Nepal Travel Warning
Issued by US Department of State
Sep 13, 2001
The Department of State cautions all Americans travelling or living in Nepal that the Communist Party of Nepal (Maoists) is reportedly planning large demonstrations in Kathmandu around September 21. A large number of people from outlying towns and villages is expected to enter the capital for the demonstrations. Civil disturbances are possible, and major disruptions of traffic in and around Kathmandu are likely. The possibility for violence also exists. As always, Americans in Nepal are urged to exercise caution and to avoid crowds or demonstrations.
For further information on travel to Nepal, please consult the Department of State's latest Consular Information Sheet on Nepal at http://travel.state.gov and the American Embassy in Nepal's home page at http://www.south-asia.com/USA. Americans living in or visiting Nepal are encouraged to register at the Consular Section of the U.S. Embassy in Nepal and to obtain updated information on travel and security within Nepal. The U.S. Embassy is located at Pani Pokhari in Kathmandu, telephone (977) (1) 411179; fax (977) (1) 419963. U.S. citizens may also register by e-mail by accessing the U.S. Embassy's home page.
This Public Announcement expires on October 21, 2001.