Passengers arriving at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) without any dutiable goods can proceed through the Green Chanel for quick clearance with a baggage check.
If you are carrying dutiable articles, you have to pass through the red channel for detailed custom clearance.
Apart from used personal belongings, visitors are allowed to bring to Nepal free of duty cigarettes (200) or cigars (50), distilled liquor (one bottle containing 1.15 liter), and film (15 rolls). Entering/Leaving, Visa, Customs/ Airport tax, Trekking permit, foreign currency and Credit cards. Tourist can also bring free of duty on condition that they take out with them when they leave i.e. binoculars, movie or video camera, still camera, laptop computer and portable music system.
It is illegal to export the objects which are 100 years old (sacred images, painting, manuscripts). Visitors are advised not to purchase such item as they are Nepal’s cultural heritages.
Nepalese people going to SAARC countries are required to pay Rs.700.00. Domestic airport tax is Rs. 200.00. Tourism service fee of Rs. 565.00 is applicable in additional to the airport tax at the time of departure. However, Airport tax and other cherges for international passengers have been included in your ticket fare.
All foreigners, except Indians, must have a visa. Nepali embassies and consulates overseas issue visas with no fuss. You can also get one on the spot when you arrive in Nepal, either Kathmandu TIA or at road borders. Free visas are issued for tourist from SAARC countries.
|Multiple entry||15 days||US$ 25 or equivalent convertible currency|
|Multiple entry||30 days||US$ 40 or equivalent convertible currency|
|Multiple entry||90 days||US$ 100 or equivalent convertible currency|
- For first visit in one visa year (January to December), gratis visa for 30 days is available only for nationals of South Asian countries like Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. However, visa can be extended from the Immigration Department on payment of visa fee as specified above.
- Indian nationals do not require visa to enter into Nepal.
For Indian National
Indian nationals do not require visa to enter Nepal. As per the Nepalese Immigration, Indian Nationals Traveling to Nepal must posses any One of the following documents.
- Driving License with photo
- Photo Identity card issued by a Government Agency
- Ration Card with Photo
- Election Commission Card with Photo
- Identity Card issued by Embassy of India in Kathmandu
- Identity Card with Photo issued by Sub- Divisional Magistrate or any other officials above his rank
- Also, please check with your nearest travel agents for documents required by the Indian Immigration for Indians traveling to Nepal.
Nationals from Nigeria, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Cameroon, Somalia, Liberia, Ethiopia, Iraq, Palestine and Afghanistan will need to obtain visa from Nepal Embassies or Diplomatic Missions in their respective countries, as they do not get visa on arrival at the immigration entry points of Nepal.
- A tourist may stay in Nepal up to 150 days in a visa year (January to December).
- A tourist must extend her/his visa before expiry of the visa validity period. A tourist without visa extension should go for prosecution as provided in immigration Act and rule.
- A foreigner having tourist visa shall not be allowed to work with or without receiving remuneration.
- A foreigner is not allowed to carry out any work other than that for which purpose s/he has obtained the visa.