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Travel Vaccinations for Nepal
The table below provides a general guide as to the Travel Vaccinations that may be advised to you for travel to the Nepal.
The Vaccinations and Medications that are needed for travel vary from person-to-person. Everyone should have a personal risk assessment with a travel health professional to take into account a range of factors such as itinerary, medical condition, occupational and lifestyle risk factors and previous vaccination history.
|Vaccination||All Travellers||Most Travellers||Some Travellers||Major Risk|
|MMR||Yes||Person-to-Person||Measles, mumps, rubella, Course of Two||£56|
|DTaP||Yes||Person-to-Person||Tetanus, Diptheria, polio, Single Dose||£41|
|Typhoid||Yes||Contaminated Food and Water||Typhoid, single dose||£51|
|Hepatitis A||Yes||Contaminated Food and Water||Hepatitis A, Single Dose||£86|
|Cholera||Yes||Contaminated Food and Water||Cholera, for course of 2||£37.50|
|Hepatitis B||Yes||Body Fluids, Medical Intervention||Hepatitis B, Course of Three||£61|
|Japanese Encephalitis||Yes||Mosquitoes||Japanese encephalitis, Course of Two||£96|
|Rabies||Yes||Infected Animals||Rabies, Course of Three||£66|
Advice for Travellers to all Destinations
Risk of Malaria in the Nepal
Malaria is a viral illness spread by Mosquitoes that bite from dusk to dawn throughout the tropical world. It causes high fever and severe joint and muscle pains. In serious cases, malaria can be fatal.
Travellers to areas where there is a Risk of Malaria should get advice regarding Malaria Medication which can be taken to help stop the illness from developing. The type of medication required depends on your destination, itinerary, length of stay and current medical condition.
Further reduce the risk of by practicing mosquito Bite Avoidance by using Insect Repellant such as DEET 50% and covering exposed skin by wearing long sleeves and trousers.
Yellow Fever Risk and Certification Requirements for Nepal
Yellow Fever is a serious viral illness spread by mosquitoes in the tropical regions of Africa and South America. For further information, please see Yellow Fever Vaccination.
Under International Health Regulations (2005), travellers who have been to an Area affected by Yellow Fever, or who have travelled via an airport of a country affected, are required to present an International Certificate of Vaccination (ICVP) before they are allowed to enter Nepal.
Further Travel Health Advice for Nepal
Dengue Fever precautions should be taken for travel to and within Nepal. Dengue fever is caused by mosquito bites from a specific mosquito, which seems to be most active during daylight. There is no medical protection against dengue fever. What you can do is try to avoid mosquito bites and use mosquito repellent and a mosquito net. Our travel nurse will be best able to advise you.
Due to the fact that some places in Nepal is situated higher than 2500m, Altitude Sickness could be a problem. You can obtain altitude sickness medication and practice appropriate acclimatisation and gradual ascents to counter altitude sickness. Don’t forget, its not just your climbing altitude but your sleeping altitude as well that must be considered. Our travel nurse will be able to discuss these with you and offer you the relevant advice.
Heat and Humidity
The Maldives is generally warm. It can get quite wet at some points in the year though. Check the weather for the period you are travelling, as you will need to pack adequately and take reasonable precautions.
Tap water in resorts may or may not be safe. It is best to check with the hotel about drinking water for the region you are staying in.
Food and Drink
In the resorts you will be able to find food that is tailored towards the tourist palate. Please be aware that this is a largely Muslim country so be respectful about alcohol consumption and fasting periods.
Animals and Insects
Lots of different infections can be spread through Insect Bites, including Dengue Fever, which is spread by mosquitoes. Symptoms can include fever, headache and severe joint, bone and muscular pain. Advice for Dengue Fever is listed above.
Make sure you have health insurance in place that will cover the full range of activities you plan to undertake while in The Maldives.
As most of your stay in The Maldives will be in a resort, you can feel fairly safe. As with all travelling though, be aware of your surroundings and always put your own safety first.
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