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Important Security Announcement for U.S. Citizens in Nepal

April 1, 2011

The Embassy alerts U.S. citizens visiting and residing in Nepal about a number of recent explosions occurring mostly in the southern region of Nepal known as the Terai.  Since March 25, 2011, there have been multiple bomb blasts in the Terai, four of them on public buses, which injured dozens of people and caused at least one fatality.  A separate bomb blast occurred on March 28, 2011 in Banepa, Kavre District, in the Kathmandu Valley.  While stating they are not aware of any specific threats to the Kathmandu Valley, the police have reportedly increased their surveillance on major entry points into the valley and are taking other preventive measures.

U.S. citizens living or traveling in Nepal are encouraged to register with the U.S. Embassy through the State Department's travel registration website.  The Consular Section of the U.S. Embassy in Kathmandu is located at Maharajgunj.  The telephone number is 977-1-4007200, 4007201.  The number for after-hours emergencies is 977-1-4007266, 4007269.  The fax number is 977-1-4007281.  The Consulate’s e-mail address is consktm@state.gov and its internet web page is http://nepal.usembassy.gov  U.S. citizens should also consult the Department of State’s latest Country Specific Information for Nepal and the Worldwide Caution, both available at http://travel.state.gov.  Up-to-date information on security can also be obtained by calling 1-888-407-4747 toll free in the United States or, for callers outside the United States and Canada, a regular toll line at 1-202-501-4444.  These numbers are available from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).