Amid the growing threat of COVID-19 ‘pandemic’, the United States Embassy in Nepal has suspended appointments for routine Diversity Visa and nonimmigrant visa from March 17, 2020.
“We will resume as soon as possible but are unable to provide a specific date at this time,” the US Embassy stated in the notice.
However, the Machine-Readable Visa (MRV) fee will remain valid and can be used for a visa application in the concerned country within one year from the date of payment.
The embassy has suggested the people reach ‘firstname.lastname@example.org’ for emergency appointments.
Meanwhile, the US Government has barred entry for foreign nationals with travel history to China, Iran, Schengen Area of Europe, the United Kingdom and Ireland.
The deadly coronavirus has spread to all the 50 states of the United States with death toll surpassing 100. So far, the US Government has confirmed 6,515 infection cases and 115 death cases.[MUST READ: What is COVID-19 and How to protect from the infection?]
However, Nepal has reported only one infection case despite sharing most of its border with China.
So far, the coronavirus, since its inception in Wuhan, China on December 31, 2019, has infected 198,543 people and claimed 7,988 across 166 countries.
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