The US Embassy in Delhi has said there will be huge appointment wait times for some nonimmigrant visa categories as it builds back from COVID-19-related interruptions. From 8th November an expected 3,000,000 visa holders from India, with proof of vaccination, will be able to travel to the United States under the new international air travel policy, the embassy said.
“Facilitating with legitimate travel to support our strong and developing bilateral ties is our main concern. As we build back from COVID-19-related interruptions. Also, we expect significant appointment wait times for some nonimmigrant visa categories at our Embassy and Consulates,” it said.
The mission said thanks to individuals for their patience. While “we work to expand our capacity and maintain the security of our candidates and staff”.
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Describing the vaccination requirements, the US Embassy said that beginning 8th November foreign national air travelers to the United States. Will be needed to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and to give proof of vaccination status. Before boarding an airplane to travel to the US, with only limited exceptions.
“The CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) has determined that for entry into the United States. Moreover, vaccines accepted will include those FDA-approved or authorized. As well as vaccines with a crisis use listing (EUL) from the World Health Organization (WHO),” it said.
The embassy said that Covishield will be accepted for the purposes of entry into the United States. Since it has a crisis use listing from the WHO.