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US Cuts Risk Level For Travelling To India, Urges “Increased Caution”

The advisories point out that the US considers the state of affairs in India is now returning to regular. (File)

Washington:

The United States, in a brand new journey advisory on Tuesday, urged its residents to train “increased caution” whereas travelling to India and suggested them to to not journey to Jammu and Kashmir and inside 10 km of the India-Pakistan border.

“Exercise increased caution in India due to crime and terrorism,” the US State Department stated in its newest journey advisory for India that decreases the chance of journey to India from Level three to Level 2. The final journey advisory issued by the United States was on January 25.

The State Department’s journey advisory comes a day after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 1 Travel Health Notice on account of COVID-19, indicating a low degree of COVID-19 in India.

Both the advisories are indicative of the truth that the US considers that the state of affairs in India is now returning to regular.

However, its view on Jammu and Kashmir and the Indo-Pak border stays the identical, the place it’s asking its residents to not journey.

“Terrorist assaults and violent civil unrest are attainable within the union territory of Jammu and Kashmir. Avoid all journey to this union territory (except visits to the jap Ladakh area and its capital, Leh),” the advisory stated.

“Sporadic violence happens significantly alongside the Line of Control (LOC) separating India and Pakistan, and in vacationer locations within the Kashmir Valley: Srinagar, Gulmarg, and Pahalgam. The Indian authorities prohibits overseas vacationers from visiting sure areas alongside the LOC,” the State Department stated.

India and Pakistan keep a robust navy presence on each side of the border, it stated, including that the one official India-Pakistan border crossing level for individuals who aren’t residents of India or Pakistan is within the state of Punjab between Atari, India, and Wagah, Pakistan.

“The border crossing is often open, however verify the present standing of the border crossing previous to commencing journey. A Pakistani visa is required to enter Pakistan. Only US residents residing in India could apply for a Pakistani visa in India. Otherwise apply for a Pakistani visa in your nation of residence earlier than travelling to India,” it stated.

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