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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Don’t Let the Elections Pass You By

If you plan to vote in the November 2020 election it is important to ACT NOW!  Don’t wait, return your voted ballot right away!  Remember U.S. embassies and consulates are not polling places; same-day in-person voting is not available outside the United States – but you can get assistance in requesting and returning your absentee ballot.  Many states require …

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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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3 Ways to Vote from Overseas

Remember to add extra time for mail—Vote by October 2 Voter registration and absentee ballot requests are determined by the individual state laws, even for federal elections. Contact your state’s chief election administrative office to determine the procedures and obtain the correct forms. It is also possible to use a Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) to …

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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, 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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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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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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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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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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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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Annual American Citizen Town Hall on Wednesday, February 21

Ambassador Alaina B. Teplitz will host a town hall for American citizens on Wednesday, February 21, from 4:00-6:00 pm. All American citizens in Nepal are invited to attend, but please know that advanced registration is required. Register before Wednesday, February 14 by emailing consktm@state.gov with the full name and passport number of every member of your family who …

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration Planned for Friday

January 6, 2017 The U.S. Embassy in Kathmandu informs U.S. citizens that a large demonstration has been planned in Kathmandu for Friday, January 6, 2017.  From 12:00 noon to 5:00 pm on Friday afternoon, several political parties will be marching from various locations in Kathmandu, converging on Exhibition Road—in the vicinity of Ratna Park.  This …

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Possible Bandh Sunday

The U.S. Embassy in Kathmandu informs U.S. citizens that the Nepal Communist Party-Maoist has called for a bandh (strike) throughout Kathmandu on Sunday, September 25, 2016.  It is not known how effective this bandh will be, but protestors may attempt to increase the effectiveness of the bandh by causing traffic disruptions during early morning hours.  …

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Traffic Chowk Blockages Expected

September 23, 2016 The U.S. Embassy in Kathmandu informs U.S. citizens that several traffic chowks in Kathmandu may be blocked on Friday, September 23.  Members of the Nepal Communist Party-Maoist may attempt to block the Kalanki Chowk (Zone 7C) and Gongabu Chowk (Bus Park in Zone 1D) from 10:00am-11:00am.  These two intersections are located on …

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Message for U.S. Citizens July 4th Voting Message

Celebrate democracy this 4th of July by taking the necessary steps to vote in the 2016 U.S. elections! In order to vote in the November 2016 elections, all overseas U.S. citizens need to have completed a Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) in 2016.  Whether you are a first-time voter or have already received ballots and voted absentee in past elections, …

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