March 17, Kathmandu: As the Covid-19 epidemic subsides, the government has begun issuing on-arrival visas to foreign nationals. Foreign nationals who meet the criteria set by the Government of Nepal will be able to obtain a Nepali visa from the entry point at the airport or land route. However, citizens of a dozen countries still do not get such facilities.

According to a statement released by the Immigration Department on Wednesday, even after fulfilling other protocols, citizens of 12 countries will have to come to Nepal only with a visa from a Nepali embassy abroad or a designated Nepali mission.

According to the department, Nigeria, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Cameroon, Somalia, Liberia, Ethiopia, Iraq, Palestine, Afghanistan, and Syria are those countries.

In addition, passengers who do not have a passport and travel only on the basis of travel documents will not get an on-arrival visa.

According to the recent decision of the government, passengers entering Nepal by air or land should have a certificate of vaccination against COVID-19. Passengers without a certificate must have a negative PCR test report within 72 hours. Such testing is not mandatory for children under 5 years of age.

All passengers coming to Nepal must fill out the CCMC form.