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 you are interested in traveling to the United States on either of these flights, you will need to contact directly the respective travel agency facilitating the booking and ticketing for each of the airlines.  As these are private commercial flights, the U.S. Embassy cannot assist with reservations, and neither the U.S. Embassy nor the Government of Nepal sets or has a role in the setting of ticket prices.  Please note that previously purchased tickets and/or return tickets for regularly scheduled flights are not valid for these charter flights.  New tickets for these charter flights must be purchased to travel.  Information the Embassy has received regarding pricing is that tickets to various destinations in the United States on the Qatar Airways flight are between $1,600 and $1,900, and tickets to various destinations on the Turkish Airlines flight are between $1,500 and $1,600.

Be prepared to send a scan or photo of your U.S. passport bio page to either of the agency representatives and remember that all travelers will be required to have recent negative PCR test results to travel.

In order to book a ticket with Qatar Airways for Sunday, May 16, contact:

President Travel & Tours Pvt Ltd, Durbar Marg
Ticketing Agents:  Suchitra Gautam – 98412 68422 suchitra@president.com.np; Bhagirath Ghimire – 98417 78372/ 98020 33003 bghimire@president.com.np;
Back-up Poonam Rana – 98510 23761/98010 23761 poonam@president.com.np; Purnaluxmi Shrestha – 98510 86215/98010 86215 luxmi@president.com.np

Please access this form that must be completed by travelers for reservation:  https://forms.gle/1c84YPMPp7vKAWGV8

If you need to make payment by international credit card, please fill out the form at the following link (cardholders countersign is mandatory) and submit it along with photos or scans of both sides of your credit card:  https://forms.gle/GpCNF775zSgc6fbXA

(Please note that for Qatar Airways flights, negative PCR test results from a test taken within 48 hours of flight departure must be presented at the airport before check-in.)

 In order to book a ticket with Turkish Airlines for Monday, May 17, contact:

Megabyte Travels
megabyte@megabytetravels.com
beenalamagurung@gmail.com
Beena Gurung – 98010 01311
Chitra Gurung – 98510 38109

To make payment, please transfer funds to the following account:
Kumari Bank, account name:  Megabyte Travels & Tours (P) Ltd
Account number:  0010001795900001
Branch:  Putalisadak
Swift Code:  KMBLNPKA

(Please note that for Turkish Airlines flights, negative PCR test results from a test taken within 72 hours of flight departure must be presented at the airport before check-in.)

If you have not done so already, U.S. citizens who wish to depart Nepal should register their interest with the Embassy by completing the following online form found at: https://bit.ly/3eUPFC0

The U.S. Embassy will remain closed for routine U.S. citizen services and for all visa services for the duration of the lockdown.  On May 11 the lockdown was extended in the Kathmandu valley until the night of May 27.  In the event of an immediate need for service or an emergency, please email consktm@state.gov to request an emergency appointment.  The Embassy will reopen U.S. citizen services appointments after the lockdown is lifted.

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