India Travel Restriction Begins Tuesday
April 30, 2021
It was announced today, that the Biden administration will restrict travel from India beginning this coming Tuesday, May 4. The action is a response to the surge of coronavirus cases and variants currently overwhelming the country.
The administration will issue a 212(f)-order restricting entry into the U.S. for foreign nationals who have been in India within the previous 14 days, a source familiar with the move said, adding that airlines have been told of the decision.
The policy will not apply to American citizens, lawful permanent residents or other people with exemptions. As with all international travelers, individuals who fit that criteria traveling from India must still test negative prior to leaving the country, quarantine if they have not been vaccinated, and test negative again upon reentering the U.S. from India. The restrictions also do not apply to humanitarian workers.
While we have been actively engaged with United management on the events happening in India during the last week to ensure our continued safety while on the ground in India as well as while inflight, we have not been advised of any impending plans to modify flight schedules as a result of this Executive Order.