The United Kingdom has now finally ended the mandatory 10 days quarantine for Indian travelers who are fully vaccinated with Covishield or any other coronavirus vaccine approved by the UK Govt.
“I’m also making changes so travelers visiting England have fewer entry requirements, by recognizing those with fully-vax status from 37 new countries and territories including India, Turkey, and Ghana, treating them the same as the UK fully-vax passengers,” Said Rt Hon Grant Shapps MP
The British high commissioner to India Alex Ellis has also announced the same and tweeted, bringing an end to the ongoing India-UK tussle over recognition of vaccination against Covid-19 in both countries.
“Good evening! From Monday, 11th October, travelers from India to the UK, double jabbed by Covishield or any other vaccine recognized by the UK regulator does not have to quarantine. So it will easier and cheaper to enter the UK. This is great news,”Alex Ellis said in a video message
No quarantine for Indian 🇮🇳 travellers to UK 🇬🇧 fully vaccinated with Covishield or another UK-approved vaccine from 11 October.— Alex Ellis (@AlexWEllis) October 7, 2021
Thanks to Indian government for close cooperation over last month. pic.twitter.com/cbI8Gqp0Qt
The United Kingdom is open for Indian travelers for months and processed thousands of visas to students, business travelers, and tourists, the British high commissioner said in his message.
“Some of the noise about this issue in the last few weeks just shows how keen people are to travel to the UK and I am delighted by that… Let’s open up more flights between the countries…” he further added.
It must be noted that the India-UK tussle over vaccine recognition has been going on after the UK government raised some issues with India’s vaccination certificates. India too made 10-day quarantine mandatory for travelers coming from the UK.