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Last verified: Thursday, 17. October 2019 at 07:24 AM

Nepal Travel Advisory

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Warning Level Icon We advise caution when travelling to Nepal

Local Situation: 2.7 / 5

We advise caution when travelling to Nepal. We detected travel advisories from 6 sources for this specific country.

Regional Situation: 2.6 / 5

Nepal shares land borders with India and India. For these countries, the individual warning index is 2.6 (India) and 2.4 (China).

Advice scoring history for Nepal

Chart of the risk level over that last 200 days. This is the daily calculated travel risk for Nepal.

Chart of the number of sources over that last 200 days. This is the daily number of advisory sources (of any rating) that have been active on that day.

Note: Changes happening on the 28th/29th of July 2019 are related to a change in the software and number of sources processed.

Rating Details (single travel warnings)

These are the individual advisories published by other countries about the destination Nepal from a travellers perspective. The scoring of all messages combined is the foundation for the current rating 2.7 out of 5.0.

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 2 - Travel is usually safe.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: United States

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Exercise increased caution in Nepal due to the potential for isolated political violence.  Political demonstrations intended to be peaceful can sometimes escalate into violence, and may be met with force by Nepali authorities.  Read the Safety and Security section on the country information page. 

Source: http://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories/nepal-travel-advisory.html

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 2 - Travel is usually safe.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: New Zealand

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Exercise increased caution in Nepal due to the potential for political rallies and protests to result in civil unrest.

Source: https://www.safetravel.govt.nz/nepal

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 3 - Travel with high caution.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Canada

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The Canadian goverment suggests: Exercise a high degree of caution.

Source: https://travel.gc.ca/destinations/nepal

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 3 - Travel with high caution.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Ireland

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Warning Level Icon Danger level: 3 - Travel with high caution.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Finland

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Iaktta särskild försiktighet - Demonstrationer och andra politiska opinionsyttringar är en del av den politiska kulturen i Nepal. Undvik stora folksamlingar i dessa situationer. Utlänningar kan bli utvisade ur landet om de deltar i politiska demonstrationer. Det har exploderat bomber i Katmandu under det gångna året, men utlänningar har inte varit föremål för bombattentaten.

Source: https://um.fi/resemeddelande/-/c/NP

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 3 - Travel with high caution.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Denmark

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Når du rejser til Nepal bør du til enhver tid være opmærksom på din personlige sikkerhed, og holde dig opdateret via de lokale myndigheder, nyhedsmedier og dit rejsebureau. Du bør være forsigtig, når du rejser i Nepal pga. risikoen for lomme- og tasketyveri. De fleste danskere har dog ingen problemer, når de besøger landet.

Source: http://um.dk/da/rejse-og-ophold/rejse-til-udlandet/rejsevejledninger/nepal/

Individual rating changes for Nepal

This is the recent history of individual changes of travel advices that affected the total asessment of Nepal. Most recent events first.

Changes from September 25th 2019

The total rating for Nepal changed from 0.0 to 0.0. Here are the influencing details:

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The United States government issued a new warning for Nepal with a rating of 2.0.

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The Canadian government issued a new warning for Nepal with a rating of 3.0.

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The New Zealand government issued a new warning for Nepal with a rating of 2.0.

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The Irish government issued a new warning for Nepal with a rating of 3.0.

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The Finnish government issued a new warning for Nepal with a rating of 3.0.

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The Danish government issued a new warning for Nepal with a rating of 3.0.

About Nepal

Nepal with its capital Kathmandu is a country in Asia (Southern Asia), slightly larger than Arkansas (140,800 km²). The country is located Southern Asia, between China and India. The climate can be described as varies from cool summers and severe winters in north to subtropical summers and mild winters in south. The landscape is Tarai or flat river plain of the Ganges in south, central hill region, rugged Himalayas in north. With a population of about 29.52 million citizens.

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Basic Statistics and Facts

Topic Value
Capital Kathmandu
Population about 29.52 million
Size 140.800 km²
Size comparable to slightly larger than Arkansas
Common languages English, Nepali
Currency Rupee (short: NPR)
Common voltage (electricity) 230V - 50Hz
Used GSM Frequencies 900/1800
International phone prefix +977
Internet Top Level Domain .np
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 2 NP
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 3 NPL
Countrycode: ISO Numeric 524

Environmental problems and natural hazzards

These are problems Nepal is facing. Environmental issues refer to damages of the nature due to industry and society. Natural hazzards refer to potential dangers originating in nature.

Environmental problems

  • agricultural runoff
  • and industrial effluents)
  • contaminated water (with human and animal wastes
  • deforestation (overuse of wood for fuel and lack of alternatives)
  • vehicular emissions
  • wildlife conservation

Natural hazzards

  • drought and famine depending on the timing, intensity, and duration of the summer monsoons
  • flooding
  • landslides
  • severe thunderstorms

Top Industries and Agricultural Products

These are the main product industries and agricultural products of Nepal. This list indicates what this country is good at producing.

Industries

  1. brick production
  2. carpets
  3. cement
  4. cigarettes
  5. jute
  6. oilseed mills
  7. small rice
  8. sugar
  9. textiles
  10. tourism

Agriculture products

  1. corn
  2. jute
  3. milk
  4. pulses
  5. rice
  6. root crops
  7. sugarcane
  8. water buffalo meat
  9. wheat

Nepalese Imports and Exports

These are the main product categories of imports and exports to and from Nepal.

Export products

  1. carpets
  2. clothing
  3. juice
  4. jute goods
  5. pulses
  6. textiles

Import products

  1. electrical goods
  2. equipment
  3. gold
  4. machinery
  5. medicine
  6. petroleum products

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the current travel advisory for Nepal?

Nepal is currently rated at 2,7 out of a possible 5.0. Collected from 6 official sources. We advise caution when travelling to Nepal.

Is it safe to travel Nepal in 2019?

Visiting the country Nepal is usually fine. The score is at 2,7 Just keep an eye open, obey local rules and you'll most likely be fine.

How many travel advisories do you know for Nepal?

We currently evaluate 11 official sources each morning. Today, we know of active advisories from 6 individual sources for Nepal.

What is the size of Nepal?

Nepal has a size of 140,800 km² or 54,363 mi² which is slightly larger than Arkansas.

Common Frequently Asked Questions

For non-country specific questions, please check our global F.A.Q.