Coronavirus Is Nepal Safe To Visit

Coronavirus: Is Nepal safe to visit?

Yes, Nepal is safe from Coronavirus so feel safe to visit. Although, Nepal shares a close border with China no symptoms have been seen till now in Nepal. Everyday Nepal is welcoming thousands of tourists so rest easy and take no doubt, the safety of Tourists is Nepal’s number 1 priority. 

The novel coronavirus (nCoV) is the most embryonic virus/disease in the world of this date that initially appeared in Wuhan, China from 31st December 2019. This virus has influenced most of the countries in the world but the most affected remains China, as over 66,000 people have been affected and 1300 people have already died because of this virus and the count is still going on. Diagnosis is possible till the date but vaccines are yet to be discovered, which makes it riskier. It has become the topic of major concern as the virus is spreading around the country. This virus is termed to spread early from animal to human with a direct contact at large seafood and live animal market, and then from human to human in the community.


As Nepal shares a close border with China, people find it obvious that Nepal will likewise come in contact with the virus. But Nepal is completely safe to visit. The virus has not influenced the country at all. With the first diagnostic of coronavirus in China, the inter countries' transport has stopped. It has had less chance of viruses entering Nepal. WHO has been organizing meetings and forums of funders and over 300 researchers and scientists to research and find the cure for it. Also, WHO has declared it as a global concern and health emergency, not only in China and its neighborhood but all around the world. The National Health Public Laboratory is also working for vaccine development and rapid diagnostic of this virus.

Is coronavirus a threat to Nepal?

Cronavirus in Nepal

Nepal is celebrating its National Tourism Campaign, Visit Nepal 2020 with the aim of welcoming 2 million tourists in Nepal, and the emergence of coronavirus in China, has spread fear in visitors' minds that 'Will it be safe to visit Nepal?' It is an obvious issue, but with the statistics and records published, the coronavirus infection has marked to be negligible in Nepal, hence the diagnostic result is negative. It makes Nepal very safe to visit and explore around. Also, if it enters in Nepal, there is less chance of it spreading, as initial diagnosis and preventive measures are already released by other countries. And, with proper and immediate government actions and medical support, there remains a negligible chance of the infection spreading throughout. Also, with timely diagnosis and medication, the ones who were affected by this virus are completely recovered and are now out of danger.

Nepal is celebrating its National Tourism Campaign, Visit Nepal 2020 with the aim of welcoming 2 million tourists in Nepal, and the emergence of coronavirus in China, has spread fear in visitors' minds that 'Will it be safe to visit Nepal?' It is an obvious issue, but with the statistics and records published, the coronavirus infection has marked to be negligible in Nepal, hence the diagnostic result is negative. It makes Nepal very safe to visit and explore around. Also, if it enters in Nepal, there is less chance of it spreading, as initial diagnosis and preventive measures are already released by other countries. And, with proper and immediate government actions and medical support, there remains a negligible chance of the infection spreading throughout. Also, with timely diagnosis and medication, the ones who were affected by this virus are completely recovered and are now out of danger.

Symptoms of novel coronavirus:

  • Common symptoms: common cold, respiratory uneasiness, shortness of breath, fever, and cough, sore throat and rapid heartbeat

  • Severe case symptoms: infection causing the severe acute respiratory syndrome, pneumonia, kidney failure, and death too

Prevention Measures for novel coronavirus:

  • Wear masks while walking around
  • Cover nose and mouth while sneezing and coughing
  • Regular hand wash
  • Thoroughly cooking meat, eggs, and other vegetables
  • Avoid close contact with anyone showing symptoms such as sneezing and coughing
  • An early check-up is essential for ones suffering from common symptoms to be sure

Initiative for coronavirus research and controlling

WHO (World Health Organization) has been organizing the meetings and the forum was made in order to discuss this emerging virus in the world. This meeting was hosted by WHO in collaboration with GloPID-R (Global Research Collaboration for Infectious Disease Preparedness), including research funders and over 300 researchers and scientists. The topics of major priority in this case include:

  • A natural history of the virus, its origin, transmission, and diagnosis
  • Environmental and animal research including human-animal interface and management measures
  • Epidemiological studies
  • Infection characterization, prevention, control and management
  • Research and development of therapies and vaccines
  • Ethical consideration for research and integration of social science responses

Being the neighbor of the victimized country, China, Nepal holds the greatest responsibility to preserve its citizens from this general to severe epidemic. The major steps that the Nepal Government has taken include:

  • Nepal halted trade with China since its diagnostic
  • Rasuwagadi border has been closed since January 28, 2020
  • Nepal has suspended all the flights from China to Nepal
  • Set up health desk at Tribhuvan International Airport for checking any suspicious entries
  • Strictly ordered the hospitals to be very careful about this virus and immediately inform the Health Ministry if any such cases get inspected

Although all these are going on throughout, Nepal has decided not to stop its tourism campaign and dream of welcoming two million visitors throughout the year.  To support it, the General Secretary of TAAN stated: "Nepal is continuing its Visit Nepal 2020 Campaign and has ensured that all the safety mechanism is in place to contain coronavirus cases and make it safe and sound to travel in Nepal".

We, the team of Nepal Trek Adventures & Expedition present our hearty condolence for those who lost their lives because of this virus and pray in favor of those who have been infected for early recovery. Also, we welcome our godly visitors for any treks, tours, and adventures in Nepal.

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