Guidelines - Traveling to Nepal during COVID 19
The following arrangements have been made for traveling to Nepal, in reference to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Visa on Arrival
Visa-on-arrival has been resumed as usual, i.e., as it was before the pandemic, which means that holders of passports of those countries that are eligible for visa-on-arrival will be able to avail that facility. If your country is listed for the requirement of visa before arriving in Nepal, you should arrange for a visa before entering Nepal (Please visit https://www.immigration.gov.np/ for more information).
Additionally, there are health-related guidelines to be followed for traveling to Nepal.
Traveling to Nepal
While traveling to Nepal, you are required to bring with you the following documents:
- A vaccination certificate showing a full dose of vaccination against COVID-19, completed at least 14 days prior to entering Nepal. No need to submit PCR test reports for Fully Vaccinated Tourists.
If you are not being fully vaccinated, or have not completed a full dose of vaccination at least 14 days prior to arriving in Nepal, COVID-19 test report (RT-PCR, Gene Expert, True NAAT or WHO accredited test) showing negative result done within the last 72 hours of boarding from the first airport or, if you are entering through land border, done within 72 hours of entry
This provision will not be applicable to children below 5 years.
- A copy of the permit, if applicable, for mountaineering, trekking and other activities that will require permission.
- A printed copy of the online form (International Traveler Online Arrival Form) to be filled by logging in to https://www.ccmc.gov.np/.
Visa from the Embassy
1. If you are fully vaccinated and want to apply for a visa to the Embassy, you can apply with the following documents in addition to the regular visa-related documents:
- a. COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing a full dose of vaccination with the last dose taken at least 14 days prior to entry into Nepal,
- b. A copy of the permit, if applicable, for mountaineering, trekking, and other such activities that will require permission.
2. If you are not fully vaccinated, you are required to give a valid reason for not being vaccinated.
After Arriving in Nepal
Once you arrive in Nepal, you are required to abide by the health-related protocols recommended by the Government of Nepal, Ministry of Health and Population, from time to time. Such recommendations may change during or after arriving in Nepal. Please keep on visiting the webpages of the Department of Immigration and Covid-19 Crisis Management Center (CCMC) for the latest information. Please note that the government may introduce place-specific restrictions if the situation requires.
Please note that you may undergo a health check to see if you have any of the COVID-19 related symptoms while entering Nepal. If any of such symptoms are found, you are required to take a mandatory antigen test (at your own expense) at the entry point. If tested positive, you are required to go to an isolation center designated by the Ministry of Health and Population, the Government of Nepal, or to a hospital.
(Note: all the expenses including but not limited to, hotel quarantine, hospital, insurance, isolation, COVID-19 test etc. shall be borne by the traveler him/herself)
Please note that:
If you develop any COVID-19 related symptoms, you are required to take a COVID-19 test as soon as possible and remain in isolation if tested positive.
The list of hotels for quarantine can be found here.
News Update: 14th March 2022