Minister Jaishankar flags quarantine rules for vaccinated Indians with the UK
Indian External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar, during the meeting with his UK counterpart Liz Truss in New York, urged for early resolution of quarantine issue in mutual interest.
Taking on Twitter, Jaishankar said, "Pleased to meet new UK Foreign Secretary Liz Truss. Discussed the progress of Roadmap 2030. Appreciated her contribution on the trade side. Exchanged views on developments in Afghanistan and the Indo-Pacific. Urged early resolution of quarantine issue in mutual interest."
UK's decision to consider people vaccinated in India as unvaccinated and the need for them to go through 10-day quarantine has been criticised in India.
As per the new travel rules in the UK, people from India, Africa, South America and several other countries flying to the UK have to undergo a 10-day quarantine, during which period they will have to get tested for COVID-19.
Jaishankar is in New York for the United Nations General Assembly high-level week. Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's US visit, he will be holding a series of bilateral and multilateral meetings on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly meeting.