Several countries have issued serious travel advisories for India, owing to the mounting tension in the country due to the nationwide protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) 2019.
A detailed report on the Citizenship Amendment Act, 2019 can be viewed here.
The United States (US), Canada, the United Kingdom (UK), Saudi Arabia, Russia, Australia and Israel have warned their citizens who are currently in India or planning a visit to India to exercise caution and refrain from visiting places that are controlled by protestors.
The US Embassy in New Delhi has rolled out precautionary measures including avoiding areas with demonstrations and civil disturbances, keeping a low profile, monitoring local media for updates and reviewing personal security plans among others.
The UK government updated its travel advisory for India to warn its citizens against travel to the states in the northeast.
Likewise, Canada has asked to avoid non-essential travel to Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram and Nagaland due to conflict.
An advisory issued by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) has asked Australians to exercise a high degree of caution in India overall.
With this, India’s tourism during this peak holiday season is expected to take a severe hit.