The ban takes effect on Tuesday.
President Joe Biden has imposed new restrictions on the entry into the United States of most Indian citizens and foreigners who have visited India.
The ban applies to persons who do not have citizenship or the right to permanent residence in the United States, who were in India for 14 days before they attempted to enter the United States. Exceptions are made for several categories of people, including specialists who work in the field of combating the pandemic and who travel to the United States at the invitation of the federal government. The ban will take effect on Tuesday, May 4.
The White House indicated that this decision was made after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendation due to the COVID-19 outbreak in India-now India accounts for a third of new cases in the world.
In January, Biden imposed similar bans on those who tried to enter the United States from South Africa. It also extended the ban for travelers from Brazil, the United Kingdom, Ireland, and 26 European countries that do not close borders for quarantine purposes.