India has made 10-days quarantine compulsory for all those passengers who fly from the United Kingdom despite their vaccination status. Doesn’t matter if the traveler is vaccinated or unvaccinated, they will have to quarantine in the Indian land upon their arrival. However, the new rules will come into effect from October 4, 2021; the same date when the US’s new travel guidelines will also come into effect.
Passengers from the UK to Quarantine for 8 Days in India
According to new travel guidelines, all passengers from the United Kingdom to India will have to quarantine for 10 days upon their arrival. The 10-days quarantine is applicable to all travelers, despite their vaccination status. Doesn’t matter if the individual is vaccinated or unvaccinated.
Moreover, the new travel guidelines come into effect on October 4, the same day when UK’s guidelines will also come into effect. The Indian government has reciprocated at the United Kingdom government with all its powers. Although the government of the United Kingdom has given a green pass to Covishield, it is mandatory for all Indian passengers to quarantine upon their arrival in the UK.
Indian Covid Vaccination Certificate Not Valid in the UK
A few days ago, the United Kingdom gave the Serum Institute of India’s Covishield vaccine; a green pass. But they have refused to recognize the country’s vaccination certificate. However, Indian authorities have time and again mentioned that there is nothing wrong with the certificate or the Co-Win portal. The government of the United Kingdom has mandated quarantine for all those passengers who fly from India; irrespective of their vaccination status. As a result, the Indian government has also reciprocated and mandated quarantine for all UK travelers.
Passengers will Go Through Two RT-PCR Tests in India
Besides quarantining, passengers from the United Kingdom will also have to present an RT-PCR test certificate; taken 72 hours before traveling. Moreover, the airport authorities will also conduct an RT-PCR test upon their arrival at the Indian airports.
On the other hand, the passengers will also have to go through an RT-PCR test; on the eighth day of their quarantine in India. The passengers can conduct the RT-PCR testing; at their provided address or at their homes. All the new rules and guidelines will come into effect from October 4th. The Indian authorities after making several appeals to the UK government; found this method of retaliation the best.