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.
#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.
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.
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