Complications with one-way tickets
Replies: 7 - Last Post: Jun 26, 2012 9:53 AM Last Post By: into-thin-air
Jun 25, 2012 1:33 PM
Complications with one-way ticketsAll right then, it's my first post, so a collective hello to everyone here!
I'm planning to travel to Nepal in early January in 2013 and stay for about two months. After that I'm off to India via the border crossing at Sunauli. The scuttlebutt I've been hearing is that there might be some problems regarding granting visas and boarding planes if you only have a one-way ticket.
I've read that the Nepali officials aren't the worst possible bureaucrats. So if you have a visa at the ready when arriving in Kathmandu, there won't be any hassle. Not even if you only have a one-way ticket into the country.
Then again the officials here in Finland may not share the same laid back attitude with the Nepalis. So technically, if I don't have a ticket onward from Nepal / return ticket, they could deny me access to the plane in Helsinki or in the countries where possible stops will take place.
So, how can I handle this situation smoothly? At this time, my plan is to take a plane first to Dubai and then to Kathmandu. What I DON'T want to do is find myself in a plane heading back home just because I didn't have any means to prove that I would actually be leaving Nepal within the previously mentioned two months.
Jun 25, 2012 2:11 PM
This issue was disxussed on this thread.
As far as I know, nepal does not require on onward ticket to issue visas either on arrival or in advance.
If you are concerned, apply for a visa in advance. What problems have you heard?
Jun 25, 2012 2:45 PM
2This has Not been an issue in Nepal (if you are traveling thru some crackpot countries or on crackpot airlnes that are merely enroute stops to your destination, KTM, and they have some sort of problem with your ticket status then get with a reg airline and eliminate the crackpot countries too)....BTW, I will be traveling to Nepal on a one way ticket for a stay of about 6 months with no firm return plan or ticket. Not worried.
My normal route is west coast USA to KTM via either Korean, Thai, Cathay, Singapore maybe an USA based carrier if I must on a portion of the route if it works out that way....and thru Seoul, Bangkok, HK, Singapore, perhaps a stop in Japan......no crackpot airlines, no crackpot countries and no ticket or visa hassles.
If you are concerned for some reason do as scoodly says and get your visa in advance.
Edited by: roger_ray
Jun 25, 2012 9:51 PM
Jun 26, 2012 2:50 AM
4You do not need show a visa to the airlines at the check-in, because you can get the (3 month) visa at the airport. What would be the point of having this excellent visa system if people could not get on the planes without one? I have flown via Delhi and Doha several times without any questions asked. Are you mixing this Nepal visa thing with the hassles at the Delhi airport some people had, because they could not transit between terminals without a Indian visa (or something like that)? Loads of people come to Nepal without onward tickets, because they plan to exit via India or Tibet, or have no plans at all. Never a problem.
Jun 26, 2012 2:55 AM
5European airlines can be bitchy about not having a return, but not over no visa. No problem arriving in Nepal with VOA.
Jun 26, 2012 3:21 AM
Jun 26, 2012 9:53 AM
7Although there was a report on here (Link provided by scoodly) that one persona had hassle, I have flown into Nepal 8 times and drove over the border once and have Never been asked for proof of onward ticketing
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