The US relaxes its travel information for India on Monday, reducing it to Level 2: Moderate. The new travel advisory of Level 2 which is regarded as safe came in the wake of the significant recovery in Covid situation in India. Before this year, the US had put India in Level 4, urging its citizens not to travel to India, which at that point of time was experiencing an unusual second wave of COVID-19. The Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has now released a Level 2 Travel Health Notice for India due to COVID-19, marking a moderate level of COVID-19 in the country.
In July, the United States reduced the travel advisory for India from the highest Level 4 to Level 3. While Level 4 means no travel, Level 3 requests citizens to reconsider travel. The Level 2 advisory allows citizens to travel freely with caution in some regions. The US has suggested citizens not to travel to J&K and near the Pakistan outskirts.
“Your risk of catching COVID-19 and developing severe indications may be lower if you are fully vaccinated with an FDA authorised antibody. Before scheduling any international travel, please review the CDC’s specific advisory for vaccinated and unvaccinated travellers, the State Department said. Meanwhile, the State Department requested Americans not to travel to Jammu and Kashmir (except the eastern Ladakh region and its capital, Leh) due to terrorism and agitation.