Visa-On-Arrival, stay 15 days
For ALL passports
Posted: 2018-10-13 - Last updated 2023-03-20
Department of Immigration
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Region: South Asia

Pandemic Travel Alert

OPEN: to international leisure travel

Most recent update: 2023-01-13 - Covid-19 vaccination certificate with QR code or 72 hours RT-PCR negative report required


General Policy
  • Starting 24 September 2021, international leisure travel fully reopened with eased entry protocols: fully vaccinated travellers no longer have to quarantine and can get visas on arrival.

(Source: "Nepal reopening for tourists" )

COVID-19 Related Entry Requirements

  1. Tribhuvan International Airport and other entry and exit points established at the border regions provide Visa on Arrival.
  2. Travellers may also obtain visa prior to arrival from Nepalese Diplomatic Missions stationed abroad.
  3. Visas on Arrival are multiple entry tourist visas and are the only entry visa to Nepal. Travellers arriving for purposes other than tourism (sightseeing, tour, travel, mountaineering, trekking, visiting friends and families), must still get tourist visa for entry, but must change the category of visa as per the purpose and length of stay.

(Source: Department of Immigration: Visa On Arrival )

  • All international arrivals must present Covid-19 vaccination certificate with QR code, otherwise a report of a negative result of a PCR test taken 72 hours prior to boarding is required.
  1. Nepal Airlines: COVID-19 Notice [PDF download]
  2. Nepal Tourism Board: Latest Travel Updates
  • There is no testing requirement for travellers who are fully vaccinated. Travellers who do not present a Covid-19 vaccination certificate with QR code must present a report of a negative result of a PCR test taken 72 hours prior to boarding.

(Source: Nepal Tourism Board: Latest Travel Updates )

Movement Restrictions
  • Quarantine is no longer required for travellers, regardless of vaccine status.

(Source: COVID-19 Information - U.S. Embassy in Nepal )


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Pre-pandemic visa rules


Passport Validity
6 months
Other Documents
Total stay is counted starting from the day of entry into Nepal.
- Holders of confirmed onward tickets for same calendar day are permitted transit without visa in international transit area.
Dual Nationality
U.S. policy on dual nationality can be found here.

Additional Notes

  1. Stay is extendable.
  2. Travellers using any of the following 12 passports must obtain Tourist visa from Nepalese diplomatic mission (Embassies and Consulates) prior to departure to Nepal: Nigeria, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Eswatini (Swaziland), Cameroon, Somalia, Liberia, Ethiopia, Iraq, Palestine, Afghanistan, Syria.
  3. Indian nationals travelling to Nepal by land or air do not need a visa. However, they are required to provide documents as proof of Indian nationality.
  4. 30 day and 60 day visas are also available on arrival, and from Nepalese Diplomatic Missions.
  5. For visas from Nepalese Diplomatic Missions, entry to Nepal must be within six months from the visa issue date.
  6. All Tourists Visas issued by Nepalese diplomatic missions and 'On Arrival' are multiple entry. Tourist Visas extended at Immigration are only multiple entry upon payment of an extra fee.

Applicable Passports: