Nepal: COVID-19 Travel Bans & Travel Restrictions

Updated on 11:13, Oct 22, 2021 UTC+8
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Entry into NepalEntry prohibited
Detailed Regulations
International flights are suspended until at least May 15, 2021, and all land border checkpoints are closed until further notice. Persons seeking to visit Nepal for tourism must obtain a valid tourist visa from a Nepali embassy or consulate abroad prior to departure. Persons traveling from locations where it is difficult to access Nepali consular services may apply for a visa-on-arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport (KTM); however, such persons must carry a letter of recommendation issued by the Nepal Department of Tourism or the Nepal Tourism Board. More information is available at the following URL:

All persons traveling to Nepal for tourism must provide the following documentation to airline staff prior to boarding flights bound for Nepal: 1) proof of a negative result for COVID-19 issued no more than 72 hour prior to departure using a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test or proof of a completed a vaccination regimen, 2) proof of a valid booking for at least 10 nights at a designated quarantine hotel, 3) a valid visa or appropriate letter of recommendation, 4) proof of travel insurance valid for use in Nepal that covers any health-related or crisis rescue situations, and 5) a valid code generated following submission of an online International Travel Arrival Form. Forms are available at the following URL:
Returning to United StatesPartially restricted
COVID-19 Testing
All travelers must have proof of a negative nucleic acid test result for COVID-19 or antigen test result issued no more than 72 hours prior to departure, or must provide "documentation of recovery."
All travelers are encouraged to self-isolate for 7 days and to undergo testing for COVID-19.
Detailed Regulations
Foreign nationals who have visited any of the following countries or regions within 14 days of their arrival in the United States are prohibited from entering: Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, India, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Mainland China, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Vatican City, and the United Kingdom. This policy provides limited exemptions for persons providing vital support for critical infrastructure, journalists, students, and certain academics covered by exchange visitor programs.

All persons traveling to the United States (including US nationals) must present proof of a negative result for COVID-19 issued no more than 3 days to departure using a nucleic acid or antigen test. Alternatively, persons who, at any point within 90 days of their scheduled departure for the United States, tested positive for COVID-19 may present "documentation of recovery" for travel to the United States. This must include proof of the positive test result along with a certificate from a recognized healthcare provider attesting that the traveler is not currently exhibiting symptoms consistent with COVID-19 is and cleared for travel. All travelers must additionally sign a form attesting that the information provided to airline staff is truthful and accurate to the best of the traveler's knowledge. Persons lacking such proof are prohibited from boarding flights bound for the United States. More information including post-travel recommendations is available via the following URL:

The United States government has mostly suspended the issuing of new visas and all US land border checkpoints with Canada and Mexico are closed to non-essential traffic. Additional restrictions are in place for persons holding special category visas including H-1B, H-2B, J-1, and L-1 visas. All travelers are encouraged to contact their local US embassy or consulate prior to finalizing travel arrangements. When arriving into or traveling within the United States, all persons must wear masks covering their mouth and nose while aboard any conveyance or at any transportation hub. Be advised, various state and local authorities in the United States have implemented additional policies and restrictions for persons arriving into their jurisdictions.
This page will be updated as new travel policies and restrictions are released. To view the most current travel policies, advisories, and bans, please check official notices posted by the related country or region.
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