Hello readers, welcome. The trend nowadays is to travel abroad for employment, study, or vacation. Each country has its own culture, traditions, and rules. When traveling to foreign nations, there are a few rules to keep in mind. So that you don’t have any problems while traveling to other nations. Here, we are with the Travel guidelines of Nepal.
Travel Guidelines of Nepal for Departure
First, let us talk about the Travel Guidelines of Nepal you need to follow while departing from Nepal.
While traveling out of Nepal both local and foreign citizens should go through immigration checks. And a passport and a properly filled departure card should be presented to an immigration officer as well.
However, the desks are separated into different categories of passengers which is for quick and efficient immigration clearance.
You need to Identify your desk and proceed by following the signs placed for your convenience. So, the Categories of Departure Desks are :
|Nepalese traveling on student and visit visa|
|Foreign nationals/ Indians/ Diplomats|
Crew Members should proceed to the crew desk for immigration checks with valid passports and ID. You are required to submit a General Declaration (as per I.C.A.O. Annex E 9 ) of crew members from your airlines.
The traveler should produce the following documentation, according to the type of travel.
|A valid passport and Visa clarifying the purpose of travel|
|A letter showing details of the sponsor (individual or institution)|
|1000 dollars (cash/dollar stamping)|
Nepali Citizens Travelling For Institutional Purpose:
|Two-way air ticket|
|A document showing an institutional association|
However, you’re visiting your spouse (husband/wife) who works in a Gulf country, you’ll need to show a recommendation letter from the Nepalese Embassy in that country confirming that you’ve been invited by your husband/wife.
Nepalese Citizens Travelling for Foreign Employment:
|A valid passport and Visa|
|Boarding Pass to the final destination|
|Labor Permit issued by the Government of Nepal|
After you are done with immigration checks at Departure, proceed to security checks. Then make sure you have your departure certified in your boarding pass and travel document (Passport).
Travel Guidelines of Nepal for Arrival
Now let us talk about the Travel Guidelines of Nepal you need to follow while arriving in Nepal. After arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, both domestic and international travelers must go through immigration checks.
At the relevant Immigration Desk, present your passport or other valid travel documents, as well as a correctly filled-out arrival card, to an immigration officer.
Kindly remove your sunglasses and headwear so that the immigration officer may easily see you when verifying your travel documentation.
During the screening of your documents, immigration agents may ask you related questions. Please cooperate by patiently answering questions. Different kinds of passengers are assigned to different desks. Proceed to your assigned queues by following the instructions given.
Similar to Departure desks Immigration desks are also categorized as follows:
Classified the Immigration Desks are as follows:
|Tourist Visa||30 days|
|Foreigner with visa||Foreigners who have already acquired a visa|
|Tourist Visa||15 days|
|Official/Diplomatic||Priority is given to Official/Diplomatic Passport Holders|
|Tourist Visa||90 days/Transit|
|Crew||Exclusively for crew members. Crew members are required to produce General Declaration and Passport and their Valid ID|
|General Entry||Nepali and Indian citizen/Passport holder|
Visa Waiver / Exemptions
As we provide visa waivers to specific nationalities and official statuses based on reciprocity.
Indian citizens do not require a visa to travel to Nepal by land or air. However, they must provide a valid passport or election card (Voter ID issued by the Election Commission) to verify their Indian Nationality.
Birth certificates for minors and school identification cards for children under the age of 18 (accompanied by parents) are also necessary.
Holders of diplomatic, official, or service passports from the following countries are free from the need for a visa to enter and remain in Nepal, as well as to exit and transit Via Nepal.
|Thailand||Free up to 90 days|
|Russian Federation||Free up to 90 days|
|People’s Republic of China||Free up to 30 days|
|Federal Republic of Brazil||Free up to 90 days|
|Myanmar||Free up to 90 days|
|Vietnam||Free up to 90 days|
|Cambodia||Free up to 30 days|
|Mongolia||Free up to 90 days|
|Jordan||Free up to 90 days|
|Georgia||Free up to 90 days|
|State of Qatar||Free up to 90 days|
|State of Israel||Free up to 90 days|
Gratis Visa (Tourist) Eligibility
|Minors under 10 years, except U.S citizens as per visa issuance fee with the United States of America|
|Up to 30 days for SAARC Citizens (except Afghanistan) visiting Nepal for the first time in a given Visa year|
|Non Residential Nepalese (NRN) cardholder issued by MoFA and Nepalese diplomatic missions abroad|
These are the protocols while traveling from/to Nepal.
Thank you for reading. I hope after reading this article, you got to know the rules you need to while traveling from/to Nepal. If you find this article helpful, please like and share this article.