COVID-19 entry restrictions for Nepal

Before you travel, check the ‘Entry requirements’ section for Nepal’s current entry restrictions and requirements. DueThese to COVID-19 these may change with little warning. Monitor this advice for the latest updates and stay in contact with your travel provider.

Travelling from and returning to the UK

Check what you must do to travel abroad and return to England, Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland.

If you plan to pass through another country onto yourreturn journey,to the UK, check the travel advice for the country you’re transiting.

ItIf you’re planning travel to Nepal, find out what you need to know about coronavirus there in the Coronavirus section.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, it is more important than ever to get travel insurance and check it provides appropriatesufficient cover. See the FCDO’s guidance on foreign travel insurance.

For information about COVID-19 vaccines, see the Coronavirus page.

At certain times of year, there can be outbreaks of dengue fever in certain parts of Nepal. This includes a number of cases recorded in Kathmandu and the Kathmandu Valley (as of September 2022). If you’re travelling in any area where dengue is prevalent, take extra precautions to avoid mosquito bites. For up to date information see guidance on the TravelHealthPro website.

The monsoon season normally runs from June to September. Flooding and landslides often occur during this time. Road travel anywhere can be hazardous, particularly in rural areas. See Monsoon season

Nepal is in a major earthquake zone and remains at risk from further earthquakes and aftershocks. You should familiarise yourself with safety procedures in the event of an earthquake. See Earthquakes

Small scale politically motivated protests, demonstrations or strikes are fairly common in Nepal. They can occur at short notice and clashes between protesters and law enforcement agencies may occur. You should exercise caution and avoid any demonstrations.

You’ll need a visa to enter Nepal. There are requirements for vaccinated and non-vaccinated travellers. See Visas

Never trek alone. Use a reputable agency, remain on established routes and walk with at least one other person. Take note of weather conditions and forecasts, and come prepared. There are rules in place that regulate the location and group size for treks. Please familiarise yourself with the Department of Immigration guidance, and make sure you are in touch with your trekking guide. Altitude sickness is a risk in all trekking regions. See Trekking in Nepal

All air carriers from Nepal have been refused permission to operate air services to the EU due to safety concerns. See Air travel

Car and motorbike accidents are one of the biggest causes of injury and death overseas. If possible, avoid travelling at night. Always travel in a well-maintained vehicle with seatbelts. If you travel by motorbike, wear a helmet and proper footwear. See Road travel

High levels of air pollution can occur in Nepal. Children, the elderly and those with pre-existing medical conditions may be especially affected by poor air quality. You can check the pollution index levels for real-time information, and the WHO factsheet on air quality.

Terrorists are likely to try to carry out attacks in Nepal. See Terrorism

If you’re abroad and you need emergency help from the UK government, contact the nearest British embassy, consulate or high commission.

If you need to contact the emergency services, call 100 (police) and 101 (fire). There is no central public ambulance service, though some private providers operate in the main cities. In an emergency, you should call the local hospital.

The Overseas Business Risk service offers information and advice for British companies operating overseas on how to manage political, economic, and business security-related risks.