Nepal Customs, Currency & Airport Tax regulations details

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Customs Rules

Import regulations::

Free import:
- tobacco not exceeding 250 grams (equiv. to 250 cigarettes);
- whisky/wine not exceeding 1.15 liters or beer up to 12 cans;
- cloths and goods for personal use;
- medicine not exceeding NPR 1000.-;
- fruits or canned food not exceeding NPR 1000.-.

Export regulations::

Free export of personal effects previously imported and declared by the passenger. Passengers who want to export antiquities or curios are advised to consult the Curator of the Nepal Museum in Kathmandu whether or not export it is allowed. For the export of such articles also a clearance certificate from the Customs is necessary.


Cats and dogs must be accompanied by a veterinarian health and rabies certificate.

Baggage Clearance regulations::

Baggage is cleared at Kathmandu (KTM).

Airport Embarkation Tax

No airport tax is levied on passengers upon embarkation at the airport.

Currency rules

Currency Import regulations:

Local currency (Nepalese Rupee-NPR) and Indian currency: nationals of Nepal and India: unlimited and in small denominations.
Other nationalities: foreign currencies exceeding USD 2000.- must be declared.

Currency Export regulations:

Local currency (Nepalese Rupee-NPR) and foreign currencies: up to the amounts imported and declared. Only ten per cent of the amount exchanged into local currency will be re-exchanged into foreign currency at the airport upon departure.

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Learn all about regulations for your destination country. From airport tax to be paid on departure, to importing pets, as well as rules on how much currency you may bring into and out of a country.

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