Notice: New Travel Guidelines and Visa Information to travel to Nepal (updated: April 6, 2021)
This is to notify that the Government of Nepal has applied following new guidelines to facilitate and regulate the entry of tourists/travelers to Nepal effective March 28, 2021. The Consulate General of Nepal, New York requests all to observe following arrangements with regards to travel to Nepal:
- All foreign Passport holders must take visa to enter Nepal.
- Travelers are advised to take visa from the Nepali diplomatic or consular missions located in that country. To obtain Nepal tourist visa, the applicant must submit following documents:
- Passport having validity duration for at least 6 months at the time of entry to Nepal.
- Duly filled in visa application form (downloadable from https://nyc.nepalconsulate.gov.np/
- One recent photograph (2X2)
- Money order payable to the Consulate General of Nepal, New York
- Receipt of the online visa application (visa pre-approval) at the website of Immigration Department of Nepal at https://nepaliport.immigration.gov.np
- If travelling to Nepal to participate in organized tourism activities (other than as traveler), such as trekking/mountaineering, or group programme, must submit recommendation letter from Department of Immigration or Department of Tourism or Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) along with travel health insurance covering throughout the travelling period.
- Diplomatic/Official Passport and UN Laissez-Passer holders, foreigners working at UN agencies and INGOs in Nepal, Nepali origin foreign nationals (showing Nepal as birth country in Passport) and valid NRN ID holders get on-arrival visa in Nepal. However, we advise to take visa in advance.
- Travelers must show the following documents at airport check-in & on-arrival point of Nepal.
- All the travelers must have a COVID-19 Negative Report (RT-PCR /Gene Xpert/True NAAT equivalent) obtained within 72 hours prior their boarding or full dose COVID-19 vaccine certificate issued by authorized agencies. Children below the age of 5 years are exempted from the requirement PCR Report if their accompanied parents have a Negative COVID-19 test report or full dose COVID-19 vaccine certificate.
- All travelers, before travelling to Nepal, should mandatorily fill up ‘International Traveler Online Arrival Form‘ by visiting website https://ccmc.gov.np/ and carry with them the printout receipt of the form with digital bar code.
- All travelers before travelling to Nepal need to show the confirmation copy of hotel booking through the authorized travel agencies, and approval from the Department of Immigration or Department of Tourism of Government of Nepal or Nepal Tourism Board, if participating in travel activities (trekking in remote areas, mountaineering expedition).
- These documents are needed for visa application, airport check in and upon arrival in Nepal. Therefore, travelers are advised to take along with them 2 copies of the documents.
- Upon arrival in Nepal, travelers with PCR Negative Report or COVID-19 vaccine certificate, may be required to take PCR test and should remain in hotel /home quarantine for 5-10 days at their own cost. They can exit the quarantine after their Covid-19 test report comes negative. Nepali nationals, NRN ID holders, and their children visiting Nepal to attend funeral service or severe medical treatment of their relatives can manage alternative special quarantine in coordination with CCMC Secretariat. All travellers should follow health security protocol of the Government of Nepal.
For details, please visit Dep. of Immigration of Nepal at: https://www.immigration.gov.np/