Travel Insurance and Vaccination

No traveler wants to give a thought that something would go wrong during their travel; however, sometimes problems occur while on the trip. Travel insurance allows you to travel freely as you know that you have insurance to respond to any significant issues that possibly happen during the journey. The insurance policy may vary such as a policy cover a single trip or a multi-trip policy.

As you know, primarily travel insurance covers medical expenses, emergency evacuation (this must include helicopter evacuation), trip cancellation and any kinds of accident. While going on a trip with us, you must purchase an insurance policy that covers the issues mentioned above. You are not allowed to travel in Nepal without travel insurance.

You should submit a copy of your insurance document to us before you embark on a trip. There should be proper contact details of your insurance company in the case to contact them in an emergency.

Vaccination

Vaccine guards travelers from severe disease. If you are vaccinated, you can travel with free mind despite the prevalence of any illness in the area you are traveling. Though Nepal is not hazardous to any particular disease; to be on safe side, you can have the following vaccination before you travel. However, this is only general information for the travelers and not specific advice. Most importantly, you should consult your doctor before traveling as the individual medical needs may vary. If your doctor suggests any vaccination; have them before six weeks so that they start working when you are traveling.

We have provided a short description of some of the leading travel health issues and immunization that should be taken into consideration before traveling to Nepal:

Hepatitis A

This disease is contagious, and it affects the working capacity of your liver. It can be transmitted to a person from contaminated water or food or due to a contact with an infected person or things. Maintaining cleanliness is one of the best methods to protect yourself from Hepatitis A.

Hepatitis B

Hepatitis B is a transmissible disease that can be transmitted through blood, blood products, and fluids.  A vaccine can prevent it.

Tetanus, Pertussis, and Diphtheria

Tetanus is an infection occurred due to Clostridium Tetani. A toxin produced by this bacterium affects the brain and nervous system. It may interfere with breathing and caused stiffness of muscle.

Pertussis is a respiratory disease which makes hard to breathe. The disease is also called whooping cough as it causes uncontrollable coughing.

Diphtheria is an infection on the throat and sometimes on the skin caused by bacteria. It is contagious from person to person by coughing and sneezing.

Measles, Mumps, and Rubella

Measles

Measles has symptoms such as a cough, watery eyes, runny nose, rash and it causes ear infection, pneumonia, brain damage.

Mumps causes muscle aches, fatigue, appetite loss, swollen salivary glands. If it goes complicated, it has a much severe health issue.

Rubella 

The rubella virus causes rubella. The disease is mild, so many people do not recognize that they are infected with the disease. The primary symptoms of this disease are rashes appears on the body of the infected person. The other symptoms may be sore, throat fever and tiredness. Rubella is contagious and spread via air through the cough of an infected person. This disease is preventable by the rubella vaccine.

MMR vaccine can protect against these diseases.

Chickenpox

Chickenpox is a very infectious disease to those who have not vaccinated against this disease. It can be prevented through immunization.

Influenza

Influenza is a disease caused due to the Influenza virus. It is highly contagious, so people who are traveling are at the risk of Influenza. Maintaining cleanliness is an effective way to prevent spreading this disease. This is also vaccine preventable. Malaria

Malaria is a disease caused by an infected mosquito bite.  It is transmitted to humans by the bite of the Anopheles mosquito. Considering different factors such as side effect, expenses, you should consult your doctor before having a vaccine for this disease.

Meningitis 

Meningitis is swelling of the membrane covering the brain. Mainly, meningitis is caused by viral and bacterial infections. It can be contagious, so it’s a good idea for the travelers to get vaccinated against this disease.

Japanese Encephalitis

Japanese Encephalitis (JE) is caused when a mosquito bite a person and is widespread in the rural area of Asia. A vaccine is available for JE and is mostly recommended for adults and adolescents. The risk of JE is high in the southern plain of Nepal.

Rabies

Rabies is a virus transmitted from the saliva of infected animals such as dog, fox, and monkey. The virus can be transmitted to a person when such animals bite them. The disease is almost fatal when a person shows its symptoms; so anybody who might have a chance of contracting rabies must take rabies vaccines.

Cholera

Cholera is a communicable disease which causes diarrhea. It is caused by the consumption of water or food contaminated with Vibrio Cholera. The disease is common in the places having poor cleanliness.