State Department Urges American Citizens To Leave India As COVID-19 Crisis Worsens

State Department Urges American Citizens To Leave India As COVID-19 Crisis Worsens


The State Department suggested that Americans try to book nonstop flights home, stopping in Europe only if other options are unavailable.

“Direct flights between India and the United States are offered daily, with additional flight options available to U.S. citizens via transfers in Paris and Frankfurt,” the State Department noted.

Americans considering traveling to India are urged to postpone their trips.

“The current Level 4 Travel Advisory is the highest level issued by the Department of State and advises U.S. citizens not to travel to India or to leave as soon as it is safe to do so due to the current health situation in country,” the agency concluded, adding that it is currently booking “voluntary departures” for any United States government officials or employees who are working in India. The U.S. Embassy New Delhi and its consulates, the agency said, “remain open and are offering limited consular services.”

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