With an unimaginable huge spike in covid19 cases in India, many countries have put India on its red list and also imposed a strict travel ban. Amid a devastating surge in the country, The United States on Thursday advised its citizens to leave India as soon as possible. The US has also put India on Level 4 Travel Advisory, the highest level issued by the Department of State.
“#India: Access to medical care is severely limited due to Covid-19 cases. US citizens wishing to depart should use available commercial options now. Daily direct flights to the US and flights via Paris and Frankfurt are available,” the State Department tweeted. Level 4 Travel Advisory asks US citizens not to travel to India or to leave the country asap due to the alarming rise in the cases.
The US Embassy in New Delhi said: “Access to all types of medical care is becoming severely limited in India due to the surge in Covid-19 cases. We urge US citizens to enrol in STEP (Smart Traveler Enrollment Programme) at step.state.gov in order to receive critical information from the Embassy related to health and safety in India”.
All the American citizens staying in India currently need to visit the Indian Ministry of Health and Family Welfare website for the latest information on travel restrictions. Due to the shortage of beds and oxygen supplies, US citizens are being denied admittance to hospitals in some cities, leaving the US in worry.
India recorded a huge 3,79,257 new Covid-19 infections and 3,645 fatalities in 24 hours, pushing the total tally of cases to 1,83,76,524.