COVID-19 Information

Last updated: July 21, 2021 Effective January 26, all airline passengers to the United States ages two years and older must provide a negative COVID-19 viral test taken within three calendar days of travel. Alternatively, travelers to the U.S. may provide documentation from a licensed health care provider of having recovered from COVID-19 in the …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy, Kathmandu, Nepal

June 8, 2021 Location:  Nepal Countrywide Event:  Commercial Charter Information Flight Information:  The Government of Nepal has approved the resumption of a limited number of regular commercial flights.  However, U.S. citizens are advised that these regular flights have extremely limited capacity to meet demand, and many are already fully booked through both June and July.  The Embassy has learned that …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy, Kathmandu, Nepal

June 2, 2021 Location:  Nepal Countrywide Event:  June 5 Commercial Charter Information Flight Information:  The Government of Nepal has approved the resumption of a limited number of regular commercial flights.  However, U.S. citizens are advised that these regular flights have extremely limited capacity to meet demand and many are already fully booked.  On Saturday, June 5, Qatar Airways will …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kathmandu (May 18, 2021)

May 18, 2021 Location:  Nepal Countrywide Event:  COVID-19 Response The U.S. Embassy has learned that several additional flights operated by Turkish Airlines and Qatar Airways may be departing Kathmandu in the near future.  The upcoming flights are not chartered, sponsored, or funded by the United States government.  These are commercial flights operated by private airlines.  The United States Embassy …

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Flight Alert

Upcoming Commercial Flights One of the Embassy’s most important priorities is to help American citizens in Nepal. We understand there is misinformation circulating regarding flights out of Nepal for American citizens.  We’d like to help clarify.  The upcoming flights are not chartered, sponsored, or funded by the United States government.  These are commercial flights operated …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kathmandu (May 13, 2021)

May 13, 2021 Location:  Nepal Countrywide Event:  COVID-19 Response The U.S. Embassy has received word that the Government of Nepal has approved the operation of two charter flights within the next several days.  Qatar Airways will operate a charter flight on Sunday, May 16, and Turkish Airlines will operate a charter flight on Monday, May 17.  If …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy, Kathmandu, Nepal (May 12, 2021)

May 12, 2021 Location:  Nepal Countrywide Event:  Travel Advisory Elevation to Level Four – Do Not Travel; COVID-19 Response The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 4 Travel Health Notice for Nepal due to COVID-19, indicating a very high level of COVID-19 in the country.  Subsequently, on May 10, the State Department elevated the Travel Advisory …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy, Kathmandu, Nepal (May 7, 2021)

Location:  Nepal Countrywide Event:  COVID-19 Response As of today, commercial international flight service has been suspended from Tribhuvan International Airport with the exception of two flights per week to New Delhi, India.  The lockdown is scheduled to last through Friday, May 14, but may be extended to address changing conditions.  However, the Government of Nepal has indicated …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kathmandu, Nepal (May 5, 2021)

Location:  Nepal Countrywide    Event:  The Government of Nepal announced a lockdown in Kathmandu from April 29 to May 14.  While most restrictions remain unchanged since first issued on April 26, there are some modifications in Kathmandu valley until May 12.  Specifically, operational hours for grocery stores are limited to between 7:00 am and 9:00 am, and pharmacies and health related shops are permitted to operate under normal hours.  …

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Demonstration Alert – Political Rally in Kathmandu District, Nepal (January 21, 2021)

Location: Ratna Park, City Center, and Exhibition Road, Kathmandu District, Nepal  Event:  A large political protest of approximately 40,000 to 70,000 people will rally at points near Ratna Park before proceeding around the Tundikhel, along Putali Sadak, and to Exhibition Road in central Kathmandu on Friday, January 22, 2021, beginning around 11:00 hours.  While likely to be peaceful, traffic will be disrupted in the surrounding areas, …

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Health Alert – Department of State – Bureau of Consular Affairs (January 15, 2021)  

Location: Worldwide – The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director has signed an order requiring all airline passengers traveling to the United States, including U.S. citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents (LPRs), to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 viral test or recovery from COVID-19. Event:  Effective January 26, all airline passengers to the United States ages two years and older must provide either a negative COVID-19 viral test taken within three calendar days of travel or provide a positive test result and …

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Demonstration Alert – Political Rally in Kathmandu District, Nepal (December 29, 2020)

Demonstration Alert – Political Rally in Kathmandu District, Nepal U. S. Embassy Kathmandu, Nepal (December 29, 2020) Location:  Ratna Park, City Center, and Exhibition Road, Kathmandu District, Nepal  Event:  A large political protest of approximately 10,000 to 15,000 people will rally at points near Ratna Park and City Center before proceeding to Exhibition Road in central Kathmandu on Tuesday, December 29, from 1100 hours.  While …

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Demonstration Alert – Political Protest in Kathmandu District, Nepal

Demonstration Alert – Political Protest in Kathmandu District, Nepal U. S. Embassy Kathmandu, Nepal (December 13, 2020) Location: Santibatika (Peace Garden) located near Ratna Park, Kathmandu District, Nepal  Event:  Nepal Police confirm that a large political protest of approximately 5,000 people will rally at Santibatika (Peace Garden) located near Ratna Park in central Kathmandu on Monday, December 14, from 1200 hours to 1600 hours.  While likely to be …

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Demonstration Alert – Political Protest in Kathmandu District, Nepal

Demonstration Alert – Political Protest in Kathmandu District, Nepal U. S. Embassy Kathmandu, Nepal (December 4, 2020) Location: Maitighar Mandala Area, Kathmandu District, Nepal Event:   The Regional Security Office of U.S. Embassy Kathmandu has been made aware of a large political protest of more than several thousand people planned in Maitighar Mandala in Kathmandu at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, December …

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Reminder: Absentee Voting Week is September 27 – October 4, 2020

Be an Active Voter by taking the necessary steps to vote in the 2020 U.S. elections and participating in Absentee Voting Week! In some states voter registration and ballot request deadlines for the November 2020 election are as early as October 5th.  Whether you are a first-time voter or have already received ballots and voted absentee …

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Security Message: U.S. Embassy Kathmandu

Location:  Pulchowk Area, Lalitpur District Event:  Nepal Police are currently engaging a crowd of approximately 1,000 individuals protesting their inability to participate in the Festival of Rato Machindra Nath.  The crowd is violent and throwing rocks, stones, and other debris.  The police are deploying tear gas and water cannons. All U.S. citizens are strongly advised to avoid …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy, Kathmandu, Nepal

August 19, 2020 Location:  Nepal Countrywide Event:  COVID-19 Response On August 18, the Government of Nepal announced a renewal of the Kathmandu lockdown implemented as a public health measure to help slow the spread of COVID-19.  Restrictions will remain in place from midnight tonight until at least midnight the night of August 26.  The Embassy assesses that …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy, Kathmandu, Nepal

June 23, 2020 Location:  Nepal Countrywide Event:  COVID-19 Response The Embassy has received information that Turkish Airlines has an approved flight from Kathmandu to the U.S. via Istanbul on Wednesday, June 24.  Turkish Airlines is working with Megabyte Travels and Tours to arrange travel.  If you are interested in exploring the possibility to participate in this flight, …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy, Kathmandu, Nepal

June 19, 2020 Location:  Nepal Countrywide Event:  COVID-19 Response On June 19, the Government of Nepal’s Ministry of Home Affairs issued a ban, effective immediately, on all non-emergency civilian movement in Nepal each night from 2200 hours to 0500 hours.  Only emergency movements will be permitted by police checkpoints during this time.  This ban is applicable for …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy, Kathmandu, Nepal

June 14, 2020 Location:  Nepal Countrywide Event:  COVID-19 Response The Embassy has received information that the Nepal Department of Immigration (DoI) in Kalikasthan will resume services from Monday, June 15, 2020.  In line with steps taken by the Government of Nepal to ease the lockdown, the DoI has asked the public to follow a number of guidelines: …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy, Kathmandu, Nepal

June 12, 2020 Location:  Nepal Countrywide Event:  COVID-19 Response The Embassy has received information that Qatar Airways is planning a series of commercial charter flights to Doha, which include onward connections to the United States.  The proposed flight dates are June 16, 17, 18, and 20.  They are working with President Travel and Tours to arrange travel.  …

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Security Message: U.S. Embassy Kathmandu

Location:  Bhatbhetini and Tangal Area in Naxal, Kathmandu Event:  A large crowd of approximately 1,000 protesters gathered and disrupted travel along Tangal Marg Road before midday today.  Nepal Police attempted to disrupt the crowd with tear gas and water cannons.  At the time of message release, protesting continued. The Embassy has strongly urged its diplomatic personnel to …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kathmandu

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy, Kathmandu, Nepal June 01, 2020 Location:  Nepal Countrywide Event:  COVID-19 Response The Embassy has received information there may be very limited space available only for U.S. citizens to join two commercial evacuation flights from Kathmandu to Doha on Thursday, June 4 and Saturday, June 6 organized by Qatar Airways.  They are working …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy, Kathmandu, Nepal

May 29, 2020 Location:  Nepal Countrywide Event:  COVID-19 Response The Embassy has received information that Turkish Airlines is working to organize a commercial flight from Kathmandu to Chicago (ORD) via Istanbul on Tuesday, June 2.  They are working with Megabyte Travels and Tours to arrange travel.  If you are interested in exploring the possibility to participate in …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy, Kathmandu, Nepal

May 27, 2020 Location:  Nepal Countrywide Event:  COVID-19 Response The Embassy has received information that Qatar Airways is working to organize a commercial flight from Kathmandu to Doha on Sunday, May 31.  They are working with President Travel and Tours to arrange travel.  Our understanding is that Qatar Airways is currently only serving two U.S. destinations:  Dallas/Ft. Worth and …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy, Kathmandu, Nepal

May 17, 2020 Location:  Nepal Countrywide Event:  COVID-19 Response The Embassy has been monitoring developing events in several locations around Kathmandu Valley throughout the day.  There have been reports of unofficial community barricades in the communities of Chandragiri, Tokha, Duwakot, Sallaghari, Madhyapur Thimi, and within the area around the Teaching Hospital.  The Embassy has experienced official Embassy vehicles encountering …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy, Kathmandu, Nepal

 May 13, 2020 Location:  Nepal Countrywide Event:  COVID-19 Response The Embassy has received information that Qatar Airways is working to organize a flight from Kathmandu to Doha sometime next week.  They are working with President Travel and Tours in order to arrange the travel.  Travelers who arrive in Doha will have the option of transferring to …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy, Kathmandu, Nepal

May 4, 2020 Location:  Nepal Countrywide Event:  COVID-19 Response Good day to all on this 42nd day of the government lockdown in Nepal.  We have said this repeatedly, but as a reminder, all U.S. citizens still in Nepal should shelter in place, observing Government of Nepal announcements and regulations as long as the countrywide lockdown is in …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy, Kathmandu, Nepal

Location:  Nepal Countrywide Event:  COVID-19 Response Good evening to all on this 32nd day of the government lockdown in Nepal.  As a reminder, all U.S. citizens still in Nepal should shelter in place, observing Government of Nepal announcements and regulations as long as the countrywide lockdown is in effect.  Per government announcements, the lockdown will continue until …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy, Kathmandu, Nepal

April 14, 2020 Location:  Nepal Countrywide Event:  COVID-19 Response Good day to all.  Today is the 22nd day of the government lockdown in Nepal.  As a reminder, all U.S. citizens still in Nepal should shelter in place, observing Government of Nepal announcements and regulations regarding staying at home at least until such time as the countrywide lockdown is …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy, Kathmandu, Nepal

Location:  Nepal Countrywide Event:  COVID-19 Response Good day to all.  As a reminder, all U.S. citizens still in Nepal should shelter in place, observing Government of Nepal announcements and regulations regarding staying at home at least until such time as the countrywide lockdown is lifted and commercial flight service to and from Nepal resumes. The Government of …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy, Kathmandu, Nepal

April 4, 2020 Location:  Nepal Countrywide Event:  COVID-19 Response Good morning to all.  This message will largely focus on the repatriation flight tomorrow as we finalize Embassy preparations and as travelers finalize their personal preparation.  The flight is scheduled to depart at 12:15 pm tomorrow, Sunday, April 5.  It is a charter flight procured by the U.S. …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy, Kathmandu, Nepal

April 3, 2020 Location:  Nepal Countrywide Event:  COVID-19 Response Good morning to all on day 11 of the lockdown countrywide in Nepal.  Overnight we received the very good news that our request for a second repatriation flight to the U.S. was approved.  So, we can now confirm a 12:15 pm departure for the charter flight on Sunday, …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy, Kathmandu, Nepal

April 2, 2020 Location:  Nepal Countrywide Event:  COVID-19 Response Good morning, STEP registrants, especially those interested in or leaning toward participating in a second repatriation flight to return to the U.S. First, we need to stress again that a second flight is not confirmed yet, but we are moving toward being able to confirm a flight for …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy, Kathmandu, Nepal

April 1, 2020 Location:  Nepal Countrywide Event:  COVID-19 Response The Embassy is very pleased to be able to announce that the charter flight that took off yesterday has landed at Dulles International Airport in Virginia.  Again, although we are very pleased that we have enabled 302 travelers to reach the U.S. and reunite with family members, we …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy, Kathmandu, Nepal

Location:  Nepal Countrywide Event:  COVID-19 Response The Embassy is very pleased that 302 U.S. citizens are on their way to the U.S. as this message goes out.  Please see a message from Ambassador Randy Berry here:   https://twitter.com/USAmbNepal/status/1244936223321231362 .  We understand that this message is bittersweet, as we are very aware that there are many more of you who …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy, Kathmandu, Nepal

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy, Kathmandu, Nepal March 29, 2020 (Message Two) Location:  Nepal Countrywide Event:  COVID-19 Response Multiple Nepali media outlets report that the Nepali Cabinet followed the recommendation of the High-Level Committee to extend the lockdown throughout Nepal for one more week and to extend the restrictions on regularly scheduled international air travel through April …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy, Kathmandu, Nepal

Location:  Nepal Countrywide Event:  COVID-19 Response We understand that you may be weary of hearing this, but the Embassy truly appreciates your patience as we have worked with Washington, DC, to set up a repatriation flight for U.S. citizens to depart Kathmandu and proceed to the U.S.  We received word overnight that we do have approval for …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy, Kathmandu, Nepal

March 28, 2020 Location:  Nepal Countrywide Event:  COVID-19 Response Once again, the Embassy would like to thank U.S. citizens for their patience while we work through a complicated set of details between the Embassy, airlines, the Government of Nepal, and Washington, DC, to set up transportation opportunities for U.S. citizens to depart Kathmandu and proceed to the …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy, Kathmandu, Nepal

Location:  Nepal Countrywide Event:  COVID-19 Response First of all, the Embassy would like to thank U.S. citizens trying to return to the U.S. for their patience while we work on several fronts to set up travel opportunities for U.S. citizens.  One of the challenges has been that many U.S. citizens are outside Kathmandu in several locations, and …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy, Kathmandu, Nepal

March 26, 2020 Location:  Nepal Countrywide Event:  COVID-19 Response The Embassy has formally requested that the Government of Nepal assist us as we facilitate the departure of U.S. citizens from Nepal.  The Embassy is exploring flight options that will depart from Kathmandu once the permission is granted.  At this time we have no further details, including timeline for …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy, Kathmandu, Nepal

March 23, 2020 Location:  Nepal Countrywide Event:  COVID-19 Response The Government of Nepal has issued a complete lock down order for Kathmandu Valley effective from 0600 tomorrow (March 24, 2020) until midnight of March 31, 2020.  Per the order all residents and visitors in Kathmandu are required to remain in their place of residence.  All movement on …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kathmandu, Nepal

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kathmandu, Nepal (March 14, 2020) Location:  Nepal Countrywide Event:  In the context of the spread of COVID-19 internationally and due to the increased likelihood of the Government of Nepal announcing mandatory quarantines or travel restrictions within Nepal itself, U.S. Embassy personnel has been strongly discouraged from undertaking any overnight personal travel throughout …

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Demonstration near US Embassy/Chundevi Area

The United States Embassy is aware of a large crowd moving up Lazimpat and potentially through the Chundevi area heading towards the U.S. Embassy on Maharajgunj. Please avoid this area. The Embassy advises that if you are already in this area, please remain in place in your home or another secure location. In addition, the …

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Registering to Vote and submitting a ballot is fast, easy, and can be done from anywhere in the world!

Start by confirming your voter registration with your state.  Some states require absentee voters to register annually so you may need to re-register.  Go to FVAP.gov to connect to your state’s voter portal to register to vote, request a ballot, and more.  Once you confirm your registration, follow a few simple steps to vote in the …

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Security Message: U. S. Embassy Kathmandu, Nepal

Location: Skylark English School and Tokha Municipality Ward 5 Office, Kathmandu Event:  The Regional Security Office of U.S. Embassy Kathmandu has been made aware of a suspected IED found in the street in the vicinity of the Skylark English School in the Tokha neighborhood of Kathmandu approximately 1.5km northwest of the U.S. Embassy. The road leading to …

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Heightened Middle East Tensions

January 7, 2020 There is heightened tension in the Middle East that may result in security risks to U.S. citizens abroad. The Embassy will continue to review the security situation and will provide additional information as needed. Actions to Take: Keep a low profile. Be aware of your surroundings. Stay alert in locations frequented by …

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By-Elections in Several Districts in Nepal

November 29, 2019 Location:  All districts in Nepal in which by-elections are being conducted The Regional Security Office of U.S. Embassy Kathmandu has been made aware of the potential for disruptive activities in Sunsari district of Nepal during the upcoming elections scheduled for November 30, 2019.  U.S. Embassy personnel are restricted from traveling within Sunsari district …

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Event Alert: U.S. Embassy Kathmandu, American Citizens Town Hall (November 27, 2019)

Ambassador Randy Berry will host a Town Hall for American citizens on Wednesday, November 27, from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.  All American citizens in Nepal are invited to attend, but advance registration is required.  The registration deadline is Friday, November 22. Please email consktm@state.gov with the full name and passport number for each member of your …

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Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Kathmandu, Nepal (October 4, 2019) 

 Location: Dolakha, Sindhupalchok, and Kabhrepalanchok Districts Nepal  Event:   The Regional Security Office of U.S. Embassy Kathmandu has been made aware of a potential threat to target one or more NGOs in the central region of Nepal that may include the Dolakha, Sindhupalchok and Kabhrepalanchok Districts.  Historically, threats against NGOs usually indicate the use of small …

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Bandh/Strike/Protest Alert – U. S. Embassy Kathmandu, Nepal (June 24, 2019)

 Location: Nepal Event: Nationwide political protests are planned from Tuesday, June 25, 2019.  This could result in possible disturbances, demonstrations, and actions that result in violence or other disruptions across Nepal.  On May 26, 2019, a Biplav initiated bandh resulted in numerous incidents of arson and explosions, some of which detonated in Kathmandu resulting in fatalities.  …

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Fraud Alert

We have received multiple reports about fraudulent emails, such as requests for quotations/proposals claiming to be from the Embassy. We request you to kindly verify the RFQ/RFP requests before replying to them. If you have received such requests, here are a couple of things to look for: – We always publish such requirements/requests on our …

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U.S. Mission in Kathmandu, will be closed for normal business on Wednesday, December 5, 2018.

To recognize the nation’s loss of former President George H. W. Bush, President Trump has taken official action to allow Federal employees to join their fellow citizens in remembering our forty-first President.  All Federal offices are closed and all Federal employees are excused from duty for the scheduled workday of December 5, 2018.  Following the …

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Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Kathmandu, Nepal

Location: Nepal Event:  Nationwide political protests are planned from Tuesday, November 20, through Saturday, November 24, 2018.  The November 21 and 24 protests will also include mass meetings in Kathmandu.  These protests have the potential to result in significant pedestrian and vehicular congestion.  Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and quickly escalate into violence. …

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American Citizen Town Hall with Ambassador Randy Berry on Friday, November 16

Ambassador Randy Berry is pleased to host a town hall for American citizens on Friday, November 16 from 3:00-5:00 p.m.  Ambassador Berry has recently returned to Nepal with his family after having served here as the Deputy Chief of Mission from 2007-2009. He is eager to share information about his priorities and US efforts in …

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Nontourist Visa Reciprocity, Warden Program, Children’s Home Discussion Updates

Nontourist Visa Reciprocity Updates We are happy to hear that many citizens are pleased with the new, longer visa validities and lower fees for U.S. citizens residing in Nepal on work, student, and press visas. The requirements for work, study, and press visas in Nepal remain the same. The visa application or eligibility process have …

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Security Alert – Chandragiri Hills Cable Car, Late March 2018 (16 March, 2018)

Location: Chandragiri Hills Cable Car and other places within the Kathmandu Valley, Nepal Event: U.S. Embassy Kathmandu is aware of threats by a local group against the Chandragiri Hills Cable Car attraction through late March 2018.  The Chandragiri Hills Cable Car is a popular tourist attraction located in Thankot, in the southwest portion of the Kathmandu Valley. …

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