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Nepal Travel Restrictions COVID-19

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Covid-19 Update and restrictions for Nepal

last updated 15/03/2022
Are tourists allowed to enter Nepal yet? Do I need a vaccine? What restrictions are in place?

The good news is that Nepal is now officially open for tourism once again!

– On-arrival visas are back

– Quarantine is no longer required

– Nepal is considered safe and has been removed from the majority of no-travel lists

– Both vaccinated and unvaccinated travelers can enter Nepal without quarantine, if they produce proof of vaccination or a negative PCR test (taken within 72 hours before arrival)

– Conditions apply, please read on for full details

Information courtesy of covidcontrols.co

A bridge in the Manaslu Region

Nepal travel restrictions COVID-19

Nepal hasn’t had an easy time with Covid-19 over the past couple of years, but today the picture is much more optimistic. Infection rates have declined dramatically and most of the population is now fully vaccinated. There is no lockdown in place and life is largely back to normal.

Are tourists allowed back to Nepal?

YES!!!! Tourists have been restricted by changes to entry requirements and quarantine rules since April 2021, but as of 23rd September 2022, the Government of Nepal have announced that on-arrival visas are now open to foreign travellers once again.

Vaccine Requirements

Nepal is open to both vaccinated and unvaccinated travelers. Proof of double vaccination (or equivalent) must be shown at immigration and jabs shouldn’t have been completed less that 14 days before entry.

Unvaccinated travelers must provide proof of a negative PCR coronavirus test taken no more than 72 hours before travel (Gene Expert or True NAAT tests also accepted). Rapid antigen tests may also be required at immigration.

All travelers, regardless of vaccination status, must have travel insurance covering health, crisis or rescue for the duration of the trip and proof of accommodation in Nepal.

(For departure, a PCR test is only necessary if your airline or destination country requires it.)

Tourist Entry: Allowed
Testing: Negative PCR test results required unvaccinated travelers from all countries, taken no more than 72hrs before travel. Rapid antigen tests may also be required at the airport or once you reach your hotel.
Quarantine Required: None
Quarantine Details: N/A

CCMC form to travel Nepal

Since COVID-19 restrictions came into place in Nepal, this form has been required for entry. Discussions are underway to officially remove this requirement, with an announcement due shortly.

Local Restrictions

Lockdown in Effect: No lockdown
Events: Partially Allowed
Transport: Operational
Shopping: Open
Restaurants and Bars: Open with some minor restrictions

Facemasks are still recommended or required at some shops, venues and tourist attractions.

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Regional news

Information correct at the time of writing, but please check official sources before making your travel plans.

Usual entry requirements still apply in addition the Covid-19 measures. For more information, please see our Nepal Visa and Arrivals page.

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