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Travel Guidelines of Nepal

Written by Roshan Bhattarai · 3 min read >

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.

Protocols while traveling from/to Nepal
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Travel Guidelines of Nepal for Departure

Travel Guidelines of Nepal
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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 :

Foreign employment
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
Two-way air-ticket
Hotel booking
A letter showing details of the sponsor (individual or institution)
1000 dollars (cash/dollar stamping)

Nepali Citizens Travelling For Institutional Purpose:

Invitation Letter
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). 

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Travel Guidelines of Nepal for Arrival

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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 Visa30 days
Foreigner with visaForeigners who have already acquired a visa
Tourist Visa15 days
Official/Diplomatic Priority is given to Official/Diplomatic Passport Holders
Tourist Visa90 days/Transit
CrewExclusively 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.

ThailandFree up to 90 days
Russian FederationFree up to 90 days
People’s Republic of ChinaFree up to 30 days
Federal Republic of BrazilFree up to 90 days
MyanmarFree up to 90 days
VietnamFree up to 90 days
CambodiaFree up to 30 days
MongoliaFree up to 90 days
Jordan Free up to 90 days
GeorgiaFree up to 90 days
State of QatarFree up to 90 days
State of IsraelFree 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
Chinese Nationals

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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.