Protocols for Traveler (Updated on 12 April 2021)

Protocols for Traveler (Updated on 12 April 2021)


It is official that quarantine is no longer mandatory for traveling to Nepal. As per the newly reformed entry protocols, travelers do not have to stay in quarantine. Therefore, quarantine is officially removed for travelers.

Now, to visit Nepal, the traveler has to submit the following documents:

  • A negative PCR test report (not exceeding 72 hours from their first port of embarkation to Nepal)
  • A visa approval letter

Likewise, after their arrival in Kathmandu, travelers will have to take another PCR test in Kathmandu. Once they show a negative test report, they are free to continue their travel plan.

As per Visa Approval Letter, we shall arrange the letter for the travelers. Visa Approval letter is an alternative option for travelers who do not have a Nepal embassy or consulates offices in the reachable distance in their country of origin.

For the Visa Approval letter following documents are required:

  • A scanned copy of the passenger’s passport
  • A flight itinerary
  • A travel insurance

Only after receiving these documents, we will provide Visa Approval Letter. Travelers carrying visa approval letters, and a negative PCR test report will quickly get an on-arrival visa at the Tribhuvan International Airport.

And for Indian Nationals, as per the Nepal- India Travel Agreement Bubble, they need to bring a negative PCR test report no older than 72 hours before arriving in Nepal. They do not have to take another PCR test after arrival in Nepal.

Likewise, travelers entering Nepal through land can’t apply for an on-arrival visa. They will have to bring a travel visa granted from the Nepal embassy or consulate offices of Nepal in their home country.

The recent amendment in entry protocol is good news for travelers intending the recommence their travel plans. Similarly, travelers who have previously postponed their trip can freely choose any convenient dates to resume their vacation.

Following this news, all the treks in the Himalayas of Nepal have restarted. Trekkers who have been waiting to step out can now gladly explore the trekking trails of Nepal. The news is not only great for travelers but also the travel planners like us.

The challenging times of 2020 have bygone, and joyous times full of optimism begin. We hope you take this as a chance to head outdoors and take part in one of the most risk-free outdoor sports. Please do not hesitate to connect with Nepal Hiking Team for further clarification.