UK Relaxes Travel Advisory to Nepal

THT Online
Kathmandu, May 4

Britain on Thursday relaxed its advice on travel to Nepal, saying it was no longer advising its citizens to avoid the troubled Himalayan kingdom, AFP reported.

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office warned British nationals against “all but essential travel” to Nepal late last month as a series of violent demonstrations and strikes raged against King Gyanendra’s absolute monarchy.

The ministry said that following the embattled monarch’s April 24 announcement to reinstate parliament, tensions had eased.
But the FCO’s online travel advice still warned: “Although the situation in Kathmandu has improved, the security situation remains uncertain and could change rapidly.

“We advise you to remain vigilant and avoid any demonstrations and large gatherings. We will continue to keep this advice under close review.”

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