Nepal Travel Update

In accordance with a Nepal Government decision of 14th January 2022, the following regulations have been adopted for visitors, visiting Nepal. Following all the COVID-19 safety protocols and guidelines, Nepal welcomes fully vaccinated and unvaccinated travelers.

What are the rules and regulations for international visitors visiting Nepal?

  1. You must have a PCR test certificate that shows a negative result and was taken no more than 72 hours before their boarding and a complete dosage of immunization certificate. This provision will not apply to children under the age of five.
  2. For vaccinated travelers, visa on arrival and no hotel quarantine.
  3. For non-vaccinated travelers, they should mandatorily stay in quarantine for only 5 days.
    1. For non-vaccinated travelers, the negative report of COVID-19 on the 6th day will only allow the traveler to visit Nepal as per their purpose.
    2. Get your Nepal visa before arrival to Nepal.
    3. You must cover for any COVID-19 testing, hotel quarantine, hospitalization, and isolation.
    4. If any COVID-19 symptoms are observed or suspected, you must do a COVID-19 test as soon as feasible and remain in isolation if positive.

Visa-on-arrival for fully vaccinated travelers:

You will be eligible for a visa on arrival if you have completed the entire course of vaccination at least 14 days prior to visiting Nepal, provided that your country is not on the list of those whose passport holders must get a visa before arriving in Nepal.

The following rules will apply if you want to get visa-on-arrival.

1. COVID-19 vaccination certificate indicating complete vaccination with the latest dose taken at least 14 days prior to arrival in Nepal.
2. COVID-19 test report with the proof of having COVID negative. The test must be performed within 72 hours of boarding from the airport.
3. Copy of permit, if applicable, for mountaineering, trekking, and other activities requiring a permit
4. Confirmation of hotel booked in Nepal.
5. A printed version of the online form (International Traveler Online Arrival Form), which should be filled by login into www.ccmc.gov.np

Please note that this provision is only available to holders of passports from countries that are qualified for visa-on-arrival in Nepal. If your nation isn’t listed for visa-on-arrival in Nepal, you’ll need to apply for a visa beforehand to enter Nepal.

Visa from your country’s Nepalese Embassy or Consulate:

You can apply for a visa from the Embassy of Nepal or a consulate office available in your country.

For Travelers with Full Dose of Vaccination

If you are applying for the visa, and you have fully vaccinated then the following documents in addition to regular visa-related documents are required:
1. COVID-19 vaccination certificate indicating complete vaccination with the latest dose taken at least 14 days prior to arrival in Nepal
2. Copy of permit, if applicable, for mountaineering, trekking, and other activities requiring a permit
3. Confirmation of hotel booked in Nepal.
4. The traveler will require a COVID-19 -ve test certificate at the entry point of Nepal.
5. The printed version of the online form (International Traveler Online Arrival Form) filled by login into ccmc.gov.np will also be required at the entry point of Nepal.

For Travelers without a full dose of vaccination

The visitors without the complete dose of vaccine or those who have not completed 14 days of their full dose of vaccination are also allowed a visa to Nepal, through the Embassy of Nepal or consulate office available in your country. The following documents in addition to regular visa-related documents are required:
1. Copy of permit, if applicable, for mountaineering, trekking, and other activities requiring a permit
2. Confirmation of hotel booked in Nepal
3. The traveler will require a COVID-19 -ve test certificate at the entry point of Nepal.
4. Printed version of the online form (International Traveler Online Arrival Form) filled by login into www.ccmc.gov.np will also be required at the entry point of Nepal.
Furthermore, for non-vaccinated travelers, the following steps should be followed
a. The visitors should mandatorily stay in quarantine for 5 days.
b. An antigen test should be performed at the entry point of Nepal and on the 6th day of his/her arrival and if the test is positive, the visitor shall be in the isolation or hospital as per the provision of the Health and Population Ministry
c. The negative report of COVID on the 6th day will only allow the traveler to visit Nepal as per their purpose.
Note: The expenses including hotel quarantine, insurance, isolation, test for COVID-19 shall be borne by the traveler themselves.

For the Indian Travelers arriving Nepal through land borders

Indian Nationals arriving in Nepal through the entry/ exit point at the land border should submit the following documents:
1. COVID-19 test report with the proof of having COVID negative. The test must be performed within 72 hours of boarding from the airport.
2. The printed version of the online form (International Traveler Online Arrival Form) filled by login into www.ccmc.gov.np will also be required at the entry point of Nepal.
Note: Antigen test will be performed at the entry point and the travelers with negative results will only be allowed to Nepal.

During their stay in Nepal, all visitors must follow hygiene procedures set by Nepal’s Ministry of Health and Population, where the basic instructions include wearing a mask and carrying a vaccine card.

Contact us for more details.

Updated on 21, January 2022.

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Further information regarding the travel advisory can be viewed on Immigration of Nepal 

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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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