US issues travel warning for Nepal over fuel blockade

The American government has advised its citizens to reconsider traveling to Nepal for the next few weeks because of the ongoing fuel blockade along the India-Nepal border.

Kathmandu, Nepal.

Kathmandu, Nepal. Image by Man Bartlett / CC BY 2.0

The US embassy in Kathmandu has warned that normal emergency services, including helicopter evacuation for people suffering from altitude sickness may not be running because of the lack of fuel in the country. However, officials have also suggested that the blockade is unlikely to last more than a few weeks. Read more: himalayantimes.com

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