Event: On May 5, 2021, the Department of State authorized the voluntary departure of U.S. government non-emergency employees in Mission India. U.S. Embassy New Delhi and Consulates General Chennai, Hyderabad, Kolkata, and Mumbai will remain open and continue to provide emergency consular services.
Actions to Take: U.S. citizens who wish to depart India should take advantage of commercial transportation options. Direct flights between India and the United States are offered daily, with additional flight options available to U.S. citizens via transfers in Paris, Frankfurt, and Doha.
Anyone traveling to the United States (2 years and older) must take a COVID-19 test no more than 3 days before travel and show a negative result to the airline before boarding the flight, or be prepared to show documentation of recovery from COVID-19 (proof of a recent positive viral test and a letter from a healthcare provider or a public health official stating clearance for travel). More information on the testing requirement is available on the CDC website. Travelers are encouraged to follow post-travel guidance once in the United States.
We urge U.S. citizens to enroll in STEP at step.state.gov in order to receive critical information from the Embassy related to health and safety in India.
Please visit the Indian Ministry of Health and Family Welfare website for the latest information on travel restrictions.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 4 Travel Health Notice and the Department of State has issued a Level 4 Travel Advisory advising against all travel to India. Level 4 is the highest advisory level due to greater likelihood of life-threatening risks. During an emergency, the U.S. government may have very limited ability to provide assistance. The Department of State provides additional advice for travelers in these areas in the Travel Advisory. Conditions in any country may change at any time.
New cases and deaths from COVID-19 have risen sharply throughout India to record levels. COVID-19 testing infrastructure is reportedly constrained in many locations. Hospitals are reporting shortages of oxygen, supplies, and beds for both COVID-19 and non-COVID-19 related patients. U.S. citizens are reporting being denied admission to hospitals in some cities due to a lack of space. Some states have enacted curfews and other restrictions that limit movement and the operation of non-essential businesses.
U.S. Embassy New Delhi
Shanti Path, Chanakyapuri 110021
+91 11 2419 8000
U.S. Consulate General Chennai (Madras)
220 Anna Salai, Gemini Circle 600006
+91 44 2857 4000
U.S. Consulate General Hyderabad
Paigah Palace, 1-8-323 Chiran Fort Lane, Begumpet Secunderabad 500003
+91 40 4033 8300
U.S. Consulate General Kolkata (Calcutta)
5 /1 Ho Chi Minh Sarani 700071
+91 33 3984 2400
U.S. Consulate General Mumbai (Bombay)
C 49 G Block Bandra Kurla Complex, Bandra East, Mumbai 400051
+91 22 2672 4000