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Update of COVID-19 status in Nepal

Recent Update about COVID 19 in Nepal from Nepal Tourism Board.


This is to bring you all the updates on the status of Nepal regarding the threat of the Coronavirus (COVID 19).

Last Updated: March 22, 2021

Total Cases: 275,906

Total Deaths: 3016

Total Recovered: 271,921

Active Cases: 969

Total Cases per 1 Million Population: 9,349

Deaths per 1 Million Population: 102 

  • Information regarding commercial flights: Commercial flights are partially being operated at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu. Please find additional information about the flight resumption from the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal at http://caanepal.gov.np/.
     
  • Country-Specific Information:
    1. For statistics about COVID-19 in Nepal, please find updates at https://covid19.ndrrma.gov.np/.
    2. Almost every hotel, restaurant, the business has resumed its regular operations.
    3. The central government of Nepal has authorized local authorities to impose lockdowns within their jurisdictions if required.

 

  • COVID-19 Vaccine Information: The government of Nepal has approved the usage of the COVID-19 vaccine. The Astra Zeneca vaccine named ‘Covishield’ manufactured in India is currently being used.

 

  • Department of Immigration: Tourists are able to get an on-arrival visa at Tribhuvan International Airport. Please consult the Department of Immigration for further information about visa matters. (http://www.immigration.gov.np/)

 

  • Quarantine Information:
    1. Newly arrived travelers needn’t undergo a compulsory 14-day quarantine if they are already vaccinated and provide their vaccination card OR they provide a negative PCR test within 72 hrs before arrival in Kathmandu.
    2. Suspected cases already in the country are quarantined for 14 days.

 

  • Requirements for Entry and Exit:
    1. Travelers can obtain a Nepali visa from Nepali diplomatic missions abroad.
    2. Negative results from a PCR test obtained within 72 hours before arrival in Kathmandu are required for entry if they are not yet vaccinated.
    3. Are health screening procedures in situ at airports and other ports of entry? Yes, although procedures at the moment consist only of temperature checks.
    4. Visit the Department of Immigration website (http://www.immigration.gov.np/) for more details about visas.

 

  • Movement Restrictions:
    1. There is currently no lockdown in Nepal.
    2. Are there restrictions on intercity or interstate travel? No, but they remain possible.

 

  • COVID-19 Testing: Several Kathmandu Valley hospitals offer COVID-19 testing. Individuals are liable for paying the cost of the test. The government of Nepal doesn't cover the prices of the COVID-19 test. Some of the hospitals from which tests are available are:
    1. Norvic International Hospital, Thapathali, Kathmandu, (01) 425-8854. Cost: 6,050 Nepali rupees.
    2. Star Hospital, Sanepa Heights Road, Lalitpur, (01) 555-0197. Cost: 5,500 Nepali rupees.
    3. HAMS, Mandikhatar, Kathmandu, (01) 437-7404. Cost: 6,000 Nepali rupees.

 

  • Transportation Options:
    1. Are commercial flights operating? Yes, some of the airlines have already started to resume their commercial flights.
    2. Is public transportation operating? Yes, the public transportation is fully operating.
    3. The public is required to wear masks when outdoors, including while riding on public transport.

 

  • Penalty for Disobedience: The government of Nepal has announced that members of the general public found outdoors without a mask will be arrested and fined. However, the government has not circulated specifics about penalties for such arrests.

 

  • Local Resources:

 

Common Symptoms of Corona Virus

  1. Cough
  2. Fever
  3. Dyspnea (Shortness of Breath)
  4. Muscle Pain
  5. Headache
  6. Tiredness
  7. Sore Throat  

 

Prevention for Corona Virus

  1. The first and foremost preventive method is to use a good quality mask.
  2. Avoid close contact with people. 
  3. Do not touch your mouth or nose unnecessarily. 
  4. Take rest at home when you feel you are sick.
  5. Cover your mouth and nose using a tissue or a clean cloth while sneezing or coughing and dispose it properly. 
  6. Wash your hand properly with soap after using the bathroom, before and after eating, and after sneezing or coughing. 
  7. Clean your frequently using objects with regular household cleaning materials.  

It is better to be careful while traveling around the world. Remember to carry the necessary health gear to prevent any kind of disease. It is always better to prevent than to cure. Stay safe wherever you are. 

 

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