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Nepal travel restrictions

COVID-19 Vacc. -143.15%
Open for citizens: none Open for foreigners: pcr Open for tourism: none Quarantine: none
Airlines Updates
Published on 13.05.2022, Buddha Air:

Nepal: Buddha Air [non-UNDSS whitelisted] to commence night time frequencies at six airports from 12MAY22.

Published on 08.04.2022, :

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Published on 28.03.2022, Nepal Airlines:

Nepal Airlines [non-UNDSS white-listed] resumes Mumbai-Kathmandu flights on 27MAR22.

Published on 15.03.2022, Nepal Airlines:

Nepal Airlines [non-UNDSS whitelisted] to resume Kathmandu-Tokyo Narita service from 01APR22.

Published on 14.03.2022, Jazeera:

Jazeera Airways to fly from Kathmandu Gautam Buddha International Airport.

Published on 11.03.2022, Nepal Airlines:

Nepal Airlines: [non-UNDSS whitelisted] Kathmandu-Mumbai flights to restart on 27MAR22 after a 2-year hiatus

Published on 14.02.2022, Nepal Airlines:

Kathmandu probes Nepal Airlines leadership – report.

Published on 13.01.2022, Yeti Airlines:

Nepal's Yeti Airlines [non-UNDSS white listed] set to add more ATRs

Published on 13.01.2022, Buddha Air:

Nepal's Buddha Air [non UNDSS white-listed] plans fleet expansion.

Published on 05.01.2022, Nepal Airlines:

Nepal Airlines [non-UNDSS white listed] signals plans to add 32 aircraft.

Published on 16.12.2021, Nepal Airlines:

Hong Kong bans Nepal Airlines [non-UNDSS white listed] for two weeks over Covid

Published on 13.12.2021, Gulf Air, Nepal Airlines:

Kathmandu-Bahrain direct flights discussed.

Published on 25.11.2021, Buddha Air:

Buddha Air [non-UNDSS whitelisted] aims to fly to Nepal’s remote regions in near future

Published on 24.11.2021, Nepal Airlines:

Minister appeals to EU official to remove Nepal Airlines [non-UNDSS whitelisted] from EU blacklist.

Published on 15.11.2021, Nepal Airlines:

Nepal Airlines [non-UNDSS whitelisted] to operate international flights to Europe, Australia, various Asian destinations.

Published on 08.10.2021, Nepal Airlines:

Nepal Airlines to continue operating Kathmandu-Tokyo service until the end of 2021.

Published on 27.09.2021, Nepal Airlines:

Employees of Nepal Airlines getting their monthly salary after three months

Published on 02.09.2021, Guna Airlines:

[Non-UNDSS] Guna Airlines, based in Nepal, to start the operations from Sep-21

Full Restrictions
Open for travel from Nepal
Crossing Rules

Entry restrictions
Passengers are not allowed to enter.
– This does not apply to passengers with a tourist entry visa.
– This does not apply to foreign nationals of Nepali origin whose passport states Nepal as place of birth.
– This does not apply to relatives of nationals of Nepal.

Passengers must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) RT – PCR, SARS-CoV2 GeneXpert or Nucleic Acid Amplification Test (NAAT) test result issued at most 72 hours before departure from the first embarkation point.
– This does not apply to passengers younger than 5 years.

Passengers must complete an “International Traveller Form” at https://ccmc.gov.np/ before departure and present a printed copy of the form with a barcode at check-in.

Quarantine is possible
Passengers could be subject to quarantine for 5 days.

Forced isolation for passengers who arrive from or have been in South Africa, United Kingdom
Passengers who arrive from or have transited through South Africa or United Kingdom must have a confirmed hotel reservation for 5 days. The hotel must be listed on https://ccmc.gov.np/arms/attachments/Quarantine_HotelsList.pdf .

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Flight Restrictions
Published on 03.12.2021

1. Passengers who in the past 3 weeks have been in or transited through Botswana, Eswatini, Hong Kong (SAR China), Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa or Zimbabwe
are not allowed to enter.

2. Passengers are not allowed to transit through Nepal to India.

3. Passengers must have a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival. - This does not apply to: - nationals of Nepal;
- passengers with a visa issued by a diplomatic representation of Nepal.

4. Passengers must have a negative COVID-19 test result taken at most 72 hours before departure from the first embarkation point. Tests accepted are GeneXpert, NAAT and RT-PCR. -
This does not apply to passengers younger than 5 years.

5. Passengers must obtain an ?International Traveler Online Arrival Form" at https://ccmc.gov.np/

6. Passengers must have a hotel reservation confirmation. - This does not apply to: - passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at
least 14 days before arrival; - passengers younger than 5 years and accompanying passengers; - passengers 75 years and older.

7. Passengers could be subject to hotel quarantine for 10 days at their own expense. - This does not apply to passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they
were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival.

8. Visa on arrival facilities restarted for eligible passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival. -
Visa on arrival facility is not available to passengers traveling with an emergency passport, a temporary passport or a temporary travel document.

9. Passengers must have a copy of permits for mountain climbing, trekking, etc. -This does not apply to - nationals of Nepal; - spouses of Nepali nationals; - passengers with a
COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival.

Published on 18.10.2021

1. Passengers must have a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival. - This does not apply to: - nationals of Nepal;
- passengers with a visa issued by a diplomatic representation of Nepal.

2. Passengers must have a negative COVID-19 test result taken at most 72 hours before departure from the first embarkation point. Tests accepted are GeneXpert, NAAT and RT-PCR. -
This does not apply to passengers younger than 5 years.

3. Passengers must obtain an ?International Traveler Online Arrival Form" at https://ccmc.gov.np/

4. Passengers must have a hotel reservation confirmation. - This does not apply to: - passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at
least 14 days before arrival; - passengers younger than 5 years and accompanying passengers; - passengers 75 years and older.

5. Passengers could be subject to hotel quarantine for 10 days at their own expense. - This does not apply to passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they
were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival.

6. Visa on arrival facilities restarted for eligible passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival. -
Visa on arrival facility is not available to passengers traveling with an emergency passport, a temporary passport or a temporary travel document. 7.Passengers must have a copy of
permits for mountain climbing, trekking, etc. -This does not apply to - nationals of Nepal; - spouses of Nepali nationals; - passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate
showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival.

published 14.08.2020

Entry restrictions
Passengers with a visa must submit a PCR test health certificate to the immigration office at Kathmandu (KTM) issued at most 7 days before arrival.

All international flights are suspended
Flights to Nepal are suspended until 31 August 2020.
– This does not apply to medical and repatriation flights.

Quarantine

Quarantine Requirement- Unknown where.

If you are symptomatic on arrival, you may be subject to testing; If you test positive, you will be required to quarantine in Government-provided facilities at your own expense.
Requirements can change at short notice, so check with your carrier and/or look for official notices to make sure you are complying with entry requirements-.see the Department of Immigration’s main site.

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Insurance
Certification

COVID-19 negative certification required for entering the country.

If unvaccinated, and aged over five years old – must be able to show a negative PCR test completed no more than 72 hours before the flight of first departure. Requirements are updated by Nepal’s Department of Immigration, sometimes at short notice.

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Vaccination
COVID-19 Total Vaccination date: 2022-05-18
COVID-19 Total Vaccination: 42479543
COVID-19 Daily Vaccination: 9818
COVID-19 Vacc. (per 100 citizens, %): 143.15
COVID-19 Daily Vacc. (per 1 million citizens): 331

Those seeking to enter Nepal were previously required to present certain documentation: a certificate showing a negative Reverse Transcription Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) test, taken within 72 hours of flight of first departure or a complete vaccination against COVID-19;
If you are not vaccinated, you will not be able to get a visa on arrival. You should apply in your country of origin. In addition, you will be required to take an antigen test for COVID19 on arrival at the airport.

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Full Restrictions

  • Nepal Latest News:

    International Restrictions:
    *All travellers: You should be able to get a visa on arrival if you can prove your vaccination status.
    People who have completed COVID-19 vaccination at least 14 days prior to entry to Nepal can get visas on arrival (you should bring proof of vaccination). Non-vaccinated people can also obtain visas on arrival, but – if unvaccinated, and aged over five years old – must be able to show a negative PCR test completed no more than 72 hours before the flight of first departure. Requirements are updated by Nepal’s Department of Immigration, sometimes at short notice.
    Overstaying your visa in Nepal is a serious crime, and can lead to significant fines or potentially imprisonment. For the latest information on visa fees/fines please check the Nepal Immigration website
    When flying to Nepal, you will need to present certain documentation:
    • A passport with at least six months’ validity. Those certified vaccinated, can secure a visa on arrival. Those not certified vaccinated must show a negative PCR test, taken no more than 72 hours before the flight of first departure. These requirements do not apply to children aged five or under.
    • a travel insurance document which covers health, immediate crisis, or rescue for the duration of your travel
    • a barcode generated from the online application of the Online International Travel Arrival Form. See ARMS-DIMS
    • You should also be ready to show evidence of your initial hotel booking.
    If you are symptomatic on arrival, you may be subject to testing; If you test positive, you will be required to quarantine in Government-provided facilities at your own expense.
    Requirements can change at short notice, so check with your carrier and/or look for official notices to make sure you are complying with entry requirements-.see the Department of Immigration’s main site.
    The authorities now require your carrier to inform you of PCR requirements for flights to depart Nepal, too. You should check with your carrier before flying, and make appropriate arrangements. You should arrange to take a private test.
    Proof of vaccination status: Nepal will accept the proof of COVID-19 recovery and vaccination record. Your appointment card from vaccination centres is not designed to be used as proof of vaccination and should not be used to demonstrate your vaccine status.
    If you’re not fully vaccinated: The Government of Nepal defines people who are fully vaccinated as those who have received full doses of an approved vaccine more than 14 days previously. If you’re not fully vaccinated, you must obtain a negative PCR test not more than 72 hours before your flight of first departure to enter Nepal, and should then be able to obtain a visa on arrival.
    Unvaccinated people, or those unable to show that they have been fully vaccinated for at least fourteen days, may also subject be free antigen tests on arrival. This applies to all passengers aged over five years old.
    Requirements can change at short notice, so check with your carrier and/or look for official notices to make sure you are complying with entry requirements – see the Department of Immigration’s main site
    Children and young people: Children aged 5 years and under do not require to be vaccinated or tested when arriving to Nepal. Unvaccinated older children are subject the same health protocols as adults.
    If you’re transiting through Nepal: If you are transiting through Nepal on your way to another country and staying in the airport (airside) you will need:
    • if unvaccinated, a certificate showing a negative Reverse Transcription Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) test, taken within 72 hours of flight of first departure
    • a visa or prior approval document.
    • a travel insurance document which covers health, immediate crisis, or rescue for the duration of your travel
    • a barcode generated from the online application of the Online International Travel Arrival Form. See ARMS-DIMS
    Exemptions: The Department of Immigration has provided fuller information on their notice on their main site.

    Internal Restrictions:
    Authorities ban large public gatherings because of COVID-19; entry to hotels, restaurants restricted to vaccinated people (Reuters, 10.01.2022).

    *Travel in Nepal: The Nepali authorities have imposed temporary restrictions to control the COVID-19 outbreak, including limiting public transport services. Non-essential services are partially closed, and restrictions may be introduced or extended at short notice. You must wear face masks to access essential services (including access to medical care, to shop, and to access the airport for outbound flights). There are penalties for people who do not observe these rules, which are rigorously enforced.
    *Accommodation: Although some hotels in the Kathmandu valley are open, this can change at short notice. Local administrations in other districts are free to adapt a different model, and more restrictive lockdowns are still in place in other parts of the country.
    • public spaces and services are now currently operating a restricted service in the Kathmandu valley to control outbreaks of COVID-19, and other districts may operate more restrictive models. Shops and services when open will only serve customers wearing some form of face mask. Shop openings may vary by location, as local administrations in other districts are free to adapt a different model
    • people are required to maintain social distancing and wear masks in public, and there is a ban on large gatherings
    • there are current limitations on the opening of entertainment centres such as cinema halls and dance bars, health clubs and swimming clubs, salons, beauty parlours, spas, libraries, zoos, and museums
    There have been reports of some incidents in parts of Nepal of foreign tourists being threatened or intimidated by locals, allegedly in relation to coronavirus. Such incidents are rare. If you experience such problems, return immediately to your accommodation (if safe), or to the local law enforcement agencies (phone 100).
    *If you test positive for COVID-19, you may need to stay where you are until you test negative. You may also need to seek treatment there.

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    08.04.2022
  • Nepal Latest News:

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry to Nepal: If you’re fully vaccinated: When flying to Nepal from, you will need to present certain documentation:
    • a visa or prior approval document. Those certified vaccinated, can secure a visa on arrival
    • a travel insurance document which covers health, immediate crisis, or rescue for the duration of your travel
    a barcode generated from the online application of the Online International Travel Arrival Form. See ARMS-DIMS
    If you are not fully vaccinated, you will not be able to get a visa on arrival. You should apply in your country of origin. You will also need to show that you have taken a PCR test within 72 hours of your flight of first departure. In addition, you will be required to take an antigen test for COVID19 on arrival at the airport.
    If you test positive, you will be required to quarantine in Government-provided facilities at your own expense. You should also be ready to show evidence of your initial hotel booking.
    Requirements can change at short notice, so check with your carrier and/or look for official notices to make sure to are complying with entry requirements.
    The authorities now require your carrier to inform you of PCR requirements for flights to depart Nepal, too. You should check with your carrier before flying, and make appropriate arrangements.
    The Department of Immigration has provided fuller information on their notice, or on their main site.You should arrange to take a private test.
    Proof of vaccination status: Nepal will accept the proof of COVID-19 recovery and vaccination record. Your appointment card from vaccination centres is not designed to be used as proof of vaccination and should not be used to demonstrate your vaccine status.
    *If you’re not fully vaccinated: The Government of Nepal defines people who are fully vaccinated as those who have received full doses of an approved vaccine more than 14 days previously. If you’re not fully vaccinated, you must obtain a visa from a Nepali embassy overseas. You will not be able to get one on arrival.
    You are required to submit the following documents when at the immigration entry point in Nepal:
    • COVID-19 negative report obtained within 72 hours of the departure from the first port of embarkation.
    • a travel insurance document which covers health, immediate crisis, or rescue for the duration of your travel
    • Printed copy of International Traveller Online Arrival Form obtained after online registration ARMS-DIMS. You should also be ready to show evidence of your initial hotel booking.
    Unvaccinated people, or those unable to show that they have been fully vaccinated for at least fourteen days, are also subject to free antigen tests on arrival. This applies to all passengers aged over five years old.
    Requirements can change at short notice, so please check with your carrier and/or look for official notices to make sure to are complying with entry requirements.
    The Department of Immigration has provided fuller information on their notice on their main site.
    Children and young people: Children aged 5 years and under do not require to be vaccinated or tested when arriving to Nepal. Children aged 17 and under do not require to be vaccinated when travelling to Nepal, but are subject to follow the other health protocols as adults.
    If you’re transiting through Nepal: If you are transiting through Nepal on your way to another country and staying in the airport (airside) you will need:
    • if unvaccinated, a certificate showing a negative Reverse Transcription Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) test, taken within 72 hours of flight of first departure
    • a visa or prior approval document. Appropriately vaccinated passengers can now get a visa on arrival
    • a travel insurance document which covers health, immediate crisis, or rescue for the duration of your travel
    • a barcode generated from the online application of the Online International Travel Arrival Form. See ARMS-DIMS
    Exemptions: The Department of Immigration has provided fuller information on their notice on their main site.

    Internal Restrictions:
    Authorities ban large public gatherings because of COVID-19; entry to hotels, restaurants restricted to vaccinated people (Reuters, 10.01.2022).

    *Travel in Nepal: The Nepali authorities have imposed temporary restrictions to control the COVID-19 outbreak, including limiting public transport services. Non-essential services are partially closed, and restrictions may be introduced or extended at short notice. You must wear face masks to access essential services (including access to medical care, to shop, and to access the airport for outbound flights). There are penalties for people who do not observe these rules, which are rigorously enforced.
    *Accommodation: Although some hotels in the Kathmandu valley are open, this can change at short notice. Local administrations in other districts are free to adapt a different model, and more restrictive lockdowns are still in place in other parts of the country.
    • public spaces and services are now currently operating a restricted service in the Kathmandu valley to control outbreaks of COVID-19, and other districts may operate more restrictive models. Shops and services when open will only serve customers wearing some form of face mask. Shop openings may vary by location, as local administrations in other districts are free to adapt a different model
    • people are required to maintain social distancing and wear masks in public, and there is a ban on large gatherings
    • there are current limitations on the opening of entertainment centres such as cinema halls and dance bars, health clubs and swimming clubs, salons, beauty parlours, spas, libraries, zoos, and museums
    There have been reports of some incidents in parts of Nepal of foreign tourists being threatened or intimidated by locals, allegedly in relation to coronavirus. Such incidents are rare. If you experience such problems, return immediately to your accommodation (if safe), or to the local law enforcement agencies (phone 100).
    *If you test positive for COVID-19, you may need to stay where you are until you test negative. You may also need to seek treatment there.

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    15.03.2022
  • Nepal Latest News:

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry to Nepal: If you’re fully vaccinated: When flying to Nepal from or through the UK, you will need to present certain documentation:
    • a certificate showing a negative Reverse Transcription Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) test, taken within 72 hours of flight of first departure.
    • a visa or prior approval document. Those certified vaccinated, can secure a visa on arrival
    • a travel insurance document which covers health, immediate crisis, or rescue for the duration of your travel
    a barcode generated from the online application of the Online International Travel Arrival Form. See ARMS-DIMS
    If you are not vaccinated, you will not be able to get a visa on arrival. You should apply in your country of origin. In addition, you will be required to take an antigen test for COVID19 on arrival at the airport.
    If you test positive, you will be required to quarantine in Government-provided facilities at your own expense. You should also be ready to show evidence of your initial hotel booking.
    Requirements can change at short notice, so check with your carrier and/or look for official notices to make sure to are complying with entry requirements.
    The authorities now require valid COVID-19 negative PCR tests, taken within 48 hours or less of the flight, for international flights departing Nepal, as well as for some domestic flights. You should check with your carrier before flying, and make appropriate arrangements.
    The Department of Immigration has provided fuller information on their notice, or on their main site. You should arrange to take a private test.
    *Proof of vaccination status: Nepal will accept the proof of COVID-19 recovery and vaccination record. Your appointment card from vaccination centres is not designed to be used as proof of vaccination and should not be used to demonstrate your vaccine status.
    *If you’re not fully vaccinated: The Government of Nepal defines people who are fully vaccinated as those who have received full doses of an approved vaccine more than 14 days previously. If you’re not fully vaccinated, you must obtain a visa from a Nepali embassy overseas. You will not be able to get one on arrival.
    You are required to submit the following documents when at the immigration entry point in Nepal:
    • COVID-19 negative report obtained within 72 hours of the departure from the first port of embarkation.
    • a travel insurance document which covers health, immediate crisis, or rescue for the duration of your travel
    • Printed copy of International Traveller Online Arrival Form obtained after online registration ARMS-DIMS. You should also be ready to show evidence of your initial hotel booking.
    Unvaccinated people, or those unable to show that they have been fully vaccinated for at least fourteen days, are subject to free antigen tests on arrival. This applies to all passengers aged over five years old. Requirements can change at short notice, so please check with your carrier and/or look for official notices to make sure to are complying with entry requirements.
    The Department of Immigration has provided fuller information on their notice on their main site.
    *Children and young people: Children aged 5 years and under do not require to be vaccinated or tested when arriving to Nepal. Children aged 17 and under do not require to be vaccinated when travelling to Nepal, but are subject to follow the other health protocols as adults.
    *If you’re transiting through Nepal: If you are transiting through Nepal on your way to another country and staying in the airport (airside) you will need:
    • a certificate showing a negative Reverse Transcription Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) test, taken within 72 hours of flight of first departure
    • a visa or prior approval document. Appropriately vaccinated passengers can now get a visa on arrival
    • a travel insurance document which covers health, immediate crisis, or rescue for the duration of your travel
    • a barcode generated from the online application of the Online International Travel Arrival Form. See ARMS-DIMS
    *Exemptions: The Department of Immigration has provided fuller information on their notice on their main site.

    Internal Restrictions:
    Authorities ban large public gatherings because of COVID-19; entry to hotels, restaurants restricted to vaccinated people (Reuters, 10.01.2022).

    *Travel in Nepal: The Nepali authorities have imposed temporary restrictions to control the COVID-19 outbreak, including limiting public transport services. Non-essential services are partially closed, and restrictions may be introduced or extended at short notice. You must wear face masks to access essential services (including access to medical care, to shop, and to access the airport for outbound flights). There are penalties for people who do not observe these rules, which are rigorously enforced.
    *Accommodation: Although some hotels in the Kathmandu valley are open, this can change at short notice. Local administrations in other districts are free to adapt a different model, and more restrictive lockdowns are still in place in other parts of the country.
    • public spaces and services are now currently operating a restricted service in the Kathmandu valley to control outbreaks of COVID-19, and other districts may operate more restrictive models. Shops and services when open will only serve customers wearing some form of face mask. Shop openings may vary by location, as local administrations in other districts are free to adapt a different model
    • people are required to maintain social distancing and wear masks in public, and there is a ban on large gatherings
    • there are current limitations on the opening of entertainment centres such as cinema halls and dance bars, health clubs and swimming clubs, salons, beauty parlours, spas, libraries, zoos, and museums
    There have been reports of some incidents in parts of Nepal of foreign tourists being threatened or intimidated by locals, allegedly in relation to coronavirus. Such incidents are rare. If you experience such problems, return immediately to your accommodation (if safe), or to the local law enforcement agencies (phone 100).
    *If you test positive for COVID-19, you may need to stay where you are until you test negative. You may also need to seek treatment there.

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    08.03.2022
  • Nepal Latest News:

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry to Nepal: When flying to Nepal, you will need to present certain documentation:
    • a certificate showing a negative Reverse Transcription Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) test, taken within 72 hours of flight of first departure.
    • a visa or prior approval document. Those certified vaccinated, can secure a visa on arrival
    • a hotel booking that allows at least ten days’ quarantine in Nepal (if not vaccinated)
    • a travel insurance document which covers health, immediate crisis, or rescue for the duration of your travel
    a barcode generated from the online application of the Online International Travel Arrival Form. See
    ARMS-DIMS
    Like the Government of Nepal, many carriers now require valid COVID-19 negative PCR tests, taken within 72 hours or less of the flight, for international flights departing Nepal, as well as for some domestic flights. You should check with your carrier before flying, and make appropriate arrangements.
    The Department of Immigration has provided
    fuller information on their notice , or on their
    main site.
    Additionally, the Government of Nepal has announced restrictions on passengers from overseas, including for ten days’ home quarantine on arrival for vaccinated persons; or ten days’ hotel quarantine for those unvaccinated, and who test positive on arrival with an antigen test. Your carrier and/or the authorities may require you to show that you are aware of this requirement.
    You should arrange to take a private test.
    On 3 December, in response to the new Omicron variant, the Government of Nepal issued a
    notice outlining its intention to restrict arrivals of both Nepali and foreign nationals travelling from the following nine countries, from midnight Thursday 8 December until further notice: Botswana, Eswatini, Hong Kong (China), Lesotho, Mozambique, Malawi, Namibia, South Africa and Zimbabwe.
    *Demonstrating your COVID-19 status: Nepal will accept the proof of COVID-19 recovery and vaccination record. Your appointment card from vaccination centres is not designed to be used as proof of vaccination and should not be used to demonstrate your vaccine status.

    Internal Restrictions:
    Authorities ban large public gatherings because of COVID-19; entry to hotels, restaurants restricted to vaccinated people (Reuters, 10.01.2022).

    *Travel in Nepal: The Nepali authorities have imposed temporary restrictions to control the COVID-19 outbreak, including limiting public transport services. Non-essential services are partially closed, and restrictions may be introduced or extended at short notice. You must wear face masks to access essential services (including access to medical care, to shop, and to access the airport for outbound flights). There are penalties for people who do not observe these rules, which are rigorously enforced.
    *Accommodation: Although some hotels in the Kathmandu valley are open, this can change at short notice. Local administrations in other districts are free to adapt a different model, and more restrictive lockdowns are still in place in other parts of the country.
    • public spaces and services are now currently operating a restricted service in the Kathmandu valley to control outbreaks of COVID-19, and other districts may operate more restrictive models. Shops and services when open will only serve customers wearing some form of face mask. Shop openings may vary by location, as local administrations in other districts are free to adapt a different model
    • people are required to maintain social distancing and wear masks in public, and there is a ban on large gatherings
    • there are current limitations on the opening of entertainment centres such as cinema halls and dance bars, health clubs and swimming clubs, salons, beauty parlours, spas, libraries, zoos, and museums
    There have been reports of some incidents in parts of Nepal of foreign tourists being threatened or intimidated by locals, allegedly in relation to coronavirus. Such incidents are rare. If you experience such problems, return immediately to your accommodation (if safe), or to the local law enforcement agencies (phone 100).
    *If you test positive for COVID-19, you may need to stay where you are until you test negative. You may also need to seek treatment there.

    Read more
    13.01.2022
  • Nepal Latest News:

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry to Nepal: When flying to Nepal, you will need to present certain documentation:
    • a certificate showing a negative Reverse Transcription Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) test, taken within 72 hours of flight of first departure.
    • a visa or prior approval document. Those certified vaccinated, can secure a visa on arrival
    • a hotel booking that allows at least ten days’ quarantine in Nepal (if not vaccinated)
    • a travel insurance document which covers health, immediate crisis, or rescue for the duration of your travel
    a barcode generated from the online application of the Online International Travel Arrival Form. See
    ARMS-DIMS
    Like the Government of Nepal, many carriers now require valid COVID-19 negative PCR tests, taken within 72 hours or less of the flight, for international flights departing Nepal, as well as for some domestic flights. You should check with your carrier before flying, and make appropriate arrangements.
    The Department of Immigration has provided
    fuller information on their notice , or on their
    main site.
    Additionally, the Government of Nepal has announced restrictions on passengers from overseas, including for ten days’ home quarantine on arrival for vaccinated persons; or ten days’ hotel quarantine for those unvaccinated, and who test positive on arrival with an antigen test. Your carrier and/or the authorities may require you to show that you are aware of this requirement.
    You should arrange to take a private test.
    On 3 December, in response to the new Omicron variant, the Government of Nepal issued a
    notice outlining its intention to restrict arrivals of both Nepali and foreign nationals travelling from the following nine countries, from midnight Thursday 8 December until further notice: Botswana, Eswatini, Hong Kong (China), Lesotho, Mozambique, Malawi, Namibia, South Africa and Zimbabwe.
    *Demonstrating your COVID-19 status: Nepal will accept the proof of COVID-19 recovery and vaccination record. Your appointment card from vaccination centres is not designed to be used as proof of vaccination and should not be used to demonstrate your vaccine status.

    Internal Restrictions:

    *Travel in Nepal: The Nepali authorities have imposed temporary restrictions to control the COVID-19 outbreak, including limiting public transport services. Non-essential services are partially closed, and restrictions may be introduced or extended at short notice. You must wear face masks to access essential services (including access to medical care, to shop, and to access the airport for outbound flights). There are penalties for people who do not observe these rules, which are rigorously enforced.
    *Accommodation: Although some hotels in the Kathmandu valley are open, this can change at short notice. Local administrations in other districts are free to adapt a different model, and more restrictive lockdowns are still in place in other parts of the country.
    • public spaces and services are now currently operating a restricted service in the Kathmandu valley to control outbreaks of COVID-19, and other districts may operate more restrictive models. Shops and services when open will only serve customers wearing some form of face mask. Shop openings may vary by location, as local administrations in other districts are free to adapt a different model
    • people are required to maintain social distancing and wear masks in public, and there is a ban on large gatherings
    • there are current limitations on the opening of entertainment centres such as cinema halls and dance bars, health clubs and swimming clubs, salons, beauty parlours, spas, libraries, zoos, and museums
    There have been reports of some incidents in parts of Nepal of foreign tourists being threatened or intimidated by locals, allegedly in relation to coronavirus. Such incidents are rare. If you experience such problems, return immediately to your accommodation (if safe), or to the local law enforcement agencies (phone 100).
    *If you test positive for COVID-19, you may need to stay where you are until you test negative. You may also need to seek treatment there.

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    07.01.2022
  • Nepal Latest News: Nepalese government bans visitors from Hong Kong and eight African countries (Reuters, 02.12.2021)

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry to Nepal: When flying to Nepal, you will need to present certain documentation:
    • a certificate showing a negative Reverse Transcription Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) test, taken within 72 hours of flight of first departure.
    • a visa or prior approval document. Those certified vaccinated, can secure a visa on arrival
    • a hotel booking that allows at least ten days’ quarantine in Nepal (if not vaccinated)
    • a travel insurance document which covers health, immediate crisis, or rescue for the duration of your travel
    • a barcode generated from the online application of the Online International Travel Arrival Form. See ARMS-DIMS
    The Department of Immigration has provided [fuller information on their notice] (https://caanepal.gov.np/storage/app/media/covid/About%20the%20new%20standards%20for%20passenger%20arriving%20to%20Nepal20210930.pdf), or on their main site.
    You should arrange to take a private test.
    On 3 December, in response to the new Omicron variant, the Government of Nepal issued a notice outlining its intention to restrict arrivals of both Nepali and foreign nationals travelling from the following nine countries, from midnight Thursday 8 December until further notice:
    Botswana, Eswatini, Hong Kong (China), Lesotho, Mozambique, Malawi, Namibia, South Africa and Zimbabwe.
    *Demonstrating your COVID-19 status: Nepal will accept the proof of COVID-19 recovery and vaccination record. Your appointment card from vaccination centres is not designed to be used as proof of vaccination and should not be used to demonstrate your vaccine status.

    Internal Restrictions:

    *Travel in Nepal: The Nepali authorities have imposed temporary restrictions to control the COVID-19 outbreak, including limiting public transport services. Non-essential services are partially closed, and restrictions may be introduced or extended at short notice. You must wear face masks to access essential services (including access to medical care, to shop, and to access the airport for outbound flights). There are penalties for people who do not observe these rules, which are rigorously enforced.
    *Accommodation: Although some hotels in the Kathmandu valley are open, this can change at short notice. Local administrations in other districts are free to adapt a different model, and more restrictive lockdowns are still in place in other parts of the country.
    • public spaces and services are now currently operating a restricted service in the Kathmandu valley to control outbreaks of COVID-19, and other districts may operate more restrictive models. Shops and services when open will only serve customers wearing some form of face mask. Shop openings may vary by location, as local administrations in other districts are free to adapt a different model
    • people are required to maintain social distancing and wear masks in public, and there is a ban on large gatherings
    • there are current limitations on the opening of entertainment centres such as cinema halls and dance bars, health clubs and swimming clubs, salons, beauty parlours, spas, libraries, zoos, and museums
    There have been reports of some incidents in parts of Nepal of foreign tourists being threatened or intimidated by locals, allegedly in relation to coronavirus. Such incidents are rare. If you experience such problems, return immediately to your accommodation (if safe), or to the local law enforcement agencies (phone 100).
    *If you test positive for COVID-19, you may need to stay where you are until you test negative. You may also need to seek treatment there.

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    08.12.2021
  • Nepal Latest News:

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry to Nepal: When flying to Nepal, you will need to present certain documentation:
    • a certificate showing a negative Reverse Transcription Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) test, taken within 72 hours of flight of first departure or a complete vaccination against COVID-19.
    • a visa or prior approval document. Those certified vaccinated, can secure a visa on arrival
    • a hotel booking that allows at least ten days’ quarantine in Nepal (if not vaccinated)
    • a travel insurance document which covers health, immediate crisis, or rescue for the duration of your travel
    a barcode generated from the online application of the Online International Travel Arrival Form. See ARMS-DIMS
    The Department of Immigration has fuller information.
    You should arrange to take a private test.
    *Demonstrating your COVID-19 status: Nepal will accept the proof of COVID-19 and vaccination record. Your appointment card from vaccination centres is not designed to be used as proof of vaccination and should not be used to demonstrate your vaccine status.

    Internal Restrictions:

    *Travel in Nepal: The Nepali authorities have imposed temporary restrictions to control the COVID-19 outbreak, including limiting public transport services. Non-essential services are partially closed, and restrictions may be introduced or extended at short notice. You must wear face masks to access essential services (including access to medical care, to shop, and to access the airport for outbound flights). There are penalties for people who do not observe these rules, which are rigorously enforced.
    *Accommodation: Although some hotels in the Kathmandu valley are open, this can change at short notice. Local administrations in other districts are free to adapt a different model, and more restrictive lockdowns are still in place in other parts of the country.
    • public spaces and services are now currently operating a restricted service in the Kathmandu valley to control outbreaks of COVID-19, and other districts may operate more restrictive models. Shops and services when open will only serve customers wearing some form of face mask. Shop openings may vary by location, as local administrations in other districts are free to adapt a different model
    • people are required to maintain social distancing and wear masks in public, and there is a ban on large gatherings
    • there are current limitations on the opening of entertainment centres such as cinema halls and dance bars, health clubs and swimming clubs, salons, beauty parlours, spas, libraries, zoos, and museums
    There have been reports of some incidents in parts of Nepal of foreign tourists being threatened or intimidated by locals, allegedly in relation to coronavirus. Such incidents are rare. If you experience such problems, return immediately to your accommodation (if safe), or to the local law enforcement agencies (phone 100).
    If you test positive for COVID-19, you may need to stay where you are until you test negative. You may also need to seek treatment there.

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    20.10.2021
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    27.09.2021
  • Nepal Latest News: Authorities in Kathmandu Valley extend COVID-19 lockdown until 11 August (Business Standard, 03.08.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry to Nepal: When flying to Nepal, you will need to present certain documentation:
    • a certificate showing a negative Reverse Transcription Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) test, taken within 72 hours of flight of first departure or a complete vaccination against COVID-19. (See ‘Demonstrating your COVID-19 status’)
    • a visa or prior approval document (unless certified vaccinated, in which case you can secure a visa on arrival)
    • a hotel booking that allows at least ten days’ quarantine in Nepal (if not vaccinated)
    • a travel insurance document which covers health, immediate crisis, or rescue for the duration of your travel
    • a barcode generated from the online application of the Online International Travel Arrival Form. See ARMS-DIMS The Department of Immigration has fuller information.
    You should arrange to take a private test.
    *Demonstrating your COVID-19 status: Nepal will accept the proof of COVID-19 recovery and vaccination record. Your appointment card from vaccination centres is not designed to be used as proof of vaccination and should not be used to demonstrate your vaccine status.

    Internal Restrictions:

    *Travel in Nepal: The Nepali authorities have imposed temporary restrictions to control the COVID-19 outbreak, including limiting public transport services. Non-essential services are partially closed, and restrictions may be introduced or extended at short notice. You must wear face masks to access essential services (including access to medical care, to shop, and to access the airport for outbound flights). There are penalties for people who do not observe these rules, which are rigorously enforced.
    *Accommodation: Although some hotels in the Kathmandu valley are open, this can change at short notice. Local administrations in other districts are free to adapt a different model, and more restrictive lockdowns are still in place in other parts of the country.
    • public spaces and services are now currently operating a restricted service in the Kathmandu valley to control outbreaks of COVID-19, and other districts may operate more restrictive models. Shops and services when open will only serve customers wearing some form of face mask. Shop openings may vary by location, as local administrations in other districts are free to adapt a different model, and more restrictive lockdowns are still in place in other parts of the country.
    • people are required to maintain social distancing and wear masks in public, and there is a ban on large gatherings.
    • entertainment centres such as cinema halls and dance bars, health clubs and swimming clubs, salons, beauty parlours, spas, libraries, zoos, and museums are currently closed.
    There have been reports of some incidents in parts of Nepal of foreign tourists being threatened or intimidated by locals, allegedly in relation to coronavirus. Such incidents are rare. If you experience such problems, return immediately to your accommodation (if safe), or to the local law enforcement agencies (phone 100), or contact the British Embassy at +977 (0)1 423 7100.

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    24.09.2021
  • Nepal Latest News: Authorities in Kathmandu reopen public transport as restrictive measures against COVID-19 eased further; lockdown extended until 5 July (Xinhua, 28.06.2021).

    COVI

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry to Nepal: When inward flights resume, the Government of Nepal may continue to require specific conditions of entry for passengers originating from the UK. Those seeking to enter Nepal were previously required to present certain documentation:
    • a certificate showing a negative Reverse Transcription Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) test, taken within 72 hours of flight of first departure or a complete vaccination against COVID-19
    • a visa or prior approval document
    • a hotel booking that allows at least ten days’ quarantine in Nepal (if not vaccinated)
    • a travel insurance document which covers health, immediate crisis, or rescue for the duration of your travel
    a href=”https://www.immigration.gov.np/post/updated-notice-regarding-arrival-in-nepal”>The Department of Immigration has fuller information
    You should arrange to take a private test.

    Internal Restrictions:

    *Travel in Nepal: The Nepali authorities have imposed temporary restrictions to control the COVID-19 outbreak, including requiring public and private transport services to cease operating, and limiting other non-essential movements. Non-essential services are partially closed, and restrictions may be introduced or extended at short notice. The current lockdown is in effect until at least 21 June. You must wear face masks to access essential services (including access to medical care, to shop, and to access the airport for outbound flights). There are penalties for people who do not observe these rules, which will be rigorously enforced.
    *Accommodation: Although some hotels in the Kathmandu valley are open, this can change at short notice. Local administrations in other districts are free to adapt a different model, and more restrictive lockdowns are still in place in other parts of the country.
    • public spaces and services are now currently operating a restricted service in the Kathmandu valley to control outbreaks of COVID-19, and other districts may operate more restrictive models. The lockdown is in effect until at least 21 June. Shops and services when open will only serve customers wearing some form of face mask. Shop openings may vary by location, as local administrations in other districts are free to adapt a different model, and more restrictive lockdowns are still in place in other parts of the country.
    • people are required to maintain social distancing and wear masks in public, and there is a ban on large gatherings.
    • entertainment centers such as cinema halls and dance bars, health clubs and swimming clubs, salons, beauty parlours, spas, libraries, zoos, and museums are currently closed.
    There have been reports of some incidents in parts of Nepal of foreign tourists being threatened or intimidated by locals, allegedly in relation to coronavirus. Such incidents are rare. If you experience such problems, return immediately to your accommodation (if safe), or to the local law enforcement agencies (phone 100), or contact the British Embassy at +977 (0)1 423 7100.

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    16.06.2021
  • Nepal Latest News: Suspension of international flights extended until 31 May (Khabarhub, 12.05.2021). Authorities extend lockdown in Kathmandu and surrounding districts until 27 May (RT, 11.05.2021). Nepali government suspends all domestic flights and international flights with Brazil, India, South Africa (China.org, 02.05.2021). Indian-Nepal Border will be closed from 24 April because of health and security issues (Tegulu Bulletin, 12.04.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry to Nepal: The Government of Nepal has extended its suspension of almost all scheduled international flights until at least midnight on 31 May 2021. You should liaise with your airline or travel provider for more information and for re-booking.
    When inward flights resume, the Government of Nepal may continue to require specific conditions of entry for passengers originating from the UK. Those seeking to enter Nepal were previously required to present certain documentation:
    • a certificate showing a negative Reverse Transcription Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) test, taken within 72 hours of flight of first departure or a complete vaccination against COVID-19
    • a visa or prior approval document
    • a hotel booking that allows at least ten days’ quarantine in Nepal (if not vaccinated)
    • a travel insurance document which covers health, immediate crisis, or rescue for the duration of your travel
    The Department of Immigration has fuller information.
    You should arrange to take a private test.

    Internal Restrictions:

    *Travel in Nepal: The Nepali authorities have imposed temporary restrictions to control the COVID-19 outbreak, including requiring public and private transport services to cease operating, and limiting other non-essential movements. Non-essential services are partially closed, and restrictions may be introduced or extended at short notice. The current lockdown is in effect until at least 27 May. You must wear face masks to access essential services (including access to medical care, to shop, and to access the airport for outbound flights). There are penalties for people who do not observe these rules, which will be rigorously enforced.
    *Accommodation: Although some hotels in the Kathmandu valley are open, this can change at short notice. Local administrations in other districts are free to adapt a different model, and more restrictive lockdowns are still in place in other parts of the country.
    • public spaces and services are now currently operating a restricted service in the Kathmandu valley to control outbreaks of COVID-19, and other districts may operate more restrictive models. The lockdown is in effect until at least 27 May. Shops and services when open will only serve customers wearing some form of face mask. Shop openings may vary by location, as local administrations in other districts are free to adapt a different model, and more restrictive lockdowns are still in place in other parts of the country.
    • people are required to maintain social distancing and wear masks in public, and there is a ban on large gatherings.
    • entertainment centres such as cinema halls and dance bars, health clubs and swimming clubs, salons, beauty parlours, spas, libraries, zoos, and museums are currently closed.
    There have been reports of some incidents in parts of Nepal of foreign tourists being threatened or intimidated by locals, allegedly in relation to coronavirus. Such incidents are rare. If you experience such problems, return immediately to your accommodation (if safe), or to the local law enforcement agencies (phone 100), or contact the British Embassy at +977 (0)1 423 7100.

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    21.05.2021
  • Nepal Latest News: Suspension of international flights extended until 31 May (Khabarhub, 12.05.2021). Authorities extend lockdown in Kathmandu and surrounding districts until 27 May (RT, 11.05.2021). Nepali government suspends all domestic flights and international flights with Brazil, India, South Africa (China.org, 02.05.2021). Indian-Nepal Border will be closed from 24 April because of health and security issues (Tegulu Bulletin, 12.04.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry to Nepal:
    *Entry to Nepal: The Government of Nepal has extended its suspension of almost all international flights until at least midnight on 31 May 2021. You should liaise with your airline or travel provider for more information and for re-booking.
    When flights resume, the Government of Nepal may continue to require specific conditions of entry for passengers originating from the UK. Those seeking to enter Nepal were previously required to present certain documentation:
    • a certificate showing a negative Reverse Transcription Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) test, taken within 72 hours of flight of first departure or a complete vaccination against COVID-19
    • a visa or prior approval document
    • a hotel booking that allows at least ten days’ quarantine in Nepal (if not vaccinated)
    • a travel insurance document which covers health, immediate crisis, or rescue for the duration of your travel
    You should arrange to take a private test.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Nepal: The Nepali authorities have imposed temporary restrictions to control the COVID-19 outbreak, including requiring public and private transport services to cease operating, and limiting other non-essential movements. Non-essential services are partially closed, and restrictions may be introduced or extended at short notice. The current lockdown is in effect until at least 27 May. You must wear face masks to access essential services (including access to medical care, to shop, and to access the airport for outbound flights). There are penalties for people who do not observe these rules, which will be rigorously enforced.
    *Accommodation: Although some hotels in the Kathmandu valley are open, this can change at short notice. Local administrations in other districts are free to adapt a different model, and more restrictive lockdowns are still in place in other parts of the country.
    • public spaces and services are now currently operating a restricted service in the Kathmandu valley to control outbreaks of COVID-19, and other districts may operate more restrictive models. The lockdown is in effect until at least 27 May. Shops and services when open will only serve customers wearing some form of face mask. Shop openings may vary by location, as local administrations in other districts are free to adapt a different model, and more restrictive lockdowns are still in place in other parts of the country.
    • people are required to maintain social distancing and wear masks in public, and there is a ban on large gatherings.
    • entertainment centres such as cinema halls and dance bars, health clubs and swimming clubs, salons, beauty parlours, spas, libraries, zoos, and museums are currently closed.
    There have been reports of some incidents in parts of Nepal of foreign tourists being threatened or intimidated by locals, allegedly in relation to coronavirus. Such incidents are rare. If you experience such problems, return immediately to your accommodation (if safe), or to the local law enforcement agencies (phone 100), or contact the British Embassy at +977 (0)1 423 7100.

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    14.05.2021
  • Nepal Latest News: Government suspend all flights until 14 May because of surge in COVID-19 cases (EFE, 03.05.2021). Nepali government suspends all domestic flights and international flights with Brazil, India, South Africa (China.org, 02.05.2021). COVID-19 related lockdown will be imposed in Kathmandu from 29 April – 5 May (OSAC, 27.04.2021). Indian-Nepal Border will be closed from 24 April because of health and security issues (Tegulu Bulletin, 12.04.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry to Nepal: The Government of Nepal has announced it will suspend flights, including almost all international flights, from 11:59pm on 6 May 2021 until 14 May 2021.. You should liaise with your airline or travel provider for more information and for re-booking.
    When flights resume, the Government of Nepal may continue to require specific conditions of entry for passengers originating from the UK. Those seeking to enter Nepal were previously required to present certain documentation:
    • a certificate showing a negative Reverse Transcription Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) test, taken within 72 hours of flight of first departure or a complete vaccination against COVID-19
    • a visa or prior approval document
    • a hotel booking that allows at least ten days’ quarantine in Nepal (if not vaccinated)
    • a travel insurance document which covers health, immediate crisis, or rescue for the duration of your travel
    The Department of Immigration has fuller information.
    You should arrange to take a private test. The Government has announced that foreigners will not be able to transit Nepal to other onward destinations until further notice.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Nepal: The Nepali authorities have imposed temporary restrictions to control the COVID-19 outbreak, including requiring public and private transport services to cease operating, and limiting other non-essential movements. Non-essential services are partially closed, and restrictions may be introduced or extended at short notice. You must wear face masks to access essential services (including access to medical care, to shop, and to access the airport for outbound flights). You may require a valid COVID-19 negative PCR test, taken within 72 hours of your flight, for some domestic flights; please check with your carriers. There are penalties for people who do not observe these rules, which will be rigorously enforced.
    *Accommodation: Although some hotels in the Kathmandu valley are open, this can change at short notice. Local administrations in other districts are free to adapt a different model, and more restrictive lockdowns are still in place in other parts of the country.
    • public spaces and services are now currently operating a restricted service in the Kathmandu valley to control outbreaks of COVID-19, and other districts may operate more restrictive models. Shops and services when open will only serve customers wearing some form of face mask. Shop openings may vary by location, as local administrations in other districts are free to adapt a different model, and more restrictive lockdowns are still in place in other parts of the country.
    • people are required to maintain social distancing and wear masks in public, and there is a ban on large gatherings.
    • entertainment centres such as cinema halls and dance bars, health clubs and swimming clubs, salons, beauty parlours, spas, libraries, zoos, and museums are currently closed.
    There have been reports of some incidents in parts of Nepal of foreign tourists being threatened or intimidated by locals, allegedly in relation to coronavirus. Such incidents are rare. If you experience such problems, return immediately to your accommodation (if safe), or to the local law enforcement agencies (phone 100).

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    04.05.2021
  • Nepal Latest News: Government suspend all flights until 14 May because of surge in COVID-19 cases (La Prensa Latina, 03.05.2021). Nepali government suspends all domestic flights and international flights with Brazil, India, South Africa (China.org, 02.05.2021). COVID-19 related lockdown will be imposed in Kathmandu from 29 April – 5 May (OSAC, 27.04.2021). Indian-Nepal Border will be closed from 24 April because of health and security issues (Tegulu Bulletin, 12.04.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry to Nepal: The Government of Nepal is suspending almost all international flights from 05 May 2021 until at least 14 May 2021. You should liaise with your airline or travel provider for more information and for re-booking.
    When flights resume, the Government of Nepal may continue to require specific conditions of entry for passengers originating from the UK. Those seeking to enter Nepal were previously required to present certain documentation:
    • a certificate showing a negative Reverse Transcription Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) test, taken within 72 hours of flight of first departure or a complete vaccination against COVID-19
    • a visa or prior approval document
    • a hotel booking that allows at least ten days’ quarantine in Nepal (if not vaccinated)
    • a travel insurance document which covers health, immediate crisis, or rescue for the duration of your travel
    The Department of Immigration has fuller information.
    You should arrange to take a private test.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Nepal:The Nepali authorities have imposed temporary restrictions to control the COVID-19 outbreak, including requiring public and private transport services to cease operating, and limiting other non-essential movements. Non-essential services are partially closed, and restrictions may be introduced or extended at short notice. You must wear face masks to access essential services (including access to medical care, to shop, and to access the airport for outbound flights). You may require a valid COVID-19 negative PCR test, taken within 72 hours of your flight, for some domestic flights; please check with your carriers. There are penalties for people who do not observe these rules, which will be rigorously enforced.
    *Accommodation: Although some hotels in the Kathmandu valley are open, this can change at short notice. Local administrations in other districts are free to adapt a different model, and more restrictive lockdowns are still in place in other parts of the country.
    • public spaces and services are now currently operating a restricted service in the Kathmandu valley to control outbreaks of COVID-19, and other districts may operate more restrictive models. Shops and services when open will only serve customers wearing some form of face mask. Shop openings may vary by location, as local administrations in other districts are free to adapt a different model, and more restrictive lockdowns are still in place in other parts of the country.
    • people are required to maintain social distancing and wear masks in public, and there is a ban on large gatherings.
    • entertainment centres such as cinema halls and dance bars, health clubs and swimming clubs, salons, beauty parlours, spas, libraries, zoos, and museums are currently closed.
    There have been reports of some incidents in parts of Nepal of foreign tourists being threatened or intimidated by locals, allegedly in relation to coronavirus. Such incidents are rare. If you experience such problems, return immediately to your accommodation (if safe), or to the local law enforcement agencies (phone 100), or contact the British Embassy at +977 (0)1 423 7100.

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    03.05.2021
  • Nepal Latest News: Indian-Nepal Border will be closed from 24 April because of health and security issues (Tegulu Bulletin, 12.04.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry rules in response to coronavirus (COVID-19). Entry to Nepal: The Government of Nepal has placed conditions on entry for passengers originating from the UK. Those seeking to enter Nepal are required to present certain documentation.
    • a certificate showing a negative Reverse Transcription Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) test, taken within 72 hours of flight of first departure
    • a visa or prior approval document; • a hotel booking that allows at least ten days’ quarantine in Nepal; • The Department of Immigration has fuller information. You should arrange to take a private test.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Nepal: The Nepali authorities have imposed restrictions to control the COVID-19 outbreak. Some non-essential services remain closed, and restrictions may be introduced at short notice. You must wear face masks to access essential services (including access to medical care, to shop, and to access the airport for outbound flights). You may require a valid COVID-19 negative PCR test, taken within 72 hours of your flight, for some domestic flights; please check with your carriers. There are penalties for people who do not observe these rules, which will be rigorously enforced.
    *Accommodation: The Government of Nepal has announced that from 17 September hotels in the Kathmandu valley are permitted to re-open. Local administrations in other districts are free to adapt a different model, and more restrictive lockdowns are in place in other parts of the country still.
    • public spaces and services are now open in the Kathmandu valley. Shops and services will only serve customers wearing some form of face mask. Shop openings may vary by location, as local administrations in other districts are free to adapt a different model, and more restrictive lockdowns are still in place in other parts of the country.
    • people are required to maintain social distancing and wear masks in public, and there is a ban on large gatherings.
    • entertainment centres such as cinema halls and dance bars, health clubs and swimming clubs, salons, beauty parlours, spas, libraries, zoos, and museums are open with restrictions.
    There have been reports of some incidents in parts of Nepal of foreign tourists being threatened or intimidated by locals, allegedly in relation to coronavirus. Such incidents are rare. If you experience such problems, return immediately to your accommodation (if safe), or to the local law enforcement agencies (phone 100), or contact the British Embassy at +977 (0)1 423 7100.

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    12.04.2021
  • Nepal Latest News: Nepal government imposes restrictions on international flights originating from or transiting through U.K. after new strain of COVID-19 detected (Xinhua, 23.12.2020). Air borders reopen, land borders remain closed (Kathmandu Post, 13.12.2020).

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry to Nepal: The Government of Nepal has restricted entry of all passengers originating from or transiting the UK, effective from 11:59 pm (local time) 23 December until further notice. If you are in the UK with plans to travel, please contact your airline or transport provider in the first instance, as you will likely be denied boarding. In addition, tourist and other visas will not be issued by the Embassy of Nepal in London until further notice. Entry is currently prohibited for certain foreign nationals, including British nationals. Nepal’s land-based entry crossings into Nepal will remain closed to foreigners from third countries at present. This does not include trekkers and mountaineers who have made official and approved bookings (however, those arriving from or transiting the UK are currently restricted from entering, as noted above). Those seeking to enter Nepal are required to present certain documentation:
    • a certificate showing a negative Reverse Transcription Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) test, taken within 72 hours of arrival:
    • a visa or prior approval document
    • a hotel booking that allows at least seven days’ shielding or quarantine in Nepal
    • insurance coverage of at least US $5,000 per person against COVID-19 illness
    You should liaise with your travel or trekking agency for more information. The government of Nepal’s suspension of international commercial flights was lifted on 1 September, though at present, only Nepalis, international passengers from certain employment categories, and their dependants will be admitted. Please check your eligibility with carriers. You will be required to show a valid PCR test demonstrating that you did not have COVID-19, taken within 72 hours of travel.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Nepal: The Nepali authorities have imposed restrictions to control the COVID-19 outbreak. Some non-essential services remain closed, and restrictions may be introduced at short notice. You must wear face masks to access essential services (including access to medical care, to shop, and to access the airport for outbound flights). You may require a valid COVID-19 negative PCR test, taken within 72 hours of your flight, for some domestic flights; please check with your carriers. There are penalties for people who do not observe these rules, which will be rigorously enforced.
    *Accommodation: The Government of Nepal has announced that from 17 September hotels in the Kathmandu valley are permitted to re-open. Local administrations in other districts are free to adapt a different model, and more restrictive lockdowns are in place in other parts of the country still.
    • public spaces and services are now open in the Kathmandu valley. Shops and services will only serve customers wearing some form of face mask. Shop openings may vary by location, as local administrations in other districts are free to adapt a different model, and more restrictive lockdowns are still in place in other parts of the country
    • people are required to maintain social distancing and wear masks in public, and there is a ban on large gatherings.
    • entertainment centres such as cinema halls and dance bars, health clubs and swimming clubs, salons, beauty parlours, spas, libraries, zoos, and museums remain closed until further notice
    There have been reports of some incidents in parts of Nepal of foreign tourists being threatened or intimidated by locals, allegedly in relation to coronavirus. Such incidents are rare. If you experience such problems, return immediately to your accommodation (if safe), or to the local law enforcement agencies (phone 100).

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    23.12.2020
  • Nepal Latest News: Flights between Kathmandu and New Delhi will resume from next week (ANI News, 01.12.2020). Government reopens country for foreign tourists, tourism activities (Xinhua, 26.11.2020).

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry to Nepal: Entry is currently prohibited for certain foreign nationals. Nepal’s land-based entry crossings into Nepal will remain closed to foreigners from third countries until at least 15 December.
    This does not include trekkers and mountaineers who have made official and approved bookings. Those seeking to enter Nepal are required to present certain documentation: a certificate showing a negative Reverse Transcription Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) test, taken within 72 hours of arrival; a visa or prior approval document; a hotel booking that allows at least seven days’ shielding or quarantine in Nepal; insurance coverage of at least US $5,000 per person against COVID-19 illness.
    You should liaise with your travel or trekking agency for more information. The Government of Nepal’s suspension of international commercial flights was lifted on 1 September, though at present, only Nepalis, international passengers from certain employment categories, and their dependants will be admitted. Please check your eligibility with carriers. You will be required to show a valid PCR test demonstrating that you did not have COVID-19, taken within 72 hours of travel.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Nepal: The Nepali authorities have imposed restrictions to control the COVID-19 outbreak. Some non-essential services remain closed, and restrictions may be introduced at short notice. You must wear face masks to access essential services (including access to medical care, to shop, and to access the airport for outbound flights). You may require a valid COVID-19 negative PCR test, taken within 72 hours of your flight, for some domestic flights; please check with your carriers. There are penalties for people who do not observe these rules, which will be rigorously enforced.
    *Accommodation: The Government of Nepal has announced that from 17 September hotels in the Kathmandu valley are permitted to re-open. Local administrations in other districts are free to adapt a different model, and more restrictive lockdowns are in place in other parts of the country still.
    Public spaces and services are now open in the Kathmandu valley. Shops and services will only serve customers wearing some form of face mask. Shop openings may vary by location, as local administrations in other districts are free to adapt a different model, and more restrictive lockdowns are still in place in other parts of the country.
    People are required to maintain social distancing and wear masks in public, and there is a ban on large gatherings.
    Entertainment centres such as cinema halls and dance bars, health clubs and swimming clubs, salons, beauty parlours, spas, libraries, zoos, and museums remain closed until further notice. There have been reports of some incidents in parts of Nepal of foreign tourists being threatened or intimidated by locals, allegedly in relation to coronavirus. Such incidents are rare. If you experience such problems, return immediately to your accommodation (if safe), or to the local law enforcement agencies (phone 100).

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    01.12.2020
  • Nepal Latest News: Nepal’s aviation authority plans to resume flights to, from India from 17 October (NDTV, 02.10.2020) Civil aviation authority will allow international carriers to resume unlimited number of flights from 1 October (Nepali Times, 28.09.2020). Domestic flights, long-distance bus services to resume from 21 September (Himalayan Times, 15.09.2020). Kathmandu Valley lockdown will be eased from 10 September (My Republica, 10.09.2020).

    International Restrictions:
    Commercial flights resumed on 2 September. Flights currently remain very limited. Entry is currently prohibited for certain foreign nationals. Nepal’s land-based entry crossings into Nepal will remain closed to foreigners from third countries until midnight 16 October. You will be required to show a valid COVID-19 negative PCR test, taken within 72 hours of your flight.
    Public health requirements for humanitarian flights here.

    Internal Restrictions:
    The Nepali authorities have extended the temporary reintroduction of lockdown restrictions untill 03 September, to control the Covid-19 outbreak. Many non-essential services remain closed. People wearing face masks may access essential services (including access to medical care, to buy food, and to access the airport for outbound flights.) There are penalties for people who do not observe these rules, which will be rigorously enforced.
    The Government of Nepal has announced that from 17 September hotels in the Kathmandu valley are permitted to re-open. Local administrations in other districts are free to adapt a different model, and more restrictive lockdowns are in place in other parts of the country still.
    Public spaces and services are now open in the Kathmandu valley. Shops and services will only serve customers wearing some form of face mask. Shop openings may vary by location, as local administrations in other districts are free to adapt a different model, and more restrictive lockdowns are still in place in other parts of the country.
    People are required to maintain social distancing and wear masks in public, and there is a ban on large gatherings.
    Entertainment centres such as cinema halls and dance bars, health clubs and swimming clubs, salons, beauty parlours, spas, libraries, zoos, and museums remain closed until further notice.

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    08.10.2020
  • Nepal Latest News: Domestic flights, long-distance bus services to resume from 21 September (Himalayan Times, 15.09.2020). Kathmandu Valley lockdown will be eased from 10 September (My Republica, 10.09.2020). Domestic flights, long-distance bus services will remain suspended until 16 September. (My Republica, 31.08.2020)

    International Restrictions:
    Commercial flights resumed on 2 September. Flights currently remain very limited. Entry is currently prohibited for certain foreign nationals. Nepal’s land-based entry crossings into Nepal will remain closed to foreigners from third countries until midnight 16 October. You will be required to show a valid PCR test demonstrating that you did not have COVID-19, taken within 72 hours of travel.
    Public health requirements for humanitarian flights here.

    Internal Restrictions:
    The Nepali authorities have extended the temporary reintroduction of lockdown restrictions untill 03 September, to control the Covid-19 outbreak. Many non-essential services remain closed. People wearing face masks may access essential services (including access to medical care, to buy food, and to access the airport for outbound flights.) There are penalties for people who do not observe these rules, which will be rigorously enforced.
    The Government of Nepal has announced that from 17 September hotels in the Kathmandu valley are permitted to re-open. Local administrations in other districts are free to adapt a different model, and more restrictive lockdowns are in place in other parts of the country still.
    Public spaces and services are now open in the Kathmandu valley. Shops and services will only serve customers wearing some form of face mask. Shop openings may vary by location, as local administrations in other districts are free to adapt a different model, and more restrictive lockdowns are still in place in other parts of the country.
    People are required to maintain social distancing and wear masks in public, and there is a ban on large gatherings.
    Entertainment centres such as cinema halls and dance bars, health clubs and swimming clubs, salons, beauty parlours, spas, libraries, zoos, and museums remain closed until further notice.

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    18.09.2020
  • Nepal Kathmandu Valley lockdown will be eased from 10 September (My Republica, 10.09.2020). Domestic flights, long-distance bus services will remain suspended until 16 September. (My Republica, 31.08.2020)

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    International restrictions:

    Commercial flights resumed on 2 September. Initially, only Nepalis, international passengers from certain employment categories, and their dependants are admitted. Flights currently remain very limited. Entry is currently prohibited for certain foreign nationals. You will be required to show a valid PCR test demonstrating that you did not have COVID-19, taken within 72 hours of travel. Nepal’s land-based entry crossings into Nepal will remain closed to foreigners from third countries until midnight 16 September. Public health requirements for humanitarian flights here.

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    Internal restrictions:

    The Nepali authorities have extended the temporary reintroduction of lockdown restrictions untill 03 September, to control the Covid-19 outbreak. Non-essential services will be closed. People wearing face masks may access essential services (including access to medical care, to buy food, and to access the airport for outbound flights.) There are penalties for people who do not observe these rules, which will be rigorously enforced. The governmnet decided to allow the vehicles to ply the roads on an odd-even basis starting Thursday 10 September. This means that vehicles with the even registration number shall be allowed to operate on an even date and those with an odd registration number shall be allowed to operate on odd dates.
    Hotels in the Kathmandu valley are being temporarily closed in response to the Covid-19 outbreak. Non-essential shops are temporarily closed in the Kathmandu valley. Essential shops and services will only serve customers wearing some form of face masks. Shop openings may vary by location. People are required to maintain social distancing and wear masks in public, and there is a ban on large gatherings. Entertainment centres such as cinema halls and dance bars, health clubs and swimming clubs, salons, beauty parlours, spas, libraries, zoos, and museums remain closed until further notice.

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    10.09.2020
  • Nepal Domestic flights, long-distance bus services will remain suspended until 16 September. (My Republica, 31.08.2020)

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    International restrictions:

    Commercial flights resumed on 2 September. Initially, only Nepalis, international passengers from certain employment categories, and their dependants are admitted. Flights currently remain very limited. Entry is currently prohibited for certain foreign nationals. You will be required to show a valid PCR test demonstrating that you did not have COVID-19, taken within 72 hours of travel. Nepal’s land-based entry crossings into Nepal will remain closed to foreigners from third countries until midnight 16 September. Public health requirements for humanitarian flighs [https://humanitarianbooking.wfp.org/en/wfp-aviation/]

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    The Nepali authorities have extended the temporary reintroduction of lockdown restrictions untill 03 September, to control the Covid-19 outbreak. Non-essential services will be closed. People wearing face masks may access essential services (including access to medical care, to buy food, and to access the airport for outbound flights.) There are penalties for people who do not observe these rules, which will be rigorously enforced. Hotels in the Kathmandu valley are being temporarily closed in response to the Covid-19 outbreak. Non-essential shops are temporarily closed in the Kathmandu valley. Essential shops and services will only serve customers wearing some form of face masks. Shop openings may vary by location. People are required to maintain social distancing and wear masks in public, and there is a ban on large gatherings. Entertainment centres such as cinema halls and dance bars, health clubs and swimming clubs, salons, beauty parlours, spas, libraries, zoos, and museums remain closed until further notice.

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    08.09.2020
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    International restrictions:

    Commercial flights to and from Nepal remain very limited. The Government of Nepal has announced its intention to lift the suspension of international commercial flights on 1 September, though initially, only Nepalis, international passengers from certain employment categories, and their dependants will be admitted. Flights currently remain very limited. Entry is currently prohibited for certain foreign nationals. You will be required to show a valid PCR test demonstrating that you did not have COVID-19, taken within 72 hours of travel. Nepal’s land-based entry crossings into Nepal will remain closed to foreigners from third countries until midnight 16 September. Public health requirements for humanitarian flighs [https://humanitarianbooking.wfp.org/en/wfp-aviation/]

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    The Nepali authorities have extended the temporary reintroduction of lockdown restrictions untill 03 September, to control the Covid-19 outbreak. Non-essential services will be closed. People wearing face masks may access essential services (including access to medical care, to buy food, and to access the airport for outbound flights.) There are penalties for people who do not observe these rules, which will be rigorously enforced. Hotels in the Kathmandu valley are being temporarily closed in response to the Covid-19 outbreak. Non-essential shops are temporarily closed in the Kathmandu valley. Essential shops and services will only serve customers wearing some form of face masks. Shop openings may vary by location. People are required to maintain social distancing and wear masks in public, and there is a ban on large gatherings. Entertainment centres such as cinema halls and dance bars, health clubs and swimming clubs, salons, beauty parlours, spas, libraries, zoos, and museums remain closed until further notice.

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    27.08.2020
  • Nepal Kathmandu Valley lockdown extended until 2 September. All the services except for essentials and emergencies have been restricted to operate during the lockdown period. Markets have been allowed to open till 9:15 a.m. With the exception of shopping for groceries and medicine, movement of people has been banned. (My Republica, 26.08.2020) International flights will resume from 1 September but restrictions on foreign tourists will continue until further notice (Aviation Pros, 24.08.2020)

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    International restrictions:

    Commercial flights to and from Nepal remain very limited. The Government of Nepal has announced its intention to lift the suspension of international commercial flights on 1 September. Flights currently remain very limited. Entry is currently prohibited for certain foreign nationals. Nepal’s land-based entry crossings into Nepal will remain closed to foreigners from third countries until midnight 16 September. Public health requirements for humanitarian flighs [https://humanitarianbooking.wfp.org/en/wfp-aviation/]

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    Most of the lockdown restrictions imposed to control the Covid-19 outbreak in-country ended on 21 July, with some restrictions remaining. This will mean an immediate lift to the internal movement restrictions that have up until now limited the number of cars that can travel at one time. Long-route public transportation will reopen on September 1, and travel between different districts will no longer require the prior approval of the Chief District Officer(s) concerned. Hotels are allowed to operate from July 31. Shops are beginning to open, though many will only serve customers wearing some form of face masks. Shop openings may vary by location. Entertainment centres such as cinema halls and dance bars, health clubs and swimming clubs, salons, beauty parlours, spas, libraries, zoos, and museums remain closed until further notice. Permissions for mountaineering expeditions resumed on 31 July.

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    26.08.2020
  • Nepal *****

    International restrictions:

    Commercial flights to and from Nepal remain very limited. The Government of Nepal has announced its intention to lift the suspension of international commercial flights on 1 September. Flights currently remain very limited. Entry is currently prohibited for certain foreign nationals. Nepal’s land-based entry crossings into Nepal will remain closed to foreigners from third countries until midnight 16 September. Public health requirements for humanitarian flighs [https://humanitarianbooking.wfp.org/en/wfp-aviation/]

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    Internal restrictions:

    The Government of Nepal has announced that most of the lockdown restrictions imposed to control the Covid-19 outbreak in-country will end from midnight on 21 July, with some restrictions remaining. This will mean an immediate lift to the internal movement restrictions that have up until now limited the number of cars that can travel at one time. Long-route public transportation will reopen on September 1, and travel between different districts will no longer require the prior approval of the Chief District Officer(s) concerned. Hotels will be allowed to operate from July 31. Shops are beginning to open, though many will only serve customers wearing some form of face masks. Shop openings may vary by location. Entertainment centres such as cinema halls and dance bars, health clubs and swimming clubs, salons, beauty parlours, spas, libraries, zoos, and museums remain closed until further notice. Permissions for mountaineering expeditions, which have up until now been suspended, will resume from 31 July.

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    12.08.2020
  • Nepal Government cancels resumption of all flights until 31 August (Himalayan Times, 10.08.2020)

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    International restrictions:

    Government of Nepal has decided to put off the resumption of all flights till 31 August. Flights currently remain very limited. Entry is currently prohibited for certain foreign nationals. Until this restriction is lifted, Nepal’s land-based entry crossings into Nepal will remain closed to foreigners from third countries. The Government of Nepal has announced its intention to lift the suspension of international commercial flights on 17 August, but it is not yet clear whether entry to Nepal for foreign nationals will remain prohibited. Public health requirements for humanitarian flighs [https://humanitarianbooking.wfp.org/en/wfp-aviation/]

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    Internal restrictions:

    The Government of Nepal has announced that most of the lockdown restrictions imposed to control the Covid-19 outbreak in-country will end from midnight on 21 July, with some restrictions remaining. This will mean an immediate lift to the internal movement restrictions that have up until now limited the number of cars that can travel at one time. Long-route public transportation will reopen on August 17, and travel between different districts will no longer require the prior approval of the Chief District Officer(s) concerned. Hotels will be allowed to operate from July 31. Shops are beginning to open, though many will only serve customers wearing some form of face masks. Shop openings may vary by location. Entertainment centres such as cinema halls and dance bars, health clubs and swimming clubs, salons, beauty parlours, spas, libraries, zoos, and museums remain closed until further notice. Permissions for mountaineering expeditions, which have up until now been suspended, will resume from July 31.

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    10.08.2020
  • Nepal COVID-19 lockdown ends; airports, commercial flights to resume on 1 August (AP, 22.07.2020). Government plans to resume domestic, international flights in August. (Dev Discourse, 17.07.2020).

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    International restrictions:

    Commercial flights to and from Nepal are to resume on August 1st, and currently remain very limited. Entry is currently prohibited for certain foreign nationals. Until this restriction is lifted, Nepal’s land-based entry crossings into Nepal will remain closed to foreigners from third countries. The Government of Nepal has announced its intention to lift the suspension of international commercial flights on 17 August, but it is not yet clear whether entry to Nepal for foreign nationals will remain prohibited. Public health requirements for humanitarian flighs [https://humanitarianbooking.wfp.org/en/wfp-aviation/]

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    Internal restrictions:

    The Government of Nepal has announced that most of the lockdown restrictions imposed to control the Covid-19 outbreak in-country will end from midnight on 21 July, with some restrictions remaining. This will mean an immediate lift to the internal movement restrictions that have up until now limited the number of cars that can travel at one time. Long-route public transportation will reopen on August 17, and travel between different districts will no longer require the prior approval of the Chief District Officer(s) concerned. Hotels will be allowed to operate from July 31. Shops are beginning to open, though many will only serve customers wearing some form of face masks. Shop openings may vary by location. Entertainment centres such as cinema halls and dance bars, health clubs and swimming clubs, salons, beauty parlours, spas, libraries, zoos, and museums remain closed until further notice. Permissions for mountaineering expeditions, which have up until now been suspended, will resume from July 31.

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    22.07.2020
  • Nepal Government plans to resume domestic, international flights in August. (Dev Discourse, 17.07.2020). Government announces decision to extend lockdown until 22 July (Hindustan Times, 30.06.2020)

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    International restrictions:

    Nepal’s land borders are closed to third country nationals and international flights are suspended until at least 22 July. This does not apply to evacuation, rescue and emergency flights with a special permission from Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal.

    Public health requirements for humanitarian flighs [https://humanitarianbooking.wfp.org/en/wfp-aviation/]

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    Internal restrictions:

    The Government of Nepal has begun to relax the current internal movement restrictions around the country. Vehicles with number plates ending in odd numbers can travel on odd-numbered days, and vehicles with number plates ending in even numbers can travel on even-numbered days. Travel between different districts requires the prior approval of the Chief District Officer(s) concerned. Shops are beginning to open, though many will only serve customers wearing some form of face masks. Shop openings may vary by location. Permissions for mountaineering expeditions for Spring 2020 (including existing permissions) have been suspended.

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    09.07.2020
  • Nepal Government announces decision to extend lockdown until 22 July (Hindustan Times, 30.06.2020)

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    International restrictions:

    Nepal’s land borders are closed to third country nationals and international flights are suspended until at least 22 July. This does not apply to evacuation, rescue and emergency flights with a special permission from Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal.

    Public health requirements for humanitarian flighs [https://humanitarianbooking.wfp.org/en/wfp-aviation/]

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    Internal restrictions:

    The Government of Nepal has begun to relax the current internal movement restrictions around the country. Vehicles with number plates ending in odd numbers can travel on odd-numbered days, and vehicles with number plates ending in even numbers can travel on even-numbered days. Travel between different districts requires the prior approval of the Chief District Officer(s) concerned. Shops are beginning to open, though many will only serve customers wearing some form of face masks. Shop openings may vary by location. Permissions for mountaineering expeditions for Spring 2020 (including existing permissions) have been suspended.

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    08.07.2020
  • Nepal The suspension period of all domestic and international commercial passenger flights has been extended till July 5. (Xinhua, 14.06.2020)

    International flights to Nepal are suspended. This does not apply to evacuation, rescue and emergency flights with a special permission from Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal.

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    International restrictions:

    The government has suspended regularly scheduled international and domestic flights until 2359 hours on July 5, 2020, As such foreign nationals are denied entry to Nepal, until at least the 06 July. Until then, Nepal’s land-based entry crossings into Nepal are closed to foreigners from third countries.

    Public health requirements for humanitarian flighs [https://humanitarianbooking.wfp.org/en/wfp-aviation/]

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    Internal restrictions:

    Nepal is planning to re-open domestic flights from as early as 15 June, allowing planes to carry only 40-50 percent of their passenger capacity. (Nepali Times, 10.06.2020)
    Nepal Government on Monday late evening announced the decision to extend lockdown till 22 July.
    The Government of Nepal has begun to relax the current internal movement restrictions around the country. Vehicles with number plates ending in odd numbers can travel on odd-numbered days, and vehicles with number plates ending in even numbers can travel on even-numbered days. Travel between different districts requires the prior approval of the Chief District Officer(s) concerned.

    *****Relaxation Measures:
    Shops are beginning to open, though many will only serve customers wearing some form of face masks. Shop openings may vary by location. Permissions for mountaineering expeditions for Spring 2020 (including existing permissions) have been suspended. According to media reports, the Government of Nepal has announced an easing to the nationwide lockdown. Some establishments, such as malls and cinemas, are still closed. Many restaurants are open for take out orders. Movement by private vehicle is permitted according to the odd-even final digit on license plates matching the final digit of the Nepali calendar date. (June 15 on the Nepali calendar is Asar 1, and there is odd-even consistency between the Nepali and Gregorian calendars until July 15.)

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    30.06.2020
  • Nepal The suspension period of all domestic and international commercial passenger flights has been extended till July 5. (Xinhua, 14.06.2020) Nepal is planning to re-open domestic flights from as early as 15 June, allowing planes to carry only 40-50 percent of their passenger capacity. (Nepali Times, 10.06.2020)
    International flights to Nepal are suspended. This does not apply to evacuation, rescue and emergency flights with a special permission from Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal.

    1. Flights to Nepal are suspended until 5 July 2020.
    – This does not apply to medical and repatriation flights.
    2. Passengers are subject to self-quarantine for 14 days.
    3. A completed “Passengers Locator Card” must be presented to the “health desk” upon arrival.

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    International restrictions:

    The government has suspended regularly scheduled international and domestic flights until 2359 hours on July 5, 2020, As such foreign nationals are denied entry to Nepal, until at least the 06 July. Until then, Nepal’s land-based entry crossings into Nepal are closed to foreigners from third countries.

    Public health requirements for humanitarian flighs [https://humanitarianbooking.wfp.org/en/wfp-aviation/]

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    Internal restrictions:

    The Government of Nepal has begun to relax the current internal movement restrictions around the country. Vehicles with number plates ending in odd numbers can travel on odd-numbered days, and vehicles with number plates ending in even numbers can travel on even-numbered days. Travel between different districts requires the prior approval of the Chief District Officer(s) concerned.

    *****Relaxation Measures:
    Shops are beginning to open, though many will only serve customers wearing some form of face masks. Shop openings may vary by location. Permissions for mountaineering expeditions for Spring 2020 (including existing permissions) have been suspended. According to media reports, the Government of Nepal has announced an easing to the nationwide lockdown. Some establishments, such as malls and cinemas, are still closed. Many restaurants are open for take out orders. Movement by private vehicle is permitted according to the odd-even final digit on license plates matching the final digit of the Nepali calendar date. (June 15 on the Nepali calendar is Asar 1, and there is odd-even consistency between the Nepali and Gregorian calendars until July 15.)

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    20.06.2020
  • Nepal The suspension period of all domestic and international commercial passenger flights has been extended till July 5. (Xinhua, 14.06.2020) Nepal is planning to re-open domestic flights from as early as 15 June, allowing planes to carry only 40-50 percent of their passenger capacity. (Nepali Times, 10.06.2020)
    International flights to Nepal are suspended. This does not apply to evacuation, rescue and emergency flights with a special permission from Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal.

    1. Flights to Nepal are suspended until 5 July 2020.
    2. Passengers are subject to self-quarantine for 14 days.
    3. A completed “Passengers Locator Card” must be presented to the “health desk” upon arrival.

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    International restrictions:

    The government has suspended regularly scheduled international and domestic flights until 2359 hours on July 5, 2020, As such foreign nationals are denied entry to Nepal, until at least the 06 July. Until then, Nepal’s land-based entry crossings into Nepal are closed to foreigners from third countries.

    Public health requirements for humanitarian flighs [https://humanitarianbooking.wfp.org/en/wfp-aviation/]

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    Internal restrictions:

    The Government of Nepal has begun to relax the current internal movement restrictions around the country. Vehicles with number plates ending in odd numbers can travel on odd-numbered days, and vehicles with number plates ending in even numbers can travel on even-numbered days. Travel between different districts requires the prior approval of the Chief District Officer(s) concerned.

    *****Relaxation Measures:
    Shops are beginning to open, though many will only serve customers wearing some form of face masks. Shop openings may vary by location. Permissions for mountaineering expeditions for Spring 2020 (including existing permissions) have been suspended. According to media reports, the Government of Nepal has announced an easing to the nationwide lockdown. Some establishments, such as malls and cinemas, are still closed. Many restaurants are open for take out orders. Movement by private vehicle is permitted according to the odd-even final digit on license plates matching the final digit of the Nepali calendar date. (June 15 on the Nepali calendar is Asar 1, and there is odd-even consistency between the Nepali and Gregorian calendars until July 15.)

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    19.06.2020
  • Nepal The suspension period of all domestic and international commercial passenger flights has been extended till July 5. (Xinhua, 14.06.2020) Nepal is planning to re-open domestic flights from as early as 15 June, allowing planes to carry only 40-50 percent of their passenger capacity. (Nepali Times, 10.06.2020)
    International flights to Nepal are suspended. This does not apply to evacuation, rescue and emergency flights with a special permission from Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal.

    *****

    International restrictions:

    The government has suspended regularly scheduled international and domestic flights until 2359 hours on July 5, 2020, As such foreign nationals are denied entry to Nepal, until at least the 06 July. Until then, Nepal’s land-based entry crossings into Nepal are closed to foreigners from third countries.

    Public health requirements for humanitarian flighs [https://humanitarianbooking.wfp.org/en/wfp-aviation/]

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    The Government of Nepal has begun to relax the current internal movement restrictions around the country. Vehicles with number plates ending in odd numbers can travel on odd-numbered days, and vehicles with number plates ending in even numbers can travel on even-numbered days. Travel between different districts requires the prior approval of the Chief District Officer(s) concerned.

    *****Relaxation Measures:
    Shops are beginning to open, though many will only serve customers wearing some form of face masks. Shop openings may vary by location. Permissions for mountaineering expeditions for Spring 2020 (including existing permissions) have been suspended. According to media reports, the Government of Nepal has announced an easing to the nationwide lockdown. Some establishments, such as malls and cinemas, are still closed. Many restaurants are open for take out orders. Movement by private vehicle is permitted according to the odd-even final digit on license plates matching the final digit of the Nepali calendar date. (June 15 on the Nepali calendar is Asar 1, and there is odd-even consistency between the Nepali and Gregorian calendars until July 15.)

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    17.06.2020
  • Nepal Nepal is planning to re-open domestic flights from as early as 15 June, allowing planes to carry only 40-50 percent of their passenger capacity. (Nepali Times, 10.06.2020)
    Government plans to lift ban on flights for 10 days to bring home nationals stranded abroad (Khabarhub, 08.06.2020)

    International restrictions:

    International and domestic flights remain suspended until end of June.
    All travellers including Nepalis that have transited or arrived to Nepal from all European nations, West Asia (including Iran, Turkey and Gulf countries), Malaysia, South Korea, Japan will be denied entry into the country.
    Visa services and Visa-on-arrival facilities, including those granted to Non-resident Nepali card holders are suspended until further notice.
    All foreign nationals (including those with business, study, diplomatic, official visas) allowed entry to Nepal must stay in self quarantine and Nepali nationals including Non Resident Nepalis (NRNs) must stay in home quarantine for 14 days from the date of their arrival.
    Travellers must obtain medical certificate clearance signed at most seven days before entry into Nepal, if they have travelled from or transited through China (including Hong Kong and Macao), France, Germany, Iran, Italy, Japan, South Korea and Spain.
    While land borders with China and India are closed, cargo transport can still continue.
    Foreign embassies are allowed to gather their stranded nationals in Kathmandu and fly them out of Nepal. The Nepal tourism board and the Civil Aviation Authority are coordinating flights to repatriate tourists. Embassies and governments from Australia, Canada, France, Germany, the UK and the US have repatriated their citizens from Nepal.

    Public health requirements for humanitarian flighs [https://humanitarianbooking.wfp.org/en/wfp-aviation/]

    Internal restrictions:

    The nationwide lockdown has been extended to 15 June. During this period:
    A stay-home-order is issued to all households: individuals are only allowed to leave their residences to purchase food and medicine. Private and public vehicles are prohibited from non-essential travel during the lockdown.
    Domestic flights and public transport have also been suspended.
    Public gatherings of more than 25 people are banned.
    All non-essential businesses and services, including manufacturing, schools, offices, markets a4nd entertainment venues remain closed.
    Starting 9 May, the lockdown in Kavre district has been eased to allow the production of agriculture and livestock, as well as resumption of industrial work.
    Inter-district travel remains banned. In case of emergency, only the Chief District Officer has the authority to issue the pass to travel within districts, and upon the approval of the Ministry of Home Affairs for vehicles entering Kathmandu. Travellers with scheduled repatriation flights are also required to obtain a pass permit for inter-district travel.

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    10.06.2020
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    International restrictions:

    International and domestic flights remain suspended until end of June.
    All travellers including Nepalis that have transited or arrived to Nepal from all European nations, West Asia (including Iran, Turkey and Gulf countries), Malaysia, South Korea, Japan will be denied entry into the country.
    Visa services and Visa-on-arrival facilities, including those granted to Non-resident Nepali card holders are suspended until further notice.
    All foreign nationals (including those with business, study, diplomatic, official visas) allowed entry to Nepal must stay in self quarantine and Nepali nationals including Non Resident Nepalis (NRNs) must stay in home quarantine for 14 days from the date of their arrival.
    Travellers must obtain medical certificate clearance signed at most seven days before entry into Nepal, if they have travelled from or transited through China (including Hong Kong and Macao), France, Germany, Iran, Italy, Japan, South Korea and Spain.
    While land borders with China and India are closed, cargo transport can still continue.
    Foreign embassies are allowed to gather their stranded nationals in Kathmandu and fly them out of Nepal. The Nepal tourism board and the Civil Aviation Authority are coordinating flights to repatriate tourists. Embassies and governments from Australia, Canada, France, Germany, the UK and the US have repatriated their citizens from Nepal.

    Internal restrictions:

    The nationwide lockdown has been extended to 15 June. During this period:
    A stay-home-order is issued to all households: individuals are only allowed to leave their residences to purchase food and medicine. Private and public vehicles are prohibited from non-essential travel during the lockdown.
    Domestic flights and public transport have also been suspended.
    Public gatherings of more than 25 people are banned.
    All non-essential businesses and services, including manufacturing, schools, offices, markets a4nd entertainment venues remain closed.
    Starting 9 May, the lockdown in Kavre district has been eased to allow the production of agriculture and livestock, as well as resumption of industrial work.
    Inter-district travel remains banned. In case of emergency, only the Chief District Officer has the authority to issue the pass to travel within districts, and upon the approval of the Ministry of Home Affairs for vehicles entering Kathmandu. Travellers with scheduled repatriation flights are also required to obtain a pass permit for inter-district travel.

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    02.06.2020
  • Nepal Government extends lockdown until 2 June (Xinhua, 17.05.2020) International flights to Nepal are suspended until 14 June. – This does not apply to evacuation, rescue and emergency flights with a special permission from Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal.

    International restrictions:

    International and domestic flights remain suspended until at least 14 June. All travellers including Nepalis that have transited or arrived to Nepal from all European nations, West Asia (including Iran, Turkey and Gulf countries), Malaysia, South Korea, Japan will be denied entry into the country. Visa services and Visa-on-arrival facilities, including those granted to Non-resident Nepali card holders are suspended until further notice. All foreign nationals (including those with business, study, diplomatic, official visas) allowed entry to Nepal must stay in self quarantine and Nepali nationals including Non Resident Nepalis (NRNs) must stay in home quarantine for 14 days from the date of their arrival. Travellers must obtain medical certificate clearance signed at most seven days before entry into Nepal, if they have travelled from or transited through China (including Hong Kong and Macao), France, Germany, Iran, Italy, Japan, South Korea and Spain. While land borders with China and India are closed, cargo transport can still continue. Foreign embassies are allowed to gather their stranded nationals in Kathmandu and fly them out of Nepal. The Nepal tourism board and the Civil Aviation Authority are coordinating flights to repatriate tourists. Embassies and governments from Australia, Canada, France, Germany, the UK and the US have repatriated their citizens from Nepal.

    Internal restrictions:

    The nationwide lockdown has been extended to 2 June. During this period: A stay-home-order is issued to all households: individuals are only allowed to leave their residences to purchase food and medicine. Private and public vehicles are prohibited from non-essential travel during the lockdown. Domestic flights and public transport have also been suspended. Public gatherings of more than 25 people are banned. All non-essential businesses and services, including manufacturing, schools, offices, markets a4nd entertainment venues remain closed. Starting 9 May, the lockdown in Kavre district has been eased to allow the production of agriculture and livestock, as well as resumption of industrial work. Inter-district travel remains banned. In case of emergency, only the Chief District Officer has the authority to issue the pass to travel within districts, and upon the approval of the Ministry of Home Affairs for vehicles entering Kathmandu. Travellers with scheduled repatriation flights are also required to obtain a pass permit for inter-district travel.

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    27.05.2020
  • Nepal Government extends lockdown until 2 June (Xinhua, 17.05.2020) International flights to Nepal are suspended until 31 May. – This does not apply to evacuation, rescue and emergency flights with a special permission from Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal.

    International restrictions:

    International commercial flights will remain suspended. Special permission will be required from the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal for the operation of any passenger evacuation, freighter, rescue or emergency flights. From 20 March until further notice, all travellers including Nepalis that have transited or arrived to Nepal from all European nations, West Asia (including Iran, Turkey and Gulf countries), Malaysia, South Korea, Japan will be denied entry into the country. Visa-on-arrival facilities are suspended until 30 April. Foreigners (those with business, study, work, diplomatic, official visas) who enter Nepal are advised to self-quarantine for 14 days. Until 30 April, the on-arrival-visa (Gratis) facility granted to Non-Resident Nepali card holders is also suspended. All foreign nationals entering Nepal must stay in self quarantine and Nepali nationals including Non Resident Nepalis (NRNs) must stay in home quarantine for 14 days from the date of their arrival. Travellers who have been to China (including Hong Kong and Macao), France, Germany, Iran, Italy, Japan, South Korea and Spain can no longer obtain a visa on arrival. They are only allowed to enter Nepal if arriving at Kathmandu Airport (KTM). Travellers must obtain medical certificate clearance signed at most seven days before entry into Nepal, if they have travelled from or transited through the above-mentioned locations. The border with China is closed. Cargo transport can still continue. Foreign embassies are allowed to gather their stranded nationals in Kathmandu and fly them out of Nepal. The Nepal tourism board and the Civil Aviation Authority are coordinating flights to repatriate tourists. Embassies and governments from Australia, Canada, France, Germany, the UK and the US have repatriated their citizens from Nepal.

    Internal restrictions:

    The suspension of domestic flights has been extended to 31 May. The nationwide lockdown has been extended to 18 May. During this period: A stay-home-order is issued to all households: individuals are only allowed to leave their residences to purchase food and medicine. Private and public vehicles are prohibited from non-essential travel during the lockdown. Domestic flights and public transport have also been suspended. Public gatherings of more than 25 people are banned. All non-essential businesses and services, including manufacturing, schools, offices, markets and entertainment venues remain closed. Starting 9 May, the lockdown in Kavre district has been eased to allow the production of agriculture and livestock, as well as resumption of industrial work. Inter-district travel remains banned.

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    21.05.2020
  • Nepal International flights to Nepal are suspended until 31 May. – This does not apply to evacuation, rescue and emergency flights with a special permission from Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal.

    International restrictions:

    International commercial flights will remain suspended. Special permission will be required from the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal for the operation of any passenger evacuation, freighter, rescue or emergency flights. From 20 March until further notice, all travellers including Nepalis that have transited or arrived to Nepal from all European nations, West Asia (including Iran, Turkey and Gulf countries), Malaysia, South Korea, Japan will be denied entry into the country. Visa-on-arrival facilities are suspended until 30 April. Foreigners (those with business, study, work, diplomatic, official visas) who enter Nepal are advised to self-quarantine for 14 days. Until 30 April, the on-arrival-visa (Gratis) facility granted to Non-Resident Nepali card holders is also suspended. All foreign nationals entering Nepal must stay in self quarantine and Nepali nationals including Non Resident Nepalis (NRNs) must stay in home quarantine for 14 days from the date of their arrival. Travellers who have been to China (including Hong Kong and Macao), France, Germany, Iran, Italy, Japan, South Korea and Spain can no longer obtain a visa on arrival. They are only allowed to enter Nepal if arriving at Kathmandu Airport (KTM). Travellers must obtain medical certificate clearance signed at most seven days before entry into Nepal, if they have travelled from or transited through the above-mentioned locations. The border with China is closed. Cargo transport can still continue. Foreign embassies are allowed to gather their stranded nationals in Kathmandu and fly them out of Nepal. The Nepal tourism board and the Civil Aviation Authority are coordinating flights to repatriate tourists. Embassies and governments from Australia, Canada, France, Germany, the UK and the US have repatriated their citizens from Nepal.

    Internal restrictions:

    The suspension of domestic flights has been extended to 31 May. The nationwide lockdown has been extended to 18 May. During this period: A stay-home-order is issued to all households: individuals are only allowed to leave their residences to purchase food and medicine. Private and public vehicles are prohibited from non-essential travel during the lockdown. Domestic flights and public transport have also been suspended. Public gatherings of more than 25 people are banned. All non-essential businesses and services, including manufacturing, schools, offices, markets and entertainment venues remain closed. Starting 9 May, the lockdown in Kavre district has been eased to allow the production of agriculture and livestock, as well as resumption of industrial work. Inter-district travel remains banned.

    Source: https://pandemic.internationalsos.com/2019-ncov/ncov-travel-restrictions-flight-operations-and-screening https://np.usembassy.gov/covid-19-information/ https://www.iatatravelcentre.com/international-travel-document-news/1580226297.htm https://english.onlinekhabar.com/nepal-extends-suspension-of-all-flights-until-may-15.html

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    12.05.2020
  • Nepal International flights to Nepal are suspended until 31 May. – This does not apply to evacuation, rescue and emergency flights with a special permission from Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal.

    International restrictions:

    International commercial flights will remain suspended. Special permission will be required from the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal for the operation of any passenger evacuation, freighter, rescue or emergency flights. From 20 March until further notice, all travellers including Nepalis that have transited or arrived to Nepal from all European nations, West Asia (including Iran, Turkey and Gulf countries), Malaysia, South Korea, Japan will be denied entry into the country. Visa-on-arrival facilities are suspended until 30 April. Foreigners (those with business, study, work, diplomatic, official visas) who enter Nepal are advised to self-quarantine for 14 days. Until 30 April, the on-arrival-visa (Gratis) facility granted to Non-Resident Nepali card holders is also suspended. All foreign nationals entering Nepal must stay in self quarantine and Nepali nationals including Non Resident Nepalis (NRNs) must stay in home quarantine for 14 days from the date of their arrival. Travellers who have been to China (including Hong Kong and Macao), France, Germany, Iran, Italy, Japan, South Korea and Spain can no longer obtain a visa on arrival. They are only allowed to enter Nepal if arriving at Kathmandu Airport (KTM). Travellers must obtain medical certificate clearance signed at most seven days before entry into Nepal, if they have travelled from or transited through the above-mentioned locations. The border with China is closed. Cargo transport can still continue. Foreign embassies are allowed to gather their stranded nationals in Kathmandu and fly them out of Nepal. The Nepal tourism board and the Civil Aviation Authority are coordinating flights to repatriate tourists. Embassies and governments from Australia, Canada, France, Germany, the UK and the US have repatriated their citizens from Nepal.

    Internal restrictions:

    The suspension of domestic flights has been extended to 31 May. The nationwide lockdown has been extended to 18 May. During this period: A stay-home-order is issued to all households: individuals are only allowed to leave their residences to purchase food and medicine. Private and public vehicles are prohibited from non-essential travel during the lockdown. Domestic flights and public transport have also been suspended. Public gatherings of more than 25 people are banned. All non-essential businesses and services, including manufacturing, schools, offices, markets and entertainment venues remain closed. Starting 9 May, the lockdown in Kavre district has been eased to allow the production of agriculture and livestock, as well as resumption of industrial work. Inter-district travel remains banned.

    Source: https://pandemic.internationalsos.com/2019-ncov/ncov-travel-restrictions-flight-operations-and-screening https://np.usembassy.gov/covid-19-information/ https://www.iatatravelcentre.com/international-travel-document-news/1580226297.htm https://english.onlinekhabar.com/nepal-extends-suspension-of-all-flights-until-may-15.html

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    12.05.2020
  • Nepal International flights to Nepal are suspended until 31 May.
    – This does not apply to evacuation, rescue and emergency flights with a special permission from Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal.

    International restrictions:

    International commercial flights will remain suspended. Special permission will be required from the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal for the operation of any passenger evacuation, freighter, rescue or emergency flights.
    From 20 March until further notice, all travellers including Nepalis that have transited or arrived to Nepal from all European nations, West Asia (including Iran, Turkey and Gulf countries), Malaysia, South Korea, Japan will be denied entry into the country.
    Visa-on-arrival facilities are suspended until 30 April. Foreigners (those with business, study, work, diplomatic, official visas) who enter Nepal are advised to self-quarantine for 14 days.
    Until 30 April, the on-arrival-visa (Gratis) facility granted to Non-Resident Nepali card holders is also suspended.
    All foreign nationals entering Nepal must stay in self quarantine and Nepali nationals including Non Resident Nepalis (NRNs) must stay in home quarantine for 14 days from the date of their arrival.
    Travellers who have been to China (including Hong Kong and Macao), France, Germany, Iran, Italy, Japan, South Korea and Spain can no longer obtain a visa on arrival. They are only allowed to enter Nepal if arriving at Kathmandu Airport (KTM).
    Travellers must obtain medical certificate clearance signed at most seven days before entry into Nepal, if they have travelled from or transited through the above-mentioned locations.
    The border with China is closed. Cargo transport can still continue.
    Foreign embassies are allowed to gather their stranded nationals in Kathmandu and fly them out of Nepal. The Nepal tourism board and the Civil Aviation Authority are coordinating flights to repatriate tourists. Embassies and governments from Australia, Canada, France, Germany, the UK and the US have repatriated their citizens from Nepal.

    Internal restrictions:

    The suspension of domestic flights has been extended to 15 May.
    The nationwide lockdown has been extended to 18 May. During this period: A stay-home-order is issued to all households: individuals are only allowed to leave their residences to purchase food and medicine. Private and public vehicles are prohibited from non-essential travel during the lockdown.
    Domestic flights and public transport have also been suspended.
    Public gatherings of more than 25 people are banned.
    All non-essential businesses and services, including manufacturing, schools, offices, markets and entertainment venues remain closed.
    The authorities have announced plans of easing the nationwide lockdown after 7 May. More details will likely be announced in the coming days.
    All districts would be divided into three zones: red, yellow and green depending on the number of COVID-19 cases, geographical location, linkage to international borders and population density. Across the country, schools remain closed.
    Red zones are classified as COVID-19 hotspots, where lockdown restrictions will remain in place. Red zones include districts such as Bara, Rautahat (both Province No. 2) and Udayapur (Province No. 1).
    Meanwhile, in yellow zones, selected businesses, including those in non-essential sectors are allowed to gradually resume operations. Entertainment venues will remain closed. Yellow zones include districts in the capital, Kathmandu (Bagmati Pradesh province) and the cities of Pokhara (Gandaki Pradesh province) and Nepalgunj (Province No. 5).
    In green zones, public and private vehicular movement is allowed. All businesses are allowed to resume operations, on the condition that social distancing measures are adhered to. Most of the green zones are districts in the Hilly region of Nepal.

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    10.05.2020
  • Source OSAC Travel Advisories/
    Foreign travel advice, Gov.UK/
    US State Dept. COVID-19 Country Specific Information/
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