As a precautionary measure, Nepal Government halted traveling back in late April when the country suddenly faced the second wave of COVID-19. After isolating the country for almost three months, the government gradually returned to normalcy as the COVID cases started to deplete. With recovering situation, the country also resumed several service sectors partially depending upon the situation.
Now, after the deadly second wave, the country is finally reeling back to normalcy. As the situation progressed, the resumption of services too was allowed. With that said, on 23rd September, Nepal Government formally updated travel protocols for travelers looking to enter Nepal.
Following the latest decision of the Government of Nepal, below are the documents travelers must show at the immigration office of Nepal at the entry point:
- Vaccination Certificate (Travelers must be vaccinated 14 days or more before travel to Nepal)
- All passengers must have a negative RT-PCR or equivalent COVID- 19 Report issued within 72 hours before check-in at the Airlines Counter.
- Valid Passport with at least six months validity
- A printed copy of CCMC Form with Barcode
- Proof of hotel booking
FOR NON-VACCINATED TRAVELLER
Foreigners without complete vaccination against the COVID 19 must obtain the visa from the diplomatic missions abroad and travel through the agency only.
Unvaccinated and partially vaccinated travelers must also follow the protocols mentioned above, and with that, they must stay in 10 days hotel quarantine at their own expense. On the 11th day, they will have to take a PCR test, and with receipt of a negative test report, they are free to continue their journey.
RESUMPTION OF ON ARRIVAL VISA
On Arrival Visa is resumed now for vaccinated travelers only. Travelers who have both vaccine doses can now get an arrival visa at the air/land borders. Unvaccinated and partially vaccinated can’t contact on arrival visas, so they must obtain the visa from the diplomatic missions abroad.
Overall, the above travel protocols apply to all travelers entering Nepal via both land and air.
Additionally, 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.
Lastly, traveling with protocols is the new normal. Nepal is still opening up with a new way to travel. Thus, respect the local guidelines and protocol. The mentioned protocols can be changed by looking at the evolving and improving scenario.
Should you have further questions, feel free to contact us.