Custom formalities

Upon arriving at Tribhuvan International Airport, passengers must clear customs. All of your luggage and belongings will be checked and handled. There is no charge for carrying personal items. Travelers visiting Nepal must follow all customs rules and regulations. Passenger facilities meet international standards, except for rare metals, archaeological and religious artifacts, animals and related goods, medicines, guns and ammunition, and communications equipment. Use the green channel to avoid customs at Tribhuvan International Airport if you don't have any dutiable items. You must pass customs through the red channel if you have any dutiable items. Customs taxes may be necessary for the clearance of dutiable goods.

Domestic revenue is primarily dependent on taxes. Import duties may vary from 0% to over 140% per item. Most main items, including live animals and seafood, are duty-free. A 5% tax is levied on equipment and items related to basic needs. The sale of alcoholic beverages containing more than 60% alcohol is prohibited in the country. Imports of drugs, meat, and dairy products are also banned. Weapons, ammunition, explosives, laptops, TVs, VCRs, and walkie-talkies all need special authorization to enter. Precious metals and jewelry are prohibited except for bag and baggage rules. Along with used personal things, tourists entering Nepal are permitted to bring duty-free cigarettes (200 sticks or cigars (50 sticks), distilled liquor (one 1.15-liter bottle), and film (15 rolls). Binoculars, a movie or video camera, a still camera, a laptop computer, and a portable music system are all permitted duty-free entry into the nation under the proviso that they are returned upon departure.

Export duties on vegetable ghee and plastic products range from 2 to 10%, with a 0.5% export service charge. Archeological and religious artifacts, wildlife under control, drugs, weapons, ammunition, explosives, industrial raw materials, imported raw materials, components, capital goods, and wood and logs are all examples of items that can't be exported. Antiquity export permits are issued by the Department of Archaeology at the National Archive Building on Ram Shah Path in Kathmandu. Exporting cultural and religious artifacts older than 100 years is a violation. This collection includes religious sculptures, paintings, and literature. These things are Nepalese and should not be exported.