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Nepal Eases Travel Restrictions

Nepal Eases Travel Restrictions
In a boost to revive the tourism economy, Nepal has eased travel restrictions , Photo Credit: Shutterstock

Tourists can continue with their tour if the report comes negative. However, in case of a positive report, they are to stay in a hotel at their own cost and remain quarantined

OT Staff
March 28 , 2021
02 Min Read

Planning to visit Nepal? You'll be relieved to hear travel restrictions for tourists visiting the country have been eased. Foreign tourists no longer need to follow quarantine protocols, if they have taken both doses of COVID vaccine. This decision was taken to boost the tourism sector in the country.

The new travel guidelines had been posted on the website of the Tourism Ministry. According to these, visitors are mandated to submit a negative PCR test report three days prior to their arrival. Passengers are also required to submit the documents proving that they have had been vaccinated with both doses. 

Visitors are required to go through a PCR test after their arrival in Nepal - at their own cost. They also need to stay in a hotel in isolation until their report comes out.

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If the report is negative, tourists can continue with their travel plans. However, in case of a positive report, they have to stay in a hotel at their own cost and remain quarantined. 

The Indian tourists going to Nepal have been asked to follow rules as per the India-Nepal travel bubble agreement, according to the new rule book. 

After an year, on-arrival visas for tourists have also been resumed. Foreign tourists can now apply for visas at Nepal's embassies and diplomatic mission in their own countries. If they don’t have this facility in their country and are facing difficulty in getting visas, they can apply for on-arrival visas at Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport.

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Those who apply for this have to submit four documents showing that they have booked a hotel in Nepal, they have completed their vaccination dose, plus furnish a copy of the recommendation letter issued by the Nepal Tourism Board and Department of Tourism, and their negative PCR report, and a travel insurance.

“The airlines should permit the passengers coming to Nepal after checking these four documents. This new rule replaces all the travel rules issued by the government earlier," said the ministry.


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