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What I can and what I cannot carry to Nepal: Instruction for Foreign Nationals

If you’re wondering how much can you can carry in Nepal and where you can exchange the currency on arrival, then here is your answer.

The arrival hall has the following facilities at your disposal viz.:

YOU CAN USE GREEN CHANNEL IF YOU HAVE

  • Gold ornaments not more than 50 grams,
  • Silver ornaments not more than 500 grams,
  • Used linen, one camera, one pair of binoculars, one movie/video camera, one radio, one tape recorder, 15 tape cassettes, 10 disc recorders, 1 5 rolls of photo films, 10 rolls of movie camera films.
  • One tricycle, one perambulator, one wristwatch, necessary medicines and ordinary packed food worth not more than NRs 10,000 and fresh fruit worth not more than NRs 1,000.

IN DOUBT ABOUT DUTIABLE OR NON-DUTIABLE ITEMS????

Don’t force yourself to Green channel, you can proceed to the Red Channel. You should declare foreign currency if you have more than US$ 5,000 or its equivalent in any convertible currency.

WHERE DO I EXCHANGE CURRENCY?

Himalaya Money Exchange and Yeti Money Exchange: It is advisable you change your money here. Remember to obtain your receipt of the amount you have changed.

CIP room for Commercially Important Person

This is available for Commercially Important Person who on arrival may wish to rest while someone takes care of their formalities i.e. custom, immigration and collecting of the luggage. You can avail this room after paying Rs 450 per hour per person including VAT.

WHERE CAN I GET INFORMATION ON TOURISM

You can acquire information on host of topics on tourism at Tourism Board Nepal. At the HAN (Hotel Association of Nepal) Counter: You can book any hotel of your choice from here. Get your hotel voucher and proceed to the assigned hotel. You can collect pamphlets, other materials on tourism.

WHAT YOU CANNOT EXPORT FROM NEPAL

Gold, Silver, Precious stones, wild animals and their skins, horns etc., all drugs whether processed or in their natural state are prohibited to export.

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