Nepal Import Restrictions

In order to enter Nepal, certain goods are subject to specific controls and, regardless of their value and quantity, they require the consent of Nepal government, preferably, license must be obtained prior to passage through the customs, preventing the goods from being retained. On this page, you will see what kinds of items are prohibited from entering the Nepal, and which items need special documentation before exporting to Nepal.

Nepal Import Regulations

Import regulations

The same as for India.

Nepal does not accept Registered items or insured items containing currency notes or coins, except by special agreement to that effect.


Special documentation requirements

The same as for India.


In addition to items prohibited by Dangerous and Prohibited Goods & Packaging Post Guide and ECI International Courier Regulations, Nepal prohibits:

  • All items that India prohibits
  • Bearings of all kinds
  • Cameras
  • Cardamom
  • Cinnamon
  • Cloves
  • Photographic paper
  • Synthetic fibres
  • Watches and spare parts.

Ordinary, registered or insured mail:

Nepal reserves the right not to accept, in accordance with their international legislation, ordinary, registered or insured mail containing coins, bank notes, securities payable to the bearer and travellers cheques.

Nepal does not accept ordinary and registered letters containing articles subject to customs duty.

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