Close this search box.
Close this search box.

Nepal Resumes Visa on Arrival for Foreign Tourists

Ilam Nepal

In a move lauded by entrepreneurs as a much-needed breather for the virus-ravaged industry, Nepal has abolished the quarantine requirement and reinstated on-arrival visas.

Nepal on Thursday swept aside the seven-day quarantine rule and resumed giving on-arrival visas to all vaccinated international travelers in a move to bring its virus-ravaged tourism economy back to life.

Visitors should have had their last dose of Covid-19 vaccination at least 14 days before arriving in Nepal. On-arrival visas are not available to those who have not been vaccinated or who have only been partially vaccinated. They must get entry permits from Nepali diplomatic posts and spend 10 days in quarantine at hotels on the government’s list.

According to a new travel protocol released on Thursday, all visitors to Nepal must have a negative RT-PCR, Gene Expert, or True NAAT test. At immigration checkpoints, all travelers must submit to antigen or rapid antigen tests.
The new protocol was issued under the Infectious Disease Act (1964), after the government’s Covid-19 Crisis Management Ordinance (2020), along with a dozen other ordinances, went ineffective on September 16 after failing to pass Parliament within the constitutional time.

The revised travel protocol under the previous Infectious Disease Act was approved by the Cabinet on Monday.

“We have approved the removal of the quarantine requirement for all vaccinated travellers arriving in Nepal from all international destinations and updated the travel procedures effective from Thursday, September 23,” Taranath Adhikari, a spokesperson for the Tourism Ministry, told the Post. “The measures are expected to boost the country’s tourism industry.” ​

According to the travel protocol published by the Tourism Ministry on Thursday, all vaccinated travelers must present a negative Covid-19 test result taken 72 hours prior to departure, and fill out the international travelers’ online form at and have a printed copy to apply for an on-arrival visa at the airport, reports the Kathmandu Post.

If they test positive, they will be transported to a Health Ministry-recommended isolation center or hospital. Foreigners must take the test at the hotel if there is no antigen testing facility at the airport or immigration point, according to the new rules. They will be allowed to leave the hotel if the test comes back negative.

“Unvaccinated or partially vaccinated tourists have to mandatorily quarantine themselves at the hotel for 10 days at their own expense. On the 11th day, if they test negative, they are free to travel,” according to the new guideline, if they test negative on the 11th day, they are free to travel.

All expenditures for testing for Covid-19, isolation, and insurance should be met by the travelers themselves. Travel and trekking agencies are in charge of enforcing all of the new rule’s requirements of Nepal.

Quarantine and isolation will be implemented by the hotels. According to the rule, if visitors do not follow the guidelines, the hotel must notify the police or other relevant institutions.

“Though a delayed decision, it is a huge boost for the country’s tourism industry,” said Khum Bahadur Subedi, head of the Nepal Trekking Agencies Association, the Kathmandu Post adds. “We expect a partial recovery in arrivals this autumn, the country’s peak tourism season. There are high hopes for a full spring season recovery if there are no threats of a Covid-19 resurgence,” he said.

Apart from this, you can also read EntertainmentTech, and Health-related articles here: MovieRulzSex Education season 3NFL Live StreamYoutbeBailey Sarian Net WorthBollyshareAfdahSamsung Galaxy F22 Review1616 Angel Number444 Angel NumberMoviezwapY8JalshamoviezWebsite traffic checkerProject Free TVKickassanime777 Angel NumberSeptember 8 ZodiacKissasian666 Angel Number333 Angel NumberHoliday SeasonSamsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 reviewPUBG Launch Date in IndiaSears Credit CardGoDaddy EmailFree Fire Redeem CodeMangagoJio RockersNew iPhone 13Vivo Y53s ReviewEye ShapesM4uHDFever DreamMoon wateriPhone HeadphonesSpanish MoviesHip dips,  M4ufreeNBAstreams XYZCCleaner Browser reviewAvocado CaloriesBear Grylls net worthRihanna net worth 2021Highest Paid CEOThe 100 season 8Sundar Pichai net worthGrimes net worthF95Zonehow to change Twitch nameSherlock Season 5Homeland Season 9.

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Related Articles

Top Trending

Instagram's New AI-Powered Search
Instagram's New AI-Powered Search Aims to Boost Content Tips
AI Avatars on TikTok
AI Avatars on TikTok: The Future of Advertising?
Onionplay Alternatives
Onionplay Alternatives: Top 200 Platforms for Your Entertainment Needs
Meta Launches AI Chatbot on WhatsApp in India
Meta Launches AI Chatbot on WhatsApp in India: Key Features & Guide
Elon Musk's 48-Hour Trip to India
Elon Musk's 48-Hour Trip to India: Unveiling Tesla's Big Plans


Korean Beauty Secrets
10 Korean Beauty Secrets for Youthful Energy: Stay Young & Vibrant
Ancient Philosophers Guide to Happiness
Unlocking Happiness: Timeless Lessons from Ancient Philosophers
eid decor diy
Eid Decor DIY: 15 Creative Ideas to Spruce Up Your Home for the Festivities
50 Worries to Leave Behind When You Hit 50
Top 50 Worries to Leave Behind When You Hit 50 - A Guide
millennial fashion trends
Top 15 Millennial Fashion Trends Coming Back in 2024


Onionplay Alternatives
Onionplay Alternatives: Top 200 Platforms for Your Entertainment Needs
Cregan Stark
Meet Cregan Stark: Key Player in 'House of the Dragon' Season 2
rubi rose leaks
Rubi Rose Leaks: The Impact of the Alleged Sex Tape Incident in 2024
david bromstad twin brother
David Bromstad Twin Brother Rumors: Inside Story and Updates
Dark Matter
Explore Apple's New Sci-Fi Hit: 'Dark Matter' Unveiled!


Prime Gaming
Is 2024 the Year Prime Gaming Takes Off?
Online Games for Stress Relief
Finding Calm in the Click: A Comparative Look at Online Games for Stress Relief
Apple Introduces Retro Game Emulators App Store
App Store Welcomes Retro Game Emulators: Apple's New Gaming Era
Nintendo Switch 2
Sneak Peek: What to Expect from the Nintendo Switch 2
tortoise pokemon
Discover the Top 15 Tortoise Pokemon in the Pokemon Universe


Elon Musk's 48-Hour Trip to India
Elon Musk's 48-Hour Trip to India: Unveiling Tesla's Big Plans
Tesla and Reliance Join Forces for Manufacturing Venture
Tesla and Reliance Join Forces for New India Manufacturing Venture
Entrepreneurs are receiving money
Peace of Mind: Stability Through Payday Loan Assistance
Tips For Successful Business Plan
Mastering Business Plans: Essential Tips for Success
Better Workplace Culture
Creating a Better Workplace Culture


Meta Launches AI Chatbot on WhatsApp in India
Meta Launches AI Chatbot on WhatsApp in India: Key Features & Guide
ChatGPT's Latest Update
Explore ChatGPT's Latest Update: 8 Exciting Features You Need to Try!
eclipse boost space economy growth
Eclipse Buzz Aims to Boost Thriving $500B Space Economy
Spotify's New 'Music Pro' Add-On
Spotify's New 'Music Pro' Add-On May Include Lossless Audio
Tesla Cuts Monthly Self-Driving Sub Costs
Tesla Cuts Monthly Self-Driving Sub Costs: Grab the Deal!


Williams Syndrome Famous People
5 Famous People in the World Dealing With Williams Syndrome [2024 Update]
5 Reasons You Should Go for Facelift Surgery
5 Reasons You Should Go for Facelift Surgery
E-Cigarettes Raise Heart Disease
E-Cigarettes Raise Heart Disease Risk by 20%, Says New Study
Natural Remedies for Common Health Issues
The 15 Best Natural Remedies for Common Health Issues
Respite Care
What To Expect During A Respite Care Stay?