Nepal vaccinations: which ones do you need?

Are you planning a trip to Nepal? Prepare your journey well as certain vaccinations are recommended. Even though not all vaccinations for Nepal are mandatory, getting vaccinated does protect you against unpleasant infectious diseases. Which specific vaccinations you require, depends on the places you plan to visit and on the duration of your stay in Buddha’s country of origin.

Nepal lies in Asia in the Himalayas between India and China (Tibet). It is a beautiful country that is especially popular amongst hikers and backpackers. Due to the varying altitudes in the natural landscape of Nepal, the country has different climate zones, ranging from an alpine climate in the Himalayas to a subtropical climate along the border with India. In addition to its wonderful natural beauty, Nepal offers many cultural highlights: there are many Hindu and Buddhist temples and palaces to admire, for example in Nepal’s capital Kathmandu – a very popular tourist spot.

Regardless of what you plan to do, you should protect yourself well against (tropical) diseases and mosquitoes. Both dengue and malaria occur in Nepal. If you go hiking in the Himalayas, please keep in mind the risk of altitude sickness.

Our KLM Health Services nurses are happy to tell you which vaccinations you require for Nepal and how to prepare for your trip to this wonderful country. Click here to make an appointment with one of our nurses.

Nepal vaccinations: the most common risks

Vaccines can make you resistant to various (tropical) diseases that occur in Nepal. Please find below a list of the most common health risks and diseases in Nepal and read which specific vaccinations you require.

Chikungunya

In this country Chikungunya is prevalent. A good protection against mosquito bites in the daytime is necessary.

Dengue

In this country dengue fever is prevalent. A good protection against mosquito bites in the daytime is necessary.

DTP

Vaccination is recommended for all travelers to this country.

Hepatitis A

Vaccination is recommended for all travelers to this country.

Hepatitis B

Vaccination depends on your personal situation. Please contact KLM Health Services for a personal advice.

Japanese Encephalitis

In this country Japanese encephalitis is (possibly) prevalent. Vaccination depends on your personal situation. Please contact KLM Health Services for a personal advice.

Malaria

In this country there is a risk of getting malaria. Protection against mosquito bites is necessary during day- and nighttime. Sometimes malaria tablets are recommended, please contact KLM Health Services.

MMR

Mumps, Measles and Rubella (MMR) vaccination (BMR vaccination in Dutch) is recommended for travelers to this country who are not protected against measles yet. This includes children from 6 months and up who have not yet received their childhood MMR immunization.

Rabies

Vaccination depends on your personal situation. In this country mammals could be infected with Rabies. Avoid contact with mammals. Please contact KLM Health Services for good and personal advice.

Tuberculosis

Vaccination depends on your personal situation. Please contact KLM Health Services for personal advice.

Typhoid fever - recommended

Typhoid vaccination is recommended for a duration of 2 weeks or longer for all travelers to this country.

Yellow Fever - compulsory from Yellow Fever area

In this country Yellow Fever is prevalent. There is a potential risk for travellers. Vaccination is recommended. Vaccination is possibly COMPULSORY when traveling from a Yellow Fever area. Please contact KLM Health Services to discuss or vaccination applies to you.

Zika virus

In this country Zika virus is prevalent. A good protection against mosquito bites in the daytime is necessary.

A healthy trip to Nepal? Prepare for your trip with our tips

Make your trip to Nepal as pleasant as possible and avoid unexpected surprises. Below you will find helpful tips and tricks to prepare yourself for your journey.

Our KLM Health Services’ Doctor Connect service allows your to contact a KLM Health Services expert 24/7, either by telephone, text message or WhatsApp. Not only in case of emergency but also if you have doubts. Subscribe to Doctor Connect.

Seemingly innocent things such as food, water and bright sunlight can pose a risk to your health during your travels. Want to know what measures you can take to reduce these health risks? Please read our travel tips.

The Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs travel advice helps you prepare for safety risks during your stay abroad. The travel advice, for example, tells you which regions are safe and to which regions you should not travel. Sometimes there are security risks. If this is the case, please be alert or, preferably only travel to the country concerned if genuinely necessary.

The Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs has set up a central telephone number for travellers, which can be reached 24/7. Please call: +31 247 247 247.

Schedule a vaccination for Nepal? Make an appointment!

Please make an appointment online for your Nepal vaccinations. An overview of our branches can be found here. Do you have any other questions about immunisations for Nepal? Please feel free to contact us via 0900 109 109 6 (€1,00 per call) or send an email to travelclinic@klm.com. You can also visit our frequently asked questions page.

 

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