Updated: 20th September, 2020
The situation here has been changing every day. As of the above mentioned date, there have been total 55329 cases with the present infected number at 15393 and total recovered 39576 with 360 Deaths.For details on the COVID-19 numbers, please log on to the official website of the Ministry of Health and Population at https://covid19.mohp.gov.np/
Ease of lockdown
The Government of Nepal has allowed movement of long distance vehicles from 17th September and domestic airlines from 21st September. Similarly, International airlines is opening from 1st of October. Tourists need 72 hrs valid Corona Negative PCR report to travel in or our of Nepal. All Shops are allowed to open up ;and public transport, taxis and private vehicles are allowed as per the odd-even regulation.
Resumption or Trekking and Mountaineering
As per the decision of the Cabinet of Ministers and based on the recommendation of the COVID-19 Crisis Management Committee (CCMC) the Government announced on Tuesday, Sept. 15, that trekking and mountaineering will be allowed in Nepal from Oct. 17, 2020.For details and update on the same, please log on to https://trade.welcomenepal.com/.
Resumption of Climbing Permits
An expedition comprising 18 persons, including the memeber of royal family of the Kingdom of Bahrain, has alredy arrived in Nepal to scale Mt Lobuche and Mt Manaslu.Fifteen Bahraini nationals working in Royal Guard Defence Force arrived in Nepal, along with three British nationals, on a special aircraft from Shaikh Isa Air Base.
The team has a two-month permit to scale Mt Lobuche and Mt Manaslu as a trial before attempting to ascend Mt Everest in 2021. The Cabinet had approved the permit for the Bahraini team on August 30. The expedition will be led by Prince Mohamed Hamad Mohamed Al Khalifa.
Resumption of International airlines
Scheduled and chartered international flights to Kathmandu are operating from 1st September 2020, ensuring that arrival by air each day shall not exceed 500. These flights are available for Nepali people, diplomats, expats and aid workers only. The flights being more in view of the movement needed for repatriation and work, tourism is still in the backseat at the moment.For details and update on the same, please log on to the official website of Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) https://www.caanepal.gov.np
Similarly, International airlines is opening from 1st of October. Tourists need 72 hrs valid Corona Negative PCR report to travel in or our of Nepal.For details and update on the same, please log on to the official website of Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) https://www.caanepal.gov.np
Resumption of immigration services
The Department of Immigration has resumed its visa services from Sept. 13. Visa will be regulated as per prior notice from the Department of Immigration (DoI) dated Aug. 17, without any late fees or penalties till Sept. 27. In case of any further queries regarding extension of visa or overstay, please contact the immigration officers as mentioned in the notice during office hours.For details and update on the same, please log on to https://www.immigration.gov.np/
We are continously monitoring the situation and will provide you with facts as we receive them.Please also check your government travel advisory updates.