Nepal Public Announcement
Issued by US Department of State
Jan 25, 2002
The Department of State advises Americans residing in or contemplating
travel to Nepal to exercise caution. The state of emergency declared by the
Government of Nepal in response to attacks on security forces and government
facilities continues. While the scale of armed clashes has declined,
sporadic violent encounters between the insurgents and security forces are
reported in numerous portions of the country, including areas that had not
typically seen much Maoist activity. The U.S. Embassy has significantly
limited travel by official American personnel outside the Kathmandu Valley.
The Department advises American citizens planning travel outside the
Kathmandu Valley to contact the U.S. Embassy in Nepal to obtain updated
information on travel and security.
Americans should closely monitor the Department's web site at
http://travel.state.gov. 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/nepal.html 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. 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 Embassy's home page.