How to travel under the travel restrictions in Nepal
Travelling under the new travel restrictions is likely to be a pain in the arse.
Travelers can only travel to destinations designated by the government for medical purposes, such as hospitals, and cannot use mobile phones or computers.
You cannot buy goods or services from shops or take pictures.
The only exceptions are for people with certain medical conditions, like people with tuberculosis, malaria, diarrhoea, or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
In addition, people with a special medical exemption can travel to certain places.
The government has also issued travel advisories for all destinations, so travel advice from your travel agent is likely.
In addition to the restrictions, travellers are also banned from using their mobile phones in public places, including schools, airports, cinemas, and museums.
Traveling with a disability In Nepal, there are also travel restrictions for people who have a disability.
You can only use mobile phone or use a wheelchair in public spaces.
You are required to wear a headcover and wear a mask when you travel, and you are also required to use a stethoscope to check your breath when you get sick.
You need a medical exemption to travel.
Travelling with a child with special needs can be tricky.
In the past, people have been fined if they travelled with a disabled child with a mobility device.
But the government recently lifted the restriction, which has meant that many people who were fined have since been able to travel without the device.
Travellers who need to travel with their child with mobility devices should check with their local travel authority for more information.
Traveller groups and accommodation Travelling in Nepal is not free.
The cost of accommodation varies, but in some parts of the country, such a bed in a hotel or guesthouse can cost as much as $300.
A number of private homes and hostels are available for people to stay in for less than $1,500 per month.
In some areas, such hostels charge more than $500 per night.
If you are planning a long-term stay in Nepal, consider the cost of lodging, food, transportation, and other costs.
If travelling in Nepal with your child, check with the hostel owner or hostel management to make sure they are providing adequate accommodation for their guests.