UK relaxes travel rules for vaccinated passengers, people going from India will also get benefit

Britain is going to give a big relief to the vaccinated travelers going into and out of the country. The country’s Transport Minister Grant Shapps tweeted on Friday, saying, the UK is simplifying its system for international travel for vaccinated passengers going into and out of the country. He said Britain has reduced its current three-tier red-amber-green country list to a single color red. These measures will come into effect from October 4. The move will benefit long-distance flights between India and the UK.

From October 4, depending on the threat level of Kovid-19 in different countries, the traffic light system of red, amber and green countries will be abolished and it will be changed to a red colored list only. Fully vaccinated travelers from non-redlisted countries will not be required to show pre-travel test reports upon arrival in the UK. India is currently in the Amber List of Britain. In this way, the new rules will reduce the travel cost for the vaccinated Indian expatriate, as they will no longer be required to undergo the mandatory PCR test.

New rules will not apply to people who have installed Kovishield

However, those who have been put on a coveshield are not exempted from the mandatory Kovid test. In fact, the countries which are exempted from the rules in England include those countries, whose vaccine is being used here has been recognized in England. But the Covishield being used in India has not been approved in England. Let us inform that the Serum Institute of India has prepared the Oxford / AstraZeneca vaccine. Travelers who have not been considered fully vaccinated under the UK’s international travel rules, including India, will still be allowed entry under the old rules.

UK expands list of countries with recognized vaccines

Britain expanded the list of countries with recognized vaccines to include Japan, Singapore, Malaysia and 14 other countries. Thus travelers from these countries will no longer need to be tested for Kovid-19. In addition, eight countries Turkey, Bangladesh, Egypt, Maldives, Oman, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Kenya will be removed from the red list from October 22. Significantly, international travel around the world has not yet started like the tour before Corona.

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