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Last Updated on December 11, 2022 by Mani Karthik
According to the White House, the USA has lifted the travel ban from India and other countries as of November 8th 2021.
“It is in the interests of the United States to move away from the country-by-country restrictions previously applied during the COVID-19 pandemic and to adopt an air travel policy that relies primarily on vaccination to advance the safe resumption of international air travel to the United States.”Joe Biden, President of the United States.
The White House confirmed that minors (children under 18) and people with certain medical conditions are exempt from the new vaccine requirements.
Non-tourist travelers from around 50 countries with nationwide vaccination rates below 10% will also be exempt. Those exempted must be vaccinated if they plan to stay in the US for more than 60 days.
To “follow up with travelers who have been exposed to COVID-19 variants or other pathogens,” the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued new contact tracing rules on Monday.
Also, the CDC announced this month that it will accept mixed-dose coronavirus vaccines from travelers.
Airlines must confirm the last dose was at least two weeks before the travel date.
Rules for Indians traveling to the USA
Beginning November 8, unvaccinated US citizens and long-term residents will be required to submit a negative Covid test taken one day before reentering the US, and unvaccinated foreign people will be permitted to enter only in limited circumstances, an administration official said Monday.
Americans who are fully vaccinated will be required to undergo testing three days prior to flying.
For foreign nationals, the administration declared in September that it would need all visitors to be completely vaccinated prior to entering the country, but detailed exclusions on Monday.
Individuals traveling to the United States from countries with immunization rates below 10%, for example, will also be required to present a compelling cause for their visit, a senior administration official said. (ANI)
When will the US lift the travel ban from India?
As of November 8th, 2021 Indian passport holders may be able to travel to the US, provided they have taken the two shots of accepted vaccines and can provide proof of it before travel.
US Travel restrictions from India
US travel restrictions from India have been lifted off as of November 8th, 2021 according to a news release from the White House on October 26, 2021.
Can I travel to the USA from India on a tourist visa?
Yes, you can travel to the USA from India on a tourist visa as of November 8th, 2021 if you have taken two doses of a globally accepted vaccine.
What vaccine do you need to take to travel to USA from India?
Those flying internationally must show proof of a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours of departure. Unvaccinated Americans and non-vaccinated foreign nationals must show proof of a negative COVID-19 test within 24 hours of leaving.