US cancels Nepal travel warning

AP News
Posted: Dec 07, 2011 3:02 AM
US cancels Nepal travel warning

The United States says it has canceled a warning issued against travel to Nepal earlier this year because of the improved political situation in the Himalayan nation.

The U.S. Department of State says it believes the conditions in Nepal have changed considerably over the past year, incidents of political violence and the threat to U.S. citizens have significantly decreased and the political situation is stabilizing.

Nepal is trying to recover from the years of communist insurgency that ended in 2006 only to be followed by political instability. Recent agreements between the political parties have given hope that things would return to normal in Nepal.

Hundreds of thousands of tourists come to Nepal every year to see or trek the Himalayan peaks.