Health Alert – Preparing for Rising COVID-19 Cases in India

Location:  India

Actions to Take:  Review your personal health and safety preparedness within India and plan accordingly – especially considering the sharp increase in COVID-19 cases and deaths in India and the significant stress that is placing on the Indian healthcare system.

Event:  The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 4 Travel Health Notice advising against all travel to India.  A complete list of all countries currently at CDC Level 4 is available on the CDC website.

New cases and deaths from COVID-19 have risen sharply throughout India to record levels over the last month.  Demand for hospital beds and medical supplies have taxed the healthcare system to capacity in many cities, and critical care bed space is severely limited.  COVID-19 testing infrastructure is reportedly constrained in some locations.  Hospitals are reporting shortages of supplies, oxygen, and beds for both COVID-19 and non-COVID-19 related patients.  U.S. citizens are reporting being denied admittance 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.

We urge U.S. citizens to enroll in STEP at 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.

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