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India Travel From The Usa!

Discussion in 'General Discussions - USA & Canada' started by nuss, Apr 7, 2021.

  1. nuss

    nuss Platinum IL'ite

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    Recently, I took a short (one week) trip to Delhi, India. I thought to share my experience with those who might be planning to visit family.

    I left on Friday afternoon and returned the next Friday morning. I am fully vaccinated which definitely helped me make this decision to travel during the spring break and spend some quality time with my aging parents.

    I flew direct from San Francisco to Delhi on a United Airlines flight. All passengers were required to submit a negative Covid test taken within 72h of boarding the plane. Indian authorities require it to be an RT-PCR test. I booked mine for Wednesday afternoon at CVS and received results on Thursday morning.

    Similarly, all passengers were required to submit a negative Covid test on the return flight. I took a test from a diagnostic lab in my town on Wednesday morning and received results on Friday morning. Both ways, we needed to submit the results online.

    The planes were completely full both ways and masks were mandatory except during meals. It was a short trip but was definitely worth it!
     
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    @nuss thanks for sharing . first thing to do after getting vaccinated is to go to India. It is long pending and my need to go is increasing day by day. In CA vaccination for general public starts from April 15th. I'm waiting to step on Indian soil and spend time with my mom
     
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    Dear @mangaii- I hope you get to visit your mom soon (and also SIL to get your jewels back). Make sure to carry a lot of hand sanitizer and wipes. Not very many people were wearing masks in India but I wore them every time I stepped out. I carried N95 masks. Please carry N95 or KN95.

    This short visit definitely did well for my mental health!
     
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    MalStrom IL Hall of Fame

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    Lots of people in India are now getting the vaccine. Most of my family has gotten at least 1 dose. Several of my friends and relatives have begun traveling to India from the US since December and some even had to travel urgently before they were vaccinated themselves. Mask compliance isn't great in India but the fatality rates are also not as bad as in the US. As long as you avoid crowded indoor places, wear a mask and practice other safety measures like we do here you should be fine.
     
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    Hope going to India will relieve you of all the tensions (esp those built up during lockdown)
     
  6. GoneGirl

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    Hi Nuss,

    Thanks for sharing your experience.
    Was there any other form that needed to be filled other than the declaration form about COVID test when you entry back into US?
    Thanks.
     
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    No, nothing else! Just needed to upload the Covid test results.
     
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    Is it only indian nationals allowed to travel from usa to india or OCI and US citizens are allowed too?
     
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    OCI and US citizens can travel between US and India as of now . Watch the news for any new restrictions as the cases in India keep rising.
     
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    I found these harder to breathe through.... :anguished:perhaps not for young people.
     

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