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 all modes of conveyance as well as pedestrians.  The Embassy has strongly advised all U.S. mission personnel to avoid any non-emergency movements during these curfew hours.

With recent protest activity in Kathmandu, U.S. citizens are reminded that it is illegal under Nepal’s constitution for foreign residents to protest against policies of the Government of Nepal.  Those caught protesting could be subject to arrest, a fine, and possible deportation.  U.S. citizens should follow local media and avoid all protest areas.

Other Actions to Take:

  • Visit the Department of Homeland Security’s website for travel restrictions to the U.S.
  • Consult the CDC website, for the most up-to-date information regarding enhanced screening procedures.
  • Consult the Government of Nepal’s Ministry of Health and Population website for the latest updates on the health situation in Nepal.
  • Consult the Government of Nepal’s Immigration Department website for the latest updates about immigration restrictions in Nepal.
  • Consult the U.S. Embassy website for updates on Nepal-specific COVID-19 information, entry to and exit from Nepal, quarantine information, and for other local resource contact information.

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