South Asia

India advises citizens against travel to Iran, Israel over regional tensions

NEW DELHI — The Indian Ministry of External Affairs has advised its citizens to avoid all travel to Iran and Israel, citing the “prevailing situation in the region.”

The ministry also urged Indian nationals currently in these countries to contact the Indian embassies and register themselves.

“In view of the prevailing situation in the region, all Indians are advised not to travel to Iran or Israel until further notice,” the ministry stated.

It further recommended that citizens in these areas “observe utmost precautions regarding their safety and restrict their movements to the minimum.”

The advisory follows increased tensions between Iran and Israel after an Israeli airstrike on the Iranian embassy in Syria.

On Friday, U.S. President Joe Biden said he expects Iran to carry out strikes against multiple targets in Israel in the coming days and reaffirmed U.S. support for Israel to intercept any attacks.