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Nepal is a beauty of a country; between Annapurna, Everest, Pokhara, and much more, you’ll get more than your fair share of gorgeous nature. The people are friendly to an alarming extent, and there’s just an overwhelming sense of peacefulness about being in that country. What’s even more exciting than all the natural beauty that awaits you is the fact that entering Nepal is as easy as it could get. Holders of Lebanese passports are eligible for visa on arrival. However, to avoid those long airport queues, it’s best to start with your visa process before you even land.

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TOURIST VISA CHECKLIST/STEPS

  • Fill in an arrival card at the airport.
  • Fill in the tourist visa application form (you can either fill it visa the department of immigration website, or through the kiosk machines at the airport). If you fill it from the website, you will get submission receipt with barcode; you should print it out and bring it along for acquiring visa. It works for fifteen days and becomes invalid then after.  If so, you will have to fill it up again.
  • Make payment at the bank according to your visa type, and get the receipt.
  • You’ll need to have a passport that’s valid for at least six months and that has at least two empty pages.
  • You’ll also provide one recent photograph (3.5 x 4.5 cm), with a white background.
  • Proceed to the immigration desk with the online form, payment receipts, and your passport.

*While you can use different modes of payments (at visa fees collection counter), we advise you to carry some cash to be on the safe side.

FEES AND DURATIONS

  • 15-day visa: $25
  • 30-day visa: $40
  • 90-day visa: $100

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Do I need a bank statement to get this visa?
No, a bank statement is not necessary.

Do I need a transit visa for Nepal?
You don’t need a transit visa if you’ll be spending your layover at the airport – you may need to bring a pillow or some comfy pants, though.

If you’re planning on leaving the airport, you can pick up a one-day transit visa from the immigration desk at the airport for $5 provided you show proof of departure within that one day, your plane ticket.

What does the visa process look like for children?
The process is the same for people of all ages, with the exception of children under the age of 10 who are eligible to get a tourist visa free of charge.

What happens if I break my visa?
If you overstay your visa by less than seven days, the fine is USD 2 per day, payable at the airport. If you overstay longer, you might not be allowed to board your departing flight. In such cases you will be sent to the immigration office to settle the situation

Do I need certain vaccinations before going to Nepal?
There are no mandatory vaccinations before traveling to Nepal. However, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends taking these vaccinations as a precaution if you want to be extra safe. Either way, it's best to follow general hygiene rules – washing your hands before you eat, eating fresh food, drinking bottled water, and so on.

How do I travel to Nepal with a pet?

Every pet requires a pet passport, which is essentially:

  • A health certificate issued by a licensed vet in your country stating that your pet is healthy and vaccinated. This document needs to be presented at the airport.
  • Proof of vaccination for rabies between 30 days and 12 months prior to entering the country.
  • Your pet should be microchipped, and the number documented within the pet passport document.
  • Whenever you travel to a foreign country like Nepal, it is always advisable to carry some form of identification indicating ownership of your pet. Pet owners can enter Nepal with 2 animals without an import permit.
  • Birds, invertebrates, tropical fish, reptiles, amphibia, mammals such as rodents, and rabbits are not subject to requirements of rabies vaccination, but may have to meet other requirements and should have a health certificate to enter Nepal. Pet owners are strongly advised to seek further information from the relevant authority of their country and/or that of the country of destination.

Take note that Nepal has very high import and VAT taxes on vets. Also, avoid layovers in India if traveling to Nepal with a pet as they have regulations against allowing non-residents to enter the country with a pet.

Now that you know how easy it is to get the visa – and the stunning destination that awaits you – we’ve got some travel hacks to help get you started.

If you have any additional information on the visa process for Nepal, let us know. We’re always updating our guides to make sure the information is as detailed and up-to-date as possible.

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