Latest Health Guidelines for Visitors to Nepal
*All of the information on this page regarding health guidelines was obtained from np.usembassy.gov.
A variety of new public health measures went into effect in Nepal on January 21, 2022, at both the local and national levels. Some of these orders concern travel and transit within the country, mandating, for example, verification of COVID-19 vaccination by all persons in most public venues, as well as mandatory mask-wearing in public.
As of March 10, 2022, the Department of Immigration revoked all previously issued orders establishing country-specific travel restrictions. At the port of entry, all travellers, regardless of immunization status, can get on-arrival visas.
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Travellers travelling in Nepal by air or land must produce proof of full COVID-19 vaccination. Those who cannot offer such a document must show a negative COVID-19 test report (RT-PCR, NAAT, Gene Xpert) obtained within 72 hours of departure from the port of embarkation. All symptomatic travellers may be subjected to COVID-19 testing upon arrival.
Travellers flying out of Nepal are only subject to the health protocols of their destination country. Before boarding passengers, airlines will consult with and follow such protocols.
NB: For those travelling to the United States, the most recent CDC regulations for testing or post-COVID recovery remain in effect.
Fines for Mask Non-Compliance:
The Nepalese government has announced that failing to wear a mask outside may result in detention and a fine. However, no specific information concerning prospective punishments has been made public. So, please wear a mask while roaming outside.
Within Nepal, there are no restrictions on movement. There is an abundance of public and private transportation options. Passengers, on the other hand, are required to avoid crowds and adhere to stringent precautions in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Penalties may be imposed for violations of municipal orders.
In the Kathmandu valley, both public transportation and personal cars, including cabs, are authorized but must follow rigorous COVID procedures. Additional restrictions are still likely in several areas. Before leaving, check the weather at your destination.
Certain trekking routes have been declared open by the authorities. But, for the most up-to-date information, you could contact the Ministry of Culture, Tourism, and Civil Aviation o seek the help of any travel agency.
Information about Quarantine:
Quarantine is no longer required for all travellers, regardless of vaccination coverage. However, travellers are vulnerable to COVID-19 testing, and those who test positive for COVID-19 upon arrival may be denied entrance into Nepal, according to the most recent travel alert.
- Foreign visitors are permitted to use Tribhuvan International Airport as a transit stop on their way to a third country.
- All passengers flying with Qatar Airways must have a PCR test performed by a pre-approved laboratory within 48 hours of departure.
- All other airlines demand negative PCR test results – 72 hours before departure.
- Passengers are asked to bring one extra copy of the PCR negative test report, which includes a photograph, with them on their journey.
Other Local Resources:
- 9851255839; 9851255837; 9851255834 from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Ministry of Health and Population COVID-19 Hotline Local Telephone Numbers: 9851255839; 9851255837; 9851255834 from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
- The Department of Immigration maintains the most recent travel advice for Nepal.
- The Ministry of Culture, Tourism, and Civil Aviation
- The Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal can provide more information on flights. CAAN – Welcome (caanepal.gov.np) For the most up-to-date information, passengers should visit the websites of their airline and destination country.