United Airlines, based in the United States, resumed flights from New Delhi to America on Sunday, April 25th.
“United Airlines is scheduled to resume flights from Delhi to the United States beginning Sunday, April 25,” a United Airlines spokesman said in a statement.
The announcement came after the airline suspended services in Delhi on 23 April. The United Airlines spokesman stated that the reason for the suspension of flights was because it sought clarity on the travel requirements related to COVID in India.
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“While seeking clarity on COVID-19’s travel requirements in India, we have temporarily suspended service to DEL on April 22 and canceled the corresponding return flights. We are working to provide alternative options to our customers. and we plan to resume scheduled service as soon as possible, ”the spokesman had stated.
Meanwhile, the U.S. government has advised advice to U.S. citizens to avoid all travel to India, citing an unprecedented increase in COVID-19 cases in the country.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the largest medical agency in the United States, issued the warning earlier this week stating that even fully inoculated travelers could also be at risk of contracting and spreading variants.
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“Due to the current situation in India, even fully vaccinated travelers may be at risk of obtaining and disseminating variants of COVID-19 and should avoid all travel to India. in India, get fully vaccinated before traveling. All travelers should wear a mask, stay 6 feet from others, avoid congestion and wash their hands, ”the CDC said in a statement.
The U.S. Medical Corps also issued travel recommendations for fully vaccinated travelers. “If you are fully vaccinated, you will not have to get tested before leaving the United States, unless your destination requires it and you do not have to quarantine yourself after arriving in the United States,” he added.