From Monday No Quarantine for Full Vaccinated Indians Travelling To UK

From Monday No Quarantine for Full Vaccinated Indians Travelling To UK

Indians who are fully vaccinating with Covishield or any other UK-approved vaccine will not be quarantined when they arrive in Britain from 11 October.

On Thursday, the High Commissioner to India ended a row over what was perceived as an unfair imposition of COVId-19 quarantine rules.

UK High Commissioner to India Alex Ellis tweeted on Thursday.

"No quarantine for India travelers to UK fully vaccinated with UK-approved vaccines from 11 October. Thanks to Indian government for close co-operation over last month,"

On 1 October, in response to UK quarantine rules for Indians and citizens of several nations, including those vaccinated with UK-approved vaccine Covishield, India imposed 10-day mandatory quarantine for British citizens regardless of vaccination standing.

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Described as biased and even "colonialist," the UK government had faced extreme backlash over its refusal to recognize visitors as vaccinated unless they received their shots in a handful of select countries.

"I'm also making changes, so travelers visiting England have fewer entry requirements,"

Grant Shapps, Britain's Secretary of Transport, tweeted.

"Recognizing those with fully-vax status from 37 new countries and territories including Ghana, Turkey, and India, treating them the like as the UK fully vaccinated passengers,"

On Thursday, a British High Commission spokesperson said in a statement.

"The decision was taken after close technical co-operation between our ministries taking public health factors into account,"

The spokesperson said the UK holds efficacy data and information on vaccines rollout internationally under review and has kept visa rules under continual review throughout the pandemic to keep borders open while gradually and safely restarting travel.

Suppose a person is not fully vaccinated with one of the four UK-approved vaccines - Janssen, Pfizer BioNTech, Moderna, and Oxford/AstraZeneca - or any formulation of these vaccines, including Covishield.

In that case, the person must take the pre-departure and COVID-19 test on or before day two and on or after day eight and self-isolate for ten-day.

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