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Nepal to resume visa on arrival

Nepal to resume visa on arrival
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Government of Nepal will resume visa-on-arrival service effective 23 September 2021 for all travellers arriving from countries accorded this facility previously. Nepal will allow fully vaccinated and others observing Covid health protocols to travel by air or land.


The country will provide on-arrival visa to travellers provided they are fully vaccinated and submit a document verifying that 14 days have elapsed since receiving their final Covid-19 vaccine dose.  Also required is a negative RT-PCR or Gene Expert or True NAAT test report taken 72 hours prior to checking-in the flight.


Those who are not vaccinated or partially vaccinated will not be able to avail of "visa on arrival" facility. They need to get their visas from Nepali diplomatic missions and stay 10 days in government approved quarantine hotels on arrival. 


Before boarding flight all vaccinated travellers have to present a negative Covid-19 test result taken 72hrs prior to departure and fill out the international travellers' online form at : and carry a printed copy to apply for "visa on arrival" at Tribhuvan International airport, Kathmandu. 


On arrival at immigration entry points by air or land, all travellers need to undergo antigen or rapid antigen tests.  If tested positive, they will be sent to an isolation centre or hospital recommended by the Health Ministry.  If there are no antigen testing facility at the airport or immigration point; the individual has to test at the hotel. They would be allowed to leave after testing negative.  


Unvaccinated or partially vaccinated tourists have to quarantine themselves at the hotel for 10 days at their own expense.  On the 11th day if tested negative, they can continue their journey.  All expenses for Covid-19 isolation, tests and insurance are to be borne by themselves. The handling travel or trekking agency is responsible for enforcing all conditions set by this new rule.


All entries by land are now permitted; travellers entering Nepal need to fill up arrival form and undergo an antigen test.  A negative report will allow them entry. 


Fully vaccinated travellers transiting to third countries through Kathmandu airport after a short stay in Nepal need to submit a negative test report 48hrs prior to their departure.  


Children below 5 years do not require to be vaccinated or tested.  For children above 5 years to 18 years; vaccination is not mandatory. 


Travellers departing Nepal have to submit a nagative Covid-19 test report taken less than 48 hrs before departure or as per rules of the countries they are travelling to.


For further details to book a trip to Nepal please contact :