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NEPAL VISA

COVID-19 GUIDELINES

Before Entering to Nepal- All travellers:
1. Must have certificates confirming an individual is fully vaccinated need to be presented to enable entry to indoor establishments/government buildings and to board domestic flights.
2. Entering Nepal who arrived from or who have recently visited countries in southern Africa (South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Lesotho, Eswatini, Mozambique, and Malawi) and Hong Kong will be subject to quarantine.
3. Over the age of five must present a negative COVID-19 PCR test issued at most 72 hours prior to boarding and proof of hotel booking for a quarantine enlisted hotel for 10 days to self-quarantine.
4. All fully vaccinated foreigners arriving in Nepal via the immigration office at the airport or a land border (except from the above listed nine countries) can receive on-arrival visas. No quarantine is required. Fully-vaccinated travelers traveling to Nepal must present the following documents:
- Evidence of completion of a 14 day post-COVID-19 vaccination incubation period
- COVID-19 negative (RT-PCR, Gene Expert, True NAAR or WHO accredited test) obtained within 72 hours of the departure from port of embarkment or within 72 hours, if entering Nepal by land
- Copy of mountaineering/trekking permits, or related permits, if available
- Proof of hotel reservation in Nepal
- Printed copy of International Traveler Online Arrival Form obtained after registration via this website https://ccmc.gov.np/:
5. Foreigners without complete vaccination against COVID-19 arriving by air (except from above listed nine countries) must obtain a visa from the Nepali diplomatic missions abroad and allowed to enter Nepal through agencies. On-arrival visas at land border entries are not available to unvaccinated travelers.
6. All non-vaccinated or semi-vaccinated travelers must comply with the Government of Nepal’s quarantine mandate are subject to 10 days hotel quarantine at their own cost. A PCR test must be completed and returned negative on 11th day before travelling within the country will be permitted.

Quarantine Requirements
1. All non-vaccinated or semi-vaccinated travelers must comply with the Government of Nepal’s quarantine mandate are subject to 10 days hotel quarantine at their own cost. A PCR test must be completed and returned negative on 11th day before travelling within the country will be permitted.

Other Information
1. Nepal’s land borders are open to foreign nationals. Follow the Australian Embassy Facebook and Twitter accounts for regular updates.
2. Foreigners are allowed to transit Nepal from the Tribhuvan International Airport. Those foreigners residing in Nepal and willing to travel third country from Nepal or all foreigners departing from Nepal should submit COVID-19 negative report (RT-PCR, Gene Expert, True NAAR or WHO accredited test) obtained within 48 hours prior to their departure or COVID-19 test as specified by their destination country. Printed copy of International Traveler Online Arrival Form obtained after registration via ccmc.gov.np

View the complete COVID-19 Guidelines

GENERAL VISA INFORMATION


Australians require a visa to travel to Nepal. You can either obtain a visa prior to your departure or obtain upon arrival. Due to the long queue and the tedious procedure to obtain a visa upon arrival, we recommend that you apply for your visa before departure to avoid any complications that may arise. It is recommended for those applying for a stamp visa to apply for the Nepal visa within 6 months of your date of arrival into Nepal.


Travellers require a visa to travel to Nepal. You will need to obtain a visa prior to your departure date.

If you need help please contact our office for assistance. No appointment required and no queue, we accept document submissions via Postal, Courier or in Person at any of our office locations.


OUR VISA SERVICE

Our visa processing services, all visa applications goes through our pre-check service to meet the strict visa requirements before submitting for visa processing. All approved visas are post-checked to ensure the visas are issued as requested.


IMPORTANT

All travellers are required to comply with the visa requirements. This will prevent your visa application from being rejected or delayed.

Passport

Please ensure your original passport has a validity of at least 6 months with a minimum of 2 blank visa pages. This will avoid any complications at the airport check-in, customs and immigration checkpoints.

Passport conditions that may affect the assessment of your visa application and potentially being denied entry into the country:

  • Expired passport or due to expire before arrival or during your trip.
  • Water damaged passport that cannot be scanned to identify the person.
  • Cut or torn passports depending on the degree of the damage may be considered void.

Visa Application Form

Please note when completing the visa application form, an incomplete or incorrect completion of the visa application form can cause delays, in certain cases you may be required to complete a new visa application form.

Photo

You need to provide a recent passport size colour photo taken within the last 6 months.

Flight Itinerary

You are required to provide a copy of your flight itinerary showing your full name, with details of your entry and exit dates.

Supporting Document

You may be required to provide additional supporting documents depending on the type of visa you apply.


Minors

Children under 18 years of age needs to comply with the same visa requirements as adults.

Unaccompanied minors

A letter of consent by the parents may be required. In some circumstance, additional supporting documents may need to be submitted with the application.


VISA REQUIREMENTS AND FEES

Find the visa requirements, visa fees and our service fees that applies to Australia passport nationality.

View the complete list of visa requirements by citizen/passport nationality page.