Several countries banned travel to India due to the dangerous second COVID wave in India and recently, on the advice of the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), the US has decided to restrict travel from India starting May 4 , said White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki. When queried what prompted the travel ban, she stated that the ‘extraordinarily high caseload and multiple variants of COVID-19 found in India’.
Due to the devastation of the second wave of COVID on India. The DGCA on Friday continued suspension of international flights from and to India till May 31 and a large number of countries, including the United Kingdom, Germany, Italy, France, UAE, Pakistan and Singapore are also enforcing similar restrictions on travellers from India.
All commercial travel with India has been suspended by Canada, Hong Kong, and New Zealand for the present time.
Addressing the White House Press Corps, Press Secretary Jen Psaki said that the United States’ decision to restrict travel from India will come into force next week.
The decision has been taken on the advice of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said Psaki.
Asked what prompted the travel ban, the White House Press Secretary cited “extraordinarily high Covid-19 caseloads” and “multiple variants” of the infection identified in India.
Earlier this week, the US issued a Level 4 travel advisory, asking its citizens to leave India as soon as possible. The State Department had urged American citizens “not to travel to India or to leave as soon as it is safe to do so”.
In the meantime, a shipment carrying 318 oxygen concentrators arrived at the Delhi Airport from the USA to help with India’s oxygen shortage crisis.
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