The government of Nepal recently has decided to discharge a week-long quarantine requirement for travelers. The official’s cabinet meeting held on Thursday evening concluded to lay off quarantine rules from the guidelines, a move aimed at reviving pandemic–depressed travel and tourism industry.
The ministry has removed quarantine requirements for foreigners with COVID-19 vaccination certificates. They will not require a negative polymerase chain reaction (PCR) report but should bring along a visa approval letter to obtain an On Arrival Visa. Also, they do not require to re-take PCR tests upon arrival and can head to their respective destinations in Nepal.
In the meantime, those who have not been vaccinated need to bring a negative PCR report that was conducted 72 hours before their departure from the nation of origin. Along with that, they also need to bring a prior Visa Approval Letter. This will be followed by another instant PCR test for reconfirmation upon arriving at Kathmandu airport.
The guidelines for Indian visitors, however, remain unchanged as per the Travel Agreement between the two nations. They can enter with a vaccination document or negative PCR report taken less than 72 hours before departure.
Both vaccinated and Indian travelers don’t require to conduct a re-PCR test upon arriving in Nepal. Moreover, vaccinated and non-vaccinated travelers (Except Indian nationals), should bring along a visa approval letter to get On-arrival Visa. The traveler’s visa approval letter will be provided by the travel agency with whom they are traveling with.
Following are some required documents for prior Visa Approval Letter that travelers must send to their travel agency:
– Copy of travelers’ passport
– Flight itinerary
– Travel Insurance
Nepal hopes to see visitors return to the country this spring and autumn which is considered the peak tourist season. We hope the updated guidelines would certainly help aid tourism activities in the country.
For further information about traveling to Nepal post-COVID -19, please feel free to connect with the Glorious Himalaya Trek support team.