Tit for tat: India to impose 10-day quarantine for Britons
NEW DELHI: In what marks a definite dip in India-UK ties, the go nment has decided to impose “reciprocal” quarantine conditions on British nationals after the UK refused to reconsider treating fully vaccinated Indians as unvaccinated, allegedly due to issues about the Indian certification process.
Go nment sources said the ministry of health and family welfare will issue new regulations that will be applicable to all UK nationals arriving in India, regardless of their vaccination status. This comes in the wake of UK’s intransigence despite discussions on technical issues and the British high commissioner to India cming that there were no issues or doubts over either country’s vaccine certification process.
The Indian decision will include pre-departure Covid-19 RT-PCR test within 72 hours before travel, Covid-19 RT-PCR test on arrival at airport, Covid-19 RT-PCR test on Day 8 after arrival and mandatory quarantine at home or in the destination address for 10 days after arrival in India.
印度要求提供旅行前72小时内的新冠 RT-PCR检测证明、抵达机场时接受一次新冠RT-PCR检测、抵达印度后第8天接受一次 RT-PCR检测，以及抵达印度后在家中或目的地地址强制隔离10天。
UK nationals already have to undergo extra screening when they arrive in India. The esting rules were put in place since the UK’s own surge in December. These include seven days in home quarantine and an RT-PCR test at the airport on arrival.
The new regulations will mirror the UK’s own, which increased quarantine to 10 days and two RT-PCR tests, one at arrival and one on Day 8. The difference is the added test in India. The new regulations are a step-up. The turbulence comes after the new UK rules generated a sharp backlash in India with commentators and offi als pointing out that the Indian process with its digital signature and QR code was far more reliable than measures adopted in many other nations.
That's how you deal with the racist Brits.
Excellent. It's time India start hitting out the so called Developed Racist countries who think they are Numero Uno. It's Bizarre, Astrazenca is approved in UK, while Covishield made by Serum India and Patented by Astrazenca UK is not acceptable. What a Joker Country. Laughable.
Fantastic some se in the go nment actions
That's the way we have to deal with those arrogant with one sided rules..Govt has proved that they have got some se in facing challenges..
Today's UK is sl ve of America. They are still under the wrong impression that India is still some colony of UK. But this is not India of fake Gandhis. Today's India is Modi's India.
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Delayed decision but strong one. First time a Go nment in India with courage and bold.
UK still thinks India is their colony. Clearly fantastic reciprocal move. India of 2020 is totally different. UK is yet to come to terms
THIS IS A TIGHT SLAP FOR BRITS, INDIA NOW IS A ROARING TIGER, I AM PROUD OF MY COUNTRY AND MY PRIME MINISTER.
Reciprocation is good. I am in support of this. They remove quarantine rules, we will remove too.
That's the power of Modi go nment.
I am sure UK now realizes their mistake. and reverse the orders
Correct move. Ideally it should've had been 14-day quarantine period.
Good. We are not wimps any more.
Super move. Every country should prect the s of their citizen.
India needs to put pressure on UAE as well. They demand 3 COVID tests (1 before 48 hours, one at 4 hours to flight and one after landing in UAE). Are we cattle to be treated like this?
A slap for a slap is the way here.
Need se to download this and Modi Go nment has proven that. Great move, much appreciated!
Well done India.
Could have done much earlier...better than later.. at least wake up..
Good. The British chaps are still having colonial mentality. Teach them a lesson or two.