US Travel Advisory: US warns citizens, rape cases on the rise in India, do not travel

Washington: The Joe Biden administration of America has warned its citizens to reconsider any kind of travel to India in view of Corona, rape and increasing terrorism in Jammu and Kashmir. This travel advisory comes at a time when the US Centers for Disease Control issued a level-3 travel and health notice in view of the rising corona cases in India. On behalf of the Biden administration, it has also been said that rape has become one of the fastest growing crimes in India. The US said in its travel advisory, ‘US citizens should not travel in the state of Jammu and Kashmir (except in the eastern Ladakh region and its capital Leh) in view of terrorism and civil unrest. Do not go within 10 km of Indo-Pakistan border as there is a possibility of armed conflict. The travel advisory said, “Indian authorities report that rape is one of the fastest growing crimes in India.” Violent crimes like sexual assault have taken place in tourism and other places.

US places India-Pakistan in travel advisory level 3
Putting India in the level 3 travel advisory, the US State Department advised its citizens to reconsider their travel in view of Corona. The Ministry of External Affairs said, ‘If you are fully immunized with an FDA-approved vaccine, your risk of becoming infected with Kovid-19 and developing severe symptoms can be reduced. Before planning any international travel, please consider CDC’s specific recommendations for vaccinated and unvaccinated travelers.’ The US has also kept Pakistan in the travel advisory level 3. America has said that terrorism and separatist violence is increasing in Pakistan. Not only this, the danger has increased significantly in some areas of Pakistan. However, Pakistan has been kept in the level 1 category by the US CDC regarding Corona. The US has asked its citizens not to travel to Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. Incidents of terrorism and kidnapping are taking place in these areas.

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