India is currently experiencing one of the worst coronavirus outbreaks, and an oxygen shortage is causing extra strife to those who need treatment. As a result, there is a temporary travel ban from India to the United States.
The Biden Administration issued a Presidential proclamation on April 30, 2021, mentioning a travel ban from India beginning on May 4, 2021.
As of the press release, the nation of 1.3 billion people is reporting an average of 300,000 new COVID-19 cases each day. Many of the cases are from variant strain B.1.617. Two other variant strains first confirmed in the United Kingdom and South Africa are impacting India and the world as well.
The May 4, 2021 travel ban from India to the U.S. impacts nonimmigrants and noncitizens of the United States that have been in India for any or all of the last 14 days. These travelers must first stay in another country until their last day in India was at least 15 days before.