US Eases Travel Advisory For India


Washington: The US has eased its travel advisory for India and urged citizens to reconsider travelling to the country in view of the COVID-19 cases.

The travel advisory has been lowered from the highest Level 4 to Level 3.

The Level 4 restriction bans any travel from the specified country and the Level 3 restriction urges people to reconsider travel.

Pointing at the high number of Covid-19 cases in India, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a Level 3 travel health notice for India.

“Your risk of contracting Covid-19 and developing severe symptoms may be lower if you are fully vaccinated with an FDA authorised vaccine. Before planning any international travel, please review the CDC’s specific recommendations for vaccinated and unvaccinated travelers,” CDC said.

The US, the advisory said, has limited ability to provide emergency services to its citizens in rural areas from eastern Maharashtra and northern Telangana through western West Bengal as US government employees must obtain special authorisation to travel to these areas.

The advisory has also asked people to reconsider travel to India due to Covid-19 and exercise increased caution due to crime and terrorism. Review your personal security plans, and remain alert to your surroundings, the advisory read.

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