Covid-19, Travel Updates Nepal – No more Quarantine, Get on Arrival Visa
NEPAL ENTRY PROCEDURES | UPDATE Sept 24, 2021
We are very happy to share the good news that Nepal is open now. No more quarantine for fully Vaccinated travelers and Visa will be issued on arrival. Thursday, September 23, 2021, The Government of Nepal threw away the seven-day quarantine requirement and resumed issuing on-arrival visas to all vaccinated foreign travelers.
As per the news source in The Kathmandu Post news, Visitors should have received their last dose of the Covid-19 vaccine at least 14 full days prior to entering Nepal. Those who are not vaccinated or partially vaccinated will not get on-arrival visas. They have to get their entry permits from Nepali diplomatic missions, and also spend 10 days in quarantine in government-listed hotels.
Unvaccinated or partially vaccinated tourists have to mandatorily quarantine themselves at the hotel for 10 days at their own expense. On the 11th day, if they test negative, they are free to travel,” according to the new rule.
We hope that our past and future guests and friends are staying safe around the globe. We are happy to share the good news with all our customers that we are in operation and our first trip to Everest base camp was made by Mr. Marck and we have a few groups coming online this Spring and the upcoming Autumn season for Everest base camp trek, Annapurna, and Langtang area.
Note: Nepal will ban the entry of travelers who have been in eight African countries or Hong Kong, to curb the spread of the new Omicron coronavirus variant, a government spokesman said on Friday.
The ban, which goes into effect at midnight on Friday, Dec 3, 2022, covers people who have been in or transiting through South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Lesotho, Eswatini, Mozambique, Malawi, and Hong Kong.
Travelers who have been to these countries in the past three weeks will also not be allowed to enter Nepal, and all other international visitors already in transit must spend seven days at their own cost in hotel quarantine, the government said in a statement.
What is the new rule?
There is no quarantine rule for fully vaccinated travelers, but they need to make sure that they have received their last dose at least 14 days before they enter Nepal.
- On arrival visa service has resumed for fully vaccinated travelers. They need to present the following documents at immigration:
- Vaccination Certificate with proof of 14 days after the last dose
- RT-PCR negative test issued within 72 hours or less before the first flight
- Proof of hotel booking
- Print copy of filled International Online Arrival Form available at CCMC website (https://ccmc.gov.np/arms/person_add_en.php)
- Permit copy of mountaineering or trekking
- There is no on-arrival visa provision for non-vaccinated travelers. They need to have a prior visa from Nepalese Diplomatic Missions in their respective countries.
- Non-vaccinated travelers need to stay 10 days in quarantine at their own cost in the hotels designated by Nepal Government.
- Upon arrival, non-vaccinated travelers need to present all the documents specified in no. 2 (except vaccination certificate), plus proof of quarantine hotel booking
- All travelers should have a rapid antigen test while entering Nepal. If found positive, they should be in quarantine at the hospitals or isolation centers designated by Nepal Government.
Above the Himalaya Trekking always put the safety of our guests, employees, and community as our priority. If you choose to join us, you can be confident that we have implemented social distancing and sanitation procedures to ensure your comfort, health, and safety while cruising or staying with us. Thus worrying about the risk of COVID cases is minimum with our team as we are always concerned about the safety of our customers.
As a locally-owned small business in Kathmandu Nepal, we are deeply connected to our community. We will continue to do our part to keep our guests, employees, and community safe and healthy during this time. It is our passion to share the beauty of Nepal Himalayas with our guests and we look forward to doing so this autumn in the safest way possible.
We are all vaccinated !
The great news for the trekkers is all our office and field staff are fully vaccinated. We are now ready to operate our treks and our with the V2V (vaccinated to vaccinated) services approach, which is the best thing to do as of now. We ensure our travelers that we will follow all the health and safety measures strictly during all our operations.
Book with confidence
Our flexible booking will give you peace of mind and easy for you if sometimes plans change. Furthermore, when you book with us you have the flexibility to change your travel plans. – with the assurance that you’ll have options to re-book when it suits you. As long as you notify us about changes to your travel plans at least 21 days before your scheduled departure, you can pick new travel dates or an entirely different trip, with no change fees.
Above all, Above The Himalaya Trekking is committing to provide the health and safety of our guests. Because we only operate Private groups and small tours with limited numbers, we will be able to incorporate regular cleaning and sanitizing into our daily routine. Each of our tour guides is using with Mask, disposable paper towels for single-use, hand sanitizers for guest use, as well as all of the latest emergency contact details. Due to our we generally do not visit enclose places where large numbers of people are gathering.
Private trip and Small group travel
We focus on a private departure designed just for you. Select your own travel dates. Perfect for people who want to travel with a personal group of family, friends, or colleagues. We’ve assessed the group sizes for our treks and tour. This is to order to maintain safe distancing between guests and carry out the enhanced new cleaning measures to minimize risks.
Trip review after Corona Virus, Everest View trek
One always worries whether a trekking company is being honest and how much their markup is, but Puru Timalsena and Above the Himalayas were straightforward, honest, told me where not to spend extra though it would have benefitted him, and did great follow up. I have used Above the Himalayas for two trips, the first in 2019 to visit Upper Mustang for the Tiji festival and the second in November 2020 for the Everest/Khumbu region. As I was living in Nepal, I tried initially to do some of the groundwork for myself, but with someone as knowledgeable as Puru at the helm, that was a mistake. He even helped us out at a hotel I tried to arrange on my own and helped us gather reliable information on how to get my wife back to Nepal during the pandemic after she had to leave with only a regular tourist visa. In both cases, he helped without any additional commission on his side, which you wouldn’t readily find in a country like Nepal. His arrangements and advice were always spot on. I highly recommend Above the Himalayas.
What we are doing for our Tour Group:
- Limitation on tour group sizes
- Offer free hand sanitizers and face masks
- Hygiene Safety Regulations for Customers
- Mask: Need to wear it all the time when you are in crowds.
- Hand cleaning: We suggest guests use hand sanitizers available.
- Social distancing: Maintain a physical distance of at least 1.8 meters.
- wearing a mask and using sanitizer regularly during your travel
- Eating healthy food
- Encourage drinking plenty of lukewarm water
Hygiene Safety Regulations for Staff
- Masks and Gloves: Suggest wearing all times while serving customers.
- Hand cleaning: Suggest cleaning regularly.
- Medical checkup: Employees will be going through regular medical examinations.
- Eating healthy food
- Clean and sanitize frequently when touching surfaces.
- Encourage drinking plenty of lukewarm water
- Emergency Warning Signs will keep at the entrance.
Hygiene Safety Regulations for Customers
- Hand cleaning: Hands should be kept clean regularly with soap and water.
- Visitors are asked to use the available hand sanitizers.
- Social distancing: Maintaining a minimum distance of at least 1.8 meters.
- Wearing a mask and Using sanitizer regularly during your travel
Before You Travel
Check up 1-3 days before your trip to Nepal.
Do NOT travel if you were exposed to COVID-19, you’re sick, otherwise, you test positive for COVID-19.
Don’t travel with someone who is sick.
When traveling by your check if your airline requires any health information, test results, or other documents. Visit the Foreign Affairs Country Information page for details about entry requirements and restrictions for arriving travelers.
If you get sick in Nepal, you would possibly need medical aid. Plan ahead and learn more about Getting Health Care During Travel.
During your Travel
If you want to travel, take the subsequent steps to guard yourself et al. from COVID-19:
• Wear a mask over your nose and mouth when publicly settings. Masks are required on planes, buses, trains, and other sorts of public transportation traveling into, within the country.
• Avoid crowds and occupy at least 6 feet/2 meters (about 2 arm lengths) from anyone who didn’t travel with you. it is vital to try to do this everywhere—both indoors and outdoors.
• Wash your hands often or use hand sanitizer (with a minimum of 60% alcohol).
• Bring extra supplies, like masks and hand sanitizer.
• Avoid contact with anyone who is sick.
• Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
We have mentioned a few travel advisories below. You can also consult or get an update from your local advisories if you plan on making your travel in a few days. Do check all the entry and exit requirements as these requirements are changing frequently.