Govemment of Nepal
Ministry of Health and Population
Taking into account the COVID-l9, this Travel Advisory has been issued with a request to
all concerned to follow the provisions made by the Govemment of Nepal in order to prevent,
control and take precautions as follows:
l. Nepali nationals are advised to refrain from non-essential travel to the countries
alfected by and in high risk of COVID-19 including the People’s Republic of China,
the Republic of Korea, Islamic Republic of lran, Japan and Italy.
2. Nationals of the People’s Republic of China, the Republic of Korea, Islamic Republic
of Iran, Japan and Italy and the people transiting via those countries will have to
submit their health certificates stating that they are not infected by COVID-19, at
immigration points in Nepal.
3. Health desks with international standards will be established at the major entry points
from the neighbouring country India, including in Pashupatinagar, Kakarvitta,
Jogabani, Jayanagar, Raxaul, Sunauli, Jamunah (Nepalgunj) and Gaddachaukai, and
there will be the health check-up oflndian nationals entering via land routes.
4. For the time being, visas to the nationals of third countries, entering through India vra
land routes, shall be issued after their health check-up ensuring that they will enter
only from Kakarvitta, Jogabani, Raxaul, Sunauli, Jamunah (Nepalgunj) and
5. Nepali nationals directly coming from the countries affected by and in the high risk of
COVID- 19 and from third countries transiting via those countries will have to
undergo mandatory home quarantine for 14 days.
6. All promotional events related to Visit Nepal Year 2020 to be organized abroad have
7. Sagarmatha Sambaad scheduled to be organized by Nepal in April 2020 has been
postponed. Likewise, international meetings and conferences to be held in Nepal in
the near future have been postponed.
8. Private and non-government sectors are requested to postpone their intemational
programmes scheduled to be held in Nepal.
9. The visa-on-arrival facility extended to the nationals of the People’s Republic of
China, the Republic of Korea, Islamic Republic of Iran, Japan and Italy, countries
highly affected by COVID-l9, has been suspended to be effective from 10 March
2020 until further notice. Nationals of the above-mentioned countries may acquire
visa from Nepali diplomatic missions abroad after fulftlling required procedures. In
this regard, it is requested to follow the notice issued by the Department of
Immigration of Nepal on 2 March 2020.