Suspension On On-Arrival Visas Lifted

Tourists coming to Nepal will once again be able to obtain on-arrival visas from the Immigration Desk at the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA).
In its latest travel order for people arriving in and travelling from Nepal issued on Thursday, the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation has announced that individuals who have received the full dose of any COVID-19 vaccine and are the citizens of a country that is eligible to receive an on-arrival visa in Nepal will be able to obtain it at TIA.

To obtain visas on arrival, the tourists need to have been vaccinated at least 14 days prior to their arrival in Nepal.
They need to have tested negative for the coronavirus in a Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test conducted within 72 hours prior to their departure for Nepal. Furthermore, the tourists need to have booked a hotel and filled the international traveller arrival form from the COVID-19 Crisis Management Centre’s website.

The government had suspended on-arrival visas in March 2020 citing the threat posed by the coronavirus outbreak that was spreading around the world at the time.
The order has also relaxed some of the quarantine requirements on tourists. Now, only those tourists who are unvaccinated or those who test positive for the coronavirus during the mandatory antigen test conducted either at the TIA or their hotels have to stay quarantined.

The tourists coming by land also have to fulfil the same criteria as those coming by air. They will have to undergo an antigen test at the border point and will only be given entry into Nepal if they test negative for the coronavirus, the rule states.

Source : TRN,