October 16, 2021

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Government withdraws travel restrictions for UK citizens, no mandatory 10-day quarantine

New Delhi: The central government has withdrawn the Covid-19 travel warning on further checks and restrictions for passengers arriving from the UK.

The Union Ministry of Health, which released this information in a statement, said the revised guidelines for UK citizens who will visit India on 1 October 2021 have now been withdrawn.

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According to the previous notice, British citizens who come to India must quarantine at home or at the indicated destination address for 10 days after arrival.

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

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

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

The UK had previously decided that Indians, who had been fully vaccinated with Covishield, should not remain in quarantine upon their arrival.

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

Under the previous rules, people arriving in the UK from a number of countries, including India, should be quarantined for 10 days and also undergo a Covid-19 RT-PCR test.

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

India strongly opposed the decision and called the move discrimination.

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