NEW DELHI: Visitors eligible to go the US from India can now show a documentation of recovery from Covid-19, apart from the negative RT-PCR test report to enter the country. From May 4, US had restricted travel from India and currently allows its citizens and permanent residents with a few other exceptions.
The US embassy in India website says: “Anyone travelling to the US (two years and older) must take a Covid-19 test no more than three days before travel and show a negative result to the airline before boarding the... more...
flight, or be prepared to show documentation of recovery from Covid-19 (proof of a recent positive viral test and a letter from a healthcare provider or a public health official stating clearance for travel).”
The move comes at a time when reduced eligibility to go to US from India means that mainly its own citizens and permanent residents, and a few other exempt categories of travellers, can go there from India. More information on testing requirement is available on the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website.
“United and Air India continue to operate numerous direct flights weekly from India to the United States. Additional flight options remain available on Air France, Lufthansa, and Qatar Airways via transfers in Paris, Frankfurt, and Doha. US citizens who wish to depart India are encouraged to book tickets through the airlines,” the website says.
US has a level 4 travel advisory for India which means "do not go there." Level 4 is the highest advisory level due to greater likelihood of life-threatening risks.
“New cases and deaths from COVID-19 have risen sharply throughout India to record levels. COVID-19 testing infrastructure is reportedly constrained in many locations. Hospitals are reporting shortages of supplies, oxygen, and beds for both COVID-19 and non-COVID-19 related patients. US citizens are reporting being denied admittance to hospitals in some cities due to a lack of space. Some states have enacted curfews and other restrictions that limit movement and the operation of non-essential businesses,” the website adds.
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