COVID-19 travel restrictions: Nepal

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This article has been written on the May 16, 2022 and contains accurate information. However, we highly recommend you check the latest travel requirements before you book a trip since covid regulations are constantly updating.

Can I enter Nepal?

You can enter Nepal. Nevertheless, please learn about the COVID-19 restrictions that are currently in place.

First, all foreign travelers must complete a Traveler Arrival Form before departing for Nepal and print it out.

Smiling young woman takes a selfie on mountain peak Kala Patthar in Nepal with a view of Mt. Everest and Khumbu Glacier — ShutterstockKala Patthar peak — Shutterstock

Can I enter Nepal if I am vaccinated?

You can enter Nepal if you are vaccinated. You are considered fully vaccinated if you have completed a vaccination course at least 14 days before arriving in Nepal.

As of April 2022, there are nine vaccines approved in Nepal: 

  • Vaxzevria — AstraZeneca
  • Pfizer — BioNTech
  • Janssen — Johnson / Johnson
  • Moderna
  • Sputnik V
  • Covishield
  • Covaxin
  • Covilo
  • CoronaVac

Travel documents if I am vaccinated

  • A COVID-19 vaccination certificate 

Can I enter Nepal if I am unvaccinated?

You can enter Nepal if you are unvaccinated. 

Travel documents if I am unvaccinated

If you are unvaccinated, present one of the following documents:

  • A negative PCR or NAAT test result taken within 72 hours before entering Nepal
  • A certificate of recovery from COVID-19 no more than 180 days old

Can I leave Nepal?

You can leave Nepal. Please take your time to learn the rules concerning COVID-19 tests and other documents required by the destination country in advance.

Travel documents if I am vaccinated

  • A certificate of complete vaccination against COVID-19 in paper or electronic format

Travel documents if I am unvaccinated

If you are unvaccinated, please present one of the following documents:

  • A certificate of recovery from COVID-19 (no more than 180 days old before the day of crossing the border of a particular country)
  • A negative COVID-19 test result (the relevant period and kind of test may vary, please check the requirements of the destination country)

COVID-19 situation in Nepal currently

At present, the COVID-19 situation in Nepal is moderate.

Prayer wheels at Boudhanath Stupa in Kathmandu, Nepal — ShutterstockPrayer wheels at Boudhanath Stupa in Kathmandu — Shutterstock

FAQs

Is it safe to travel to Nepal right now?

International travel to Nepal is safe as long as you keep to local COVID-19 regulations:

  • Wear masks in public
  • Keep a social distance
  • Stay at home if you get COVID-19 symptoms

Is Kathmandu open for travel?

Presently, Kathmandu is open for travelers. Please follow all the COVID-19 regulations, which are the same as in the rest of the country.

Do I have to go into quarantine if I go to Nepal?

As of April 2022, all travelers who experience symptoms of COVID-19 have to self-isolate. 

How do I get a health pass to travel to Nepal?

Presently, there is no digital health pass for foreign travelers in Nepal. Nepal’s government recommends printing out copies of your vaccination/recovery certificate or test result and carrying them with you.

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