Kathmandu, February 1
Further relaxing restrictions imposed to control the Covid-19 outbreak in the country, the government of Nepal has decided to grant on-arrival visas to non-resident Nepalis.
The Department of Immigration published a notice informing the relaxation on Monday. The department says cabinet meetings held on January 24 made the decision.
As per the decision, foreigners with the Nepali origin (those whose passports mention Nepal as their birthplace), foreigners related to Nepalis, and non-resident Nepali citizens will get on-arrival visas to enter the country, unconditionally.
Until now, only those obtaining a permit in advance from the Nepali diplomatic mission in the country would get on-arrival visas.
Meanwhile, the government also decided to grant on-arrival visas to diplomatic and official passport holders including the staff of the UN and international agencies in Nepal.
The on-arrival visa facility is available at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu only and not at other entry points.
Others should obtain the visas from Nepali missions abroad before embarking on the trip.