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New Standards of Tourists Visit to Nepal
Updated on 29th March, 2021
Before Coming to Nepal
Tourists intending to visit Nepal for tourist activities shall have to coordinate with the local agency in Nepal. The agency concerned shall request to the Department of Tourism (DoT) for mountaineering and to the Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) for other tourist activities.
After the request from local agency, the Department of Immigration (DoI) and the NTB shall recommend to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) and DoI. The agency shall have to make acknowledgement of such recommendations to tourists intending to visit Nepal.
Documents to be submitted before coming to Nepal
The tourists need to produce the negative PCR test report within 72 hours prior to their departure from first port of embarkation, or the card-document showing completion of vaccination (Covax) against COVID-19.
All passengers must present printed bar code of Abroad Returnee Management System after filling duly the online form available in COVID-19 Crisis Management Center’s website
No hotel quarantine upon arrival however, the tourists need to do the PCR test on arrival and they need to stay at the hotel until they test negative. If tested negative, they can continue with their respective program.
Hotel booking document in Nepal.
Travel insurance document valid for the period of Nepal visit including medical and evacuation.
Tourists shall receive visa from Nepalese Missions in their home country.
On-Arrival-Visa is still not in place, unless the tourists present the recommendation letter of the DoT or NTB to participate in tourist activities in Nepal along with the documents mentioned above.
Protocols for "New Covid-19 Variant" Nationals
Updated on 31st January, 2021
As per the Government of Nepal, all the passengers traveling from the countries (includes transit) with new COVID-19 variants should follow the following quarantine and health protocols:
All passengers flying into Nepal must have COVID-19 test negative report obtained within 72 hours prior to their departure.
All passengers must present printed bar code of Abroad Returnee Management System after duly filling the online form available in COVID-19 Crisis Management Center’s website.
The passengers must book hotels before buying flight ticket from the list of hotels approved by the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, Nepal.
Visitors staying in hotel quarantine should test for COVID-19 after 5 days at their own expense. Those with negative PCR report are allowed to leave hotel with additional 5 days home quarantine.
Those who have not tested COVID-19 in 5 days must stay for 10 days hotel quarantine compulsorily.
The Government of Nepal (GoN) has provisioned some conditions for the foreigner’s arrival in Nepal. Here is the list of the conditions in brief:
Visa on Arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport is only for the foreigners holding Diplomatic/Official passport, Foreign Employees working in International Organizations and Non Residential Nepalese (NRN).
Except the above-mentioned individuals, all foreigners should obtain a tourist visa from the Nepalese Diplomatic Missions abroad.
The entry/exit points at the land border remain closed until further notice.
All travelers traveling to Nepal must have a COVID-19 negative report obtained within 72 hours prior to their departure from first port of embarkation. No reports required for children below 5 years accompanied with parents.
All passengers traveling from United Kingdom (UK) or transits are restricted to enter Nepal until further notice.
The Department of Immigration, Nepal has issued a notice regarding the Arrival Restriction from United Kingdom (UK) until further notice. This applies to all the passengers willing to take direct flight or transits.