After tit for tat, UK recognises Serum Institute of India's Covishield, junks ‘discriminatory’ order
NEW DELHI: From October 11, Indians who have been fully vaccinated with WHO-approved Covishield will not be required to undergo the mandatory 10-day quarantine on arrival in the UK, ending a standoff between the two countries.
The travellers who have had their second doses — of Covishield or another UK-approved vaccine — at least 14 days before landing in the UK will not be required to take a pre-departure Covid test or the day 8 test following their arrival.
The UK go nment on Thursday released a statement reducing the number of ‘red list’ countries to seven and said cleared travellers only needed to take a Covid test on day 2, which also can be the less expensive “lateral flow” test instead of an RT-PCR test.
The decision came hours after MEA spokesperson Arindam Bagchi described the UK’s earlier decision to quarantine fully vaccinated Indians as “discriminatory”.
British high commissioner to India Alex Ellis tweeted on Thursday night: “No quarantine for Indian travellers to UK fully vaccinated with Covishield or another UK-approved vaccine from October 11. Thanks to Indian go nment for close cooperation over last month.”
India was able to communicate with UK in the language they well understand.
Well played ,INDIA !!!!
More than India, its because of Modi. His powerful personality and excellent diplomacy made UK to lift the ban.
thank God we're are not under kongroaches rule anymore. Jai Hind Jai Modi.
Had it been congis, they would have told we won't play cricket with England.. LOL
Modi hay toh mumkin hai. only Modi can do. This is new India under dynamic leadership. first time in our lifetime taught a lesson to British. well done.
Kudos to Modi Govt. We never seen this kind of behavioral corrections enforced on foreign go nments before by weak corrupt congress in 60 years.
All because of our powerfull PM Modi ji.
This in dent shows the boldness of the Modi go nment, without any doubt.
World understand Modi’s language bold and fearless
We need PM like him
Indian diplomacy at its best. Kudos to S Jaishankar.
Only strong India with strong leader can make others to bow down if India is taken for granted.
Boris Johnson finally realised the power of India under Modiji and had to eat his own words. Jai Hind
Offence is the best defence. From now these white lizards will very careful while being racist with Indians. Well done Modi Govt.
umapathy rao Kasturi
Thanks to the Go nment for kee the country's respect. Our sl very ended in 2014.
The Modi effect
need a good lesson to bring down their arrogance and superiority complex
That is the power of MODI, the great. Pappu would have fallen on the feet of UK PM and still would be kicked around.
Gone are the days, when India was hesitent. Kudos to Modi Sarkar.
British arrogance displayed again in Ellis' statement that the hue and cry demonstrated that Indians were keen to travel to UK.
Everybody knows how important India is, the question is do we believe how important we are...
loer racist UK a mean country now got the tight slap and hence came on the path. .
Modi taught them a lesson! Good job Modi ji!
India is Superpower in ALL of Bharat!
To hell with UK