In the United States, the travel advisory for India has been lowered from Level 4, which means no travel, to Level 3.
The change reflects the pandemic situation in the region.
The Meaning of This Advisory
Even though Level 3 is slightly less restrictive in terms of travel curbs, travelers should still re-evaluate their travel plans.
Level 2 Travel Health Notice has been published for Pakistani citizens, but Level 3 risk for US citizens due to sectarian violence and terrorism.
Improved situation in pandemics
There has been a change in the Level 4 advisory for India since May 5, when it was issued.
With over 300,000 new cases being reported daily, India experienced a prolonged and devastating second wave of the pandemic.
Recommendations from the CDC
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) advises travelers to get vaccinated before traveling to reduce the risk of contracting COVID-19 and developing severe symptoms.
Additionally, it has urged travelers to read its specific recommendations for vaccinated and unvaccinated travelers.
Canada Extends Ban On Flights
As of August 21, Canada has prohibited passengers from landing in India.
On July 21, the earlier ban was set to be lifted.
Despite concerns regarding the Delta variant of the virus, which is slowly but steadily taking hold, the fourth extension has been renewed.
People can, however, enter Canada indirectly from India.
They will have to furnish pre-departure negative Covid-19 RT-PCR test results from a third country to enter Canada