Nepal (Travel Restrictions, COVID Tests & Quarantine Requirements)

This page was last updated on 16 December, 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.
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 03.12.2021
1. Passengers who in the past 3 weeks have been in or transited through Botswana, Eswatini, Hong Kong (SAR China), Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa or Zimbabwe are not allowed to enter.
2. Passengers are not allowed to transit through Nepal to India.
3. Passengers must have a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival.
– This does not apply to:
– nationals of Nepal;
– passengers with a visa issued by a diplomatic representation of Nepal.
4. 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.
5. Passengers must obtain an “International Traveler Online Arrival Form” at https://ccmc.gov.np/
6. Passengers must have a hotel reservation confirmation.
– This does not apply to:
– passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival;
– passengers younger than 5 years and accompanying passengers;
– passengers 75 years and older.
7. Passengers could be subject to hotel quarantine for 10 days at their own expense.
– This does not apply to passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival.
8. Visa on arrival facilities restarted for eligible passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival.
– Visa on arrival facility is not available to passengers traveling with an emergency passport, a temporary passport or a temporary travel document.
9. Passengers must have a copy of permits for mountain climbing, trekking, etc.
-This does not apply to
– nationals of Nepal;
– spouses of Nepali nationals;
– passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival.

 

Detailed Tourist Information

Nepal is open to both vaccinated and unvaccinated travelers.

From midnight Thursday 8 December until further notice Nepali and foreign nationals travelling from Botswana, Eswatini, Hong Kong (China), Lesotho, Mozambique, Malawi, Namibia, South Africa and Zimbabwe are restricted to Enter Nepal.

All fully vaccinated foreigners arriving in Nepal via the immigration office at the airport or a land border (except from above listed nine countries) can receive on-arrival visas. No quarantine required. Fully-vaccinated travelers traveling to Nepal must present the following documents:

-Evidence of completion of a 14 day post-COVID-19 vaccination incubation period

-COVID-19 negative (RT-PCR, Gene Expert, True NAAR or WHO accredited test) obtained within 72 hours of the departure from port of embarkment or within 72 hours, if entering Nepal by land

-Copy of mountaineering/trekking permits, or related permits, if available

-Proof of hotel reservation in Nepal

-Printed copy of International Traveler Onlin

Foreigners without complete vaccination against COVID-19 arriving by air (except from above listed nine countries) must obtain a visa from the Nepali diplomatic missions abroad and allowed to enter Nepal through agencies. On-arrival visas at land border entries are not available to unvaccinated travelers. All unvaccinated and semi-vaccinated travelers must comply with the Government of Nepal’s 10-day quarantine mandate, which requires quarantine at a local hotel at their own cost. A PCR test must be completed and returned negative on 11th day before travelling within the country will be permitted. Such travelers must present the following documents:

-COVID-19 negative (RT-PCR, Gene Expert, True NAAR or WHO accredited test) obtained within 72 hours of the departure from port of embarkment or within 72 hours, if entering Nepal by land

-Copy of mountaineering/trekking permits, or related permits, if available

-Proof of hotel reservation in Nepal
-Printed copy of International Traveler Online Arrival Form obtained after registration in ccmc.gov.np

Note: Non-resident born in Nepal returning to visit family members, and foreigners married to Nepali citizens, must submit following documents:

-COVID-19 negative (RT-PCR, Gene Expert, True NAAR or WHO accredited test) obtained within 72 hours of the departure from port of embarkment or within 72 hours, if entering Nepal by land

-Proof of hotel reservation in Nepal

-Printed copy of International Traveler Online Arrival Form obtained after registration in ccmc.gov.np
 

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.
 

Sources

https://np.usembassy.gov/covid-19-information/
Data Source: covidcontrols.co