COVID-19: U.S. advises its citizens to avoid travelling to India

New Zealand was among the first to impose restrictions on travellers from India

  
Passengers wearing protective face masks wait to exit upon arrival at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport after India cancelled all flights from the UK over fears of a new strain of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Mumbai, India, December 22, 2020.

Passengers wearing protective face masks wait to exit upon arrival at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport after India cancelled all flights from the UK over fears of a new strain of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Mumbai, India, December 22, 2020.

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Americans have been advised to avoid travelling to India due to the “very high level of Covid-19.” Many other countries have also ‘red listed’ India, including Britain, Hong Kong, New Zealand and Pakistan.

“Because of the current situation in India even fully vaccinated travellers may be at risk for getting and spreading Covid-19 variants and should avoid all travel to India,” said the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

“If you must travel to India, get fully vaccinated before travel. All travellers should wear a mask, stay six feet from others, avoid crowds, and wash their hands.”

However, fully vaccinated travellers do not have to get tested before leaving the US, “unless your destination requires it and you do not have to self-quarantine after you arrive in the United States,” it added.

“If you must travel to India, get fully vaccinated before travel. All travellers should wear a mask, stay six feet from others, avoid crowds, and wash their hands.”

However, fully vaccinated travellers do not have to get tested before leaving the US, “unless your destination requires it and you do not have to self-quarantine after you arrive in the United States,” it added.

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