On Monday, November 8, the United States government lifted travel restrictions for international travellers who are fully vaccinated against Covid.
The COVID-19 pandemic prompted many countries including the US to close its borders to international travellers from many countries, including India, last year.
Only passengers holding visas belonging to certain categories were permitted to travel to the States.
Please click on the images for a better look at scenes from New Jersey's Newark Liberty International Airport after passengers embarked from an Air India flight, November 8, 2021.
IMAGE: A Perfect Hug. All Photographs: PTI Photo
IMAGE: An elderly couple on wheelchairs being escorted by airport ground staff.
IMAGE: Finally! We Meet!
IMAGE: Missed You So Much.
IMAGE: Ready to capture their arrival for the extended family.
IMAGE: Family time at the airport.
IMAGE: Respect. The Indian Way.