Lockdown in Kathmandu - How is it affecting travellers ?

Posted On: April 29, 2021 6:14 pm

Lockdown in Kathmandu, and other parts of Nepal due to Covid-19. How it is affecting foreign and domestic travel to and from Kathmandu, Nepal. Updated mandates for foreign travel to Nepal.

Nepal Government has announced lockdown in Kathmandu district for 2 weeks starting from 29th April 21. The government has taken this action in response to curb the the rising cases of Covid-19 (New Variant) in the capital. 
According to the guidelines, high risk zones such as offices, shopping malls, schools, gym, restaurants etc will remain close and movement of private and public vehicle will be restricted. Similar lockdown guidelines have also been enforced in other locations of Nepal.
Department of Immigration has published a notice stating the arrival of foreigners intending to travel to a third country via Nepal using TIA (Tribhuwan International Airport) as transit airport will be restricted from 28th April 21 till further notice considering the spread of Covid-19. However, it is further notified that the ongoing services provided to travellers arriving to Nepal as final destination and departing from Nepal will continue as usual. 

Are you a foreigner travelling to Nepal ?
If yes, you will require a negative PCR test obtained within 72 hours prior to departure from your country of origin and will be subjected to a mandatory 10-day quarantine on arrival.  In addition you will have to submit proof of hotel booking to go into quarantine in Nepal.

Are you a Nepali citizen travelling back to Nepal ?
If yes, you will need to submit a negative PCR report taken 72 hours prior to arrival in Nepal. Nepali citizens will also require to remain in quarantine at home or at an hotel for 10 days.

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