Customs : All baggage must be
declared and cleared through the customs on arrival
at the port entry. Passengers arriving at Tribhuvan
International Airport (TIA) without any dutiable
goods can proceed through the Green Channel for
quick clearance without a baggage check. If you are
carrying dutiable articles, you have to pass through
the Red Channel for detailed customs clearance.
Import : Apart from used personal belongings,
visitors are allowed to bring to Nepal free of duty
cigarette (200) or cigars (50), distilled liquor
(one 1.15 liter bottle), and film (15 rolls). You
can also bring in the following articles free of
duty on condition that you take them out with you
when you leave : binoculars, movie or video camera,
still camera, laptop computer and portable music
Export : It is illegal to export objects over 100
years old (sacred images, paintings, manuscripts)
that are valued for culture and religious reasons.
Visitors are advised not to purchase such items as
they are Nepal's cultural heritage and belong here.
The Department of Archaeolgy has to certify all
metal statues, sacred paintings and similar objects
before they are allowed to be sent or carried out of
the country. Handicraft dealers and travel agents
are able to assist you in this process. For more
information on Customs matters Contact the chief
Customs Administratior, TIA Customs Office.
Airport Tax : Passengers departing from the
Tribhuvan International Airport are required to pay
airport tax of Rs. 770 if going to SAARC countries
(Bangladesh, Bhutan India, Maldives, Pakistan and
Sri Lanka) and Rs. 1100 to all international
destinations. Domestic airport tax is Rs. 165.