BRITONS are being advised not to go to Nepal unless it is essential as the country descends further into bloody chaos.
The Foreign Office said the political situation was tense and unpredictable as tens of thousands of protesters poured into the streets of the capital, Kathmandu.
British citizens already in the Himalayan kingdom should decide whether it is vital for them to remain there, said the Foreign Office website.
The British Embassy in Kathmandu estimates there are about 500 British nationals in Nepal who may need help if the situation gets worse.
At present, airlines are continuing to operate into and out of Nepal, and there are no specific threats against foreigners, said the spokesman.
British citizens are recommended not to take part in demonstrations against the king, not to travel within Nepal and to respect curfews imposed by the government.
Security forces in Nepal fought back an attack by communist rebels on a northern town today while placing the capital Kathmandu under curfew for a fifth straight day.