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Countries restricting travel from India

Date: 21 April 2021 Tags: Disaster & Disaster Management

Issue

Multiple countries have put travel advices against travel to India after it witnessed a surge in Covid-19 infections in recent times.

 

Background

Countries such as US, UK and New Zealand have been quick to put restriction on traveller movement to India.

 

Details

  • The reason for UK imposing a travel ban is because of the mutated strain of Coronavirus that has originated from India. Hong Kong has also cited a similar reason.

  • US has increased the assessment to level 4 from level 3, which is the highest level on its threat scale.

 

Effects

  • If an individual arrives in the UK from India before 4 am on April 23, they must undergo quarantine for 10 days and take a Covid-19 test on day two and day eight.

  • After 4am on April 23, individuals who are British, Irish or third country citizens with residential rights will be allowed to enter UK.

  • US advisory has cited that even fully vaccinated individuals may get infected from the disease and it would be better if they avoid travel.