The coronavirus epidemic in India is severe. The US government announced on Friday (April 30) local time that it would ban travelers from India from entering the country from next Tuesday (May 4).
The White House spokesperson Psaki pointed out in the statement that due to the high number of coronavirus cases in India and the spread of multiple variants of the coronavirus in India, the government accepted the recommendation of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to restrict the entry of Indian tourists as soon as possible and decided to proceed. The entry ban will be implemented from 12:01 in the morning on Tuesday.
According to Reuters, the measure does not apply to U.S. citizens, lawful permanent residents, and other exempt persons.
All international travelers, even if they meet the relevant conditions, still need to obtain a test certificate of non-infectious disease before leaving India. If they have not been vaccinated against coronavirus before arriving in the United States, they need to undergo quarantine and testing to confirm that they are not infected before they can enter.