Filter for Nepal Government Actions to Stop the Spread of Coronavirus

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2020-08-17 Out Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
domestic flight operations are scheduled to resume from August 17
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2020-08-17 Out Movement restrictions: International flights suspension
international commercial flight operations are scheduled to resume from August 17
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2020-08-17 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
Currently, travelers arriving into Nepal have to self-quarantine for 14 days, and anyone suspected of having the virus will also be quarantined for 14 days.
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2020-08-17 Out Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
restrictions on movement have now been lifted. Travel between districts can now resume and long-route buses will resume operations from August 17
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2020-08-17 Out Movement restrictions: Border closure 
land borders will reopen on the same day
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2020-08-17 Out Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Tourism activities, including mountain trekking, will be able to resume from this date
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2020-08-03 In Lockdown: Partial lockdown
Parsa authorities enforce indefinite prohibitory order in the district starting Monday. With the restriction order in place, individuals will not be allowed to come out of their houses, except for medical emergencies or other unavoidable essential works. All other services except the essential ones have been suspended in the district.
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2020-08-02 In Lockdown: Partial lockdown
The District Administration Office in Banke has decided to impose a three-day prohibitory order from Sunday after an increase in coronavirus cases across the district. "For three days starting Sunday no one will be allowed to come out of their houses except those in need of medical attention and those involved in providing essential services,"
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2020-08-02 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
With state-run hospitals overwhelmed, government permits private hospitals to admit patients. "We have decided to allow those who can afford private care and are willing to pay to opt for private hospitals,"
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2020-08-01 In Lockdown: Partial lockdown
Biratnagar has reimposed a lockdown across the metropolis for two weeks from Friday midnight
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2020-07-31 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Hotels will be allowed to reopen from July 31
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2020-07-30 In Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
Passenger vehicles won’t be allowed to enter Kathmandu Valley between 7pm and 7am
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2020-07-27 In Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Biratnagar Metropolitan City has decided to shut all services, except for essential ones, until further notice from Monday.
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2020-07-22 In Lockdown: Partial lockdown
Mahottari District Administration Office has placed a five-day prohibitory restriction for district headquarters and parts of the district.
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2020-07-22 In Lockdown: Partial lockdown
Lockdown reimposed in Rajbiraj
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2020-07-22 In Lockdown: Partial lockdown
Saptari to remain under strict prohibitory orders after spike in coronavirus cases
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2020-07-21 Out Lockdown: Partial lockdown
lockdown measures and other restrictions in place to prevent the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) are being lifted as of midnight (local time) on Tuesday, July 21
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2020-07-14 Out Public health measures: Other public health measures enforced
The protocols include allowing buses to carry only half the capacity of passengers, requiring them to all wear masks, making only one passenger per row, no standing passengers, mandatory fever check with thermal gun on entry, conductors to wear PPE. Drivers and conductors are all required to wear gloves.
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2020-07-14 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Public transport back on Kathmandu roads
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2020-07-06 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Government has allocated Rs 380 million to each province to expand their isolation facilities.
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2020-07-06 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Volunteers, teachers and college students to be trained for contact tracing
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2020-07-06 Out Movement restrictions: Border closure 
Rasuwagadhi-Kerung border opens for cargo trucks
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2020-07-06 In Movement restrictions: Surveillance and monitoring
government has decided to take strict action against people who are found to be not following health protocols such as wearing masks or maintaining physical distance. The offenders will be penalised as per the Infectious Diseases Act 2020.
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2020-07-05 Out Movement restrictions: International flights suspension
domestic and international flights in Nepal will now resume only after 5 July.
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2020-07-05 In Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
domestic and international flights in Nepal will now resume only after 5 July.
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2020-07-03 In Movement restrictions: Visa restrictions
Government starts issuing labour permits to migrant workers on job break and with renewed contracts
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2020-07-03 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Restaurants will be allowed to reopen from July 3
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2020-06-30 In Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
domestic and international flights have been suspended
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2020-06-30 In Social distancing: Schools closure 
educational facilities will remain closed until the extended lockdown deadline.
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2020-06-30 In Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
gym halls, and religious places will remain closed until the extended lockdown deadline.
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2020-06-30 In Movement restrictions: International flights suspension
domestic and international flights have been suspended
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2020-06-30 In Lockdown: Partial lockdown
lockdown measures in place due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic have been extended until July 22
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2020-06-30 In Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
During this extension, only some businesses and activities are permitted to operate as long as they adhere to social distancing measures.
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2020-06-30 In Movement restrictions: Border closure 
Borders remain closed
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2020-06-20 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
CMCC decided to release Rs 350 million from the Central COVID-19 Fund to the municipalities, considering the need to establish more isolation and quarantine centres for addressing the increasing number of cases. The budget will be released through the concerned provices while they have also been authorised to seal off districts or municipalities if needed to check the spread of the virus.
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2020-06-20 In Socio-economic measures: Emergency administrative structures activated or established
Ministry of Labour, Employment and Social Security to develop guidelines to bring back Nepali citizens who are unable to return home at their own expenses. The Ministry has also been given the responsibility of managing the mortal remains of Nepalis brought from outside the country.
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2020-06-20 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
CMCC decided to release Rs 350 million from the Central COVID-19 Fund to the municipalities, considering the need to establish more isolation and quarantine centres for addressing the increasing number of cases. The budget will be released through the concerned provices while they have also been authorised to seal off districts or municipalities if needed to check the spread of the virus.
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2020-06-20 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
A meeting of CCMC, on Friday, decided to make quarantines more systematic, authorise province governments to monitor them, and follow national testing guidelines for those in quarantines to ensure testing within two weeks, committee member and Foreign Minister Pradeep Gyawali said.
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2020-06-20 In Public health measures: Awareness campaigns
The government has requested people to not venture out of their homes unnecessarily. The COVID-19 Crisis Management Centre (CCMC) has urged people to mandatorily wear a mask while going out and maintain physical distancing.
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2020-06-19 In Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
Marriage ceremonies, funerals, and any gathering of more than 15 people are also banned.
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2020-06-19 In Movement restrictions: Curfews
No pedestrians or vehicles will be allowed out between 10PM-5AM, and the Home Ministry said police would enforce the rule in all 77 districts of Nepal.
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2020-06-19 In Movement restrictions: Surveillance and monitoring
Police are also going to strictly enforce the physical separation rule of 2m and check if people are wearing masks. Cargo lorries are also not allowed to carry any passengers.
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2020-06-15 Out Movement restrictions: Visa restrictions
The Department of Immigration has resumed its visa and related services following the easing of nationwide lockdown by the government,
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2020-06-11 Out Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Airfare for international chartered repatriation flights capped as government lists new flying rules
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2020-06-11 Out Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
Both private two-wheelers and four-wheelers, including taxis, can operate from Thursday but will have to follow the odd-even rule. Vehicles with an odd licence plate will be allowed out on odd dates going by the Nepali calendar while even plates will be allowed on even dates.
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2020-06-11 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Some shops can open
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2020-06-10 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
World Bank approves $450 million project to help Nepal improve roads and fight Covid crisis
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2020-06-10 In Social distancing: Schools closure 
Secondary Education Examination not to be held this year
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2020-06-10 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Government not to accept medical aid worth below Rs500,000. The Health Ministry has issued a set of standards that require donors from providing quality certified goods to following single window policy before making their donations.
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2020-06-05 In Socio-economic measures: Emergency administrative structures activated or established
Health Ministry recommends declaring public health emergency but Cabinet undecided
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2020-06-03 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
World Bank approves $100 million credit to reform Nepal’s energy sector and boost recovery from Covid-19 crisis
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2020-05-30 In Movement restrictions: International flights suspension
International flights remain suspended until the end of June.
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2020-05-30 In Lockdown: Partial lockdown
Government extends lockdown until June 14
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2020-05-30 In Movement restrictions: Border closure 
International borders also will remain sealed until end June
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2020-05-29 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Health sector gets 32 percent more budget compared to previous year
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2020-05-29 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Budget announces significant tax exemptions of up to 75 percent for micro and small industries
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2020-05-28 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Nepal unveils COVID-19 budget
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2020-05-26 In Movement restrictions: Border closure 
Nepalis cannot cross border without COVI-19 test
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2020-05-23 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Nepal plans to revive economy hit by COVID-19
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2020-05-22 In Public health measures: Testing policy
In a controversial directive, Nepal’s the Ministry of Health and Population has told private and public medical facilities to use RDT (Rapid Diagnostic Test) kits for COVID-19 despite evidence that the method gives inaccurate results.
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2020-05-21 In Movement restrictions: Border closure 
Chhangru and Tinkar locals return home as border opened for a few hours on Thursday
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2020-05-20 In Public health measures: Amendments to funeral and burial regulations
Nepal issues funeral guideline
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2020-05-17 In Lockdown: Partial lockdown
government extends lockdown to June 2
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2020-05-12 In Movement restrictions: Border closure 
National rights body tells government to immediately rescue Nepalis stranded at Nepal-India border points
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2020-05-12 In Public health measures: Mass population testing
Testing stepped up in Banke as it emerges as hotspot for Covid-19
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2020-05-11 In Lockdown: Full lockdown
Kapilvastu sealed for a week after spike in coronavirus cases. All vehicles, except essential ones, will be barred until May 18. Industries and businesses are also to remain shut during the said period. The administration has, however, decided to allow individuals to go out to buy essentials from 7 to 9 am.
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2020-05-11 Out Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
‘time card’ system introduced to ease traffic congestion during rush hours as the government has allowed some offices and factories to operate with less staff than normal.
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2020-05-11 In Movement restrictions: Surveillance and monitoring
Police officials adopt stringent measures to prevent people from entering Valley without valid reason
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2020-05-11 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Request for Disbursement Under the Rapid Credit Facility
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2020-05-11 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Although the government last Wednesday decided to allow 40 businesses, including banks, government offices and public enterprises to resume operations, many shops in the Valley also decided to open after remaining shut since March 24.
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2020-05-08 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Nepal (partly) open for business. Detailed list of what is now permitted to open and operate
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2020-05-06 Out Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
Around 1,000 Manang locals returned home during lockdown. Locals migrate out of the district in October-November every year to avoid the biting cold and return home in March.
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2020-05-06 In Movement restrictions: International flights suspension
suspended international flights and cross-border movement with the neighbouring countries like India and China until May 31 to stem the spread of the deadly coronavirus.
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2020-05-06 In Movement restrictions: Border closure 
suspended cross-border movement with the neighbouring countries like India and China until May 31 to stem the spread of the deadly coronavirus.
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2020-05-06 In Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
The government said it will restrict people’s movement into the Kathmandu valley in a bid to curb the spread of the coronavirus
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2020-05-06 In Lockdown: Partial lockdown
Nepal extends lockdown till May 18
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2020-04-29 In Movement restrictions: Surveillance and monitoring
‘social distancing pliers’ used to capture isolation evaders
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2020-04-28 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
The EU has offered an aid package of Nepalese Rupees 9.8 billion to Nepal to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic and to boost the Himalayan nation’s economic response, the EU mission here said in a statement.
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2020-04-26 In Movement restrictions: Border closure 
Nepalis stranded at India border return. "If confirmed they will be quarantined in Rupandehi isolation centres," said Kedarnath Shah, of the district health office.
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2020-04-26 In Lockdown: Full lockdown
The Government of Nepal announced on April 26 an extension to the nationwide lockdown until 2359 hours on May 7, 2020. Per the lockdown order all residents and visitors throughout Nepal are required to remain in their place of residence. All movement on the roads, by vehicle and on foot, is currently prohibited with very limited life safety exceptions.
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2020-04-26 In Public health measures: Health screenings in airports and border crossings
Nepalis stranded at India border return. "If confirmed they will be quarantined in Rupandehi isolation centres," said Kedarnath Shah, of the district health office.
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2020-04-26 In Movement restrictions: International flights suspension
The government has suspended regular international flights until 2359 hours on May 15, 2020.
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2020-04-26 In Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
The government has suspended regular domestic flights until 2359 hours on May 15, 2020.
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2020-04-18 In Movement restrictions: Border closure 
Nepal’s top court orders rescue of migrant workers stranded abroad
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2020-04-16 In Movement restrictions: Visa restrictions
visa services closure extended to April 27
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2020-04-14 In Movement restrictions: Border closure 
India lockdown extension to impact Nepal
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2020-04-14 In Lockdown: Full lockdown
Nepal extends coronavirus lockdown until April 27. Tuesday’s decision came hours after India extended nationwide lockdown until May 3. Landlocked Nepal shares an 1,800-kilometer (1,118-mile) open border with India.
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2020-04-12 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
_x000D_ The UK’s Department for International Development (DFID Nepal) has provided a Ł802,000 grant to help strengthen Nepal’s preparedness and response to the corona virus pandemic (COVID-19).
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2020-04-10 In Movement restrictions: Border closure 
Indian and Nepal PM agree to look after each other’s citizens stuck on the border. "We stressed the need on taking care of each other’s citizens that are left stranded along the bordering areas due to the lockdown imposed in both the countries," Oli said.
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2020-04-10 In Public health measures: Testing policy
Nepal has started testing vulnerable groups in high-risk areas, but so far there have been no new COVID-19 positive cases.
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2020-04-09 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Nepal Central Bank has issued a circular asking remittance companies to continue their services, and some have been given passes to travel to work.
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2020-04-06 In Movement restrictions: International flights suspension
Extension: All intl flights suspended to April 30.
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2020-04-06 In Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Shutdown of visa services to April 15
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2020-04-06 In Lockdown: Full lockdown
Extension of lockdown period to April 15
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2020-03-29 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
The Coronavirus Control High-level Task Force has also warned that the Home Ministry will enforce a law to imprison those who return from abroad not staying in quarantine for 14 days. The penalty for non-compliance is up to six months in jail.
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2020-03-29 In Movement restrictions: International flights suspension
Extension: international flight suspension until April 17th
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2020-03-29 In Lockdown: Partial lockdown
The Nepal government decided on Sunday to extend its national lockdown by another week till midnight 7 April
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2020-03-29 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Nepal COVID-19 relief package announced
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2020-03-25 In Movement restrictions: International flights suspension
Stranded nationals allowed to fly out of Nepal. The authorities announced on 26 March that foreign embassies are allowed to gather their stranded nationals in Kathmandu and fly them out of Nepal. The Nepal tourism board and the Civil Aviation Authority are coordinating flights to repatriate tourists. Embassies and governments from Australia, Canada, France, Germany, the UK and the US have repatriated their citizens from Nepal. The Chinese government will repatriate its citizens on 1 April, while the South Korean government will repatriate their citizens on 3 April.
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2020-03-24 In Socio-economic measures: Limit product imports/exports
Nepal’s demand for electricity has decreased dramatically since the country went into lockdown on 24 March in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Nepal Electricity Authority said that power consumption has fallen significantly following the shutdown of factories, hotels, and businesses. NEA has therefore stopped electricity imports from India.
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2020-03-24 In Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
Under lockdown (Mar 24 - April 3), all remaining domestic flights and public transport have been stopped, and people barred from moving about unless it is for medical reasons or to buy essentials.
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2020-03-24 In Lockdown: Full lockdown
the Nepal government decided to lockdown the whole country from 24 March at 6AM for one week till 31 March 6AM. This would be a much stricter stay-at-home order that would bring all movement to a halt and also close all government offices, businesses and shops.
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2020-03-24 In Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Under lockdown (Mar 24 - April 3), all government offices, businesses and shops closed
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2020-03-23 In Public health measures: Health screenings in airports and border crossings
There will be special health surveillance at the only four border checkpoints that are allowed between India and Nepal.
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2020-03-23 In Public health measures: General recommendations
Nepalis advised to restrict all non-essential movement
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2020-03-23 In Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
Nepalis advised not to gather in large groups
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2020-03-23 In Public health measures: Health screenings in airports and border crossings
hundreds of Nepalis who were prevented from crossing the border into Nepal on Monday were finally allowed in after a temperature test.
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2020-03-23 In Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
all long-distance public buses within Nepal would stop operating from 23 March for an indefinite period
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2020-03-22 In Movement restrictions: International flights suspension
Ban on all international flights between 22-31 March.
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2020-03-21 In Movement restrictions: Visa restrictions
Temporary shutdown of visa services March 22 - April 3. Extended to April 7
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2020-03-20 In Movement restrictions: Visa restrictions
From 20 March to 15 April, all travellers including Nepalis that have transited or arrived to Nepal from all European nations, West Asia (including Iran, Turkey and Gulf countries), Malaysia, South Korea, Japan will be denied entry into the country.
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2020-03-20 In Movement restrictions: Border closure 
The government has banned all passengers, including Nepalis, from entering Nepal from European Union territories, including the United Kingdom, West Asia, Gulf countries and countries like Iran, Turkey, Malaysia, South Korea and Japan Since March 20.
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2020-03-18 In Movement restrictions: Border closure 
All passengers taking flights or transiting through Europe, West Asia, all the Gulf countries, Turkey, Malaysia, South Korea and Japan are subject to arrival restrictions in Nepal
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2020-03-18 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Nepal Army set up a quarantine zone at their headquarters in Tripureswor, Kathmandu. The camp, which has 54 tents that were gifted by the Chinese government, can accommodate 108 patients with 2 in each tent.
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2020-03-15 In Movement restrictions: Visa restrictions
Nepal suspends trekking permits for foreigners to designated restricted areas of Nepal from March 15-April 30
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2020-03-15 In Movement restrictions: Surveillance and monitoring
Ministry of Home Affairs has directed all 77 District Administration Offices across the country to strictly implement the lockdown restrictions.
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2020-03-14 In Movement restrictions: Visa restrictions
The High-Level Coordination Committee also decided on Thursday to stop issuing labour permits for Nepali migrants seeking to go abroad for work.
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2020-03-14 In Movement restrictions: Visa restrictions
Visitors will still be allowed to enter Nepal but they will require a visa from a Nepali mission abroad and also a Coronavirus-free health certificate. The visa rule be effective 14 March to 30 April for now.
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2020-03-14 In Movement restrictions: Visa restrictions
Nepali government has also cancelled all climbing expedition permits including Mt Everest for the spring season.
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2020-03-14 In Movement restrictions: Visa restrictions
Foreign tourists without negative covid-19 test from past 7 days
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2020-03-14 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
Foreigners arriving in Nepal with valid business, study, work or offical visa (14 days)
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2020-03-14 In Movement restrictions: Border closure 
Closure of all land boarders to foreigners
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2020-03-13 In Movement restrictions: Additional health/documents requirements upon arrival
all Foreigners with a prior valid visa for Nepal have to submit a swab test PCR health certificate issued a maximum of 7 days before their arrival date to Nepal and must be submitted to the immigration office at TIA airport
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2020-03-13 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
All arrivals into Nepal 14 day self-quarantine
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2020-03-10 In Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
Cancelation of large public events
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2020-03-09 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Nepal government has arranged 100 isolation beds in several hospitals in Kathmandu and instructed provincial hospitals to make arrangements for isolation wards.
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2020-03-07 In Movement restrictions: Visa restrictions
Nepal government declared a temporary suspension of visas on arrival from March 7
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2020-03-05 In Public health measures: General recommendations
Avoid public gatherings including observing major festivals
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