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Biden bans most travel to U.S. from India to limit COVID-19 spread

U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris confirmed on Friday (April 30) that the Biden Administration will put travel restrictions in place for India due to the COVID-19 surge it is experiencing.

She said the decision was made after consulting with the Centers for Disease Control, COVID-19 medical experts and national security advisers.

U.S. President Joe Biden on Friday imposed new travel restrictions on India in light of the COVID-19 epidemic, barring most non-U.S. citizens from entering the United States.

The new restrictions will take effect on Tuesday, May 4 at 12:01 am ET (0401 GMT).

Biden on Friday signed a proclamation implementing the restrictions.

The proclamation said India “accounts for over one-third of new global cases” and added that “proactive measures are required to protect the nation’s public health from travelers entering the United States” from India.

Second only to the United States in total infections, India has reported more than 300,000 new cases daily for nine days in a row, hitting another global record of 386,452 on Friday.

(Production: Kristin Neubauer)

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