What is the foremost thing you do when you plan for a vacation abroad? Book tickets? Pack your bags? Consult with friends and family for travel tips? It is none of the above. The first thing we do is browse through the visa procedures and requirements on the official immigration website of the countries we are planning to visit. Be it a short week-long vacation or a month-long journey; the first thing that comes to a Nepalese’s mind is the visa annoyance. Ridiculous lengthy procedures, long queues outside and inside the embassies, confrontational questions were thrown at you by the visa counsel – overall, we Nepalese hate the visa procedures. And there are some nations which don’t even have a system to process for Nepalese visa requirements and are inept when it comes to issuing a visa to Nepalese.
Thankfully, when a piece of information that there are 41 countries in the world where Nepalese can fly without pre-conditional visa attainment, can send us in cheerfulness, and we can’t be held responsible! Yes, you heard it correctly! There are 41 incredible countries that Nepalese can visit without a visa. In short, some nations allow Nepalese travelers to pass through immigration without any prior permission. However, some of these nations do require an on-arrival or an e-Visa at the point of entry.
Nepalese passport is ranked 185 globally by Passport Index. Foreigners of 189 other countries can visit Nepal without a prior visa, or at least they have the option to obtain it from Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu, upon their arrival. Here are the 41 countries that you can visit without the prerequisite visa requirements:
Asian Countries Nepalese Can Travel Visa-Free
There are 11 countries in the Asian continent that Nepalese passport holders can travel without prior visa arrangements. Since Nepal has open-border with India, it is no surprise that movement between Nepal and India is without any restrictions. Surprisingly, Nepalese can travel to Singapore without a pre-approved permit.
African Countries Nepalese Can Travel Visa-Free
The African continent is gradually opening up to tourism and development. A total of 15 countries has hassle-less visa requirements for Nepalese citizens. If are into wildlife, no other places in the world offer more diversity in this tourism category. Also, there are splendid beaches that are just opening up as touristic attractions.
Oceanic Countries Nepalese Can Travel Visa-Free
Some of the pristine beaches of Polynesia welcomes Nepalese citizens to visit without a visa too. These countries may be tiny but they have breathtaking views. 7 countries in Oceania have easy visa arrangements for Nepalese passport holders.
North American Countries Nepalese Can Travel Visa-Free
Although the following countries are popularly known as the Caribbean, there are 5 countries that allow Nepalese to travel without pre-approved visa requirements.
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Turks and Caicos Islands
South American Countries Nepalese Can Travel Visa-Free
Saint George and the South Sandwich Islands
European Country Nepalese Can Travel Visa-Free
Although Svalbard is not a sovereign country, this archipelago within Norway allows visitors without any visa requirements. This area lies in between northern Norway and the North Pole.
Some other notable countries with some preconditions:
There are 26 countries within the European Union that Nepalese can travel if they have a Schengen visa from any of the EU countries.
Please verify with the concerned embassies or visa consulate before planning for your trip abroad. These rules are subject to change without prior notice.