Update: Waiver on Quarantine and COVID-19 Insurance Provision to Travel to Nepal
Great news for the travelers to Nepal after 17 October! You do not need mandatory quarantine and COVID-19 Insurance of USD 5000 to go trekking and climbing in Nepal. The updated travel provision has waived off some rules. The government has announced a waiver on quarantine and COVID-19 insurance policy for travelers to Nepal once the trekking and climbing resume on 17 October.
When the government of Nepal announced earlier that Trekking and Climbing will resume from 17 October 2020, it brought those mandatory provisions. However, you will need to submit a PCR Negative report carried out within 72 hours before departing your home country. You will also need to stand for the antigen test of an instant PCR test for reconfirmation upon your arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu.
If you meet all the above criteria, you can obtain the visa upon your arrival after 17 October. New protocols are underway which will soon release.
Nepal is going to issue trekking and climbing permit after almost seven months of inactivity in the mountains. The coronavirus case seen in March got the country into lockdown to prevent the spread of the virus. Consequently, trekkers, climbers, and cultural travelers had to abort their adventure mission and rush back to Kathmandu to catch their last flight back home.
Now that the international flights have resumed, trekking and climbing adventures are to restart. The industry is eagerly waiting for adventure tourism activities to restart. You can now explore and enjoy the majestic beauty of the Himalayas and nature in Nepal.
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