The United States beginning May 4 will deny non-U.S. citizens entry if they were present in India during the prior 14 days, due to the severe Covid-19 outbreak in that country, according to the White House.
The move comes the same week the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advised U.S. citizens, even those who are fully vaccinated against Covid-19, not to travel to India. During the past two weeks, India several times has set global records for new daily Covid-19 cases, each day totaling more than 300,000.
Several other countries already have restricted travel from India, including the United Kingdom, France, Germany and Canada.
The U.S. maintains entry restrictions on noncitizens from several other countries, including Europe's Schengen Area, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Brazil and South Africa.
The new restrictions on travel from India go into effect 12:01 AM Eastern Daylight Time on May 4, according to the White House.