August 13, 2022

India travel update in the United States: the United States relaxes travel advice for India

The United States has improved the travel advisory for India from the highest level 4, which means no travel, to level 3, which urges citizens to reconsider their travel.

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.