Kathmandu: The United States has lifted travel warning issued to non-essential staff and their family members at its Nepal mission.

The State Department has permitted all non-essential mission personnel and their families to return to Nepal, a notice issued by the U.S. embassy here.

Concerned about their safety, the Department on April 24 had ordered all non-essential mission personnel and families to leave Nepal amidst the pro-democracy uprising.

The consular section, which resumed certain services on May 1, will return to full operations on Monday, including visa interviews.

The United States last month had also closed down various missions including American Centre and the consular section in view of the escalating violence in Nepal. PTI