The Government of Nepal has removed the requirement for travellers to complete an Online International Travel Arrival Form. The Government of Nepal has also removed the requirement to prove COVID-19 vaccination status or to provide a negative PCR test on arrival for air and land arrivals but you should check the Nepal Department of Immigration website for latest developments. When flying to Nepal from or through the UK, you will however need to present certain documentation on arrival:
- A passport with at least six months’ validity
- You can apply for a visa on arrival at Online Services or complete documentation at the arrivals hall of Kathmandu Airport
You may also be asked to show proof of:
- A travel insurance document which covers health, immediate crisis, or rescue for the duration of your travel in Nepal
- Your initial hotel booking
You should be able to get a visa on arrival 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.
Your passport must be valid for at least 6 months when you submit your application for a visa. You should also ensure your passport is up to date, is valid for the entire length of your stay and that you have completed the emergency contact details page.
Yellow fever certificate requirements
Check whether you need a yellow fever certificate by visiting the National Travel Health Network and Centre’s TravelHealthPro website.
If you’re planning to take medication into Nepal, you should bring the prescription with you. For further details contact the Embassy of Nepal.
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.
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.
Proof of COVID-19 vaccination status
The Government of Nepal has removed the requirement for travellers to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination. 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 under 5 years old do not require to be vaccinated or tested when arriving in 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:
- a visa or prior approval document for onward travel
- a travel insurance document which covers health, immediate crisis, or rescue for the duration of your travel
Check your passport and travel documents before you travel
If you are visiting Nepal, your passport should be valid for 6 months from the date you submit your application for a visa. You should also ensure your passport is up to date, is valid for the entire length of your stay and that you have completed the emergency contact details page.