Coronavirus | U.S. advises its citizens to avoid all travel to India

Even fully vaccinated travellers may be at risk, it says

April 20, 2021 09:50 am | Updated April 21, 2021 01:38 am IST - New Delhi

A U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services field office in Miami. File

A U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services field office in Miami. File

As COVID-19 cases soar in India, the U.S. Centres for Disease Control (CDC) has issued a ‘Level 4 (Very High)’ warning for potential travellers to India asking them to “avoid all travel” to the country even if they are fully vaccinated. The warning came on the same day that the U.K. had put India on a travel “red list” requiring stricter quarantine procedures upon entry into the U.K.

“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,” says the advisory, posted on Monday on the CDC website.

“If you must travel to India, get fully vaccinated before travel. All travellers should wear a mask, stay 6 feet from others, avoid crowds, and wash their hands,” it says.

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