VISA APPLICATION PROCEDURE FOR NON-NEPALESE PEOPLE
By decision of the Government of Nepal, visa issuance is subject to strict conditions.
These conditions take effect immediately.
For the visa application of all non-Nepalese people, it is necessary to:
- register on the website of the "Department of Immigration" (https://nepaliport.immigration.gov.np/onlinevisa-mission/application)
Print the form when all the sections have been completed
- register on the government website "Covid19 Crisis Management Center" (https://ccmc.gov.np/atms) and print the completed form that will be required upon boarding and arrival.
- book a hotel for a period of at least 10 days to carry out a quarantine. According to the latest Nepalese government provisions, this quarantine is required for unvaccinated or incompletely vaccinated people (Complete vaccination schedule: 2 doses or 1 dose after having had the disease)
- book at least one night in a hotel for people who have been properly vaccinated (this measure is likely to change quickly)
1 / application for a tourist visa at the Embassy of Nepal in Paris
(45 Bis Rue des Acacias, 75017 PARIS. Tel 01 46 22 48 67/01 77 16 52 57).
Very soon the consulate will again be able to issue visas. Information will be provided on the website of this consulate.
The Embassy is open Monday to Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and you must provide:
- An insurance certificate of at least US $ 5,000 to cover any health costs, especially those that could be caused by infection with Covid 19
- The passport (and not a copy of the passport)
- A copy of the Round Trip Plane Ticket
- The visa application form completed and uploaded to the registration site (https://nepaliport.immigration.gov.np/onlinevisa-mission/application)
- The form and its QR-code attesting to registration on the site https://nepaliport.immigration.gov.np/onlinevisa-mission/application (International traveler online Arrival Form)
- The European health pass (in printed form)
- The hotel reservation for at least 10 days if the person is not vaccinated or not fully vaccinated. Booking a hotel night is sufficient for people who have been properly vaccinated (the latter measure is likely to change rapidly)
- On site, visa payment is made in cash
If the visa application is made to the embassy by mail, it is also necessary to provide:
- A check for the amount of the visa (free for children under 10), payable to the Nepalese Embassy
- An envelope stamped at the recommended rate with acknowledgment of receipt for the return of the passport and visa.
- NB: On the letter to the embassy, specify your email address and mobile phone number in the event that you need to be contacted by the embassy.
2 / Visa on arrival at Kathmandu international airport
By decision of the Government of Nepal, the issuance of visas can now be done at Kathmandu airport, only for vaccinated persons, subject to:
* have previously registered on the website of the "Department of Immigration" (https://nepaliport.immigration.gov.np/onlinevisa-mission/application) and have printed the form.
Print the form when all the sections have been completed
* have previously registered on the government site "Covid19 Crisis Management Center" (https://ccmc.gov.np/atms) and to print the completed form.
3 / For all non-Nepalese passengers, whether vaccinated or not,
upon arrival at Kathmandu International Airport, it will be required:
- Passport with visa
- The Certificate of Insurance covering up to US $ 5,000 for health costs and in particular those that could be caused by a Covid 19 infection.
- A PCR test of less than 72 hours which must be negative (and not a simple medical certificate). This document must include a QR code and an identity photograph.
- The CCMC form (Covid 19 Crisis Mangement center / See above) - International traveler online Arrival Form
- For unvaccinated or incompletely vaccinated people: A 10-day reservation in an approved hotel (see the official list of hotels on the website: www.welcomenepal.com or www.ccmc.gov.np) to carry out a quarantine.
- An antigen test will be performed on arrival and must be negative.
For anyone departing for Nepal, it is important to contact the airline to find out about any additional arrangements they may require.
It is also important to get in touch with the French authorities to know the arrangements that could be required for the return to France.
INFORMATION Ariane website of October 5, 2021
1 / Visa for Nepal:
It is possible to apply for a Nepal visa at the Nepalese Embassy in your country of residence.
When a traveler can justify a complete vaccination schedule (i.e. 14 days after the last dose received), he has the possibility of requesting the issuance of a visa on arrival (at the airport as well as at the offices of immigration at land borders)
Travelers who cannot prove a complete vaccination schedule will not be able to request the issuance of a visa on arrival. They will need to apply for a visa either at the Nepalese Embassy in their country of residence or obtain a prior authorization for visa issuance (visa recommendation letter / pre-approval) via the services of a trek / travel agency. .
2 / Quarantine:
People justifying a complete vaccination schedule will be exempt from quarantine or self-isolation measures;
People who do not justify a complete vaccination schedule will be required to carry out a 10-day quarantine in a hotel (at their expense); At the end of the 10 days of quarantine, they will have to perform a PCR test on the 11th day (at their own expense) before they can resume their stay in the country.
3 / On arrival, travelers should:
a/ present :
• Proof of the complete vaccination schedule
• A PCR test, or equivalent (Gene Xpert / True NAAT), negative for less than 72 hours. Depending on the country of origin, the test will present a photograph and a bar code or QR code. You should check with the Nepalese embassy in your country of residence. Children under 5 are exempt from PCR testing.
• Copies of trekking or mountaineering permits, etc.
• A hotel reservation.
A paper version of the CCMC (International Traveler Online Arrival form). For more details, visit the site of the Nepalese authorities.
b / Submit to an antigen test. If the test result is positive, the person will be subject to quarantine or hospitalization (at their expense).
It is advisable to keep oneself regularly informed of the evolution of the situation and of the health measures taken by the Nepalese authorities, in particular by consulting the Last minute section of the Travel Advice and, for people in Nepal, by consulting the site the Nepalese Ministry of Health, the Nepal Tourism Board (in English) and by checking with the Chief District Officer of their district.
4 / Conditions of stay
Restrictive measures for the Kathmandu Valley (Kathmandu, Lalitpur, Bhaktapur):
Mass gatherings, demonstrations, gatherings, religious processions are not allowed.
• For other districts, you should check with the District Administration Office (CDO Office) of the district concerned.
• Any violation of sanitary measures will be subject to a fine.
The health protocol put in place by the authorities should be strictly applied: hand washing, use of hydroalcoholic gel, wearing a mask and physical distancing.
In the event of a positive test, self-isolation should be carried out for 10 days from the first symptoms (or 10 days from the positive test in the absence of symptoms).
If you have a temperature on day 10, you should wait an additional 48 hours after the fever has resolved to complete your isolation.
If you have difficulty breathing, it is recommended that you call a doctor immediately.
5 / Leaving Nepalese territory
You must provide a PCR test and the CCMC form upon return
Anyone who wishes can leave Nepal, as long as they are in good standing with Nepalese Immigration and meet all the regulations put in place by the authorities of the destination country, particularly with regard to the health situation.
Before departure, it is also the traveller's responsibility to check with the airline the date on which the PCR test should be carried out: some companies require a test carried out less than 48 hours before boarding.
It is up to the traveler to also check the conditions required by his country of destination. Some countries require a PCR test carried out less than 48 hours before entering their territory
Note that the laboratories and hospitals responsible for carrying out PCR tests in Nepal are overloaded:
It is possible and advisable to have the PCR test done by a doctor directly at the Hotel where you reside in Kathmandu (2500NPR). Check with the agents of the Hotel. Finally, to leave the country, it is necessary to complete the form = International Traveler Depature Form = online (in English) CCMC and to bring a paper copy.