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Visitors Protocol to Visit Nepal for All Tourists

The following protocol has been issued on 18th March 2021 by the Government of Nepal (Council of Ministers) for managing the arrival of incoming tourists to Nepal.



  • Tourists visiting Nepal must take visas from Nepal’s Diplomatic Mission in their
    respective country.
  • In absence of Nepal’s Diplomatic Mission or in case of difficulty in availing visa in
    the home country, visitors arriving by air can get an arrival visa from the
    Immigration desk at Tribhuvan International Airport. However, such tourists must have a pre-visa recommendation letter issued by the Department of Tourism (DOT) OR the Nepal Tourism Board (NTB).
  • DOT or NTB shall issue the visa recommendation letter; only after submission of
    all required documents by the concerned local agency in Nepal.

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  • All tourists visiting Nepal must furnish the following documents at the Airline Check-In counter before boarding:
    1. PCR negative report of a swab taken within 72 hours of boarding OR report of
      complete vaccination against COVID-19. However, it is advisable for everyone to still get a PCR negative report taken within 72 hrs as the airline or rule of some countries may require the same for outbound travel.
    2. Copy of Nepalese Visa or recommendation letter from Department of Tourism or from Nepal Tourism Board.
    3. Hotel booking confirmation or guarantee of accommodation.
    4. Copy of Travel Insurance that covers health, immediate crisis, or rescue for the
      duration of their travel.
    5. Barcode generated after the online application of International Travel Arrival
      Form from
  • The concerned airlines shall give boarding clearance to the passenger after making sure that the passenger has all the above documents.

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  • All incoming tourists must take a mandatory COVID test upon arrival in Nepal at
    their own cost in coordination with the respective local agency. The tourist can continue with their itinerary if the report is negative. In case the report is positive, the tourist must continue to stay in hotel quarantine until the report reads negative.
  • The concerned agency must do COVID 19 insurance of Rs. One Lakh for their stas
    accompanying the tourist group.


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  • For Indian Tourists arriving in Nepal through air route, the existing provisions will remain as per the “Nepal- India Travel Bubble Agreement”. A negative PCR report within 72 hrs of boarding is mandatory.
  • Indian Tourists arriving in Nepal through land routes will have to produce a Negative PCR report done within 72 hrs of arriving at the immigration point at Nepal- India border.
  • Along with the negative PCR report, tourists also require to bring along the barcode generated after the online application of the International Travel Arrival Form from


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Staff Reporter
A passionate traveler who is always eager to arrange travel itineraries for other people. When in another country, he likes to explore the cultural heritage of the place, engage in interaction with the local on the way how they lived, and loves to drink coffee.


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