The United States has not only indicated to maintain its existing entry restrictions due to a surge in Delta variant , but this week it also issued for some popular destinations in the world.
The US state department asked citizens to not travel to Spain, Portugal, Cyprus, Kyrgyzstan, and the Central African Republic after the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention raised its risk assessment level for these countries to ‘Level 4’, the highest level on travel alert. The department has changed the advisory for Israel, The West Bank and Gaza to ‘Reconsider Travel’.
US President Joe Biden in april issued a announcement suspending entry of non immigrants who were present in India during the 14‑day period preceding their entry or attempted entry into the United States as the country was witnessing a deadly second Covid wave driven by the Delta variant.
21% rise in deaths related to Covid-19 cases over the last week, the US travel restrictions on India, the UK, EU member states, and other countries severely impacted by the pandemic are not going to ease anytime .
Announcement have been issued over time to suspend entry of nonimmigrants travelling from China, Iran, the UK, Ireland, Brazil, South Africa, and EU member states.
The US will maintain existing travel restrictions due to the Delta variant spread around the world. On Monday, White House press secretary Jen Psaki said reporters.The Biden administration has been under pressure from the travel industry to lift restrictions, Psaki said that the travel policies are going to be guided by the CDC and health experts.
The Delta cases threatening to the Biden administration’s Covid-19 response prompted the CDC to change the mask guidance for fully vaccinated people.”It would be actually surprising and odd if our health and medical experts were not having an active discussion about how to … best protect the American people,” she added.
Biden said “in all probability” new restrictions would be imposed in the US to contain the infections. These latest developments mean tourists from India and other countries facing restrictions may have to wait a bit longer than earlier expected to enter the United States.