Nepal – Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution

Last Update: Reissued with updates to health information.

Exercise increased caution in Nepal due to the potential for isolated political violence.  

Country Summary: Political demonstrations intended to be peaceful can sometimes escalate into violence and may be met with force by Nepali authorities.  

Read the country information page  for additional information on travel to Nepal.  

If you decide to travel to Nepal: 

Read the Department of State’s COVID-19 page before planning any international travel, and read the Embassy COVID-19 page for country-specific COVID-19 information.     
Avoid demonstrations and crowds. 
Do not trek alone.  
Be aware that infrastructure, government services and medical assistance may not be up to U.S. standards. 
Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive Alerts and make it easier to locate you in an emergency. 
Follow the Department of State on Facebook and Twitter
Review the Country Security Report for Nepal. 
Visit the CDC page for the latest Travel Health Information related to your travel. 
U.S. citizens who travel abroad should always have a contingency plan for emergency situations. Review the Traveler’s Checklist