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 Nepal

Recommended Vaccinations for Nepal at a Glance
All Travellers: MMR, DTaP
Most Travellers: Typhoid, Hepatitis A
Some Travellers: Cholera, Hepatitis B, Japanese Encephalitis, Rabies

Vaccination Major Risk Factors Course Price
MMR Person-to-Person Course of Two £60
DTaP Person-to-Person Single Dose £50
Typhoid Person-to-Person Single Dose £50
Hepatitis A Person-to-Person Single Dose £86
Cholera Person-to-Person Course of Two £47.50
Hepatitis B Person-to-Person Course of Three £66
Japanese Encephalitis Person-to-Person Course of Two £151
Rabies Person-to-Person Course of Three - intramuscular £66

Over 40,000 people from Britain visit the Nepal every year. Based South Asia its neighbours include India, China and Bhutan.

Travel Alert Nepal 12/05/15 
A second major earthquake has struck Nepal. Keep up-to-date with travel advice from the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) for Nepal and #NepalEarthquake on Twitter. To donate, visit Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) Nepal Earthquake Appeal or the British Red Cross.

There is No Risk of Yellow Fever in Nepal

Keep up-to-date with the latest travel advice from the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) before travelling.

Advice for Travellers to all Destinations

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.

All Travellers

All Travellers should ensure that they are up-to-date with Routine Vaccinations including Diphtheria, Tetanus and Polio and Measles, Mumps and Rubella.

Most Travellers

Most travellers will also need to consider a course or booster of Hepatitis A and Typhoid as there is a risk of these diseases across most parts of the world.

Some Travellers

Some Travellers may also be advised additional vaccinations such as Rabies, Japanese Encephalitis and Hepatitis B based on their individual risk assessment.

Risk of Malaria in Nepal

Malaria is spread by the plasmodium parasite passed to humans from the bite of an anopheles mosquito. Malaria is a serious illness with symptoms include fever, chills, sweats and flu like symptoms. In severe cases, malaria can be fatal. There isn’t currently a vaccine available for our travellers, although there are other ways to protect yourself, see Malaria Information for Travellers.

There is Risk of Malaria across Nepal throughout the year. There is a seasonal peak from July to October in areas of the Terai near India including Kalali.

Malaria Prevention

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 Repellent such as DEET 50% and covering exposed skin by wearing long sleeves and trousers.

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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.

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.

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.

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.