I write to you with some great news! On September 23, Nepal announced the lifting of its mandatory quarantine requirement and has resumed issuing on-arrival tourist visas for foreign travelers effective immediately.
Here is a recap of the new entry guidelines:
- There is no longer a quarantine requirement for fully vaccinated travelers showing proof of being fully vaccinated (a 2-shot variety) against Covid-19 and having received their second shot at least 14 days prior to entering Nepal.
- The on-arrival visa has resumed and the following items will need to be presented to Immigration upon arrival at Kathmandu’s Tribhuvan International Airport:
a) Vaccination card / certificate showing proof of being fully vaccinated (a 2-shot variety) against Covid-19 and having received their second shot at least 14 days prior to entering Nepal.
b) A negative PCR test result issued within 72 hours or less before boarding a flight to Nepal.
c) Hotel booking confirmation provided by our office.
d) Trekking permit confirmation. A copy will be provided by our office.
e) You will need to fill out, submit and print a copy of the International Online Arrival Form available at the CCMC website: (https://ccmc.gov.np/arms/person_add_en.php). We will provide your hotel stay information in your Hotel Booking Confirmation letter.
Important: Please note that there is no on-arrival visa service available to unvaccinated travelers. All unvaccinated travelers still need to follow the mandatory 10 day hotel quarantine at their own cost.
- Upon arrival in Kathmandu, all visitors will need to take a rapid antigen test either at the airport, their hotel or at any medical clinic in the city. Our ground staff will assist you with this as needed. If this test is negative, you are free to travel freely within the country.
Yes, there are still some extra steps to complete in order to visit Nepal this fall, but these precautions will allow Nepal to offer travelers a safer visit.
Our office staff, field staff, trekking guides… are now fully vaccinated and went through training over the summer months to follow all health and safety measures strictly during the course of your trip.
Nepal is taking all steps possible to help ensure visitors feel welcomed and safe.
WE ARE STOKED!
Group Trekking Fun: I just got off the phone with trip leader Peter Rudy and we have just scheduled an open group date for the Everest Base Camp Luxury Lodge Trek on November 4 to 20.
Flexibility. We Have You Covered: We can also arrange any of our fully guided and supported Everest Treks on the exact dates you need to travel for groups of 1 to 12 people.
The Everest / Khumbu region is open with 98% of its residents age 18 and older now fully vaccinated.