U.S. Will Restrict Travel From India Amid Covid Crisis | NBC Nightly News

Apr 30, 2021
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Air travel from India will be restricted starting on Tuesday. In the U.S., more than 100 million people are now fully vaccinated against Covid-19, though officials warn that vaccinations are down 20 percent.
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  • What was it Democrats said when Trump banned flights from China? "that's racist", hypocrites!

    Steve BartlettSteve Bartlett4 days ago
  • Interesting about the same time last year we restricted travel to China and the president was racist the hypocrisy

    David ReinhartDavid Reinhart6 days ago
    • @Kat newsome Interesting how you correlate china virus to racism but when biden says "you're not black if you don't vote for me" its just a joke right

      David ReinhartDavid Reinhart6 days ago
    • That's funny cause we called Trump racist way b4 covid n he called it the China virious

      Kat newsomeKat newsome6 days ago
  • Karen doesn't like restriction travels. Karen said, "Rona is a hoax. No you can't make me wear mask."

    autumn_leafautumn_leaf6 days ago
  • Is it racist to restrict travel to and from another country?

    Sheamus DSheamus D6 days ago
    • Nope Trump was referred to as racist way b4 covid

      Kat newsomeKat newsome6 days ago
  • Good

    jjktngjjktng6 days ago
  • If you put ban on china then you are rasict but not this time, liberal for you.

    Nishant PatarNishant Patar6 days ago
  • It's generally too late once the news posts.

    donell Johnsondonell Johnson7 days ago
  • Its funny. Criticizing g USSR and Cuba was cool in the 1980s. But now that Beijing has conquered our political judicial and military they cannot be criticized. SO THIS IS WHAT IT IS LIKE TO BE A CITIZEN LIVING AFTER A SOFT COUP DE TAT. And Beijing will base their new digital currency on silver

    Jasper SilverJasper Silver7 days ago
  • “Restrict travel from India”, isn’t this racist?? Ah, it wasn’t Trump who said it so don’t matter.

    SpeedMasterSpeedMaster7 days ago
    • Funny when we called Trump racist way b4 covid

      Kat newsomeKat newsome6 days ago
  • Indian government is irresponsible

    Great DayGreat Day7 days ago
    • They were too careless, after they managed to hold of a few wave of Covid.

      Anh Phan TuAnh Phan Tu4 days ago
  • They should not lift the restrictions. It could come back any day.

    Great DayGreat Day7 days ago
  • The Ban is Racist...!

    Sonnie SmilesSonnie Smiles7 days ago
  • india should become like china.

    Jarrod YukiJarrod Yuki7 days ago
  • keep ritual in gangga untill covid gone, just enjoy it

    strucad abitramastrucad abitrama7 days ago
  • I hope they do we needed restriction from the begining we close borders country that can’t control of covid

    Evi ReyEvi Rey7 days ago
  • Its not safe at all covid is a lie

    Danny RodriguezDanny Rodriguez7 days ago
  • 🤣🤣🤣🤣dude when will you ppl wake up msm is lying to you

    Danny RodriguezDanny Rodriguez7 days ago
  • This should have happened a while ago, Biden is slow.

    Satya SatyaSatya Satya7 days ago
    • @Kat newsome Trump was the one that got medical supplies to states in a blink of the eye when they asked. Sadly enough no mainstream media outlet praised him for that

      SouthLosAngeles _KidSouthLosAngeles _Kid6 days ago
    • Faster than trump.

      Kat newsomeKat newsome6 days ago
    • 😂

      SouthLosAngeles _KidSouthLosAngeles _Kid6 days ago
  • "U.S. Will Restrict Travel From India Amid Covid Crisis" thereby motivating us, the people of America, to redouble our efforts to rapidly find out at any given moment, including even while On-Line, who among us are unwittingly contagious (i.e. pre-symptomatic or asymptomatic) in order to #ConvinceItForward for them to call their doctor and to self-quarantine per CDC guidelines in hopes of stopping this pandemic instead of having more #MourningInAmerica. Thus, we're hoping for the best while preparing for the worse-case scenario of the #UKvariant strain(s) mutations and others like the South African, Brazilian, Californian, Texan (BV-1), & #Cluster5Mink mutations rendering current vaccines no longer effective.

    HeartDoc AndrewHeartDoc Andrew7 days ago
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    SumitSumit7 days ago
    • How about vitamin c n zinc

      Kat newsomeKat newsome6 days ago
  • I am from india and conditions right now is very very very bad i think it is mistake of our government really Pray for us please 😭😭🙏🙏

    PunyaPunya7 days ago
  • Wow Joe Biden is racist and xenophobic for doing that 😡😡😡😡😡

    StriveforgreatnezzStriveforgreatnezz7 days ago
  • You cant even hug Micky at Disneyland :( this is not my America

    fernandofernando7 days ago
  • Biden is racist

    Jeffrey RamsdellJeffrey Ramsdell7 days ago
  • Lift the international patent on the vaccine. Sickening to see profit over life, story of capitalism.

    Lee WLee W7 days ago
  • Too late too little for travel restrictions

    H QH Q7 days ago
  • India restrict USA and travel ban USA also.. USA is no 1 in covid19 cases

    Wonder WorldWonder World7 days ago
  • My comment might sound rude or inhuman but there is a saying "What you sow, shall you reap". People of India elected this government for Religion, Temples, Hindu Nation, Modi Magic blah blah but they never did it for Good Health Care, Education or better economic policies and Modi Never Promosed Those..!! Mr Modi was three terms (15 Years) Chief Minister of a State called Gujarat and every year the state has gone down every way possible and then he became PM and this is his second term. Rich People of Gujarat State go on living in UK, US, Australia, Canada and they live peacefully in western countries and run PR for Modi, Meddle in election back home to keep a Hindu Government. They use their Sterling, Dollars and PR Machinery to keep the good and false image of India and always try to show, How Great India is, May be it was but kingdoms do fall and glories eats the dust. They are still hallucinating on this so called glory. Anyone who has been to India, they know how pathetic the situation is, the everday struggle, corruption most people don't call it 'Cess Pit' in Vain, they have experienced it and people of India keep running away to western countries but they also take their mindset and pollute those countries as well. So, People of India has brought this on their own selves. Situation was bad in every country but most world leaders are humane, sensitive to people trying their best to contain and control and Mr PM Modi and his Home Minister were helding election rallies until the date 25th April 2021. There is always Natural Justice which happens but I pray for good souls in that country who also got caught in this destruction. :( Stay Safe Latest Update - US, UAE, UK and other countries all has sent oxygen and other supplies in immediate basis and landed in India couple of days ago and people are still dying of lack of oxygen, as Modi Government has failed to distribute and utilize it properly.. What a Shame..!! and disrespect of other Nations' resources..!!

    John TannerJohn Tanner7 days ago
  • Didn't NBC call Donald Trump a racist, xenophobic that's using fear mongering when he restricted travel from China over Covid? I think ALL Leftist mainstream media and Democrat politicians did

    Mike CMike C7 days ago
  • better shut your eyes and think nothing is happening, shame on you

    maninder sodhimaninder sodhi7 days ago
  • Wait. Restrict travel from India? Racism!!!!!!!!! Mainstream media is a joke.

    Col RedmanCol Redman7 days ago
  • Please make Vaccines and medicines pattern free Govt may immediately manufacture locally The number of doctors and nurses and medical facilities like Oxzen and ventilator may increase All democratic forces can come together for Crowd Fund public needs to be vigilant

    SathiyaSathiya7 days ago
  • Isn't it racist to ban travel to a "people of colour" country? Oh that's right Joke Biden is now president.

    Even JStevenEven JSteven7 days ago
    • Nope we called Trump racist way b4 covid

      Kat newsomeKat newsome6 days ago
  • Wait, did not candidate Biden claim that when Trump did this relative to PRC it was racist ? Why this not racist by candidate Biden's logic? I guess Prez Biden logic is different from candidate Biden.

    jaichindjaichind7 days ago
    • Nope we called Trump racist way b4 covid

      Kat newsomeKat newsome6 days ago
  • Vote for Modi. Super power by 202020

    Dr. RefathDr. Refath7 days ago
  • This should have been done as soon as it was clear india was in crisis

    Elisa BaumgarteElisa Baumgarte7 days ago
  • Too late! The triple mutation from India is already in the United states. We will be just like India within 90 days, thanks to the government.

    • Right? I bet even quadruple variant is there too,as per the SCIENTISTS it spreads from butthole to butthole so butthole hygiene is very important mate plus noone should fart naked to protect the grannies and plz guys go get the jab,the jab makes you poop easily,no more skid marks,perfect sausage poop that slides like butter.

      andrewsandrews7 days ago
  • India have 378,202 less Covid deaths than the US. The world should ban America before India. India helped Traitor Trump make money selling snake oil hydroxychloroquine even after the Orange threatened India. India were one of the first countries to produce a vaccine, months before the US warp speed/snail speed became 6th to market. US has kept all their vaccines for themselves and now says they want to help India. Monitor this space as Americans lie.

    DJ PomareDJ Pomare8 days ago
  • Ban these unhygienic oral f**k dungs permanently..

    FloridaFlorida8 days ago
    • Your name has Florida aka racist AF

      Bauble LoveBauble Love7 days ago
  • Get all that money," Billions" Trump gave to his friend for needles never made. And help India with the money. If we don't a variant will destroy us.

    Cade BrittCade Britt8 days ago
  • The vaccines are not able to protect you from the new mutations. They announced that everyone vaccinated will need a booster shot later this year

    Jr RoseJr Rose8 days ago
  • common sense ,,,huh?

    Jeff DurheimJeff Durheim8 days ago
  • india lead day us population

    한띵TV한띵TV8 days ago
  • Trump bans travel from China and Democrats call him racist Biden bans travel from India and Democrats are okay with that 🤡

    i dont have time 2 replyi dont have time 2 reply8 days ago
  • Little late but good,, other countries in Europe and Asia banned Flights from India around 23rd of April.

    Aman SinghAman Singh8 days ago
  • now......didnt they say that was racist last year? what changed? .....oh wait

    T MT M8 days ago
    • Nope we called Trump racist way b4 covid

      Kat newsomeKat newsome6 days ago
  • !~~~~American virus /American AIDS /American flu Coronavirus originated in the United States. Two virus leaks occurred at the U.S. Virus Laboratory in Frederick, Maryland, U.S. in 2019, and the United States virus infected the world.Americans are trying to hide the truth The flu comes from the U.S., AIDS comes from the United States,Covid-19 come from the United States.

    Entao LuEntao Lu8 days ago
  • Remember when travel bans were xenophobic? Pepperidge Farms remembers.

    Rob BlanchardRob Blanchard8 days ago
  • who cares if a few grass roots elderly die they are not worth much anyways

    Clyde MarshallClyde Marshall8 days ago
  • I feel bad for the people who are getting the vaccine if they only knew the truth about them. The news has been caught lying how many times.....and yet people belive them when they say the vaccine is safe......

    FAST EDDYS 906FAST EDDYS 9068 days ago
  • If Trump did this NBC would call him a racist

    rarerootsrareroots8 days ago
  • They can just fly to mexico and walk across

    Taneum JctTaneum Jct8 days ago
    • 🤣 where can I sign up for illegal alien status? They get to travel without a passport

      Bam BamBam Bam7 days ago
  • Not saying Covid isn't real or dangerous I'm still 10 times more scared of cancer ....

    Blast 4 MeBlast 4 Me8 days ago
  • I'm still scared to get the vaccine. I'm not saying that's a good thing. I feel safer dying from COVID than I feel dying from the vaccine! Makes no sense😭

    Hottiemilatti Milani MoralesHottiemilatti Milani Morales8 days ago
    • If we live in fear of vaccines people would still be suffering and dying from measles..mumps ..polio... chicken pox ..etc ....the only way to eradicate disease is with vaccines .

      Pepper MoonPepper Moon6 days ago
    • who know.what the long term side affects are

      Redllp AllmeRedllp Allme6 days ago
    • Had my shots 👍no big deal;)

      Pepper MoonPepper Moon7 days ago
    • @Elisa Baumgarte Same here!

      Kelly J JacksonKelly J Jackson7 days ago
    • I had both of mine and I'm fine 😇

      Elisa BaumgarteElisa Baumgarte7 days ago
  • I'm shocked this wasn't already done.

    2007Lynx20072007Lynx20078 days ago
  • Quit disease mongering NBC. If people don't want to participate in experimental gene therapy let them be. This is getting ridiculous.

    Ryan NagyRyan Nagy8 days ago
    • Yes nbc. Stop making ryan search for your vids on youtube and forcing him to watch them.

      LilbazLilbaz7 days ago
  • The greatest life-or-death dilemma of many nations Lowest virus infected nations, Deaths, Apr 29 2021 British Virgin Islands 1 Cayman Islands 2 Fiji 2 Sn Vincent 11 Sn Martin 12 Taiwan 12 Mauritius 17 New Zealand 26 Seychelles 28 Iceland 29 Monaco 32 Highest virus infected nations, Deaths, Apr 29 2021 U.S. 586,650 BRZL 392,204 MXC 203,991 UK 127,451 ITL 119,912 RUS 108,980 FR 103,256 GRM 82,551 SPN 77,738 PRU 60,013 SAF 54,186 The costs of moving people to ALMOST VIRUS-FREE CLIMATES are enormous, but so is the surging, non-abating lost of lives, by relying only on biochemistry, except as loudly demanded by some weak minds.

    Benjamin Gal-OrBenjamin Gal-Or8 days ago
  • Already here?? Biden your a day late and a Dollar short!!🤔 Open borders in a pandemic😵🤒😵🤕😲😞 NOT SMART

    John BoydJohn Boyd8 days ago
  • Indians contracting coronavirus even after receiving vaccine SKY NEWS AUSTRALIA April 13, 2021

    Lassen321Lassen3218 days ago
  • they will be filled with confusion. they will be deaf and blind to the truth.

    frog mannfrog mann8 days ago
  • There was no light at the end of the tunnel....there was a mutant........

    No-more CovidNo-more Covid8 days ago
  • They should have dont that a while ago

    Milo MiloMilo Milo8 days ago
  • Biden is so racist.

    my tabletmy tablet8 days ago
  • wow that’s racist!!!!!

    ElmerElmer8 days ago
    • @Kat newsome Never seen anything racist from Trump. Plenty from Joe.

      Rob BlanchardRob Blanchard6 days ago
    • @Rob Blanchard remember us calling Trump racist way b4 covid

      Kat newsomeKat newsome6 days ago
    • @Milo Milo Remember when travel bans were xenophobic? Pepperidge Farms remembers.

      Rob BlanchardRob Blanchard8 days ago
    • What is??

      Milo MiloMilo Milo8 days ago
  • A Little Late Ya think!!!!!

    Febra MayFebra May8 days ago
    • Nope not late

      Kat newsomeKat newsome6 days ago

    No-more CovidNo-more Covid8 days ago
    • Happened last week this news is old I read it b4 this

      Kat newsomeKat newsome6 days ago
    • @T M Because USA wants to learn from its own mistakes.........It JUST CANT LEARN from mistakes/ problems in other countries...heights of self respect

      No-more CovidNo-more Covid8 days ago
    • Good question. Really don't see the logic.

      T MT M8 days ago
  • WHAT A RACIST. HE HATES INDIANT PEOPLE. SO XENOPHOBIC. Oh wait, this isn't Trump? All good, great leadership. Correct decision.

    Tom JTom J8 days ago
  • 👍 Finally!

    Lord MephistoLord Mephisto8 days ago
    • Finally what do u mean finally didn't take 3 months like Trump did for international flights

      Kat newsomeKat newsome6 days ago
    • @Jaden Jay yea, have been using Flixzone for months myself =)

      Westley KristianWestley Kristian7 days ago
    • A trick : you can watch series on flixzone. Been using it for watching loads of movies lately.

      Jaden JayJaden Jay7 days ago
  • Time to get OUT of India and pull back investment there as the second wave is a MESS

    Peiang HePeiang He8 days ago
    • Yeah US number are far far worse...and china is were corona originated in November 2019...

      Champak GadaChampak Gada7 days ago
    • Totally agree. It exposes the unreliability of the system in India. Better keep the investment under control.

      T MT M8 days ago
    • 😂😂

      New YorkerNew Yorker8 days ago
  • Uhhhh why wait till now to ban travel from India ? Should have been like in the beginning of April

    tiffany gofftiffany goff8 days ago
    • @Elmer n b t w we called Trump racist way b4 covid

      Kat newsomeKat newsome6 days ago
    • @Elmer ppl aren't calling it the Indy covid like Trump called it the china,virios

      Kat newsomeKat newsome6 days ago
    • @Elmer it was racist. Your missing the point. Put on your thinking cap and remember the context

      tiffany gofftiffany goff6 days ago
    • but when Trump did it, it was racist lol

      ElmerElmer8 days ago
  • u mean the JUST now decided to do that? i thought that was already in place like a month ago. Figures. Really makes you think the india variant is exceptionally resistant to the vaccine or something

    Poultry with DignityPoultry with Dignity8 days ago
  • Lol. Why wasn’t this done weeks ago. Biden is failing America

    BrandonBrandon8 days ago
    • @Zachary P excatley n he reacted way b4 Trump literly as,soon as,they found out

      Kat newsomeKat newsome6 days ago
    • This,was,done over 2 weeks ago read it b4 this news n he cut off international flights way b4 Trump did

      Kat newsomeKat newsome6 days ago
    • Lol, ok. Let's impeach him because he didn't immediately ban a country before all info came out, that makes sense. You people are desperate children.

      Zachary PZachary P7 days ago
  • Lol. When US needs India, it pays lip service up front, then stabs it in the back

    Lord LeeLord Lee8 days ago
  • India asking help thousands miles away from US, CANADA, AUSTRALIA and some EUROPEAN countries. How long they are going to help India. India have borders with China and Pakistan even though both countries also offer help but Mr Modi don't want that help because from last election Mr Modi declared enemy China and pakistan infront of Indian people. How he can accept those help. Unfortunately Indians voted modi for Mandir not for hospital, oxygen and vaccine... Well then we can just pray🙏 for all Indians

    Agh JahanAgh Jahan8 days ago
    • So basically u are saying that china who received help in the form of PPE kits from Italy , sold back to Italy in the time of need, will help india. And the great pakistan whose people don't have the food to eat and who is also suffering from corona crisis will help india. U are genius. And btw india neither say yes or no to their help as both of this country are non trust worthy.

      Aman Kumar SinghAman Kumar Singh7 days ago
  • I'm boycotting every place that doesn't require proof of vaccinations.

    Make Racists Afraid AgainMake Racists Afraid Again8 days ago
  • Good

    Money HeistMoney Heist8 days ago
  • *PROVID-21* surfaced in India, a former colony that was the _jewel in the crown of the British Empire,_ on April 25, 2021 at the conclusion of the official eight-day period of mourning. *Footnotes:* ¹ *PROVID-21* (Prince Reincarnated Obdurate Virus Incorrigible Depopulator-21) is a lethal successor to COVID-19. Vaccination is ineffective. ² _In the event that I am reincarnated, I would like to return as a deadly virus, to contribute something to solving overpopulation._ - P.P.

    the Unrepentantthe Unrepentant8 days ago
  • I thought that Joe made it a point to call Trump a racist when he did this with China. Of course, Trump wasn't bought and paid for by China like Hunter and Joe. Of course, "Orange Man Bad", ok when Dems do it

    Michael O'TooleMichael O'Toole8 days ago
  • Good. It means the Vice President has already finished brining all her Indian relatives here.

    Rico MRico M8 days ago
    • Are you Evangelical?

      Make Racists Afraid AgainMake Racists Afraid Again8 days ago
  • Incredible country, I did a 3 week vacation there just before the pandemic, this is painful to watch. Stay strong India!

    David OMalleyDavid OMalley8 days ago
    • @Lord Mephisto you cannot last 10sec on bed too

      Satyam Kr.Satyam Kr.8 days ago
    • Their problem is not strong or weak yet. With such a malfunctioning system, it would happen sooner or later.

      T MT M8 days ago
    • I couldnt stand that country for a day.

      Lord MephistoLord Mephisto8 days ago
  • Should have banned travel 2 weeks ago at least! Out of control there! They feed the virus already and jumping the gun it's not surprising this is going on as sad as it is

    jennifer kingjennifer king8 days ago
    • I read it b4 this

      Kat newsomeKat newsome6 days ago
    • It was banned 2 weeks ago this news is late

      Kat newsomeKat newsome6 days ago
  • Really not a good time to visit India. Best of luck to them.

    David EllisDavid Ellis8 days ago
  • Biden called Trump xenophobic when he banned travel from China. What a hypocrite, and a self-confessed xenophobe. Fact!

    ChaosChaos8 days ago
  • In India we were busy in hiding Covid death... it's may be 3k or 30k death/day

    FastTrackFastTrack8 days ago
  • Over 100,000 people have suffered and died from the vaccine. The website is my name. Go check it out for yourself..

    Open VaersOpen Vaers8 days ago
  • Too late. Four India super-mutant cases in Houston

    Jello ShotsJello Shots8 days ago
    • Liberal stronghold

      SouthLosAngeles _KidSouthLosAngeles _Kid6 days ago
    • Im just holding out until the NEW Apple Icoivd Vaccine 4 Pro Q + MAX Air. I hear it has the latest version of antivirus booster 13.42C, 6 cameras, and wireless 5G thought connectivity (only for those within apple network). Hoping to get it in maybe September! :)

      Doug DimmadimsdaleDoug Dimmadimsdale8 days ago