Travel Update on CoronaVirus (COVID-19) and Tourism in Nepal

Dear Travelers,
The Government of Nepal has stopped issuing visas on arrival from 14th March 2020 to 30th April 2020 to travelers from all around the globe. However, travelers willing to visit Nepal can contact the Embassy of Nepal or the Consulate office of Nepal in their country.
A recent PCR Swab test certificate issued a maximum of seven (7) days before their arrival to Nepal is mandatory along with visa application and should be submitted at the immigration office at the Tribhuvan International airport, Kathmandu. And foreigners with a prior visa must also submit a PCR Swab test certificate issued a maximum of seven (7) days before arrival to Nepal to the immigration office at Tribhuvan International Airport.

Arrival visa suspended 14 March to 30 April 2020
Arrival visa suspended 14 March to 30 April 2020

#COVID-19 in Nepal

There is only one COVID-19 positive case confirmed in Nepal registered till date on a Nepali national, who is fully recovered now. He was discharged from the hospital within a week once the last observations and the test results were done. (Source: Ministry of Health and Population, Government of Nepal)
The government of Nepal has also announced that all arrivals into Nepal will be self-quarantined for 14 days from the date of arrival.
Steps have already been taken to create awareness and flow the right information regarding the outbreak among the general people. Accordingly, the Ministry of Health and Population, Ministry of Tourism and Nepal Tourism Board are working closely to combat and prevent the spread of the Coronavirus within all tourist hotspots of the country. The Government of Nepal is careful about possible dangers and difficulties and ensures the safety of everyone.
We are doing our best to keep Nepal safe from the threat of COVID-19 with the best available resource. We will keep you updated about any changes from the Government officials.

For more information:
Department of Immigration
Ministry of Health and Population
• Ministry of Health and Population COVID-19 Hotline Local Telephone Numbers: +977-9851255839, +977-9851255837, +977-9851255834
Infectious Disease Hospital (Teku) at [email protected] and the National Public Health Laboratory at [email protected] for patient testing and quarantine information.

#Trekking Permits:

Department of Immigration has also suspended the issuance of Trekking permits to controlled areas like Upper Mustang, Upper Dolpo, Manalsu Circuit, Nar Phu and Tsum Valley. Other normal trekking permits are still open and the trekkers are enjoying the Himalaya.

Controlled Area trekking permit suspended till 30th April 2020
Controlled Area trekking permit suspended till 30th April 2020

Cancellation and refunds:

Nepal Social Treks and Expedition’s confirmed trip for March and April is also affected and all are suspended. For those who are not able to arrive in Nepal due to country lockdown, travel restrictions and flight cancellation. However, we are working closely with all the confirmed booking to re-schedule and postpone. Nepal Social Treks has decided for all confirmed/ affected bookings to match the price to postpone/ reschedule trip till 31st December 2023, all guest who has confirmed trip with us can travel by 30th December 2023 or also transfer the credit to other passengers,

We shall do regular updates on the blog with the latest information regarding the current situation, check back with us regularly or get in touch via email.
We pray for the fast recovery and win the fight against COVID-19!


-Team, Nepal Social Treks

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Basu Panday

Basu Panday started his journey in tourism and hospitality as a support staff 17 years ago. He has travelled all the Himalayan region as trekking staff and trekking guide, and have climbed 6000+ meters several trekking peaks in the Himalaya. He often leads trips in Nepal, Tibet, Bhutan and India. He had travelled to many other countries such as Germany, France, Switzerland, Italy, Sweden, Romania, Lithuania, Greece, Denmark Spain, Australia and the USA for promotion of Nepal’s tourism.  After working as support staff, then tour and trek guide, he eventually fulfilled his desire to start his own company, Nepal Social Treks and Expedition, in 2006. Basu is friendly and he is the one who answers most of your trip questions. So if you have any inquiry about our trip, don't be shy. Write to us.
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