U.S. Department of State Travel Alert: Nepal

The Department of State alerts U.S. citizens of the risks of travel to Nepal and recommends that they defer nonessential travel there following the 7.8 magnitude earthquake on April 25.

The U.S. Department of State also recommends that U.S. citizens in Nepal exercise caution when traveling in or planning departure from the country.  The possibility for aftershocks of significant magnitude persists.  Infrastructure is fragile and access to basic resources, including healthcare, could be limited.  Cell phone and internet service are intermittent. In Kathmandu and elsewhere, some buildings are collapsed and some roads are impassable. Many roads are crowded with people and transportation is difficult.  Kathmandu’s airport has been re-opened since the earthquake, however, it may close temporarily without notice due to aftershocks or inclement weather.  We encourage travelers to contact your airline to confirm flight availability before departing for the airport.  If you are in a safe location, the best option might be to shelter in place.  This Travel Alert expires on August 1, 2015.

Read the full Travel Alert here: http://travel.state.gov/content/passports/english/alertswarnings/nepal-travel-alert.html