A senior American diplomat assured that the Indian students will not require any proof of COVID-19 vaccination to enter the US, as quoted by PTI. ‘’They will need a negative report of their COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours prior to their departure,” he added.
The US embassy started giving US visa interview slots for Indian students from Monday. And since then there has high demand for student visa appointments. As the applicants are trying to log in multiple number of times, the embassy assured, appointments remain available at all posts, and we will continue to add appointments as conditions allow.
Don Heflin on Sunday told PTI, “We recognise the stress and anxiety this has caused to students and their families, and we are actively working to accommodate as many student visa applicants as possible in July and August. Facilitating legitimate student travel to the United States remains a top priority for the US Mission to India.”
“Students returning to academic programmes that resume on or after August 1 may travel to the United States up to 30 days before the programme resumes. There is no National Interest Exception required in this situation,” he added.