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Details About Nepal Tourism Resumes After Two Years

Details About Nepal Tourism Resumes After Two Years

The government of Nepal has recently made a significant change by resuming the visa-on-arrival service for its international visitors. This service, which had been temporarily suspended since May 2020 due to pandemic restrictions, is now available again. This decision was made under the Infectious Disease Act 2020, with the authority revising immigration entry protocols to provide such visa services to travellers. Tourism in Nepal had a great impact by the COVID 19.

However, travellers from a few countries in the world will not get on-arrival visas. Visitors from only the countries having provision to receive on-arrival-visa who have received a full vaccine against COVID-19 will be provided with an on-arrival-visa at the checkpoint of the travelers’ entry at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu. 


To be eligible for an on-arrival visa and to obtain an entry permit, visitors must meet certain requirements. They must submit a document showing that a minimum of 14 days have given since they received their final dose of the Covid-19 vaccine. Additionally, a negative PCR report, not older than 72 hours after checking in for the flight, is required. These measures are in place to ensure a safe and smooth trip without the need for quarantine. 

Before implementing Revised Immigration Entry Protocols, travellers had to quarantine for at least seven days at a hotel in Kathmandu at their own expense. Travellers coming to Nepal for mountaineering, trekking, and other similar activities also need to submit proof of hotel booking. Also an international Traveler online Arrival Form, which must be filled out through  

Tourism in Nepal
Syayambhunath, Nepal a very popular trekking destination.

The cabinet of the Nepal government has also decided to allow vehicles with Indian number plates to enter Nepal. They can enter from different border points since 1st September. This permit for Passenger rides from the neighbouring country is important to recommence the halted tourism for nearly two years. 

The press release by the District Administration Office (DAO) on 1st September 2020. They declared that there will be no more restrictions on meetings, conferences, and other social and religious fairs also shows a green signal for the tourism in Nepal. However, health protocols must be strictly followed.

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