It also relaxed Pakistan travel recommendations from Level 4 to Level 3.
The improvement in travel advisories for India and Pakistan by the State Department on Monday comes in recognition of the COVID-19 pandemic situation in the region.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 3 Travel Health Advisory for India due to COVID-19, indicating a high level of COVID-19 in the country, the Department of Health said on Monday. ‘State.
“Your risk of contracting COVID-19 and developing severe symptoms may be lower if you are fully vaccinated with an FDA-cleared vaccine. Before planning international travel, please review the CDC’s specific recommendations for vaccinated travelers and not vaccinated, ”he said.
“Reconsider travel to India due to COVID-19. Exercise extra caution due to crime and terrorism,” he said.
The latest travel advisory replaces the one published on May 5 which placed India in the Level 4 category.
When last month’s notice was released, India was grappling with a second wave of the pandemic with more than 3,000,000 new cases of coronavirus being reported daily. Hospitals were reeling from a shortage of medical oxygen and beds.
While the CDC has issued a level 2 travel health advisory for Pakistan due to COVID-19, indicating a moderate level of the pandemic, the State Department has maintained the level 3 risk for US citizens traveling in the country due to terrorism.
“Reconsider travel to Pakistan due to terrorism and sectarian violence. Exercise increased caution in Pakistan due to COVID-19. Some areas are at increased risk. Read the entire travel advisory, ”the State Department said.