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Last Updated on:31/03/2021

Health Alert: Nepal, Entry and Exit Requirements over COVID-19

Entry and Exit Requirements: 

Nepal

Nepal suspended visas upon arrival for nationals from eight (8) countries (China, Iran, Italy, Japan, South Korea, France, Germany, and Spain) from March 10 until further notice. http://www.nepalimmigration.gov.np/ Nepal announced the suspension of visas upon arrival for nationals from any country from midnight on March 14 until April 30, 2020.

Those travelers already possessing a prior valid Nepali visa will be required to submit a swab test PCR health certificate issued a maximum of seven (7) days before arrival to Nepal to the immigration office at Tribhuvan International Airport.

Temperature screening via thermal cameras and self-reporting has been implemented at Nepal’s only international airport, Tribhuvan International Airport, and land borders with China. A health desk greets all newly-arrived travelers, and an ambulance is on standby (24/7) at Tribhuvan International Airport to transport any suspected cases to the main designated referral hospital.

Flights from the People’s Republic of China (PRC) into Nepal have been restricted. According to the Ministry of Health and Population Travel Advisory: “visas to the nationals of third countries entering through India via land routes, shall be issued after their health check-up ensuring that they will entry only from Karkarvitta, Jogabani, Raxaul, Sunauli, Jamunah (Nepalgunj) and Gaddachaukai.”

The Nepal government has closed to tourists the border crossing points with the People’s Republic of China (PRC) at Tatopani and Rasuwagadhi. All land ports of entry into Nepal remain closed from March 14 to April 30, 2020.

The Government of India has announced the suspension of all visas issued to nationals of any country. This will affect air and land travel from India into Nepal and from Nepal into India. https://boi.gov.in/content/advisory-travel-and-visa-restrictions-related-covid-19-dated-12th-march-2020

Quarantine Information: 

Nepal announced that all arrivals into Nepal will be self-quarantined for fourteen (14) days. Suspected cases will be quarantined for 14 days.

A group of Nepalese citizens were repatriated from Hubei, China on February 16 and quarantined at Kharipati, Bhaktapur, Nepal.

They were released following a two week quarantine and negative tests for the COVID-19 virus.

Nepal Ministry of Health also confirmed that two (2) suspected cases of COVID-19 are in isolation at Sukraraj Tropical and Infectious Disease Hospital (Teku Hospital), awaiting test results.

Private and non-government sectors are encouraged to postpone their international programs scheduled to be held in Nepal.

The U.S. Embassy Kathmandu’s Regional Security Officer strongly recommends that all embassy employees refrain from travelling outside of Kathmandu Valley due to concerns of localized geographic quarantines by the Nepalese Government.

The District Administration Office of Kathmandu issued a Notice on March 5 for people not to organize or participate in large gathering programs. The Notice includes a request to not participate in festivals, including Holi, that anticipates large gatherings of people.

Local Resources: 

Nepal Ministry of Health and Population at https://heoc.mohp.gov.np/recent_alert/update-on-novel-corona-virus-2019_ncov/ or Facebook at com/HEOC

Nepal Ministry of Health and Population COVID-19 Hotline Local Telephone Numbers: 9851255839; 9851255837; 9851255834 from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Infectious Disease Hospital (Teku) Hospital at info@istidh.org and the National Health Public Health Laboratory at nphl@nphl.gov.np for patient testing and quarantine.

India

App Download AarogyaSetu App
All travelers should submit self-declaration form on the online portal (www.newdelhiairport.in) at least 72 hours before the scheduled travel
Covid 19 Test Thermal Screening for all passengers. All those coming from UK, Europe, Brazil, South Africa, and Middle East need to give sample on arrival
Institutional Quarantine If no negative Covid19 report then mandatory 7 days institutional quarantine plus 7 days home quarantine
Home Quarantine All those coming from UK, Europe, Brazil, South Africa, and Middle East & their report is negative both before departure & on arrival then need to quarantine for 7 days & take another test which if negative then released from quarantine.
Covid 19 Certificate Mandatory for all Passengers travelling to India from any destination to carry RT PCR Test within 72 Hours before travelling.

United States of America

App / Website Link N/A
Covid-19 Test Random Basis at the Airport if symptoms
Institutional Quarantine Not Applicable if no symptoms
Home Quarantine 7 Days Quarantine for people arriving in the USA
Covid-19 Certificate As per new Rule, which will be applicable from Jan 26 2021 all Travelling arriving in the USA in international flights must carry PCR test and show a negative report of Covid 19 and advised to test themselves maximum 72 Hours before leaving for the USA.

Canada

App / Website Link Download ArriveCAN mobile app
Covid-19 Test Random Basis at the Airport if symptoms
Institutional Quarantine Quarantine for 2 weeks either at hotel or private residence. Need to share address at the port of entry. Quarantine plan is a must to provide like where you will stay, how you will travel to your quarantine address, and how you will access groceries.
Home Quarantine Quarantine for 2 weeks either at hotel or private residence. Need to share address at the port of entry. Quarantine plan is a must to provide like where you will stay, how you will travel to your quarantine address, and how you will access groceries.
Covid-19 Certificate RT-PCR test mandatory for traveling to Canada & done within 72 hours of flight departure time.

United Kingdom

App NA
Covid 19 Test Random Basis at the Airport if symptoms
Institutional Quarantine 10 Days Hotel Quarantine is Mandatory
Home Quarantine Home quarantine for 14 days with address where passenger will be self isolated.
Covid 19 Certificate RT-PCR test mandatory & need to done within 72 hours of flight departure time.

France

App NA
Covid 19 Test Random Basis at the Airport if symptoms
Institutional Quarantine Not Applicable if no symptoms
Home Quarantine Home Quarantine for 14 days
Covid 19 Certificate RT-PCR test mandatory & need to done within 72 hours of flight departure time.

Germany

App Download Corona-Warn-App
Covid 19 Test Random Basis at the Airport if symptoms
Institutional Quarantine Not Applicable if no symptoms
Home Quarantine Compulsory Home Quarantine 14 days.
Covid 19 Certificate RT-PCR test mandatory & need to done within 72 hours of flight departure time.

Egypt

App NA
Covid 19 Test Random Basis at the Airport if symptoms
Institutional Quarantine Not Applicable if no symptoms
Home Quarantine Thermal checks are done at the airport but quarantine period not defined. It is better to check on country’s website before making plans.
Covid 19 Certificate RT-PCR test mandatory & need to done within 72 hours of flight departure time.

Kenya

App NA
Complete online registration process to get QR code which is mandatory by Health Authorities of Kenya. https://ears.health.go.ke/airline_registration/
Covid 19 Test Random Basis at the Airport if symptoms
Institutional Quarantine Not Applicable if no symptoms
Home Quarantine Although India is exempted from quarantine list but if found any symptoms on arrival then quarantine for 14 days.
Covid 19 Certificate Negative Covid19 certificate with test done from authorized labs within 96 hours from departure date and have copy of report while travelling.

South Africa

App NA
Covid 19 Test Random Basis at the Airport if symptoms
Institutional Quarantine Not Applicable if no symptoms
Home Quarantine Quarantine for 21 days.
Covid 19 Certificate RT-PCR test mandatory & need to done within 72 hours of flight departure time.

Turkey

App NA
Covid 19 Test Random Basis at the Airport if symptoms
Institutional Quarantine No quarantine is required after entering Turkey.
Home Quarantine No quarantine is required after entering Turkey.
Covid 19 Certificate RT-PCR test mandatory and done within 72 hours of flight departure time.

Australia

App NA
Covid 19 Test Random Basis at the Airport if symptoms
Institutional Quarantine Quarantine for 14 days at designated facility.
Home Quarantine In Australia there is a Intuitional Quarantine
Covid 19 Certificate RT-PCR test mandatory & need to done within 72 hours of flight departure time.

New Zealand

App Download NZ Covid Tracer app.
Covid 19 Test Random Basis at the Airport if symptoms
Institutional Quarantine Not Applicable if no symptoms
Home Quarantine Quarantine for 14 days.
Covid 19 Certificate RT-PCR test mandatory & need to done within 72 hours of flight departure time.

UAE

App All customers must download the COVID-19 Dubai Smart App and generate a QR code on their device before entering Dubai. All customers must download and register on the ALHOSN App while travelling to Sharjah and Abu Dhabi. All customers must fill a health declaration form and submit it at the Immigration counter on arrival. Need to fill up Self Declaration form and Air Suvidha while travelling from Dubai to India.
Covid 19 Test All customers must undergo a PCR test upon arrival into Dubai
Institutional Quarantine Need to stay in Hotel for 24 Hours once report comes. If report is Negative, Passengers are free to explore. Symptomatic customers upon arrival into Abu Dhabi will have undergo 14 day institutional quarantine.
Home Quarantine All customers arriving into Abu Dhabi shall undergo mandatory 14 day home quarantine and will be provided with a medical wristband. Following customers will be exempted from 14 day home quarantine. Customers holding diplomatic passports & Customers below the age of 18 years
Covid 19 Certificate Customers must carry a negative PCR certificate in printed form, from a government-approved laboratory in India (ICMR) or a certified designated laboratory which is available on https://www.icmr.gov.in/pdf/covid/labs/COVID_Testing_Labs_16112020.pdf issued no more than 72 hours before departure from 30th Jan. The certificate issued shall be duly signed and stamped by relevant authorities and must only be in English or Arabic. Hand written certificates shall not be permitted. 72Hours is calculated from the time of sample collection. Note: Children under 12 years are exempted from Pre-COVID test

Thailand

App NA
Covid 19 Test Random Basis at the Airport if symptoms
Institutional Quarantine Only if specified by health officials
Home Quarantine Only if specified by health officials
Covid 19 Certificate RT-PCR test mandatory & need to done within 72 hours of flight departure time.

Hong Kong

App NA
Covid 19 Test Random Basis at the Airport if symptoms
Institutional Quarantine Quarantine for 3 weeks at designated facility. Travelers from China , Macau and Taiwan are exempted.

Those who have stayed in South Africa for last 21 days are not allowed to enter Hong Kong.

Home Quarantine In Hong Kong, Institutional Quarantine applicable.
Covid 19 Certificate RT-PCR test mandatory & need to done within 72 hours of flight departure time.

Indonesia

App NA
Covid 19 Test Random Basis at the Airport if symptoms
Institutional Quarantine Quarantine for 14 days at designated facility or home quarantine which will be at the discretion of health officials.
Home Quarantine Quarantine for 14 days at designated facility or home quarantine which will be at the discretion of health officials.
Covid 19 Certificate Health certificate or covid19 negative report or fit to fly certificate issued by recognized health authority no more than 7 days of arriving in Indonesia.

Sri Lanka

App NA
Covid 19 Test Random Basis at the Airport if symptoms
Institutional Quarantine NA
Home Quarantine NA
Covid 19 Certificate Negative Covid19 certificate with test done from authorized labs within 72 from departure date and have copy of report while travelling.

Singapore

App NA
Covid 19 Test All passengers travelling from India to Singapore should submit valid negative Covid 19 PCR test report done within 72hours from departure.
Institutional Quarantine Not applicable if no Symptoms
Home Quarantine Quarantine for 14 days.
Covid 19 Certificate Submit Valid Negative Covid 19 PCR test done within 72hours

Maldives

App Advisable to download Maldives contact tracing app “TraceEkee” before travelling to Maldives.
Covid 19 Test Random Basis at the Airport if symptoms
Institutional Quarantine Only if you have symptoms then need to undergo PCR test and be at isolation centre till report comes.
Home Quarantine No quarantine if produced RT-PCR negative report done within 72 hours of flight departure.
Covid 19 Certificate Submit health declaration form 24 hours before arrival at https://imuga.immigration.gov.mv/ and obtain a QR code this QR code must be shown to the immigration at the Maldives for verification on arrival.
Note: RT PCR negative certificate in English issued no more than 72 hrs before departure .

Japan

App Download Japan Official Travel App.
Covid 19 Test All passengers arriving from certain high risk countries will be asked to undergo a Covid-19 test
Institutional Quarantine Quarantine for 14 days at designated facility if no place to stay or no hotel booking.
Home Quarantine 14 days at your residence or hotel booked.
Covid 19 Certificate RT-PCR test mandatory & need to done within 72 hours of flight departure time.

Afghanistan

App Download Afghanistan Official Travel App.
Covid 19 Test Random Basis at the Airport if symptoms
Institutional Quarantine NA
Home Quarantine 14 days at your residence or hotel booked.
Covid 19 Certificate RT-PCR test mandatory & need to done within 72 hours of flight departure time.

Bangladesh

App Download Bangladesh Official Travel App.
Covid 19 Test Random Basis at the Airport if symptoms
Institutional Quarantine Quarantine for 14 days at designated facility if no place to stay or no hotel booking.
Home Quarantine 14 days at your residence
Covid 19 Certificate Passengers need a medical Certificate with a negative Coronavirus test result issued at most 72 Hours before arrival.

Bahrain

App Download BeAware mobile App. Passengers must also complete the health declaration form in duplicate before arrival into Bahrain.
Covid 19 Test all passengers must pay for TWO COVID-19 Tests costing BHD 60, one of which is done immediately after arrival, and the other after 10 Days
Institutional Quarantine Not applicable if no Symptoms.
Home Quarantine Quarantine for 14 days.
Covid 19 Certificate It is mandatory to Carry.
App all travellers must submit Health travel authorization (HTA) for approval. Passengers will require to have details of their passport, a recent valid negative COVID‑19 PCR test, their travel itinerary, hotel bookings, other relevant information as well as a payment card to complete the application. If vaccinated, to provide authentic vaccination card/ certificate. HTA will be processed at a charge of EUR 45 for all travellers.
Covid 19 Test Thermal Screening for all passengers.
Institutional Quarantine NA
Home Quarantine NA
Covid 19 Certificate All travellers, including infants and children, regardless of vaccination status, must have a negative COVID‑19 PCR certificate from an accredited laboratory to enter Seychelles. The test must be taken not more than 72 hours before departure from the point of origin.

NOTE: All the information mentioned above taken from valid sources and we try our best to update it regularly. NTP Tourism Affairs Ltd. holds no responsibility for the information mentioned over here. This information is taken from the public domain.