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Wednesday, July 20, 2011

TRAVEL SUMMARY


  • The political situation in Nepal is changeable. There are frequent bandhs (shutdowns), rallies and demonstrations, which can be violent and cause widespread disruption. If you are travelling in Nepal, you should remain vigilant, avoid demonstrations, and stay in close touch with your tour operator. See Safety and Security - Political Situation and Safety and Security -Local Travel.
  • Most visits to Nepal are trouble-free.  78 British nationals required consular assistance in Nepal in the period 01 April 2010 – 31 March 2011.  See General - Consular Assistance.
  • Heavy Monsoon rains have caused some damage to the runway at Tribhuvan International Airport. The airport remains open. See Safety and Security - Air Travel .
  • Cases of cholera have been reported in Kathmandu and seasonal outbreaks across the country are common during the Monsoon (June to September). Japanese encephalitis is known to occur in Nepal. See Health.
  • There have been several recent airline accidents in Nepal. Travellers can check an airline’s safety standards through the International Civil Aviation Organisation See Safety and Security – Air Travel.
  • You should take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before travelling. See General - Insurance.

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