Nepal (Travel Restrictions, COVID Tests & Quarantine Requirements)

This page was last updated on 15 September, 2021.


At a Glance

Travel Restrictions

Entry For Vaccinated Travelers: Allowed
Vaccination Requirements: Nepal is open to both vaccinated and unvaccinated travelers. However, vaccinated individuals can bypass the testing rules that require travelers to provide proof of a negative coronavirus test taken no more than 72 hours before travel. All travelers regardless of vaccination status must have travel insurance that covers health, immediate crisis or rescue for the duration of the trip; proof of accommodation in Nepal; a completed International Travel Arrival Form; and either a Nepalese visa or a recommendation from the tourism board.
Tourist Entry: Partially Allowed
Testing: Negative PCR test results required for all countries.
Quarantine Required: Yes
Quarantine Details: Self-quarantine for 14 days required for all countries.

Local Restrictions

Lockdown in Effect: Partial
Events: Partially Allowed
Transport: Operational with restrictions
Shopping: Open
Restaurants and Bars: Open with restrictions

Detailed Travel Advisory

Published 23.08.2021
1. Passengers are not allowed to enter.
– This does not apply to:
– nationals of Nepal;
– passengers with a Laissez-Passer issued by United Nations;
– passengers with a diplomatic passport traveling on duty;
– passengers with a tourist entry visa;
– foreign nationals of Nepali origin whose passport states Nepal as place of birth;
– relatives of nationals of Nepal;
– passengers with a confirmation letter that a visa on arrival has been approved before departure by the government of Nepal.
2. Passengers must have a negative COVID-19 test result taken at most 72 hours before departure from the first embarkation point. Tests accepted are GeneXpert, NAAT and RT-PCR.
– This does not apply to passengers younger than 5 years.
3. Passengers must have a confirmed quarantine hotel reservation for 7 days. The hotel must be listed on
– This does not apply to:
– passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated;
– passengers younger than 5 years and their legal guardians;
– passengers older than 70 years;
– passengers with a diplomatic passport;
– passengers with a Quarantine Exemption letter issued by Nepal.
4. A completed, printed “International Traveller Form” must be presented at check-in. The form can be obtained at
5. Suspension of visa on arrival facilities.


Detailed Tourist Information

Nepal resumed international flight operations with Kuala, Istanbul, Dammam and Kuwait from June 24.

To ensure entry travelers must present:

-COVID 19 Negative Report of swab taken within 72 hours* of departure time
(*Please check with respective airlines on swab test time limit.)
-Passport or Valid Photo ID Card
-CCMC Form with Barcode
-Proof of hotel booking for 7 days Quarantine in Nepal Government Approved Hotels

Monitoring of Hotel Quarantine compliance by MoCTCA, NTB & Nepal Police daily

Passengers with complete COVID-19 vaccination certificates are allowed Home Quarantine for 10 days.

For complete list of Protocol, please refer to the Notice by CAAN on June 29.

Lockdown Details

All gatherings of more than 25 people are restricted.

Most essential businesses are open in the morning until 11:00 am and again from 5 pm to 7 pm.

Takeaway and other delivery services are permitted to operate from 12 noon until 7 pm.

Some embassies have temporarily evacuated their staff.

Face masks are currently not obligatory but are encouraged, you may not be able to enter some areas or use some services without one.

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