January 21, Kathmandu: The government has continued the on-arrival visa facility for foreign tourists who have completed the vaccination. The Immigration Department on Thursday issued a notice for passengers arriving and departing from Nepal.
According to the department, the citizens of the countries who can get an on-arrival visa will continue to get an on-arrival visa facility for those who have received the full dose of the vaccine (two doses or one dose depending on the nature of the vaccine).
If the foreign tourist submits proof of completion of vaccination, negative report of corona test within 72 hours before check-in for a flight, proof of hotel booking in Nepal, copy of the permit of mountaineering and trekking, and other permitting body, the visa will be granted at Nepal entry point.
The online arrival form of CCMC has to be filled out. Visas can also be obtained from Nepali missions in the respective countries without taking an on arrival visa. Even foreigners who have not been vaccinated and have to come to Nepal have to get a visa from the Nepali Mission. They do not receive an on-arrival visa.
Hotel quarantine for five days without vaccination
Foreign nationals who have not been vaccinated will be tested for antigen at the immigration point in Nepal. If tested positive, you may need to be isolated or hospitalized. In case of negative, stay in hotel quarantine for five days.
Foreigners who stay in Hotel Quarantine for 5 days will be able to go on a tour according to their purpose after testing Covid 19 on the sixth day.
Even tourists who have completed the vaccination should test the antigen within 24 hours of checking in at the hotel and go on a visit after receiving a negative result. Tourists outside the hotel have to test the antigen every 72 hours.
Expenses for testing and isolation of Covid 19 and other expenses including insurance should be borne by the foreign nationals themselves. While living in Nepal, foreign nationals will have to follow the criteria set by the Government of Nepal.
What about Nepalese and non-resident Nepalese?
Nepalis and non-resident Nepalis who have completed 14 days of vaccination are allowed to go home easily if they bring a negative certificate of corona test within 72 hours. However, even if they have symptoms, antigen testing should be done at the immigration point.
In the case of Nepalis and non-resident Nepalis who have not completed the vaccination dose, they will be allowed to go to the destination only if they get negative after the antigen test. If it is positive, you will have to go for isolation.
At the invitation of the Government of Nepal, all foreign guests coming to Kathmandu will be allowed to participate in the program only if they get negative after testing Covid 19 at the entry point. Vaccination and testing are not mandatory for children under 5 years of age. Although testing is mandatory for children between the ages of 5 and 18, vaccination will not be mandatory.
Vaccination and corona testing have also been made mandatory for Indian nationals entering by land. Citizens of third countries entering by land will also get visas at the point of entry to Nepal if they have completed the required documents.