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Get ready for your trip: all about Nepal entry requirements

by Alexandra Walter | October 11, 2022
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Nepal is a small country nestled in the midst of the Himalayas, the world's highest mountain range. If you are a fan of the outdoors, it is an incredible country. There are multiple things to do in Nepal like exploring rivers, lakes, mountains, glistening temples and meeting friendly locals for some Nepal traditional food. Our Nepal travel guide has all the important information you need to know about this beautiful country.

If you're planning a trip to Nepal and you're not sure what documents you need, this article will tell you everything you need to know. 

Nepal entry requirements


All travelers must have a valid passport with at least 6 months validity and three blank pages available for stamps. 


Most travellers need a Nepal visa, except Indian citizens. You can get a visa on arrival when you land in the country, however, this will require you to queue for possibly hours at the border. 

The most convenient way to get a tourist visa for Nepal is to apply online through, which means you won’t have to worry about the processing as our team of professionals will do it for you. The visa can be requested for 15, 30 or 90 days. There are also many other types of visas. You can learn more about how to get a visa for Nepal with our guide.

Travel insurance

Taking out travel insurance is recommended if you are going to Nepal, as local healthcare can be insufficient and can be very expensive if you have to use it. Especially if you are going to practice any sport, it is highly recommended that you have medical insurance. 

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The currency in Nepal is the Nepalese Rupee (NPR) which is divided into 100 paisa (p). Make sure you exchange enough money at the airport or in Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal, as you might need coins and small notes when you are trekking. 

Sometimes ATMs can be hard to find in Nepal, so make sure you withdraw money when you find one. 

Vaccines, health and Covid-19 restrictions

To travel to Nepal you must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 or be able to present a negative PCR certificate less than 72 hours before flying. Yellow fever vaccination is also mandatory for entry into Nepal.

There is a high risk of typhoid fever in Nepal, and depending on the season, Japanese encephalitis. Although malaria has been endemic in Nepal, it isn't significant at this time. Insect repellent and long-sleeved clothing are recommended in all cases.