Covid 19: Is Nepal Safe to Travel?

Covid 19: Is Nepal Safe to Travel?

Covid 19: Is Nepal Safe to Travel?

Coronavirus is actually said as the deep form of many viruses that may cause illnesses such as severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), Common Cold, and Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS). This is also popular as a type of common cold virus. It mostly infects the individual upper throat and nose. 

According to the research they initially spread like cold viruses. In the same way, almost each and every individual gets infected by coronavirus infections at least once in their whole life journey. Many of the coronaviruses are not dangerous but some are very much. 

A new form of coronavirus was founded as the main cause of a disease that spread throughout China in 2019. Finally, it was SARS-CoV-2 which is named COVID-19. In the month of march 2020 WHO declared Coronavirus COVID as an outbreak of a pandemic. As per research statistics, it may kill hundreds and thousands of lives in a single day.

What are the symptoms of COVID-19?

This is very important that you must be aware of your body’s response to the virus. There are common signs and symptoms of this virus COVID-19. It usually begins within 2 or more than maybe 15 days after a person has been infected through this. There is a study that 55,000 cases of CoVID-19 illness in the country of China show a range of symptoms that go with this virus. 

There are some probable symptoms that may arise within the above-mentioned time are as follows;

  • Fever: 88%
  • Dry cough: 68%
  • Fatigue: 38%
  • Coughing up thick phlegm from the lungs: 33%
  • Shortness of breath: 19%
  • Bone or joint pain: 15%
  • Sore throat: 14%
  • Headache: 14%
  • Chills: 11%
  • Nausea or vomiting: 5%
  • Stuffy nose: 5%
  • Diarrhea: 4%
  • Coughing up blood: 1%
  • Swollen eyes: 1%

Prevention of Corona Virus

Up to date, there is no vaccine invented to cure patients who suffer from COVID-19. But there are some major steps that you must follow to reduce the risk of this virus. CDC and WHO recommend all the infected patient to have some precautions for avoiding COVID-19 attacks as shown below;

  • Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and warm water or with an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Keep your hands and fingers away from your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Avoid close contact with infected people.
  • Clean and disinfect surfaces you touch often, like tables, doorknobs, light switches, toilets, faucets, and sinks.
  • Avoid mass gatherings and large people events. 
  • Avoid close contact with people because it may spread too fast. At least stay within 6 feet, 2 meters of distance.

There is some other thing you must be known about. If you are going through any kinds of medications or any kinds of chronic medical condition then there is a higher chance or risk of serious illness. In such a situation, you need to visit the doctor as soon as possible.

Is Nepal safe from coronavirus?

The outbreak and pandemic of coronavirus have affected hundreds of countries around the globe. There is also an effect of coronavirus in Nepal but we have a bit less in number than other countries. There are multiple health activists, agencies, and organizations working to diagnose and help the government recover from COVID-19 as fast as they can. 

You might be wondering ‘Is Nepal safe to travel?’ All the forms of the health sector in Nepal are working hard to recover from this pandemic situation. Hopefully, we will be in control as long as we can. In this context, Nepal looks a bit comfortable and safe from coronavirus. However, some important precautions must be taken to stop the spread of the virus. Till now we don’t have such a critical situation with coronavirus in Nepal.

At this time we cannot say anything about traveling to Nepal because all the international flights have been postponed and there are no activities in Nepal then it will be a bit sensitive. It is because you have to follow all the rules and safety procedures to visit Nepal. So that you will be safe from this coronavirus.

What is Nepal Government doing in this pandemic?

Nepal is also facing the same crisis and pandemic situation due to coronavirus. The Nepal government is also putting much effort to control the spread of this virus through the help of many safety procedures. There are above 19,000 coronavirus cases in Nepal and 42 people are dead. 

The government of Nepal is putting more effort to control and taking help from many organizations for pandemic control. Mostly infected major cities are under lockdown.  At the same time, wearing masks are compulsory while walking outside. This is also the responsibility of each and every individual to follow such effective rules to maintain the spread of the virus. 

The Health ministry in Nepal is doing lots of things to curb and check to be impacted by the coronavirus and isolated by some of the cases when they are reported. They have also established a health desk run by professional health personnel. It is set up at Tribhuvan International Airport as well as at the India-Nepal border point.

Is Nepal safe to travel during this time?

There is no doubt Nepal is a fantastic destination to travel and trek in the region of the Himalayas. This is the time of pandemic and the Nepal government is doing work to control the spread of it. At the same time, we cannot say anything about traveling in Nepal. As the days are growing the cases are also going up. However, we have as much control as compared to other countries in the world. The official information published by the Aviation and tourism ministry is that till now we are not prepared to open travel-related activities. It is because there is no vaccine and more dangerous for people to be safe from viruses. But the government has started some charter flights to return some guests to their home countries. 

Should I cancel my trip or not?

This is of course very right that you just cancel all of your trip-related activities. As the pandemic gets control and there is strong provision to travel then you will be warmly welcome in Nepal. There are a variety of ways that they are researching how tourism should be revived in Nepal. You just don’t need to worry about traveling to Nepal. You must keep patience and be safe wherever you are at first.  

On the other hand, If you come by the Indian border then there are some provisions that you need to follow accordingly. But this is not quite secure as there is almost risk and you just faced it. So we really recommend you to cancel your trip for some time and as the pandemic gets low then you may visit our site to get more information about the travel-related activities in Nepal. 

When do international flights open in Nepal?

The Ministry of Culture, Tourism, and Civil Aviation said that they are planning to resume all kinds of international and domestic flights from August 1. According to the secretary Kedar Bahadur  Adhikari, the ministry has already concerned and directed the aviation and air of Nepal.

Nepal also has suspended all kinds of international and domestic flights enforcing a national lockdown on the month of March 24 to control the sadness of COVID-19 infection. They also have confronted some precautions or guidelines before resuming flights as per the information of WHO and the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal. 

They resume flight by maintaining social distancing measures in a certain place and they also add resumption can be done as per the behavior of COVID-19 virus reaction. 

As per the decision taken by the Council of Ministers in Kathmandu on June 14. The possible time period of suspension of all international and domestic commercial passenger flights has been extended till July 5.

Nepal has reported above 9,000 cases of coronavirus infection across 77 districts with 48 deaths to date.

How COVID- 19 affects the visit to Nepal 2020?

Nepal has already announced plans to celebrate Visit Nepal 2020. A growing threat of coronavirus increases day by day across the globe. The government of Nepal has officially canceled the most ambitious Visit to Nepal year 2020 officially.

This is a very sensitive decision taken by the council of ministers on March 22, 2020, and formally endorsed at the meeting. After that, they officially canceled all kinds of promotional related activities to tourism campaigns around various countries immediately as the outbreak goes globally. As the outbreak of coronavirus turned to be a pandemic, the government finally rejects each and every activity related to tourism. 

This is the most interesting campaign designed by the government of Nepal, planning to target 2 million tourist arrivals in the country. As the inauguration ceremony has already been done super beautifully in the Dasarath Rangashala. 

All the Nepalese and tourism personnel were excited to launch this campaign. But after some time we got this virus and we have to go through a big loss thereafter.

Plans of Government to revive tourism in Nepal

As we have already mentioned the condition of the Nepalese government and tourism industry due to the pandemic of coronavirus. The tourism ministry and government of Nepal are struggling hard to control the spread of corona and studying how to revive the tourism industry. 

There are hundreds and thousands of tourism business people involved in the tourism sector for a long time. They are contributing a huge amount of revenue to the government but the pandemic has taken all this down. So the government is establishing virtual talk, safety measures, precautions ways, and social distancing to ensure the safety of tourists. There is not a concrete plan but some measures to put down to do soon in the coming days. 

Conclusion

Lastly, this pandemic has created a huge loss but at the same time, it has created some positive lessons that we must be very careful; about. Each crisis brings a very big opportunity and you must grab it. As the crisis comes down, all the sectors will make a special plan and design to travel in a secure and good way. 

You must follow some important measures as we have mentioned to be safe from this deadly virus above.

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