US bans travel from India starting May 4th: Check out who is exempted!

Starting May 4th, the US is going to restrict travel from India due to the unfettered Covid-19 surge in India. US President Joe Biden imposed restrictions stops most non-American citizens from entering the US for an indefinite period attributing to the spiralling state of affairs in India.

What does this mean for students looking for admission in the Fall cycle?

US administration has announced that certain categories are exempted from the new set of travel restrictions and these include Indian students planning to start their college courses in the fall 2021 admission cycle among others such as humanitarian workers, journalists, permanent legal residents, and American citizens.

What is required from students upon arrival?

US requirements for International students currently include proof of a negative Covid-19 test result of a minimum of 3 days before arrival irrespective of the vaccination status. Students are also required to self-quarantine and take another test between 3 to 5 days following their arrival.

Covid-19 pandemic has put a lot of things on hold but thankfully your education abroad is not one of them. Stay safe!

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