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Document Kathmandu: Tribhuvan International Airport (KTM) and Admission Guide

We hope the following notes will assist you navigate through Tribhuvan airport - the latest addition to our network! All the information is current as at 26 June 2012 but as we are all aware, things do change from time to time! So for more detailed and up to date information you may also refer to the official Tribhuvan International Airport website here: http://www.tiairport.com.np/

Important Note: A print-out of your travel itinerary receipt is required to enter the airport terminal as security will not allow passengers to enter without the itinerary

Customs: All baggage must be declared upon arrival and departure. Certain goods including cameras, videos and electronic goods may only be imported duty-free if they are exported on departure. They may not be left in Nepal. Export certificates need to be obtained from the Department of Archaeology for the export of any metal statues, sacred paintings and similar objects. Foreign currencies exceeding USD 10,000 must be declared.

Indian currency INR 500 & INR 1,000 notes are not allowed to be brought into Nepal due to increasing instances of counterfeiting.

Immigration: All passengers, irrespective of Nepalese Nationals or Foreign Nationals who enter into or depart from Nepal shall have to fill up the arrival or departure forms & must fill in all details including address & contact.

Quarantine (Health): Nepal does not officially require any immunisations for entry into the country. Vaccination against Yellow Fever is required if arriving within 6 days after leaving or transiting countries with risk of yellow fever transmission.

Visa: Visitors travelling as tourist can obtain a visa on arrival (Multiple Entry) for a max. stay of 90 days. Fee:
15 Days - US$ 25 or equivalent foreign currency
30 Days - US$ 40 or equivalent foreign currency
90 Days - US$ 100 or equivalent foreign currency

Extension of tourist stay (up to 150 days) is possible. Fee: USD 20 (plus an additional charge of USD 2 per day extended).
People of these countries do not get visa on arrival at the immigration entry points of Nepal: Nigeria, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Cameroon, Somalia, Liberia, Ethiopia, Iraq, Palestine & Afghanistan.

Duty Free Allowance: The following goods may be imported into Nepal without incurring customs duty:
  1. 200 cigarettes, 50 cigars or equivalent of other tobacco articles
  2. One bottle of alcoholic beverage (1 Litre) or 12 cans of beer.
  3. A reasonable amount of perfume for personal use.

Additional Information: Some other bits we think you might find useful:
  1. Smoking is strictly prohibited by law (Tobacco Control and Regulation Act-2010) at all public places. A fine of NPR 1000 to people violating the law and up to NPR 100,000 for repeat offenders.
  2. Working days in Nepal: Sunday to Friday. Government Offices/Banks are closed on Saturdays.
  3. Power cuts in Nepal are 4 hours in the day and 4 hours in the evening throughout Nepal due to power shortage.
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