COVID-19 Information (Updated July 22, 2020)

Nepal COVID-19 Information Page

Widespread Lifting of Government Lockdown with Some Exceptions:  On July 21 the Government of Nepal announced the decision to end the nationwide lockdown as of 2359 hours July 21, 2020. Although restaurants and hotels are now permitted to open, some establishments, such as cinemas, salons, and spas are still closed. Trekking and mountaineering are also permitted, according to the announcement. Long distant public transport will be allowed to operate beginning August 17.

Lifting of Flight Suspension: The government announced July 21 that international and domestic flight service would be permitted to resume beginning August 17, 2020. Additional information may be available through the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal at http://caanepal.gov.np/.

Nepal Immigration Resumes Services: The Nepal Department of Immigration (DoI) in Kalikasthan, Kathmandu resumed services from Monday, June 15, 2020. All visa holders requiring any visa-related services should consult DoI for information about visa matters. (http://www.nepalimmigration.gov.np/)

Embassy Services: Routine consular services are still suspended until further notice. The Embassy has implemented U.S. and international health guidelines regarding the opening of facilities. In case of emergency, please reach us through the main Embassy number at 01-423-4000 during business hours, Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. After hours access to a duty officer for emergencies is provided through the Embassy recorded message at the same number. Alternatively, please write the consular section with your urgent request at consktm@state.gov. 

Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP): The Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) is a free service to allow U.S. citizens and nationals traveling and living abroad to enroll their trip with the nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate. The U.S. Embassy in Kathmandu urges all U.S. citizens abroad to register in STEP (https://step.state.gov/) in order to receive all messages sent from the Embassy to registered U.S. citizens in Nepal.

Global Level 4 – Do Not Travel: The Department of State advises U.S. citizens to avoid all international travel due to the global impact of COVID-19.   Many countries are experiencing COVID-19 outbreaks and implementing travel restrictions and mandatory quarantines, closing borders, and prohibiting non-citizens from entry with little advance notice.  If you choose to travel internationally, your travel plans may be severely disrupted, and you may be forced to remain outside of the United States for an indefinite timeframe.

https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/ea/travel-advisory-alert-global-level-4-health-advisory-issue.html

If you decide to travel abroad or are already outside the United States:

How the U.S. Department of State May Help in an Emergency: The safety and security of U.S. citizens overseas is one of our top priorities. To keep you informed, we provide security updates on travel.state.gov and embassy and consulate websites, and send out Alerts when you enroll in our free Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP). For more information, please refer to: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/international-travel/emergencies/what-state-dept-can-cant-do-crisis.html

  • Entry and Exit Requirements:
    • All land ports of entry into Nepal remain closed until 2359 hours on August 16.
  • Quarantine Information:
    • Suspected cases already in country will also be quarantined for 14 days.

Updated on July 22, 2020.