Nepal Travel Restrictions related to COVID-19
The Nepal Department of Immigration of the Ministry of Home of the Government of Nepal issued an urgent notice regarding Travel Restrictions related to COVID-19 today, for more information please read the given lines as follows .
- As of March 14 until April the Nepal Government will eliminate visas on arrival for all foreigners
- All foreigners with a prior valid visa of Nepal have to submit a swab test PCR health certificate issued maximum 7 days before their arrival date to Nepal and must be submitted at the immigration office at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA)
- Any foreign national including NRNs willing to visit Nepal for compelling reasons may contact a Nepali Diplomatic mission abroad. A recent swab test PCR health certificate issued a maximum 7 days before their arrival to Nepal is mandatory. along with a visa application and it has to be submitted at the immigration office at TIA.
- On-arrival-visa (gratis) facility granted to non-resident Nepalese cardholders is also suspended for the aforementioned period.
- All foreign nationals entering Nepal as of March 14, 2020, are subject to stay in self-quarantine and Nepali nationals including NRNs are subject to stay in home quarantine for 14 days from the date of their arrival.
- Foreigners with diplomatic and official visa entering Nepal for the first time of traveling back to Nepal are subject to stay in self-quarantine for 14 days
- Foreigners with business, study and working visa traveling back to Nepal are subject to stay in self-quarantine for 14 days
- All Nepali nationals residing abroad are requested to avoid non-essential travel and are urged to follow high precautionary measures.
- All the land ports of entry in Nepal remain closed for arrival in Nepal during the aforementioned period to foreigners from third countries and they are requested to use Tribhuvan International Airport only.
- All permits for mountaineering expeditions issued, and to be issued for the spring 2020 season are suspended.