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Nepal Reopening For Tourism And Visa Services Restored

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The Government of Nepal has officially announced that the country is reopening for tourism.

According to a press release on the Department of Immigration, Nepal will allow tourists to arrive by air and that tourist visa services have resumed. 

“Issuance of tourist entry visa from the Nepali diplomatic missions abroad have resumed” the statement reads. 

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Below we have compiled a guide with everything travelers need to know about visiting Nepal and the entry requirements needed. 

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Which countries are allowed to travel to Nepal?

According to the document all countries under regular visa rules will be allowed to enter Nepal. 

All tourists must first apply for a visa from a Nepalese embassy/mission or consulate in their home countries before traveling. 

Does Nepal Require a Negative Covid-19 PCR test?

Travelers must present proof of a negative PCR COVID-19 test taken no longer than 72 hours before departure.

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Does Nepal require a quarantine or self-isolation upon arrival?

All travelers must quarantine for seven days upon arrival at a hotel. Travelers will also be tested again on day 5 before being released from quarantine on day 7. 

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Will Trekking and Climbing Resume?

Climbing and trekking has resumed for all travelers that have obtained the proper permits. 

The Department of Tourism has prepared the necessary guidelines for climbers and trekkers who plan to visit Nepal. “DoT will also issue Standard Operating Procedures for agencies to run autumn climbing and trekking activities in the autumn season,” Spokesperson Meera Achary said. 

Travel Insurance

All tourists must have travel insurance that covers COVID-19 with at least US $5000 in coverage according to the Kathmandu Post.

What is open in Nepal?

  • Hotels and accommodation facilities 
  • Tourism related activities
  • Restaurants
  • Trekking and climbing permits
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Disclaimer: Current travel rules and restrictions can change without notice. The decision to travel is ultimately your responsibility. Contact your consulate and/or local authorities to confirm your nationality’s entry and/or any changes to travel requirements before traveling.  Travel Off Path does not endorse traveling against government advisories


Sunday 31st of January 2021

Is there any list of hotels where the tourists are required to stay ? or we can stay in any accommodation and even opt for airbnb ?

Sam Parker

Wednesday 6th of January 2021

Such a shameful act! We citizens are feeling sorry for this!! We are waiting for good days to come...,


Wednesday 6th of January 2021

The trouble is, the mandatory ONLINE application system on the Nepal US website is completely dysfunctional.. Impossible to actually apply successfully. Alas typical of Nepal (after 30 years of visiting, still chronically inefficient!


Friday 1st of January 2021

Hi is Nepal already open for other tourism activities like city tours aside from mountain climbing and trekking?

Enerlyn Odvina

Friday 18th of December 2020

Ohh good to know. BECAUSE Nepali embassy is very far from my home which is very Costly . I had to ride a plane going there. So another expenses for me. Thank you for your response. I am so happy to know that it wouldn't be hard for me to travel. God bless you all From 🇵🇭🇵🇭🇵🇭 to 🇳🇵🇳🇵🇳🇵..Soonest..🤗