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 have already been working hard to request and gather information for a future repatriation flight.

As mentioned yesterday, we do not yet have much confirmed information.  However, we can say that we have officially requested approval for another flight.  There are now several required steps and decisions from the State Department for which we will need wait.  The request is currently for a second flight to take off on Sunday, April 5.  Again, this is not even close to being confirmed, but this will give you a bit of an idea of the timeline with which we are working.

As mentioned yesterday, we have decided to send out a second/new link for an online survey form much like the one we used for the first flight. Only those who are “absolutely certain” to “fairly certain” to participate in an upcoming flight need to fill out the form.  We ask those of you who are certain you want to return to the U.S. to complete the form today as soon as possible.  For those of you planning to shelter in place in Nepal, there is no need for you to fill out the form.  The link for this second/new online survey form is:

https://bit.ly/39qXY3G

The Embassy knows that there are still many U.S. citizens outside Kathmandu, trying to get to Kathmandu to be considered for a repatriation flight.  The most recent update from the Nepal Tourism Board is that Friday will be a deadline for all foreigners to reach Kathmandu.  Please reach out to us at consktm@state.gov and make your presence known to District Administration Office officials, stating your desire to return to Kathmandu.  You may wish to contact NTB directly as well.  (https://www.welcomenepal.com/; email: crisiscell@ntb.org.np)

Actions to Take:

  • 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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