The United States on Wednesday removed Pakistan and Bangladesh from its list of “do not travel” countries due to Covid-19 but left India on it.
The United States removed a Covid-19-related global recommendation for Americans not to travel in August and switched to a country-specific system in partnership with the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
It then kept most of the countries at “Level 4: Do not travel”.
Pakistan and Bangladesh were among the six countries placed in the less prohibitive “Level 3: Rethink Travel” category on Wednesday. The other four were Benin, Kuwait, Mexico, and St. Vincent and the Grenadines.
“We continue to monitor health and safety conditions around the world and work with the CDC and other agencies if conditions change,” the State Department said in a statement. India stayed at “Level 4: Do Not Travel”.
“Do not travel to India because of Covid-19,” says the Foreign Ministry’s travel advice page. “More caution is needed in India because of crime and terrorism.”
The CDC has told American travelers that the risk of Covid-19 in India is high. If you get sick and need medical care in India, resources may be limited. “