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Nepal resumes on-arrival visa for fully vaccinated travellers, no quarantine required

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With the aim of boosting tourism, Nepal has reinstated visa on arrival for international visitors who are fully vaccinated without quarantine requirement. With this announcement, the Himalayan nation hopes to revive its tourism sector. To make things easier for tourists from abroad, the government has also removed the quarantine requirement.

The only requirement for travelers is their vaccination certificate, and the last dose of the vaccine must have been taken at least 14 days before entry. Indian citizens vaccinated with Covishield and Covaxin can enter the country.

According to the Tourism Ministry of Nepal, international travellers who are fully vaccinated must still present a negative RT-PCR test report not older than 72 hours. In addition, foreigners will be required to undergo a rapid antigen test upon arrival in Nepal’s Tribhuvan International Airport.

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Those planning to enter the country via roadways, will have to get a visa on arrival and fill an online departure form before commencing the journey. Unvaccinated tourists will have to show a negative RT-PCR test report and quarantine after reaching the country.

The government had stopped the visa on arrival facility in March 2021. Those who wished to visit the country were supposed to quarantine and show a seven-day proof of hotel booking in Nepal government approved hotels.

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