Details About Nepal Tourism Resumes After Two Years

The government of Nepal has recently resumed visa-on-arrival service for its international visitors that had been temporarily suspended since May 2020 due to the pandemic restriction imposed in order to control the pandemic situation. Stepping on Infectious Disease Act 2020, the authority ordered to provide such visa service to the travelers revising immigration entry protocols.

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

To be eligible for an on-arrival visa and also to get an entry permit, visitors require submitting a document showing that a minimum of 14 days have passed since they received their final dose of the Covid-19 vaccine. In addition, a negative PCR report not older than 72 hours of checking in the flight is a must to begin their trip without any quarantine. 

Before the implementation of Revised Immigration Entry Protocols, travelers had to quarantine at least seven days at a hotel in Kathmandu at their own expense. Travelers coming to Nepal mountaineering, trekking, and other similar activities are also needed to submit proof of hotel booking and international Traveler online Arrival Form which has to be filled through  

The cabinet of the Nepal government has also decided to allow vehicles with Indian number plates to enter Nepal from different border points since first September. This permit for Passenger Ride from the neighboring country is really important to recommence the halted tourism nearly for two years. 

The press release by District Administration Office (DAO) on 1st September 2020 declaring no more restrictions on meetings, conferences,s, and other social and religious fairs shows the green signal for the tourism sector as well. However, health protocols must be strictly followed.

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