Indicating “a low level of Covid-19” in India, the US Center  for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Monday eased government travel ratings for India from Level 3 (high risk) to Level 1 (low risk).

It issued a “Level 1 Travel Health Notice” for India, putting the country at the lowest risk level due to the pandemic.
“The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 1 Travel Health Notice due to Covid-19, indicating a low level of Covid-19 in the country.
Your risk of contracting Covid-19 and developing severe symptoms may be lower if you are fully vaccinated with an FDA-authorised vaccine,” the US state department website said.

The CDC has five levels of Covid risk, to categorise different countries ranging from “very high” level 4 to “low” level 1, with only “level unknown” as a classification.

Travelers flying from India to the United States must submit a negative Covid -19 test result within 24 hours of their journey. Children under the age of two do not require testing. People who have documented recovery from Covid-19 in the last 90 days have another choice, according to the CDC website.

The travel sector is anxiously anticipating the lifting of the pre-departure testing requirement from India to the United States as a result of this low Covid risk assessment.


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