U.S. President Joe Biden will restrict travel to the U.S. from India by most non-U.S. citizens beginning Tuesday, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said Friday.
The Biden administration announced it’s barring most travel from India starting next week as the world’s second most populous country struggles with the world’s worst Covid-19 outbreak.
The decision goes against past statements made by Biden on travel bans, including once stating that such restrictions would “not stop the coronavirus.”
Besides U.S., Ukraine also announced that it will ban all non-Ukrainian arrivals coming from India from entering the country starting from May 2.
The medical authorities highlighted that the entry ban will include foreigners and people who carry no nationality coming from India or stayed at it for seven days in the last two weeks.
In the same vein, the Indian Ministry of Health announced that 386,452 new cases of coronavirus were registered during the past 24 hours, in a record increase in daily cases with the virus.
Indian health ministry data indicated that 3498 deaths were recorded during the past day.
India has recorded 7.7 million cases to the total number since the end of last February, according to Reuters statistics,