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Nepal is open for international travelers for the first time since COVID-19 pandemic
Notice by the Government of Nepal
International travelers are permitted to enter Nepal for the first time since COVID-19 pandemic. Effective September 24, all fully-vaccinated travelers arriving in Nepal at the airport or a land border can receive on-arrival visas. No quarantine required. Below is the official notice provided by Nepal Tourism Board.
Travel management order for the travelers arriving and departing from Nepal 2021, has been issued as per the decision of Government of Nepal (Council of Ministers) dated 22nd September 2021, provisioning the following conditions. This notice has been issued by the Department of Immigration superseding all former related notices:
- All foreigners arriving Nepal via immigration office at the airport or land border should submit the following documents in addition to the visa related documents for on-arrival-visa at the entry/exit point:
a. Evidence of completion of 14 days of full vaccinations against COVID-19,
b. COVID-19 negative report (RT-PCR, Gene Export, True NAAT or WHO accredited test) obtained within 72 hours of the departure from first port of embarkation or within 72 hours, if entering Nepal by land
c. Copy of mountaineering/trekking permits or other related permits if any,
d. Proof of hotel reservation in Nepal
e. Print of copy of International Traveler Online Arrival Form obtained after online registration in www.ccmc.gov.np
- Foreigners without complete vaccinations against COVID-19, must obtain the visa from the Nepali diplomatic missions abroad and are allowed to enter Nepal only through agencies. Such foreigners should submit the documents aforementioned in 1(b), (c), (d) & (e) and are subject to 10 days hotel quarantine at their own cost, and are permitted to work as per the purpose of their visit only tested negative on the 11th day.
- Non-resident Nepali originally from Nepal or their family members or foreigners married to Nepali citizen should submit the documents aforementioned in 1(b), (c), & (e) in addition to the visa related documents for on-arrival-visa.
However, those arriving in Nepal in the case of the emergency enlisted below are permitted to move towards the destination only if tested antigen negative, else are subject to isolation following the health protocols:
a. Those arriving with the recommendation letter of the level to attend funeral of their relative according to the religion, custom and tradition
b. Chronic patients, disabled and the persons accompanying them with the medical documents and recommendation letter of local level
c. Senior citizens above 75 years and their caregivers, minors below 5 years and their parents with the recommendation of the local level
d. Those arriving Nepal with medical documents and recommendation of the local level to look after their relative admitted in ICU or ventilator.
- Officials, employees and their relatives working in foreign diplomatic missions and their international organizations in Nepal, should submit the documents aforementioned in 1(a), (b), & (e) in addition to the visa related documents to obtain visa-on-arrival at the entry/exit points.
However, those without complete vaccination against COVID-19, must obtain a visa from the Nepali diplomatic missions abroad and are subject to 10 days mandatory quarantine at the specified residence, recommended by the respective mission.
- Indian nationals arriving Nepal through entry/exit points at land border should submit the documents aforementioned in 1(b), & (e) to ensure arrival permission.
- All passengers arriving Nepal via Immigration office at the airport or land border are permitted to enter and work as per the purpose of their visit if tested antigen negative at the immigration point else, are subject to mandatory isolation or hospitalization. In case of unavailability of antigen test at the immigration point, such passengers are allowed to leave the hotel only if tested COVID-19 negative.
- No vaccination or testing is requited for the minors below 5 years. Vaccinations are not mandatory for the Children between 5-18 years, but are subject to follow the other procedures as adults.
- Foreigners are allowed to transit Nepal from the airport itself. Those foreigners residing in Nepal and willing to travel third country from Nepal or all foreigners departing from Nepal should submit COVID-19 negative report (RT-PCR, Gene Expert, True NAAT or WHO accredited test) obtained within 48 hours prior to their departure or COVID-19 test as specified by their destination country and print copy of International Online Departure Form obtained after online registration in www.ccmc.gov.np .
- Airlines Companies are obliged to follow the aforementioned provision and must not board or check-in the ineligible passengers traveling to and from Nepal.
- National from Nigeria, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Cameroon, Somalia, Liberia, Ethiopia, Iraq, Palestine, Afghanistan & Syria and foreigners holding temporary travel document and emergency passport must obtain visa from the Nepali missions abroad.
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