Nepal resumes visa on arrival


In a bid to boost tourism, Nepal has resumed visa on arrival for those international tourists who are fully vaccinated – without quarantine requirement.

The Himalayan nation is hoping to revive its tourism sector and has removed the quarantine requirement in order to make things easier for international guests. 

Travellers need to provide a vaccination certificate upon entry as well as a negative RT-PCR test, not older than 72 hours. The last dose of the vaccination must have been taken at least 14 days before entering the country. Upon arrival, foreign visitors will also need to take a rapid antigen test at Nepal’s Tribhuvan International Airport. The result will be available within 20-30 minutes while tourists wait for the baggage. It is free of charge.

So what happens if you test positive? In such cases travellers are required to quarantine in a hotel or hospital for a minimum of seven days. The costs need to be covered by the traveller. After seven days there will be another test for Covid-19. If that test result is negative, then guests are free to travel the country, otherwise they need to continue their quarantine.

Indian citizens vaccinated with Covishield and Covaxin are also able to enter Nepal. 

Those planning to enter the country via road, will have to get a visa on arrival and fill an online departure form before commencing the journey. Unvaccinated tourists will have to show a negative RT-PCR test and quarantine for ten days after reaching the country.

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