COVID-19 Protocols & Entry Requirements

International Travel Status

Currently, Nepal is open for Mountaineering Expeditions and Trekking only. 

Access into Nepal

Entry into the country is only through Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. 

Entry Requirements

Terms and Conditions to be followed by Foreign Tourists Visiting Nepal for Mountaineering Expeditions and Trekking:

  1. All tourists coming to Nepal for mountaineering and trekking must obtain the required visa before arriving in Nepal.
  2. For the tourists arriving in Nepal with visa recommendation and prior approval as per Article 1, the visa shall be provided at the point of entry by the Department of Immigration.
  3. Tourists entering Nepal shall present the following documents at Nepalese Immigration Entry Point:
    a) Negative report of RT (Polymerase Chain Reaction: PCR) test taken within 72 hours before arrival.
    b) Visa or prior approval document (ref Article 1) for entry to Nepal.
    c) Hotel booking for at least 7 days' quarantine in Nepal.
    d) Insurance Coverage of at least US$ 5,000.00 (Five Thousand US Dollars) against COVID-19 per person.
  4. After entry to Nepal, tourists shall stay in hotel quarantine for a minimum of 7 days.
  5. Tourists shall be required to take a PCR test on the fifth day of hotel quarantine at their own expenses and shall be allowed to proceed for expeditions or trekking on obtaining RT PCR Negative test report.
  6. As per Article 5, a tourist who tests RT PCR Positive for COVID-19, quarantine shall be extended till he/she obtains an RT PCR Negative test report.
  7. Expedition or trekking teams shall provide insurance coverage of a minimum of NPR 100,000.00 (One Hundred Thousand Nepali Rupees only) against COVID-19 to team members from Nepal prior to obtaining permission for expedition or trekking.
  8. While in expedition or trekking in Nepal, health protocols issued by the Ministry of Health and Population of the Government of Nepal shall be duly followed.
  9. Other terms and provisions to be followed by tourists in Nepal shall be as per regular notice and updates published by the Department of Tourism. The concerned Agency shall provide detailed information on the entry protocols to their clients/ tourists before the expedition or trekking in Nepal.

Please note: The above information has been researched with the utmost care. However, we can provide no guarantee of accuracy and the information and detail change regularly. Please always check travel restrictions both in your home country and the destination you are travelling to before you book and before travel.

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