In a significant achievement in global arena,PM Narendra Modi has yet again enhanced India’s stature and capabilities to make UK mend its discriminatory move and grant permission to vaccinated Indians to travel to UK without quarantine.
The United Kingdom has announced that Indian travellers who have been fully vaccinated with Covishield or any other UK-approved vaccine, will not be required to undergo the mandatory 10-day quarantine on arrival in the country from Monday.
Taking to Twitter, British High Commissioner to India, Alex Ellis said, from 11th of October, no quarantine will be required for Indian travellers visiting UK who are fully vaccinated with Covishield or another UK-approved vaccine. He thanked the Indian government for close cooperation on the issue.
No quarantine for Indian 🇮🇳 travellers to UK 🇬🇧 fully vaccinated with Covishield or another UK-approved vaccine from 11 October.
Thanks to Indian government for close cooperation over last month. pic.twitter.com/cbI8Gqp0Qt
— Alex Ellis (@AlexWEllis) October 7, 2021
The UK had so far not accepted India’s Covishield certification due to which Indian travellers were required to undergo 10-day quarantine with expensive Covid tests on day 2 and day 8 of arrival. India had last week hit back by imposing similar conditions on travellers arriving from the UK in response to the British Government’s discriminatory travel rules.
Serum Institute India (SII) CEO Adar Poonawalla thanked 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 11th of October. In a tweet, he said that this is a great example of the close relationship between our two countries.
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