COVID-19: US to block travel from India

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Starting next week, the United States will restrict travel from India.

According to the latest reports, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) advised due to the worsening state of affairs in the Asian nation.

The spread of COVID-19 has led to India becoming the most dangerously affected country at the moment, with numerous fatalities each day.

And according to the CDC, the Indian variant of the virus has characteristics of concern and is quite easily transmitted.

Moreover, it has been also noted that it may reduce the potential of some vaccines.

The ban on travel from India effective from May 4 would not apply to those that have a scheduled flight for the US before the cut-off time.

President Joe Biden has also reimposed a ban on non-US citizens from 26 European countries, as well as the UK, Ireland, and Brazil.

Hence, all non-US citizens who have been in India, and the above-mentioned countries for 14 days, will not be allowed to enter the US.

However, the United States has also said that certain categories of people are exempted from the rule, such as students, academics, and journalists.

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