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India's Travel Alert Elevated to Highest Level

April 25, 2021 • 7:03 pm CDT
(Vax Before Travel)

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a Level 4 Travel Alert for India on April 19, 2021. There is a very high level of COVID-19 infections in India.

According to NPR reporting, the United States government committed additional medical aid to India to fight an alarming spike in COVID-19 cases. The pledge as India has become the epicenter of the global coronavirus pandemic on April 25, 2021, and the country's health system is operating at maximum capacity.

The CDC says 'Because of the current situation in India, even fully vaccinated travelers may be at risk for getting and spreading COVID-19 variants and should avoid all travel to India. If you must travel to India, get fully vaccinated before travel.'

If you are fully vaccinated, you do NOT have to get tested before leaving the USA unless your destination requires it. And you do NOT have to self-quarantine after you arrive in the USA.

However, all air passengers coming to the USA, including U.S. citizens and fully vaccinated people, must have a negative COVID-19 test result in no more than 3 days before travel or documentation of recovery from COVID-19 in the past 3 months before they board a flight to the USA, says the CDC.

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