US travel advisory remains unchanged for 50 countries

Even as the US lifted the highest level of its global health travel advisory for Americans due to the coronavirus pandemic, it has however maintained status quo for over 50 countries, including that of India and China.

Earlier, the US state department had issued the Level 4: Do Not Travel advisory (the highest level of travel advisory) on March 19, urging American citizens not to travel overseas due to the coronavirus pandemic.

India however remains on Level 4 of the travel advisory along with more than 50 countries, including China. This means that the US urges its citizens not to travel to India due to the increasing coronavirus cases.

The state department, in its latest travel advisory on India issued on Thursday, said: “Do not travel to India due to COVID-19. Exercise increased caution in India due to crime and terrorism”.

The Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 3 (avoid non-essential travel) Travel Health Notice for India due to COVID-19, it said.

Travellers to India may experience border closures, airport closures, travel prohibitions, stay at home orders, business closures and other emergency conditions within India due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it said.