US issues travel advisory for citizens, asks them not to travel to India following Covid spike

India has reported 3.79 lakh new cases in the last 24 hours with 3,645 fatalities.


India is facing the more dangerous and infectious second wave of Covid19. The numbers of fresh Covid cases are spiralling up daily and the situation is critical in the country. Besides, the health system has collapsed as there is no availability of oxygen, beds, and other related equipment. The government has failed in the battle against Coronavirus and innumerable people are dying daily due to the lack of medical facilities.

Amid these unprecedented times, the US has issued an advisory for its citizen. The US Department of State has asked its citizen to avoid travelling to India as the coronavirus infection is at its peak. Pakistan, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, Maldives, and other places are added to the ‘not to travel’ list along with India.

In a Level 4 travel advisory, the US Department of States asked its citizen not to travel to India and leave the country as soon as it is safe to do so.

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In an advisory issued on April 23, the state also mentioned crime and terrorism to be some of the reasons not to consider travelling in India. The State Department said, ‘do not travel to India due to Covid19, crime, and terrorism.

A similar warning regarding India was issued by the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention. CDC had issued a Level 4 Travel Health Notice for India because of the Covid19 surge as the country is reporting a high number of covid cases daily.

Earlier, Australia banned all flights from India and quarantined their returned residents to prevent Covid spread. The UK also suspended the travel of people from or to India amid the crisis.

India has reported 3.79 lakh new cases in the last 24 hours and 3,645 fatalities.

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