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Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Kathmandu, Nepal (December 29, 2023)
December 29, 2023

Location: Lalitpur

Event: The U.S. Embassy in Kathmandu advises U.S. citizens that Nepali media outlets are reporting that demonstrations are currently being held in Lalitpur’s Balkumari area in southwest Kathmandu and have turned violent.  As with any demonstration, the locations may change or migrate outside these areas.  We recommend avoiding this area and crowds, and considering alternate routes/times to avoid these demonstrations.  Please continue to monitor local media sources for updated information.

Actions to Take: 

·         Avoid the areas of the demonstrations. 

·         Exercise caution if unexpectedly in the vicinity of large gatherings. 

·         Be aware of your surroundings 

·         Keep a low profile 

·         Review your personal security plans 

·         Monitor local media for updates 


U.S. Embassy Kathmandu 
 Kathmandu, Nepal 
 Telephone: +(977)(1) 423-4000 or 400-7200 
 Emergency After-Hours Telephone: +(977)(1) 400-7266,400-7269 
 Email: consktm@state.gov 

State Department – Consular Affairs  888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444 

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