Health Alert – U.S. Embassy, Kathmandu, Nepal

Location:  Nepal Countrywide

Event:  COVID-19 Response

Good day to all.  As a reminder, all U.S. citizens still in Nepal should shelter in place, observing Government of Nepal announcements and regulations regarding staying at home at least until such time as the countrywide lockdown is lifted and commercial flight service to and from Nepal resumes.

The Government of Nepal has announced that the lockdown will continue until at least the evening of Wednesday, April 15, and the flight suspension for international flights will be in place until at least the evening of Thursday, April 30.

In recent days, the Embassy has received inquiries from U.S. citizens and permanent residents seeking to return to the U.S. who were not able to participate in either of the earlier repatriation flights arranged by the U.S. government.  At this time, the demand for additional support of this kind is small, so there is currently not the volume to support another chartered repatriation flight to the U.S.  However, we continue to monitor flights arranged by other diplomatic missions and potential seat availability for U.S. citizens on those flights.  We are aware of possible availability through London of a flight the second half of next week.  Further details are not available at this time.  Additionally, the Canadian High Commission based in New Delhi is in the process of arranging a flight for this weekend from Kathmandu.  You may contact the Canadian High Commission directly to register your interest at india.consular@international.gc.ca.

As these messages are the primary means of official communication from the U.S. Embassy to the U.S. citizen public in Nepal, we encourage all U.S. citizens currently present in Nepal to register with the Safe Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP, link below).

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