Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Venue in Pokhara

The U.S. Embassy in Kathmandu informs U.S. citizens that U.S. government personnel are prohibited from visiting or patronizing the Ozone Restaurant and Bar in Pokhara because of the inadequacy of the venue’s security measures. U.S. Citizens may wish to take this into consideration when choosing venues in Pokhara for dining or entertainment.

The U.S. Embassy reminds citizens to review your personal security plans; remain aware of your surroundings, including local events; and monitor local news stations for updates. Maintain a high level of vigilance and take appropriate steps to enhance your personal security.

· See the State Department’s travel website ( for the Worldwide Caution ( , Travel Warnings and Travel Alerts ( , and Nepal Country Specific Information.

· We strongly recommend that U.S. citizens living or traveling in Nepal enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program ( (STEP ( ) to receive security messages and make it easier to locate you in an emergency.

· The U.S. Embassy in Kathmandu ( is located on Maharajgunj and is open 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday through Friday, excepting U.S. and Nepali holidays. During working hours the telephone number for the Embassy is +977(1) 423-4000. If you are a U.S. citizen in need of urgent assistance, outside of business hours, the emergency after-hours number for the U.S. Embassy/Consulate are +(977)(1) 400-7266 and +(977)(1) 400-7269.

· Call 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada or 1-202-501-4444 from other countries from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).

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