New Delhi: The US government has advised its citizens to leave India as soon as possible because of the escalating COVID-19 crisis in the country.
In a Level 4 travel advisory — the highest issued by the Department of State — US citizens were told “not to travel to India or to leave as soon as it is safe to do so”.
#India: Access to medical care is severely limited due to COVID-19 cases. U.S. citizens wishing to depart should use available commercial options now. Daily direct flights to the US and flights via Paris and Frankfurt are available. https://t.co/p5a3v5ws9y pic.twitter.com/LqHhCiZVEg
— Travel – State Dept (@TravelGov) April 28, 2021
Earlier this week, Australia had banned all flights from India to relieve pressure on the nation’s system of mainly quarantining returnee residents from overseas in inner-city hotels, after a jump in infections, news agency Bloomberg reported.
The UK has also barred any visitor who’s been in India in the previous 10 days from entering. British and Irish nationals arriving in England from India must quarantine in a hotel.