India’s travel restrictions remain in place after Typhoon Maysong hits

India’s government has not yet commented on the damage caused by Typhoon Mearsong and authorities are still facing an onslaught of calls to suspend travel to the country.

The US Department of Homeland Security said on Sunday that it had imposed restrictions on flights from US states, including California, Hawaii and Alaska, to and from Japan, and would continue to do so. 

The US Coast Guard tweeted that it would be sending two aircraft to help with the recovery effort.

It was not immediately clear if the flights would be made to and fro from Japan.

Earlier this week, the Japanese Meteorological Agency (JMA) said that it was also taking measures to reduce the impact of the storm. 

“The forecast shows moderate winds and high humidity, and rainfall could be heavy,” it said.

“It may take some time to reach landfall in Japan.”

Japan has a long history of flooding and landslides caused by storms.

It is also not the only country in Asia to experience a flood this year. 

On Friday, a magnitude 6.1 earthquake hit off the coast of the Philippines, sending a tsunami that has been measured at 1.1m (5ft 7in) into the sea. 

In the US, President Donald Trump issued an executive order on Friday temporarily suspending travel from six Muslim-majority countries and barring citizens from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen from entering the US for at least 90 days.

The order came after reports of a chemical weapons attack in Syria, where US officials believe a chemical weapon was used in a poison gas attack.

“It is unfortunate that President Trump has made this unprecedented executive order, but it is not surprising,” a White House spokeswoman said. 

India has imposed travel restrictions for people travelling to and returning from Myanmar, the most populous country in the region. 

Authorities have not yet announced any travel restrictions.

The government has said that more than 1,200 people have died as a result of Typhoon Maresong.

India is home to 1.5 billion people and is considered one of the world’s most populous nations.