(CNN) –– White House press secretary Jen Zhaki said on Friday that Joe Biden’s government would ban travel from India from next Tuesday.
“On the advice of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the administration will restrict travel from India,” he said in a statement.
“This policy will be implemented as a large number of Govt-19 cases and many other types are in circulation in India. The measure will come into effect from Tuesday, May 4,” he added.
A source close to the move said the Biden government would issue 212 (f) orders barring foreigners who had been in India for the past 14 days from entering the United States. The decision has already been notified to airlines, a source said.
The new policy will take effect on Tuesday at 12:01 a.m. Miami time.
In this move the U.S. There are no citizens, legal permanent residents or those with exceptions. As with all international travelers, persons traveling from India who meet these conditions must be tested negative for COVID-19 before leaving the country, self-isolated if not vaccinated, and tested negative again upon return.
These restrictions do not apply to humanitarian workers either.
The White House announced the move to congressional offices on Friday.
Pete Mundin and Natasha Bertrand of CNN contributed to the report.