Govt Withdraws Travel Restrictions On UK Nationals, No 10-Day Mandatory Quarantine


New Delhi: The Central government has withdrawn the Covid-19 travel advisory on additional screening and restrictions for the passengers coming from the UK.

The Union Health Ministry, which disclosed this information in a statement, said the revised guidelines for the UK nationals visiting India on October 1, 2021, have now been withdrawn.

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According to the earlier advisory, the UK nationals coming to India must quarantine at home or at the given destination address for 10 days after arrival. 

In addition, all passengers coming from the UK were asked to undergo an RT-PCR test at the airport and another RT-PCR test again after eight days of arrival in India.

The Indian government’s decision comes just days after Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his British counterpart Boris Johnson had a telephonic conversation.

The two leaders during their conversation on October 11 discussed the importance of collectively fighting against Covid-19 and a careful opening of international travel.

The UK had earlier decided that Indians, who had been fully vaccinated with Covishield, would not need to stay in quarantine when they arrive.

The UK government had issued these new regulations a few days ago.

As per the earlier rules, the people arriving in the UK from a number of countries, including India, would have to quarantine for 10 days and also undergo a Covid-19 RT-PCR test.

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The UK had also made it mandatory for the people, who had been fully vaccinated, to undergo quarantine.

India had strongly objected to the decision and dubbed the move as discrimination.

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