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Updated Jun 09, 2021 | 20:08 IST
Travel advice issued by CDC amidst the COVID -19 pandemic - Know what's in it for India
Travel advice issued by CDC amidst the COVID -19 pandemic - Know what's in it for India | Photo Credit: Pixabay 
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  • The COVID-19 risk assessment levels devised by CDC are based on the severity of COVID-19 in the destination country
  • According to the CDC travel health notice, India falls under the Level 4: COVID-19 Very High risk assessment level
  • The health notice emphasized the mandatory requirement of masks before, after and during the travel

New Delhi: With more people getting vaccinated every day and COVID numbers gradually going down, relaxations on travel and other activities are being imposed. The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) issued standard operating procedures (SOPs)for the vaccination of people undertaking foreign travel for employment or education purposes. 

Observing the trends, The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued travel advice for over 120 countries on Monday. Travel health notices for countries was based on the following COVID-19 risk assessment levels:

  • Level Unknown: COVID-19 Unknown - 44 countries including Tonga, Ireland, Afghanistan, and Monaco fall under this category.
  • Level 1: COVID-19 Low - 33 countries including Singapore, Fiji, Greenland, and Iceland fall under this category.
  • Level 2: COVID-19 Moderate - 21 countries including Zambia, Bhutan, Angola, and Kenya fall under this category.
  • Level 3: COVID-19 High - 64 countries including France, Germany, Japan, and Russia fall under this category.
  • Level 4: COVID-19 Very High - 62 countries including India, North Korea, Sweden, and Saudi Arabia fall under this category.
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CDC advises against travelling to India unless essential. In events of need for travel, passengers must be fully vaccinated and must follow all precautionary methods including maintaining appropriate social distance and wearing masks as vaccination does not eliminate the risk of contracting the COVID-19 virus absolutely. Sick, COVID-19 positive people or people exposed to COVID-19 positive patients will not be allowed to travel. 

For fully vaccinated travellers: 

  1. The traveller must be vaccinated by an FDA or WHO authorized vaccine.
  2. No prior testing required when leaving the United States unless required by the destination.
  3. Following precautionary measures such as wearing masks over mouth and nose, washing hands and social distancing during travel and on arrival is mandatory.
  4. When returning for travelling to the United States, a negative COVID-19 test result no more than 3 days before travel or documentation of recovery from COVID-19 in the past 3 months is required.
  5. A viral test after 3-5 days of travel is required.
  6. No self-quarantine required after arriving in the United States, however monitoring of the symptoms and taking required measures is advised.

For unvaccinated travellers:

  1. A viral test 1-3 days before the trip is required.
  2. Following precautionary measures such as wearing masks over mouth and nose, washing hands and social distancing during travel and on arrival is mandatory.
  3. A viral test after 3-5 days of travel must be taken.
  4. A 7-day self-quarantine is necessary despite testing negative.
  5. In case of a positive test, immediate self-isolation must be undertaken.
  6. In events of not being able to get tested, symptoms must be monitored and self-quarantine of 10 days must be undertaken.

People who recovered from a COVID-19 infection within a period of 3 months must carry out guidelines laid for fully vaccinated travellers. A test 3-5 days after travel is not required unless symptomatic.

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