The US State Department has approved the departure of US civil servants from India from among the support staff amid the difficult situation with the coronavirus in this country, according to travel recommendations released by the US Department of State.
At the end of April, the US approved the departure of family members of civil servants from India, but now this category has been expanded.
“On May 5, 2021, the department approved the voluntary departure of U.S. government employees from non-core personnel,” the State Department’s recommendation reads.
It is not specified who exactly is included in the category of auxiliary or non-core personnel. At the same time, it is noted that US citizens who want to leave India should use “available means of commercial transport”.
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a level four warning due to the coronavirus situation in India – it indicates a “very high level of COVID-19 spread in the country.”
Earlier, the White House said that from May 4, the United States will impose restrictions on travel from India in connection with the situation with the coronavirus in this country. The ban does not apply to US citizens, green card holders, or humanitarian workers. On Thursday, India announced a new anti-record – 412.2 thousand new cases were detected in the country during the day, more than 3.9 thousand people died, this is the maximum figure for the time of the pandemic.