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Travel between U.S. and India to be restricted due to ‘extraordinarily high’ virus cases

Coronavirus patients rest inside a banquet hall temporarily converted into a Covid-19 ward in New Delhi, India.
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Coronavirus patients rest inside a banquet hall temporarily converted into a Covid-19 ward in New Delhi, India.

WASHINGTON, DC — The Biden administration will restrict travel from India starting next Tuesday on the advice of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the White House said Friday.

“The policy was implemented in light of extraordinarily high Covid-19 caseloads and multiple variants circulating in India,” a White House official said.

The new policy will take effect at 12:01 am ET Tuesday.

The policy won’t apply to American citizens, lawful permanent residents or other people with exemptions. As with all international travelers, individuals who fit that criteria traveling from India must still test negative prior to leaving the country, quarantine if they have not been vaccinated and test negative again upon reentering the US from India.

The restrictions also do not apply to humanitarian workers.

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