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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