International Travel Restrictions and Policies

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Entry into Nepal From Haiti is Allowed with Additional Requirements

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Travelers are allowed to enter Nepal. Please check the documentation, quarantine, and/or testing requirements before traveling.

Travelers coming from specific flights from mainland China, Qatar, Turkey, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Oman, Malaysia, South Korea, and Japan, are allowed to enter Nepal. Travelers arriving from India are allowed to enter Nepal.

Please check the source for more details.

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All land borders remain closed to foreigners except for those coming from adjacent neighboring countries of Nepal.

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Nepal Government
Start Date
5/7/2021
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Before You Leave

Mandatory

Proof of negative COVID-19 test results

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All travelers must have a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR swab test result (Gene Xpert/True NAAT is also accepted). The test must be taken a maximum of 72 hours before departure. The medical certificate must include photo identification and Barcode/QR code.

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This requirement does not apply to:

  • Travelers under the age of 5.
Testing Options
  • A Rt Pcr Test Up To 72 hours Before Departure
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Mandatory

Mandatory accommodation booking

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Most travelers must have proof of a 10-day booking at a hotel listed in the Nepal Tourism Board where they will quarantine. Some travelers with proper documentation can quarantine at home.

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Travelers who can quarantine at home for 10 days as long as they have proper documentation are:

  • Travelers with a complete COVID-19 vaccination certificate;
  • Travelers with emergency purposes;
  • Children under 5 years of age and their guardians;
  • Travelers above 75 years of age;
  • Differently-abled travelers.
  • Expats returning to Nepal, owing to deportation/ liberation, are subject to hotel quarantine of 7 days.

For more details, please see the source.

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Mandatory

Mandatory health insurance

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Travelers are required to have valid health insurance with COVID-19 coverage for the duration of their travel.

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On Arrival

Mandatory

Mandatory quarantine and testing

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Travelers must quarantine for 10 days on arrival. Most travelers must quarantine at a hotel listed in the Nepal Tourism Board. All travelers must take a COVID-19 RT-PCR test on day 7 and on day 11 after arrival.

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Travelers who can quarantine at home must quarantine for 10 days as long as they have proper documentation are:

  • Travelers with emergency purposes;
  • Children under 5 years of age and their guardians;
  • Travelers above 75 years of age;
  • Differently-abled travelers;
  • Travelers with a vaccination certificate.

For more details, please see the source.

Minimum Number of Days
7 days
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While You're There

Mandatory

Masks are mandatory in public

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Travellers must wear masks in public places, outdoors, and on public transportation.

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Mandatory

Mandatory health declaration form for domestic travel

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Travelers are required to complete a domestic health declaration form before flying around Nepal.

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COVID-19 Risk Information

Very High Risk
COVID-19 transmission is very high in Nepal.
Daily New Cases Per Millionmore information indicator
35.63
Increased by-6.12
at 9/16/2021
Positive Test Ratemore information indicator
10.70%
Increased by-3.00%
at 9/16/2021
Percent Vaccinatedmore information indicator
20.41%
Increased by1.10%
at 9/16/2021
People Vaccinatedmore information indicator
6,057,194
Increased by327,405
at 9/16/2021
Reproduction Ratemore information indicator
0.81
Decreased by0.01
at 9/14/2021

Data is sourced from Our World In Data, and risk levels are assessed and scored based on the CDC guidelines.

Local Guidelines

General

In addition to safety guidelines, preventative health measures such as frequent hand washing and social distancing are encouraged to combat further outbreaks. More restrictive or relaxed guidance may be in effect depending on the region you are visiting. A lockdown is in place in the Kathmandu Valley and movement out of the residents is only allowed for essential reasons. We recommend keeping up-to-date with official guidelines throughout your trip.
Last Checked
9/16/2021

Use of mask

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Required
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Face masks are required in public spaces and enclosed environments.

Public transportation

local guidelines for public transportation
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Restrictions in place
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Public transport is partially operational, public and private transport services may be suspended to control the outbreak.

Restaurants

local guidelines for restaurants
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Restrictions in place
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Restaurants may open for delivery or takeaway only. On-site dining is not permitted.

Bars

local guidelines for bars
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Closed
Severity
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Bars remain closed to limit the rate of transmission.

Nightclubs

local guidelines for nightclubs
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Closed
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Nightclubs remain closed to limit the rate of transmission.

Shops

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Restrictions in place
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Essential shops and services are open with adapted safety measures in place, such as the use of hand sanitizer, face masks, and social distancing. Closing times may vary depending on the region and most non-essential businesses are closed.

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