Nepal Arrival Visa for Foreigners – Latest Update
We are happy to inform that Nepal is now open for travelling. Good news is, fully vaccinated travelers are now exempt from quarantine provision, which means they can start their travel right after their entry!
Please find the latest update on the travel protocols to be followed while entering Nepal.
- There is no quarantine rule for fully vaccinated travelers, but they need to make sure that they have received their last dose at least 14 days before they enter Nepal.
- On arrival visa service has resumed for fully vaccinated travelers. They need to present the following documents at immigration:
- Vaccination Certificate with proof of 14 days after the last dose
- RT-PCR negative test issued within 72 hours or less before first flight
- Proof of hotel booking
- Print copy of filled International Online Arrival Form available at CCMC website (https://ccmc.gov.np/arms/person_add_en.php)
- Permit copy of mountaineering or trekking
- There is no on arrival visa provision for non-vaccinated travelers. They need to have prior visa from Nepalese Diplomatic missions in their respective countries.
- Non-vaccinated travelers need to stay 10 days in quarantine at their own cost in the hotels designated by Nepal Government. https://www.tourismdepartment.gov.np/pages/notices/33/195
- Upon arrival, non-vaccinated travelers need to present all the documents specified in no. 2 (except vaccination certificate), plus proof of quarantine hotel booking
- All travelers should have rapid antigen test (RDT) while entering Nepal. If found positive, they should be in quarantine at the hospitals or isolation centers designated by Nepal Government.
Though, there are some travels restrictions, if you abide by the rules, travelling in Nepal will not be a hassle. With the Government’s aggressive inoculation campaign, more than 19% of the total population is fully vaccinated and more than 21% has already received their first dose. As tourism professionals belong to the prioritized frontline groups, above 95% of the tourism workers have been fully vaccinated by now (97% in Me. Everest and Mustang region).
At Nepal Footprint Holiday, almost all the office and field staffs are fully vaccinated. As there is some silver lining finally, we are now trying to go with V2V (vaccinated to vaccinated) services approach, which is the best thing to do as of now. We ensure our travelers that we will follow all the health and safety measures strictly during all our operations. This autumn, we are preparing more than ever to make our visitors feel welcomed and safe.
a) Entry: No foreigner can enter and stay in Nepal without a valid visa. Nepalese visas can be obtained from the Nepalese Embassy or Consulate of the traveler’s country. Travelers also can get a visa to Nepal on arrival to Nepal from the immigration section of the entry points.
Popular Entry Points to Nepal:
Kathmandu: Tribhuvan International Airport
borders via land: Birgunj, Sunauli, Kakadvitta, Nepalgunj, Krishnanagar and Pashupatinagar among others
Chinese border via land: Kodari
b) Chinese citizen are requested to apply in Nepalese Embassy or other Nepalese diplomatic missions, as there is no provision of on arrival visa for them.
c) Indian Nationals do not need the visa. However, they need to carry their identification card with photo while traveling to Nepal.
(d) The citizens of SAARC nations do not require Nepalese visa for the first thirty days of their visit to Nepal
Please feel free and get download your Nepal Visa Form our Website Nepal Tourist Visa Form for Traveler
Visa Fee to visitors who are entering Nepal for the first time in a visa year (Jan-Dec):
- US $ 30 or equivalent foreign currency for Tourist Visa with Multiple Entry for 15 days
- US $ 50 or equivalent foreign currency for Tourist Visa with Multiple Entry for 30 days
- US $ 125 or equivalent foreign currency for Tourist Visa with Multiple Entry for 90 days
d) Visa Extension Fee:
- US $ 2 or equivalent Nepalese currency per day
- Additional US $ 45 or equivalent Nepalese currency on visa fee, if Multiple Entry facility is required for the extended period up to 15 days.
- If foreign visitors that haven’t renewed their visa want to renew their visa, they have to pay additional Nepalese currency equivalent to US 3$ on the regular visa extension fee.
3. Late fee for regularizing tourist visa:
- US$3 in equivalent Nepalese currency per day for the first 30 days
- US$5 in equivalent Nepalese currency per day for the next 31 to 90 days
- US$5 in equivalent Nepalese currency per day for more than 90 days
4. Free visa for
- Children below 10 yrs.
- Descendants up to the age of 16 years, holding foreign passports, of Nepalese parents or either of their parents is a Nepalese citizen.
- Citizen of Nepali origin, after having obtained passport for the first time from a Nepal based foreign mission, until the period of his departure to a foreign country.
Some Important information to tourist: Don’t or Dos
- A tourist may stay in Nepal for up to 150 days in a visa year (Jan-Dec).
- A tourist must extend his/her visa before the expiry of the visa validity period.
- A tourist who does not comply with these regulations may be liable for fine and other prosecution as provided in the Immigration Act and Rules.
- A Foreigner having obtained a tourist visa shall not be allowed to work with or without receiving remuneration.
- A foreigner shall not be allowed to carry out any work other than that for which purpose s/he has obtained the visa. Please read detain in this link Nepal Latest Visa Information 2021