India, May 1 -- The Joe Biden administration will restrict travel from India from Tuesday in view of the spike in cases of Covid-19, the White House said in a statement Friday.

"On the advice of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Administration will restrict travel from India starting immediately," White House press secretary Jen Psaki said.

"The policy will be implemented in light of extraordinarily high COVID-19 caseloads and multiple variants circulating in India."

The restrictions will not apply to American citizens and lawful residents (Green Card holders), according to details reported by some media outlets.

The state department had reissued a "Do not travel" advisory for its citizens for India on Wednesday and ...