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    Last Updated : 14th August 2020
  • Can Indian travel to the United State of America?
  • YES

  • Visa and Immigration related updates:
  • The US Embassy & Consulates in New Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Hyderabad & Kolkata have started accepting limited Student & Academic Exchange Visitor Visa applictions.

  • Who is not allowed to travel to USA?
  • Passengers who have transited or have been to the following countries: Austria, Belgium, Brazil, China (People's Rep.), Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Iran, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland or in the United Kingdom (excluding overseas territories outside of Europe), in the past 14 days are NOT allowed to enter and transit.
  • This does not apply to:
  • Nationals and permanent residents of the USA;
  • Spouses of nationals and of permanent residents of the USA;
  • Parents/legal guardians of an unmarried and younger than 21 years national or permanent resident of the USA;
  • The unmarried and younger than 21 years brother or sister of a national or permanent resident of the USA, who is unmarried and younger than 21 years;
  • The child/foster child/ward of a national or permanent resident of the USA;
  • Passengers with the following visas: A-1, A-2, C-1, C-1/D, C-2, C-3, CR-1, CR-2, D, E-1 (as an employee of TECRO or TECO or the employee's immediate family members), G-1, G-2, G-3, G-4, IR-1, IR-4, IH-4, NATO-1 through NATO-4, or NATO-6 visa;
  • Members of the U.S. Armed Forces, spouses, and children of members of the U.S. Armed Forces;
  • Passengers with evidence of traveling at the invitation of the USA government for a purpose related to the containment/mitigation of the Coronavirus (COVID-19);
  • Passengers with documents issued by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, or U.S. Department of State indicating that the passenger is exempt from the restriction;
  • B1 crew crewmembers that are engaged in lightering, Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) activity, wind farm activity, private air/sea crew and other similar crewmember actives;
  • Students with an F-1 or M-1 visa and their F-2 and M-2 dependents, if they arrive from or have been in Ireland (Rep.), United Kingdom or Schengen Member States in the past 14 days.

  • Who is allowed to travel to USA?
  • Passengers who have been in one of the countries listed in the above bullet point in the past 14 days but are exempt from the restriction to enter the USA can travel to USA but they must arrive at one of the following airports: Atlanta (ATL), Boston (BOS), Chicago (ORD), Dallas, (DFW), Detroit (DTW), Ft. Lauderdale (FLL), Honolulu (HNL), Houston (IAH), Los Angeles (LAX), Miami (MIA), New York (JFK or EWR), San Francisco (SFO), Seattle (SEA) and Washington (IAD).
  • What are the Self-Quarantine rules for travellers?
  • Passengers who have been in Austria, Belgium, Brazil, China (People's Rep.), Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Iran, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland or United Kingdom (excluding overseas territories outside of Europe) in the past 14 days but are exempt from the restriction to enter the USA, must self-quarantine for 14 days once they reach their final destination.
  • If you are returning from International Travel:
  • Currently, travel restrictions and entry screening apply only to travellers arriving from some countries or regions with widespread ongoing spread of COVID-19. [Note: U.S. policies are subject to change as the COVID-19 pandemic evolves.]
  • Stay home for 14 days from the time you returned home from international travel
  • Take your temperature with a thermometer two times a day and monitor for fever. Also watch for cough or trouble breathing. Use this temperature log to monitor your temperature
  • Stay home and avoid contact with others. Do not go to work or school
  • Do not take public transportation, taxis, or ride-shares
  • Keep your distance from others (about 6 feet or 2 meters)

  • What to Do If You Get Sick
  • If you get sick with fever or cough in the home quarantine period of 14 days after you return from travel:
  • Stay home. Avoid contact with others - most people are able to recover at home without medical care
  • If you have trouble breathing or are worried about your symptoms, call or text a health care provider. Tell them about your recent travel and your symptoms
  • Call ahead before you go to a doctor’s office or emergency room
  • If you need to seek essential medical care for other reasons, such as dialysis, call ahead to your doctor and tell them about your recent travel

  • Reference:
    https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/after-travel-precautions.html
    https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/faqs.html#International-Travel
    https://www.iatatravelcentre.com/international-travel-document-news/1580226297.htm