Visa services in the United States have been cancelled.
The US Consulate General in Hyderabad has suspended all regular visa services until further notice, effective May 3, 2021. The decision was made in the context of the current COVID-19 situation.
The announcement was made via Twitter by the US Consulate General in Hyderabad. Despite a small decrease in cases, the Covid crisis in India continues to be concerning, which has led to overcrowded hospitals and caused a shortage of life-saving services such as oxygen.
India has seen a drop in daily cases after reporting over 4 lakh Covid-19 cases. The 10 states that have contributed the most to the daily count are Maharashtra, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, Andhra Pradesh, Rajasthan, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, and Delhi.
Also, the United Kingdom has implemented the most strict travel restrictions on India. The country has been put on the COVID-19 flight's "red list" as part of the second wave of infection.
The Indian government has also imposed a ban on international travel until May 31, with the exception of international all-cargo flights and other flights.
All regular visa services have been cancelled as of May 3, 2021. Both nonimmigrant visa interview appointments, as well as interview waiver appointments, are included in this category.
Aside from that, beginning April 27, 2021, all regular American Citizen Services appointments have been cancelled. The first and second of many emergency COVID-19 relief shipments from the US had been declared by the US Embassy in India.
For more than 70 years, the United States has stood shoulder to shoulder with India, and the two countries will continue to battle the current COVID-19 pandemic together.
The United States Agency for International Development is providing assistance to save lives, avoid the spread of a new coronavirus, and meet the citizens of India's urgent health needs.