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Nepal continues issuing on-arrival visas to vaccinated foreigners amid Covid-19 spike

File: The international terminal of Tribhuvan International Airport with distance marks for Covid-19 prevention
File: The international terminal of Tribhuvan International Airport with distance marks for Covid-19 prevention

Kathmandu, January 21

Although Nepal is currently going through the third wave of the Covid-19 pandemic due to the infection of the Omicron variant, the country says it continues to provide on-arrival visas to foreigners who have been fully vaccinated against the infection.

In a notice on Thursday, the Department of Immigration says people with proof of their vaccination and meeting other criteria can apply for the on-arrival visa at the country’s sole international airport, Tribhuvan International Airport, in Kathmandu. The same service will be available at other entry points of the country, bordering India.

Besides the proof of vaccination, the applicants also need to submit a Covid-19 negative test report from a test conducted within the last 72 hours.

Upon arrival, they will be sent to quarantine for five days and will be allowed to come out after another Covid-19 test.

Meanwhile, the department has urged people who are willing to come to Nepal but have not received all required doses of vaccination to apply for a visa at the Nepali diplomatic missions in their own countries.

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