Last Updated: May 1, 2021, 2300 hrs

President Joe Biden’s administration plans to restrict travel from the U.S. to India beginning Tuesday due to increase in the Covid numbers in India.

“The policy will be implemented in light of extraordinarily high COVID-19 caseloads and multiple variants circulating in India,” said Jen Paski, White house Press Secretary in a statement.

It is to be noted that the restrictions apply to foreign nationals traveling from India to the U.S., not U.S. citizens. Others exempted from this include lawful permanent residents of the U.S. and their families, foreign officials and those traveling for humanitarian, public health or national security reasons.

Exempt travelers still must follow the requirements of Centre of Disease Control an prevention, i.e. to show proof of a negative COVID test or recovery from the virus no more than three days prior to boarding their flight to the United States. For unvaccinated travelers, the CDC recommends getting a test after returning to the U.S., and quarantining.

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