US advises its citizens to ‘Leave India’ ASAP

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The Department of State Bureau of Consular Affairs of the United States(US) has issued a Level 4 travel advisory. It is the highest travel advisory issued by the country.

The United States government has told its citizens to leave India as soon as possible amid worsening Covid-19 situation in the country to make themselves safe.

“#India: Access to medical care is severely limited due to COVID-19 cases. U.S. citizens wishing to depart should use available commercial options now,” the department tweeted. “Daily direct flights to the US and flights via Paris and Frankfurt are available,” it claimed.

As of now there are 14 direct daily flights between India and the US and other services that connect through Europe, it said. The current Level 4 Travel Advisory asks US citizens not to travel to India or to leave as soon as it is better to do so due to the current health situation in the country.

“We urge US citizens to enrol in STEP (Smart Traveler Enrollment Programme) at step.state.gov in order to receive critical information from the Embassy related to health and safety in India,” it mentioned.

The US asked American citizens to visit the Indian Ministry of Health and Family Welfare website for the latest information on travel restrictions and for any assistance or queries.

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