Starting from today (11th October 2021) the United Kingdom has started easing its travel restrictions and allowing travelers from more countries to enter the UK.
The country has also 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.
Apart from India, fully vaccinated travelers from Brazil, Hong Kong, Pakistan, South Africa, and Turkey are now also exempt from the mandatory quarantine and testing requirements.
United Kingdom New Travel Rules
- As per the latest guidelines all fully vaccinated passengers travelers to the UK, will have to book and pay for a day 2 Covid-19 test which is to be taken after your arrival.
- The passengers will also have to complete a passenger locator form 48 hours before arriving in England.
- Travelers be considered fully vaccinated if they had taken the second dose of the vaccine at least 14 days before you arrive into the England.
It must be noted that the day they had their final vaccine dose does not count as one of the 14 days, the government advisory said.
Moreover, the British government has accepted Covishield and India’s vaccine certificate.
“India will be added to this list of countries and territories with approved proof of vaccination 4 am Monday 11 October. If you arrive in England before that date you must follow the rules for people who are not fully vaccinated. If you arrive after that, you can use a vaccine certificate to prove your vaccination status,” the UK advisory said.
United Kingdom Red List
As per the revised travel rules, United Kingdom has now only below seven countries on its red list of Covid-19 travel, which means travelers from these countries can’t travel to the UK.
- The Dominican Republic
Apart from India, vaccinated travelers from Brazil, Hong Kong, Pakistan, South Africa, and Turkey will be treated the same as returning fully-vaccinated UK residents so long as they have not visited a red-list country in the 10 days before arriving in England, said UK’s travel advisory.