Nepal entry protocol
The Government of Nepal (Ministry of Culture/Tourism) released the following protocol on January 21, 2022, to manage the entry of incoming tourists to Nepal.
Travelling to Nepal during COVID 19
The following travel advise for passengers going to and from Nepal has been published in accordance with the decision of the Government of Nepal (Council of Ministers) dated 14th January 2022 on the travel management order for passengers coming and departing from Nepal 2022:
For Vaccinated Traveler – Visa on arrival
The visa issuance procedure and the required documents for the foreigners with complete vaccination against covid-19.
- For visa-on-arrival:
Foreigners who have completed their vaccinations and are qualified for visa on arrival under current immigration laws can apply for a visa at a Nepali immigration entry point with the following documents in addition to the visa requirements:
COVID-19 negative report received within 72 hours of departure from the first port of embarkation,
- Proof of completion of 14 days of covid-19 vaccination, b. COVID-19 negative report obtained within 72 hours of departure from the first port of embarkation.
- If applicable, a copy of any Trekking or other related permits.
- Hotel reservation confirmation in Nepal.
- A printed copy of the International Traveler Online Arrival Form, which can be received after registering online at www.ccmc.gov.np.
- To Obtain visa from Nepali mission abroad: Foreigners who have completed their vaccinations must submit the documentation when applying for a visa at a Nepali mission overseas, as well as at the immigration entrance point in Nepal.
For Non-vaccination Traveler – No visa on arrival
The procedure for obtaining a visa and the documentation required for a foreigner who has not been fully vaccinated against covid-19 are as follows:
Foreigners who are not vaccinated, have an incomplete vaccination, or are within 14 days of being vaccinated must get a prior visa from a Nepali mission overseas. These documents must be submitted while applying for a visa at a Nepali mission overseas, and they must also be submitted at the immigration entrance point in Nepal.
Special provision for children:
No vaccination or testing is required for the minors below 5 years. Vaccinations are not mandatory for the children between 5-18 years, but are subject to follow the other health protocols as adults.
Provision for departing from Nepal:
Passengers departing from Nepal shall submit the following documents:
a. Covid-19 test reports and prescribed vaccination criteria that meet the health protocol of the destination country and covid-19 negative RT-PCR report from recognized laboratory within 48 hours of receiving the boarding pass.
b. Printed copy of international Traveler Online Departure Form obtained after online registration in www.ccmc.gov.np.
Nationals who must obtain visa before arrival either fully vaccinated or not
Nationals from Nigeria, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Cameron, Somalia, Liberia, Liberia, Ethiopia, Iraq, Palestine, Afghanistan, Syria and foreigners holding temporary document and emergency passport must obtain visa from the Nepali Mission abroad.
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The following protocol has been issued on 22nd September 2021 by the Government of Nepal (Ministry of Culture/Tourism) for managing the arrival of incoming tourist to Nepal.
Travelling to Nepal during COVID 19
According to the new protocol set by the government, fully vaccinated foreign nationals are entitled for an on-arrival visa. Likewise, fully immunized travelers do not require quarantine. A PCR test for travel in Nepal is mandatory and the travelers must present documentation of negative PCR tests obtained at least 72 hours before to boarding the trip.
To obtain a visa on arrival at the immigration entry point, travelers must present the following documents:
- Certificate of Vaccination (Travelers must be vaccinated at least 14 days before traveling to Nepal).
- Travelers must have a negative RT-PCR or similar COVID- 19 report obtained within 72 hours.
- Passport with at-least six months validity.
- A proof of your hotel booking.
- A physical copy of filled International Traveler Online Arrival Form issued by CCMC.