US imposing curbs on travel from India starting from May 4: VP Harris
US imposing curbs on travel from India starting from May 4: VP Harris

NEW YORK:  The United States is imposing travel restrictions from India starting on Tuesday, may fourth, U.S,Vice President Kamala Harris said in a statement.

As per sources who told a leading international daily, it reads "We have announced that starting Tuesday on the advice of the CDC (Centres for Disease Control, our COVID-19 experts, medical experts and national security advisors -- travel restrictions will come into force for India.".

Harris, who was visiting Cincinnati, said, "There is no question that it (COVID surge in India) is a great tragedy, in terms of the loss of life, and as I have said before, and I will say again, we as a country have made a commitment to the people of India to support them." "And we've made already a commitment in terms of a dollar amount that will go to PPE (personal protective equipment) and a number of other things. But it is tragic. And, you know, my prayers go to the people on the suffering, the blatant suffering that is happening," she added.

Also, President Joe Biden's Spokesperson Jen Psaki  said the restrictions were being imposed because "of extraordinarily high COVID-19 caseloads and multiple variants circulating in India." The White House and the CDC did not spell out the restrictions.

But travel restrictions issued by Biden on other countries given an idea of how they may impact India.

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