Nepal wiped out quarantine rule for International travelers

Nepal wiped out quarantine rule for International travelers

The Nepal government held a meeting with the cabinet of the Ministry of Culture, Tourism, and Civil Aviation in the presence of the Nepal Tourism Board to amend foreign tourists’ entry protocols on 25 March 2021. The meeting ended with amending some protocols to make traveling to Nepal easy for travelers. According to the new criteria, the Nepal government has wiped out the quarantine rule for international travelers and COVID insurance worth USD 5000.

Tourists who have been vaccinated against covid will not need to provide a negative PCR test report no older than 72 hours before their departure to Nepal at the airport to get On-Arrival Visa.

This recent decision has made traveling to Nepal very easy for tourists all over the world.

Therefore, anyone who has already taken two doses of vaccination against COVID can now travel to Nepal without bringing a negative PCR test report and having to stay in quarantine. But they will again have to take another PCR test after they arrive in Nepal. Once they show a negative test report, they can continue their journey.

Meanwhile, non-vaccinated travelers will need to bring a negative PCR test that is no older than 72 hours from their first point of departure to Nepal. And after arriving in Nepal, they have to re-take the PCR test. Those reports negative result may continue their journey subsequently. In case they test positive, they will have to halt their journey until they show a negative test report.

In summary, travelers can travel to Nepal with the following documents:

  • A visa approval letter
  • A travel insurance
  • A vaccination certificate (vaccine passport) for vaccinated travelers.
  • A negative PCR test report (taken before 72 hours from their point of departure to Nepal) for non-vaccinated travelers.

Many must be wondering what a visa approval letter is or how to get it. Well, to answer their question, a visa approval letter is a pre-approved visa. It is mandatory to obtain a visa upon arrival at the Kathmandu Airport. We will provide a visa letter to you. However, for a visa approval letter, the following documents are necessary:

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

When we receive these documents, we will apply for the necessary letter. And we will send you the letter via Email.

And as per Indian nationals looking to visit Nepal, they just have to provide a negative PCR test report obtained 72 hours before their departure from the country of origin. They do not have to re-take PCR test after they arrive in Nepal. They can resume their journey.

And as international travelers looking to visit Nepal through Overland, they are requested to bring a travel visa obtained from the Nepal Embassy or consulate Nepal’s offices based in their home country.

The Covid-19 pandemic turned 2020 into a total disaster for Nepal’s tourism industry. However, the year 2021 is starting on a hopeful note. We hope with this new regulation, and most tourists won’t hesitate to visit the Himalayan Kingdom of Nepal.

For further clarification regarding traveling to Nepal post-COVID, do feel free to reach our support team at Nepal Hiking Team.

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Balaram Thapa

Balaram Thapa, an executive director at Nepal Hiking Team had a long journey before making NHT one of the revolutionary tour operators in this competitive field of Tourism. He finished his Bachelor’s degree in Travel and Tourism from Tribhuwan University in the year 2000.

He started his career as a trekking support staff in 1998 and gradually earned a status of trekking leader. He has trekked several trekking routes such as Annapurna, Manaslu, Langtang, Everest, Kanchenjunga, Mustang, Makalu, etc. Thus has immense knowledge about the trekking routes of Nepal. Alongside this, he has also organized several tours to Bhutan and Tibet as a tour guide. He has traveled to Germany, France, Switzerland, Poland, Italy promoting Nepal’s tourism.

After earning lots of experience in this field, he wanted to explore his own business ideology. He along with his brother- Ganga Raj Thapa start their own company, Nepal Hiking Team in 2009. He is friendly and works side by side with the staff inspiring and motivating them. He is an expert travel consultant and handles all the concerns of travelers regarding their trip. He inspires people to travel new and unique destinations and implement the same ideology on himself as well.

He started his journey 22 years ago and has immense experience in this field. His passion for traveling has made his 22 years of working journey, a precious phase of his life. And he plans to continue doing this and add more years in it.

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