- According to media reports, Australian citizens from India could face up to five years in prison or a fine of up to A $ 66,000.
- About 9,000 Australians are currently waiting to return home in India.
- The United States also restricts entry from India.
The situation in India is dire
India has been breaking its own bitter records for days: there were a total of 401,993 new corona infections, according to the ministry. This was the ninth day in a row. More than 19 million people have been affected there since the onset of the epidemic. With nearly 212,000 deaths, India ranks fourth in the world over the United States, Brazil and Mexico.
Hospitals and crematoriums are overflowing. With a population of 1.3 billion, South Asia has a shortage of medical oxygen, drugs and vaccines – despite India being one of the largest vaccine manufacturers in the world.
The United States is also imposing entry restrictions
It stops travelers not only from Australia but also from India. In the United States, the move will take effect on Tuesday, at the behest of US President Joe Biden. Foreign nationals who were in India for the previous 14 days are no longer allowed to enter. US citizens, diplomats, foreigners with permanent residency in the United States, and some other groups of people are excluded.