Nepal’s government has decided to lift the mandatory quarantine restrictions and resumed granting visas on arrival for the tourists.Travelers have to present a negative result from a COVID-19 PCR test obtained within 72 hours before departure from the country of origin or proof of complete course of vaccine.

According to this new protocol, travelers have to obtain in advance the travel authorization document from Nepal’s tourism board, which they can arrange via their travel agent. Upon arrival at Kathmandu airport, they must present it along with hotel or travel reservation details . Travelers also must have a travel insurance that covers the medical costs, transportation and evacuation.

Travelers have to take another PCR test once they arrive in Kathmandu and quarantine themselves in the hotel room until they collect the report. With a negative result, they can end the isolation and continue on tour.

Earlier, the government had imposed a mandatory 7-day quarantine upon arrival, which is not the case now.

Most tourist class hotels, restaurants, and other tourism outfits are now cautiously open, following the government’s health guidelines and measures, and are eager to welcome tourists in Nepal!