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COVID-19 Information 
June 8, 2023

CDC’s Amended Order Implementing Presidential Proclamation on Safe Resumption of Global Travel During the COVID-19 Pandemic ceased to be in effect as of 12:01 a.m. EDT on May 12, 2023.  An announcement of the termination of this Amended Order has been published in the Federal Register.

This means that as of 12:01 a.m. EDT on May 12, 2023, air passengers no longer need to show proof of being fully vaccinated with an accepted COVID-19 vaccine to board a flight to the United States.

Actions to Take:

  • Monitor the CDC website  for the latest guidance regarding testing requirements.
  • Check with your air carriers or travel representative prior to departure for the United States.
  • Check COVID-19 Country Specific Information pages for updated information on COVID-19 related to the availability of testing.
  • Visit travel.state.gov  to view individual Travel Advisories for the most urgent threats to safety and security.
  • Visit the Department of Homeland Security’s website on the latest travel restrictions to the United States.


Entry and Exit Requirements: 

  • Are there COVID-related entry requirements to Nepal for U.S. citizens? [No]  
    • Effective May 26, 2023, travelers entering Nepal from abroad by air or land are no longer needed to submit certificate of full vaccination against COVID-19 until further notice.
    • A negative PCR test report for COVID-19 is not required.
    • The latest notice on travel advisory for Nepal is available from the Department of Immigration.
    • Further information is available from the Ministry of Culture, Tourism, and Civil Aviation.
  • Are health screening procedures in place at airports and other ports of entry for Nepal? [Yes]
    • Regular surveillance and screening of symptomatic and suspected travelers who are at risk of COVID-19 are subject to on arrival testing.
    • Travelers travelling from or having transited for more than 12 hours through an airport of countries with high risk of Yellow fever and Polio are required to present vaccination certificate against those diseases. 

Quarantine Information 

  • Are U.S. citizens required to quarantine? [No] 
    • Quarantine is not currently required for travelers regardless of their vaccine status, nationality, or recently visited locations.  

COVID-19 Testing: 

  • PCR and/or antigen tests are available locally for U.S. citizens and test results are reliably available within 48 hours, most within 24 hours if paying expedite fees.
  • Several government designated hospitals offer COVID-19 testing. Individuals must pay the cost of testing, except where local laws exempt charging for tests.
  • Hospitals offering tests include: Star Hospital, Sanepa Heights Road, Lalitpur, (01) 555-0197; HAMS, Mandikhatar, Kathmandu, (01) 437-7404; Siddhi Poly Path Laboratory, Dillibazaar, Kathmandu, (01) 441-0604; Patan Hospital; Bhaktapur Hospital; Teaching Hospital; Teku Hospital; Bir Hospital; Prasuti Griha; Nepal Korea Friendship Hospital; Civil Hospital; KMC Hospital; A.P.F. Hospital; Birendra Hospital; and Nepal Police Hospital.
  • Physical evidence of test results (paper copies) is available from these testing locations. NB: Air travelers departing Nepal should be prepared to provide a paper copy of COVID test results.
  • For additional information on COVID Testing, please see: NPHL | Pages. 

COVID-19 Vaccine Information:

  • Are vaccines available in Nepal for U.S. citizens to receive? [Yes]
    • COVID-19 Vaccines are available to Americans living in Nepal, per local distribution rules.
    • Please note that the U.S. Embassy-Kathmandu does NOT provide vaccines to American residents or
      travelers, nor can it mandate that vaccines be made available to Americans on the local market.
    • The Government of Nepal has approved several WHO-approved COVID-19 vaccines for use locally
      and is in the process of approving additional vaccines as they are made available.
    • Please check with the Ministry of Health  and local ward offices for the latest information on vaccine availability.
    • For information on vaccine availability in the Kathmandu Valley, please check (Nepali): Information from the CDC regarding COVID-19 vaccination      .
    • A Government of Nepal-issued vaccination card is internationally recognized. The Nepali vaccine card can be translated and verified with QR code here: https://vaccine.mohp.gov.np/. 

Local Resources: 

Nepal Ministry of Health and Population or Facebook at Ministry of Health and Population-Nepal – Home | Facebook.
Ministry of Health and Population COVID-19 Hotline Local Telephone Numbers: 9851255839; 9851255837; 9851255834 from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Infectious Disease Hospital (Teku) Hospital at info@istidh.org and the National Health Public Health Laboratory at nphl@nphl.gov.np for patient testing and quarantine Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu: https://www.tiairport.com.np/.
Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal’s published list of international departures from Nepal. CAAN – International Schedule (caanepal.gov.np).

Other Travel Related Links:
Visit the Customs and Border Protection’s  website on the latest travel restrictions to the United States.
CDC page on COVID-19 

Consular Operations:
American Citizens: Please refer to the U.S. Citizen Services webpage for current updates about appointments. Additional questions may be directed to the consular section by U.S. Embassy Consular Information & Service MS Form:  or through the Embassy main phone number at +977 (01) 423-4000.
Visas: For current updates on the Embassy’s visa operations, please refer to our visa information page.
U.S. Embassy Kathmandu provides security updates on state.gov  and Embassy Kathmandu’s website and send out alerts to all travelers enrolled in STEP .
For more information about how the Embassy supports citizens during a crisis, please refer to:  https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/international-travel/emergencies/what-state-dept-can-cant-do-crisis.html .

Movement Restrictions:

    • There is no restriction for movement within Nepal.  Local and private transportation are easily available.

Transportation Options:

    • Commercial flights are operating to/from Nepal.
    • Travelers are allowed to transit/transfer at Tribhuvan International Airport
    • When traveling internationally from Nepal, a PCR negative test may be required depending on the entry requirements of your final destination. Please check with your airline for more information.
    • If a PCR negative test is required by your final destination, passengers are requested to carry one additional copy of the PCR negative test report that includes a photograph along with them while travelling.
    • Additional information on flights is available through the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal. CAAN – Home (caanepal.gov.np)  Passengers should check the website for their airline and destination country for updated information.
    • Check local conditions before travelling.