UK-India travel: No quarantine for Covishield-vaccinated Indians

No quarantine would be required for fully vaccinated Indian travellers in the UK starting from the third week of October, British High Commissioner to India Alex Ellis has said, referring to the country's new travel guidelines.

Britain has revised its travel guidelines and has extended the inbound vaccinated arrivals system to further 37 countries. "The UK government extends inbound vaccinated arrivals system to a further 37 countries and territories across the globe including India, South Africa and Turkey. Meaning eligible vaccinated passengers arriving from rest of world countries only need to take a day 2 test in England," The British government said in a statement.

Appreciating the Indian government for the close cooperation, British High Commissioner to India Alex Ellis said in a tweet, "No quarantine for Indian travellers to the UK fully vaccinated with Covishield or another UK-approved vaccine from October 11."

Serum Institute India (SII) CEO Adar Poonawalla thanked Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson after the UK Government announced no quarantine for fully vaccinated Indian travellers in the UK from October 11.

Poonawalla said in a tweet, "Thank you, PM Modi and PM Boris Johnson. This is a great example of the close relationship between our two countries, No quarantine for travellers post-October 11 if you are double vaccinated with Covishield!"

Earlier, the UK's travel rules made it mandatory for a 10-day quarantine and RT-PCR test even for fully vaccinated Indians travelling to Britain. India, in retaliation, had imposed reciprocal measures for UK citizens travelling to India since October 4.

(ANI)

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