US eases India Covid alert level; Canada to reopen for fully vaccinated from September 7
NEW DELHI: The United States has lowered its travel advisory for India for its citizens from the highest level 4 “do not travel” to level 3 “reconsider travel” with the Covid-19 situation easing significantly in the country. It remains to be seen when the US removes or eases restrictions on travel from India.
Canada, which has extended suspension of flights from India by a month till August 21, will open to fully vaccinated with recognised jabs from all countries on September 7 for non-essential travel subject to the overall pandemic situation.
The US department of state revised the travel advisory for India on Monday (July 19) and it now says: “The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 3 Travel Health Notice for India due to Covid-19, indicating a high level of Covid-19 in the country. Your risk of contracting Covid-19 and develo severe symptoms may be lower if you are fully vaccinated with an FDA authorised vaccine … ”
The CDC website says: “Make sure you are fully vaccinated before traveling to India. Unvaccinated travellers should avoid nonessential travel to India. Because of the current situation in India, all travellers may be at risk for getting and spreading Covid-19 variants.”
The US has four travel advisory levels — 4: Do not travel. 3: Reconsider travel. 2: Exercise increased caution. 1: Exercise normal precautions.
The US had put India on level 4 in April-end when the devastating second wave was peaking here, advising ag inst all travel to India.
Now India should ban travelers from UK US as cases are increasingly rapidly in those countries.
Delta variant is spreading in US and UK, we went through a horrible herd immunity in India, thanks to all types of govts we have over here and the stupid people spreading it knowingly or unknowingly.. There is no need to ban US or UK, since variant was first detected in India. We need to be careful, if a new variant is detected in other countries.
But then how would WB and IMF give loans to India? In last two years India has taken loans worth $12 billion from IMF alone.
Mental pappu bhakta stop your lies
I'm not a liar like Godhi media or IT media cell. If you search External de t of India on Wikipedia or IMF website, you will know the truth.
From where are you getting these fake figures? As on date India owes nothing to IMF - Zero-. On the other hand IMF is flush with 100 Billion Dollars and is offering $4.0 Billion to India.
If you search External de t of India on Wikipedia or on IMF website, you will know the truth. For all you Bhakatlandu's, in 2019 India took $5.5 billion and in 2021,it was $5.7 billion from IMF. De t taken by all Indian govt from 1947 to 2014 was 60 lakh crore, and de t taken by Dankapatiji from 2014 to 2020 is Rs 55 lakh crore. You can verify these figs and then comment if these fig are fake or not.
The case count of UK is higher than that of India's and in percentage terms it is few times more. Although we are not fully vaccinated like UK where 68% have taken vaccines. Still there is no advisory for UK which has opened up completely since 19 July. Is it not sive amnesia?
Free vaccination alreay hit vaccine shortage, Then Modi Govt allows private hospitals to stock these vaccines and sell on at huge price, Obviously People who are in need of vaccine certificate for international travel are at he mercy of Private hospitals. Who are promoting black market ?
We are ready to pay for our health....so get lost
We have seen Modicare too, which provides free healthcare to majority Indians.
When people can go to foriegn by spending lacs of rupees...can't they afford 750rs for a vaccinne in private hospital.....no need to give vaccines free for them....only the poor and those who don't drink alocohol and waste money in toddy shop need to be given free vaccinne.....
How much margin vaccine companies get ?
Things are easing out in India but in very slow pace, but this corona is a vicious circle if one part of world eases other part peaks with some new variant and brings everything back to square one. This needs to change with major vaccinations in all countries.
Dr Ahmed Khan
I appeal to US to ban Modi from US again. Him and all Gujaratis. They are a curse on India and the whole world.
Ok ,so what do we do with USA and Cananda allowing the desparate Indians to land on their shores ?
This is the power of Dankapati Shreemaanji Modhi. Every country now asks Dankapatiji for strategy regarding Covid. Had Birbal or Nehru been the ruler of India, US wouldn't have opened up for 50 years.
TSR The Urbanist
Travel Safe and Stay Safe is the only mantra....These pandemics have taught us all to minimise our travels and achieve the works virtually....Travel only if it inevitable...These countries are falling short of Tourism revenues and would lure people...No one can give back our health once it is affected
better to allow everyone & vaccination is only for self prection
Is our covishield and covane recognised for travel
What about non-essential trips to the US from India? Will they be allowed if they were fully vaccinated i.e. two doses of covishield or covan?