India Retaliates! All UK Citizens Coming To India Must Quarantine For 10 Days (Full Rules)

India has decided to ‘reciprocate’ to the UK’s recently-released Covid-related travel rules!
India has decided to ‘reciprocate’ to the UK’s recently-released Covid-related travel rules!

All UK citizens arriving in India from October 4th will have to undergo a mandatory 10-day quarantine irrespective of vaccination status.

This will apply to all UK nationals coming from the United States!

India has finally decided to ‘reciprocate’ to the United Kingdom’s recently-released Covid-related travel rules that do not recognize Indian vaccines and require fully jabbed Indians to undergo 10 days of quarantine.

“From October 4, all UK nationals arriving in India from the UK, irrespective of their vaccination status, will have to undertake three COVID-19 RT-PCR tests – within 72 hours before travel, on arrival at the airport, and Day 8 after arrival, and mandatory quarantine at home or in the destination address for 10 days after arrival in India,” sources said.

India Reciprocates To The UK’s Covid-Related Travel Rules

10-day Quarantine For All UK Visitors!

Only people who have received both shots of a double-dose vaccine such as Oxford-AstraZeneca, Pfizer-BioNTech, or Moderna, or the single shot Janssen vaccine “under an approved vaccination programme in the UK, Europe, the US, or a UK vaccine programme overseas” will be considered fully vaccinated, according to the UK’s latest rules, which were announced last month.

The UK restrictions, which will take effect on October 4, have enraged Indians, with former Union ministers Jairam Ramesh and Shashi Tharoor describing them as “offensive and racist.”

India’s Foreign Secretary Harsh Shringla called the rules “discriminatory” and warned that “reciprocal action” may be warranted.

As a result, India’s new restrictions will take effect on October 4 and will apply to all UK people entering the country. Regardless of vaccine status, Arrivals will be subjected to tests and mandatory quarantine rules.

What British Officials Have To Say?

According to British officials told NDTV last week the issue is with the  India’s “vaccination certification” process rather than the vaccine itself.

In a statement on Friday, a spokesperson for the British High Commission reiterated its position saying, “The UK is continuing to work on expanding the policy to countries and territories across the globe in a phased approach. We are continuing to engage with the Government of India on technical cooperation to expand UK recognition of vaccine certification to people vaccinated by a relevant public health body in India.”

“The UK is open to travel and we’re already seeing a lot of people going from India to the UK, be it tourists, business people or students. Over 62,500 student visas have been issued in the year ending June 2021, which is an increase of almost 30% as compared to the previous year. We want to make the process of travelling as easy as possible,”

the statement said

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