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Amidst Dip in COVID Cases, the US Government Eases Travel Restrictions on India

USA governemnt Ease International travel to India

Posted on Jul 23rd, 2021 by Priyanka Jadhav, Last updated Mar 3rd, 2022, 1 comments

Earlier this week, India experienced a decrease in the number of COVID-19 cases, assuring the United States to ease travel restrictions for the country. On Tuesday morning, according to the Union Health Ministry, India reported an approx of 30,000 new cases which were 21.14% less than the cases recorded on Monday, i.e, 38,164 cases. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has lowered travel restrictions from Level 4, which meant no travel to Level 3, which urges citizens of the US to reconsider travel with proper health measures. 

Official Statements

“Your risk of contracting COVID-19 and developing severe symptoms may be lower if you are fully vaccinated with an FDA authorized vaccine. Before planning any international travel, please review the CDC’s specific recommendations for vaccinated and unvaccinated travelers,” the CDC stated while issuing Level 3 Travel Health Notice for India. 

“Unvaccinated travelers should avoid nonessential travel to India. Because of the current situation in India, all travelers may be at risk for getting and spreading Covid-19 variants.” further states the CDC. 

The latest travel advisory replaces the one issued on May 5 that had placed India in the Level 4 category while the nation was suffering from a second wave of the pandemic with more than 3,00,000 coronavirus cases being reported daily. India was reeling under a shortage of medical oxygen and beds. 

“US citizens who must travel to India are strongly urged to get fully vaccinated before travel and continue to take personal health safety measures to protect themselves, including practical social or physical distancing, cleaning hands with soap/hand sanitizer, wearing masks, and avoiding crowded areas with poor ventilation.” the CDC had stated on May 5. 

Are citizens of India allowed to travel to the USA as well?

Even though several countries had banned entry for travelers from India due to the increase in the number of coronavirus cases, although, as the cases have started receding in the country, several nations have eased travel restrictions for Indian citizens. However, according to Presidential proclamations entry of noncitizens into the United States has been limited with specific exceptions. This ban is not applicable for citizens and lawful permanent residents of the United States who have been in India for the past 14 days. All travelers flying to India must show proof of a negative coronavirus test or recovery from COVID-19.

The latest advisory encourages people to take proper health measures before beginning traveling to India. The advisory suggests people maintain social distance, wear a protective face mask, and wash their hands on a regular basis. 

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Priyanka Jadhav is a travel writer, who is inclined to explore different cultures and countries. When she is not writing, she is either reading fiction novels or surfing the internet for the next best place to add to her bucket list. Her interests piqued at a young age when she traveled across India and witnessed a variety of cultures, languages, foods, and people. If you're craving for an adrenaline rush, or need an instant travel update - Priyanka has a way with words to help you in every aspect possible. Bring quirky articles and the latest travel updates your way through MyTicketsToIndia, she aims to provide travelers with the necessary information possible.

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  1. Inzaghi says:

    Really informative article!!??