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March 11, 2020
Is Nepal safe to travel

Updated: March 19, 2020

Is Nepal safe to travel ?

Is Nepal Safe to Travel?

The deadly disease, CORONAVIRUS or COVID-19, has been rapidly crashing the world lately. Firstly discovered in WUHAN city in Hubei province in mainland China, this disease has outbreak in more than 170 countries and territories, causing 219,345 confirmed cases8,969 deaths and 85,745 recoveries as of 19 March 2020.

Signs and Symptoms of Corona virus

As stated by World Health Organization (WHO) and multiple health institutes, the virus can be transmitted from people with no symptoms. The virus can be transmitted to 3 people by an infected person with direct contact.

Signs and Symptoms of Corona virus are

  • Runny nose
  • Sore throat
  • Cough
  • Fever
  • Shortness of breath
  • Pneumonia
  • Acute respiratory distress syndrome

Prevention

“Prevention is better than cure”

  • Wash your hands frequently
  • Practice respiratory hygiene
  • Maintain social distancing
  • Avoid touching eyes, nose & mouth

Most Affected Countries:

This CoronaVirus 2019 has affected more than 170 countries and territories. Unfortunately, this disease spreads so rapidly that the number of confirmed and dead cases increases speedily. Some of the most affected countries by the disease are listed below.

China

The first case of the novel COVID-19 was diagnosed in Wuhan, China, in late December 2019. As the most affected country globally, China has 80,928 cases, 3,245 deaths and 70,420 recoveries as of the latest report

Italy

Coronavirus disease has affected the European countries. This deadly disease has widespread so rapidly in Italy, making it the second most affected country with 35,713 confirmed cases, 2,978 deaths and 4,025 recoveries.

South Korea

The outbreak of the disease in South Korea has rough the lives of the people. The latest report shows that the country has 8,565 confirmed cases91 deaths and 1,947 recoveries.

Iran

Iran has been placed in the third position on the list as the country has 17,361 confirmed cases1,135 deaths and 5,710 recoveries.

Japan

The outbreak of COVID-19 in Japan has caused 986 confirmed cases, 33 deaths and 191 recoveries as of 19 March 2020.

Is Nepal safe to travel
Is Nepal safe to travel

Is Nepal Safe From COVID-19? How safe is Nepal from Corona Virus 2019?

Is the neighboring country of China, Nepal safe from Corona Virus? 

Every person may ask this question or have a concept that Nepal is not safe from CoronaVirus. However, Nepal is on the list of least affected countries globally, carrying only one confirmed case. In addition, a Nepali student returning from Wuhan on 5 January was diagnosed with COVID-19, kept in a quarantine zone for 14 days, and recovered.

On 16 February 2020, 175 Nepalese citizens evacuated from the epicentre of Wuhan, Hubei province in China. They were monitored at the quarantine zone in Kharipati, Bhaktapur, for two weeks. All the results came negative, and they got discharged.

Recently, 4 suspected people (3 Nepali citizens & a French national) landed from South Korea, UAE and Qatar, but the results tested negative.

Luckily, Nepal is safe from this deadly disease to date. However, the World Health Organization (WHO) has warned that Coronavirus may outbreak in Nepal. And, if the disease enters the country, it will be epidemic as Nepal is a third-world country and lacks proper healthcare institutes, modern technology and necessary equipment in sufficient amount to diagnose the person with highly infectious COVID-19.

Governmental Works to Prevent COVID-19

The global tension has been alarming the whole world for a few months. Though the disease has not affected Nepal, the Government of Nepal, many health organizations and agencies have taken steps to prevent the disease from spreading.

The Sukraraj Tropical and Infectious Disease Control Hospital and Epidemiology and Disease Control Division are the two major health institutions involved in preventing the virus from crashing in the country. In addition, temperature screening via thermal cameras and self-reporting has been initiated in Tribhuvan International Airport for the passengers flying in from other countries. Furthermore, Nepal Government has also assigned other hospitals like Bir Hospital, Civil Hospital, Patan Hospital and TU Teaching Hospital to coronavirus outbreaks in Nepal.

On March 9 2020, Government declared that on-arrival visas to Nepal from 8 countries that have been highly affected are suspended temporarily. In addition, ON-arrival-visas from the following countries are suspended for some time.

  1. China
  2. Iran
  3. Italy
  4. South Korea
  5. Japan
  6. France
  7. Germany
  8. Spain

Government’s Policy

The Government will implement the action from March 10, 2020, for the first five countries, whereas for France, Germany and Spain, it will be effective from March 13, 2020.

A day after, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared Coronavirus a Pandemic Outbreak. It warned the world to take preventive action. As a result, the Government of Nepal has decided to suspend all on-arrival tourist visas to all countries, excluding diplomatic and official visas. The meeting on late Thursday night on March 12 also ended up cancelling all the spring expeditions and Everest climbing.

According to the officials, the Government also decided to cease on-arrival tourist visas to Nepal through land routes. The visa suspension will be effective from March 14 and will last until April 30, 2020. However, anyone wishing to visit Nepal in between must have a medical certificate/report showing the person is COVID-19 negative.

Is Nepal Safe From COVID-19? How safe is Nepal from Corona Virus 2019?

Despite the outbreak of COVID-19 disturbing the peacefulness in the world, people are willing to travel to fulfil their desires of travelling. Nepal, the land of the Himalayas, is linked with China and listed in the danger zone by the World Health Organization (WHO). 

However, the outbreak of the Corona Virus disease has not affected the country. Only one case was seen till this date and was recovered with timely treatment. Otherwise, the suspected cases have resulted in negative.

The immediate actions of government and medical assistance are working to make Nepal safe from the disease. The Hon. Tourism Minister of Nepal, Yogesh Bhattarai, has invited all the travellers without hesitation and fear in a press release by Nepal Tourism Board. It concludes that “Nepal is Safe to travel”.

Please click the link below for suspension of Visa-On-Arrival.