Starting Tuesday, President Joe Biden will restrict travel from India as the country battles its deadly second wave of coronavirus infections.
The restriction comes after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advised the President to do so, NBC News reported.
The travel ban will not impact American citizens, lawful permanent residents, or other exempted individuals, a White House official stated.
However, people who fall under this exception will have to provide a negative coronavirus test before travel, quarantine if unvaccinated, and test negative again when they enter the U.S. The requirements are the same for all international travelers.
“The police will be implemented in light of extraordinarily high COVID-19 caseloads and multiple variants circulating in India,” Jen Psaki, White House Press Secretary, stated.
America is not alone in restricting travel from India;…