UK is about to bring a change in its travel rules and remove tough COVID-19 quarantine requirements for 37 destinations including India, South Africa, and Thailand from Monday in order to make it easier for people to arrive from these countries.
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Eligible travellers vaccinated in over 37 new countries, including India, will be treated the same as returning fully vaccinated UK residents.
From October 11, Indian travellers who have received both doses of Covishield or other UK-approved vaccines at least 14 days before arrival in the UK, can travel without having to quarantine; will not be required to take a pre-departure test nor take a test on the eighth day of their arrival. But they’ll have to prebook and pay in advance for a day two COVID-19 test after arrival.
See the official tweet:
No quarantine for Indian 🇮🇳 travellers to UK 🇬🇧 fully vaccinated with Covishield or another UK-approved vaccine from 11 October.
Thanks to Indian government for close cooperation over last month. pic.twitter.com/cbI8Gqp0Qt
— Alex Ellis (@AlexWEllis) October 7, 2021
However, those arriving before the cut off date of October 11 would still need to follow the rules for unvaccinated travellers.
Passengers who have not received an authorised vaccine and are arriving from the rest of world must still take a pre-departure test, followed by testing on day two and day eight, and complete 10 days self-isolation (with the option of undergoing testing in order to be released on day five).
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