Can I travel and volunteer in Nepal?

TLDR: Yes! Nepal has lifted most of the restriction for vaccinated travellers and you can get ready to volunteer in Nepal now! We encourage only fully vaccinated volunteers to travel to Nepal to protect the Nepalese People and your self.

After a long time of lockdowns and staying safe you can now officially travel to Nepal as covid numbers are dropping and low. For fully vaccinated travellers Visa on Arrival are available again. This means you two weeks after the last shot you are welcome on the roof of the world.

From September 24, all fully-vaccinated foreigners arriving in Nepal via air or land border can receive on-arrival visas. There is no mandatory quarantine. This means you two weeks after the last shot you are welcome on the roof of the world.

You will need a negative RT-PCR or Gene Expert or True NAAT test to travel as stated in the new travel protocol. Add your details to the mandatory travellers from and you are all set to travel to Nepal. On arrival you will need to take another mandatory antigen or rapid antigen tests at immigration. And that’s it – you are ready to go and discover this beautiful country and help the people by volunteering.

What you need to travel to Nepal

Please find an overview what you will need to be go to Nepal in detailed list

  1. Being fully vaccinated 14 days before you start and proof it by an official certificate like for e.g Canada, European Union
  2. Get a PCR-test 72 hours before you fly (calculate your testing time)
  3. Filled out international Traveler Online Arrival Form
  4. get an antigen test on arrival
  5. get your Visa on arrival
  6. Proof of hotel reservation in Nepal

And that’s it 🙂

If you have any more question please get in contact with us!

For more details if you can travel, depending on your country and your travel history – just check if you allowed to travel to Nepal here.

Building a new home: News from the Women Empowerment Program

Michael, Andreas, and Laurenz from Germany contributed to several projects between April and June 2018. They worked extremely hard to help us at the construction site at the EPSA home for disabled women in the Tarakeswar Municipality-Goldhunga, Puranoguheswori in Nepal.

Michael, Andreas, and Laurenz were fully dedicated to this construction project, they helped to carry clay, stone, and sediment using bamboo baskets and iron wheel puller carrier.

Very hard work, as you can see, even for these towering and strong young men! Luckily, Sara from England joined hands with our German volunteers, and together, they propelled our efforts to build a new and permanent shelter for the differently able ladies the EPSA foundation is taking care of.

Soon, the EPSA community will be relocated from the old rented place, which gets flooded during the monsoons, does not provide much privacy, and is not well accessible for people with disabilities, to this new place with an appropriate infrastructure that has been under construction for over two years now.

Sara, Michael, Andreas, and Laurenz – we thank you all kindly for your help!

A splash of kindness for the Parents Home Care in Kathmandu

Ali and Dyana from Canada got involved in a Parents Care Home at Dhungedhara, Banasthali, Kathmandu in April 2018. They volunteered to share their expertise as occupational therapists.

Occupational Therapy in a Parents Care Home

The Parents Care Home shelters and takes care of many people who are severely injured, disabled, aged or ill. Ali and Dyana worked hard to improve the daily functioning of the shelter‘s inhabitants by various means.

Our kind volunteers Ali and Dyana

They helped develop better solutions for the inhabitants that will improve their own ability to participate more in their body hygiene, e.g. brushing teeth, showering, and also dressing themselves, etc.

Playing, Chatting, and having fun!

Sharing their knowledge to improve some fundamental elements of the daily life of these people, improving the hygiene of people and the whole home, asking staffs to encourage people to eat together in common space to motivate them to get out of bed and get engaged in more social interaction.

Volunteer Farewell from Parents Care in Kathmandu (Nepal)

It helps to have something new to do, build social interactions and have fun.  It is important to maintain a good quality of sleep to remain healthy and energetic.

Ali and Dyana we are all really proud of your heart-touching help offered to all needy ones.

EPSA Construction Centre

In March 2018 the Swiss Volunteer Paula helped to build stonewalls for the new EPSA Centre.  Sweating and breathing she did a lot on the behalf of needy ones! We thank her for her work and her efforts

Volunteer help to improve the EPSA Center

There has been more construction work happening at EPSA construction center  in Goldhunga, Purano Guheswori – Kathmandu.  It was mostly labor work Paula contributed. She carried stone to make wall and make an effort to help the people in Nepal. More work is to do and we need more help – so if you want to work for a better Nepal and join volunteering – contact us!