The top medical body of the United States has issued an advisory for the American citizens, saying that even fully vaccinated travellers may be at risk for getting and spreading variants
A top medical body of the United States has advised American citizens to avoid all travel to India, citing an alarming spike in coronavirus cases in the country.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued an advisory for American citizens, saying that even fully vaccinated travellers may be at risk for getting and spreading variants.
“Amid a surge in COVID cases (in India), travellers should avoid all travel to India. Even fully vaccinated travellers may be at risk for getting & spreading variants and should avoid all travel to India. If you must travel to India, get fully vaccinated before travel,” the health body said.
Britain on Monday imposed travel restrictions on India, banning all arrivals from India except for UK or Irish nationals.
Health Secretary Matt Hancock said that India was being added to Britain’s “red list” of countries in view of surging case numbers and the emergence of a new COVID-19 variant in India.
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson also called off a trip to India that was set for next week after already being postponed in January. “In the light of the current coronavirus situation, Prime Minister Boris Johnson will not be able to travel to India next week,” the two governments said in a joint statement.
They said that Johnson and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi would instead speak later this month “to agree and launch their ambitious plans for the future partnership between the UK and India”. “They will remain in regular contact beyond this, and look forward to meeting in person later this year.”