# Stranded In Nepal
Support Network FOR TRAVELERS
by the nepal tourism board
If you need advice, suggestions, information, or any support, we're here to help.
This website is updated regularly.
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📍 TOURIST LOCATION SURVEY
The Nepal Tourism Board Crisis Management and Communication Cell is attempting to collect an inventory of all travellers currently stranded in Nepal.
👉 Please complete the Tourist Location Survey
#StrandedInNepal — Support channel
#StrandedInNepal — Leaving — Want to leave
#StrandedInNepal — Staying — Stay and wait
#StrandedinNepal — Getting from Pohkara to Kathmandu
#StrandedInNepal — Stuck in Lukla
#StrandedInNepal 🇫🇷 🇧🇪 — French, Belgium
#StrandedInNepal 🇳🇱 — Netherlands
#StrandedInNepal Dutch people in Pokhara
#StrandedInNepal 🇩🇪 🇨🇭 🇦🇹 — German, Swiss, Austrian
#StrandedInNepal 🇪🇸 — Espanol
#StrandedInNepal 🇨🇦 — Canadian (and Facebook)
#StrandedInNepal 🇺🇸 — USA (and Facebook)
#StrandedInNepal 🇦🇺 — Australia (Facebook)
#StrandedInNepal 🇬🇧 — UK
#StrandedInNepal 🇮🇹 — Italian
#StrandedInNepal 🇧🇷 — Brazil
#StrandedInNepal 🇮🇱 — Israel (Facebook)
#StrandedInNepal 🇵🇱 — Poland
#StrandedInNepal 🇸🇪 — Sweden (Scandinavian)
#StrandedInNepal 🚴 — Cyclists
#StrandedInNepal 🇳🇵 — Non Resident Nepalese
#StrandedInNepal & Bored — Off-topic discussion
#StrandedInNepal 🇮🇪 — Ireland
Contact the Irish Consul at the following number to be added to the Whatsapp group +9779851021479. You can also send your details (name, date of birth and passport number) to email@example.com
#StrandedInNepal 🇲🇽 — Mexico
Contact the Mexican Honorary Consul at firstname.lastname@example.org or the embassy in Delhi at email@example.com
#StrandedInNepal —Telegram channel
Follow us on Twitter at @StrandedInNepal
Follow us on Instagram at @stranded_in_nepal
Be polite, don't spam
Use these groups to share relevant information
Numbers to call
Stranded in Nepal Crisis Cell 9851254666
COVID19 Hotline 9851255839, 9851255837, 9851255834
Tourist Police 1144 / 014247041
Nepal Police 100 / 014228435
Sukraraj Hospital (Kathmandu) 014253396
Gandaki Hospital (Pokhara) 061520067
If calling internationally:
Use country code +977 (Nepal)
Omit the leading 0 (zero) from the number
☎️ Who is responsible for me
Here is the list of Embassies and Consulates you might need to contact.
(Tell us if some are not in here, and we shall update it)
✈️ List of Airlines & Contacts
We cannot promise that the airlines will immediately pick up the phone, they are also up to their ears, but here is a handy updated list
📍 Where to stay & eat
We shall try to maintain an updated list of accomodations, restaurants and eateries still serving, but cannot promise the validity of this data. It changes on a regular basis.
MESSAGE FOR TOURISTS
MESSAGE FOR TOURISTS STUCK IN NEPAL
1. If you want help, YOUR GOVERNMENT NEEDS TO KNOW WHO AND WHERE YOU ARE. The most important thing right now is to register your desire to leave with your respective Embassy or Consulate. You can do this electronically and you can find information on their website. Remember that if your country does not have an embassy here, you should register with your responsible embassy abroad (likely in New Delhi). Be sure you provide a reliable way to contact you (email preferably). Get a SIM card if you don’t already have one.
2. If you have shelter and food, do not move until instructed to do so by your embassy. You must respect the lockdown and social distancing first and foremost.
3. You are not alone! There are currently between 1000 and 2000 foreigners in your situation. The embassies are coordinating with the authorities to establish an evacuation plan. The airlines have stopped being effective or reliable, so there is no point in trying to book or rebook yourself until the airport reopens and regular airline services resume. The embassies are looking for a solution on behalf of the group.
4. Remember that it takes a lot of efforts to gather 2000 people near the airport from all corners of the country while respecting social distancing. Then you must have enough planes to get them out (approx. 230 pax/flight). And most will have to connect to another flight to get home. So, the logistics are complex and cannot be worked out on a case by case basis. The embassies are working on:
• Authorized transportation to Kathmandu
• Designated hotels and restaurants to gather the group safely near the airport while respecting lockdown and social distancing
• Special transportation to the airport and check in
• Special charter flights out of Nepal
5. You will be expected to pay for the hotel/food/flight. Some embassies might help you financially based a promissory note, but that is not offered by all countries.
The end horizon for this crisis is in mid-April at best. But it might take longer until some freedoms are recovered. The best option if you can, is to stay put and respect the lockdown/restrictions until it is over. Conditions are most likely not going to be better in your country and the trip back is going to be long and dangerous. Don’t worry about your Visa, Nepal has granted amnesty on foreign visas and it will be sorted out later.
BUT WHATEVER YOU DECIDE, PLEASE LET YOUR EMBASSY KNOW WHERE YOU ARE AND WHAT YOUR PLANS ARE.
Send a message to our support team.
Make sure you are as detailed as possible so we can help you the best we can.
You can also email firstname.lastname@example.org directly.
This is a group effort, created by many people.
Thanks to — Nepal Tourism Board, Raj Gyawali, Timo Deola, Lukas Huber, Huyen Thi Huynh, Lukas Huber, Niels, Ana Rubio, Rachel Eden, Steve Beyatte, Jennifer Bottrell, Alu Potcoava, Jenny Caunt, Ludo Van Vooren, Travel Massive + more.
— If you've contributed, get in touch with an admin or @strandedinnepal
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