Nepal Pet Passport & Import Regulations
Nepal does not quarantine cats and dogs that meet the following requirements. All requirements also apply to service and emotional support animals.
Your dog or cat should have a 15 digit ISO 11874/11785 compliant pet microchip to enter Nepal. The microchip number should be entered on your pet's health certificate.
Your pet must be vaccinated for rabies between 30 days and 12 months prior to entering the country.
A Veterinary Health Certificate for Nepal must be completed by a licensed veterinarian in your originating country just prior to travel. We recommend that a USDA or CFIA-accredited veterinarian complete the form and you have it endorsed by the USDA or CFIA if traveling from the United States or Canada. If you are traveling to Nepal from another country, the Governing Authority of your country responsible for the import and export of animals should endorse the forms.
An import permit is not required when entering Nepal with a personal pet.
Ticks and Tapeworm Treatment
A ticks and tapeworm treatment is not required prior to entering Nepal but is recommended due to availability of these products in the country.
Entering Nepal by Air
Pets must enter Nepal via Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. Pets can enter in the cabin, as checked baggage or air cargo. Two dogs or cats can enter per person.
Flying to Nepal can be challenging. Many flights into Nepal go through India with a change of aircraft, and India is no longer permitting non-residents to enter the country with an pet. When you plan your route, be sure and avoid India if at all possible.
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.
Know that Nepal has very high import and VAT taxes for dogs and cats entering as air cargo.
All domestic dogs and cats must be free of evidence of disease communicable to humans when examined at the entry airport. If your dog or cat is not in apparent good health, further examination by a licensed veterinarian may be required at your expense.
Nepal does not publish a list of banned breeds.
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.
If your pet is not a dog, cat or ferret, and especially if it is a turtle or parrot, you should verify that it is not protected under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES). You will need to apply for additional permits if this is the case. Over 180 countries participate and enforce CITES regulations. .
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To the best of our ability, we ensure that recommendations given on PetTravel.com reflect the current regulations. We cannot predict how a given country may enforce these regulations. Noncompliance may result in the need to make arrangements to put your pet into quarantine at your expense, return your pet to the country of origin, or euthanize your pet. We suggest that you minimize the disruptions that may occur by following the rules of the country you are visiting.
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