Corona (Covid-19) in Nepal
Before we realized it, we all ended up in a strange situation Everything that was normal before, is not normal anymore. Combatting the corona virus Covid-19, preventing infection and reducing casualties is now a priority. Our support goes to the victims, their families and the front line workers!
We hope that you stay healthy and that by now you have found a new routine in the restrictive measures.
The safety and welfare of our guests is our first priority: we are closely monitoring the situation from Nepal. At the moment it is impossible to predict how everything will develop.
Travelling to Nepal
All our guests who were supposed to travel in April, May and June 2020, but who were unable to travel due to restrictive Corona measures, have been contacted us by now. In consultation with these guests we have moved these trips for free to a later date in 2020 or 2021.
The guests who will travel with us to Nepal from the beginning of July 2020 will have to wait and see. At the moment it is still unclear how the situation in the world and of course in Nepal is going to develop. If it is still not possible to travel after 1 July, we will contact our guests to move the trip to a later date in consultation.
If you have any questions about your trip, don't hesitate to contact us!
Updates about the current situation in Nepal
Nepal was not spared from the corona virus either: in order to protect itself it went into lock-down on 24 March. Below is an overview of what happened after that date.
30 June 2020 - Extension of the 2nd phase of the easing of the 'lock-down' until 22 May
Whereas the numbers of Covid-19 cases still go up, the government decided to continue the easing of the lockdown, which started the 18th of June. Airports stay closed until further notice.
27 April 2020 - Extension of the 'lock-down' until 7 May
The Nepalese cabinet decided late on Sunday 26 April to extend the lock-down until Thursday 7 May, the holiday of Buddha, Buddha Jayanti.
25 April 2020 - No flights until at least 15 May 2020
Also the airport of Kathmandu remains completely closed for the time being. There are no international or domestic flights possible until at least 15 May.
21 April 2020 - Nepal Inside Out launches a Go Fund Me action
To meet the shortage of basic goods in the villages, we decide to start a Go Fund Me action. With the budget that we collect with this action we want to provide families from the villages Thulo Parsel and Bulde, which are 5 hours drive from Kathmandu, with basic food packages.
Most of our guides and porters live in these villages. We also take travelers to homestays in these villages. In this way they want to give something back to these communities in these difficult times.
April 13th 2020 - the 'lock-down' extended to April 27th
6 April 2020 - the 'lock-down' extended to 15 April
29 March 2020 - the 'lock-down' extended until 8 April
It is decided to extend the lock-down in Nepal until April 8th. There are no international flights possible until at least April 15.
26 March - early April 2020 - Evacuations of travelers from all corners of the country
In consultation with the Nepalese government and the Nepalese Tourism Board, trekkers are evacuated from the mountains. From different parts of Nepal domestic flights and buses are chartered to bring travelers to Kathmandu. From here, evacuation flights are organized by various embassies and Western governments.
25 March 2020 - Nepal launches #strandedinnepal
Nepal Tourism Board together with Travel Massive starts the initiative "Stranded in Nepal" - to help travellers stuck in Nepal as a result of the 'lock-down' to prevent the spread of Covid-19.
For more details please visit their webpage: www.strandedinnepal.com.
For an update of the travel situation in Nepal as a result of COVID-19 you can visit the page of the Nepalese Tourism Board (NTB) www.welcomenepal.com.
24 March 2020 - Nepal goes into 'lock-down'
Nepal closes its borders to everyone. Regular international or domestic flights are no longer possible, moving within the country is no longer allowed and everyone has to stay inside.