From October 11th, There Will Be New Travel Laws In The United Kingdom. What Does This Mean For Indians?

Beginning October 11, the United Kingdom will relax its travel restrictions, enabling visitors from more countries to enter the country.

From October 11th, There Will Be New Travel Laws In The United Kingdom. What Does This Mean For Indians?
From October 11th, There Will Be New Travel Laws In The United Kingdom. What Does This Mean For Indians?

The UK's red list still includes Panama, Colombia, Venezuela, Peru, Ecuador, Haiti, and the Dominican Republic. Vaccinated travellers from Brazil, Hong Kong, Pakistan, South Africa, and Turkey, in addition to India, are now exempt from quarantine. 

Beginning October 11, the United Kingdom will relax its travel restrictions, enabling visitors from more countries to enter the country. Indians have previously been permitted to travel to the United Kingdom, but as of October 11, those who have received both doses of the Covishield vaccine will not be required to undergo a 10-day mandatory quarantine in the United Kingdom.

Here is all you need to know:

If you are completely vaccinated, you must schedule and pay for a day 2 Covid-19 test, which will be administered following your arrival in the UK. Passengers must also fill out a passenger locator form 48 hours before their arrival in England. 

If you received the second dosage of the vaccine at least 14 days before arriving in Englan, you will be deemed completely immunised. According to the official recommendation, the day you received your final dose does not count as one of the 14 days. 

Covishield and India's vaccine certificates have been accepted by the UK government. "At 4 a.m. on Monday, October 11th, India will be added to this list of countries and territories with acceptable proof of immunisation."If you arrive in England before that date you must follow the rules for people who are not fully vaccinated. If you arrive after that, you can use a vaccine certificate to prove your vaccination status," the UK advisory said.

Only seven countries are presently on the UK's blacklist. 

In the most recent amendment of the travel laws, the UK now only has seven nations on the red list, meaning that citizens from these countries are not permitted to visit the UK. The red list still includes Panama, Colombia, Venezuela, Peru, Ecuador, Haiti, and the Dominican Republic. 

Except for India, vaccinated visitors from Brazil, Hong Kong, Pakistan, South Africa, and Turkey will be treated the same as returning fully-vaccinated UK citizens as long as they have not visited a red-list country in the 10 days before arriving in England, according to the statement.