With the rising number of virus cases in India, an increasing number of countries across the world are issuing travel bans and restrictions on travel to and from India.
The US is the latest to join the list of countries.
The Bisen government has issued a proclamation restricting travel from India. The ban is set to be implemented from 12.01 am eastern daylight time on May 4.
“On the advice of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the administration will restrict travel from India,” Press Secretary Jen Psaki said in a statement on April 30.
She cited “extraordinarily high COVID-19 caseloads and multiple variants circulating in India” as the reason for the policy.
The policy, which was announced on April 30, stated that non-residents who have been to India in the past 14 days will not be permitted to enter the US.
The ban however does not apply to those on a flight scheduled to arrive in the US that departed prior to the given cut-off time.
The travel ban was announced after the US Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) studied the characteristics of the Indian variant and advised the government to take proactive measures to protect America’s public from travellers entering the country…