movement within Nepal.  Local and private transportation are easily available.  However, passengers are subjected to avoid gatherings and follow strict measures to prevent spread of COVID-19.  Violations of local orders may result in penalties.

Public transport and personal vehicles, including taxis, are permitted in the Kathmandu valley and must adhere to strict COVID protocols. Additional restrictions remain possible in many locations.  Please, contact us for local conditions before travelling.

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