26 April 2015
This Advice was last issued on Sunday, 26 April 2015.
A large earthquake struck Nepal on 25 April 2015. The epicentre was 80 kms west of Kathmandu. Extensive damage has occurred to buildings, including in Kathmandu and Pokhara. A large number of deaths and injuries have been reported. The international airport at Kathmandu is open but flight schedules have been disrupted by the earthquake. Australians seeking to depart Nepal should contact their airline for latest information on flight schedules. (see under Local travel). The level of the advice has not changed. We continue to advise Australians to exercise a high degree of caution in Nepal.
25 April 2015
This Advice was last issued on Saturday, 25 April 2015.
A large earthquake struck western Nepal on 25 April 2015. Initial reports indicate that damage has occurred in Kathmandu and Pokhara. Aftershocks are expected. Travellers should expect disruption to telecommunications, transport and tourist infrastructure in affected areas. You should follow the instructions of local authorities and check with your airline, tour operator or hotel for latest information on disruptions (see under Additional information). The level of the advice has not changed. We continue to advise Australians to exercise a high degree of caution in Nepal.