Health Tips

Immunizations:

Nepal has no official vaccination requirement for entry. However you should make an effort to protect yourself from some serious diseases that can be prevented by vaccine or preventive measures. Vaccines for Hepatitis A and B, Typhoid and Meningitis are necessary. You can start thinking about this about two months before your departure.

Hepatitis A - strongly recommended.

Typhoid - Recommended. This disease is highly prevalent in Nepal.

Meningitis - Recommended. The risk is low in short time travellers, but the disease is serious and the vaccination is safe.

Tetanus and Diphtheria - You should have a booster if you have had one in the last 10 years.

Polio - You should have a booster if you have had one in the last 10 years.

Tuberculosis - Ask your doctor for a Mantoux test, then depending on the result, discuss a BCG vaccination.

Hepatitis B - Recommended

Rabies - If you can avoid dogs then the risk of infection is low.

Japanese B Encephalitis - This is a mosquito borne disease and is not found above 1,000m. Though cases have been reported in the Terai but not usually effecting the tourists. It is, though, a very nasty disease and the vaccine is safe and effective.

Malaria - In Nepal, malaria is limited to the lowland of Terai, Chitwan and area adjoining India. There is no risk of malaria in Kathmandu.