According to the latest travel updates released by the UK government, India has been shifted to the ‘Amber list’. It happens on 8th August, 2021. Moreover, the UK government has released an update about the red-amber-green traffic ratings to England. The British High Commissioner has recently released the statement. India is amongst many other countries , that have been shifted from the red to amber list. The others are Bahrain, Georgia, Mexico, Qatar, and UAE. Under the new regulations, you have to undertake the mandatory Covid-19 test before and after arrival in England.
Recent Updates On Amber List Norms
You have to take the test 72 hours or three days prior to travelling to England. On arrival in England, you need to quarantine for 10 days. Thereafter, on day 2 of/after the eighth day, you need to undergo another RT-PCR test. The UK transport secretary is quite positive about the recent developments. He says, that the country is eager to lift hardcore travel restrictions. The vaccination programme has taken place successfully and that seems to be a good sign. Now, you can connect with your families, friends, and other acquaintances. The re-opening of various locations is also promising for the tourism sector.
However, there are some more pointers here. If an individual is fully-vaccinated in the UK, or under the UK vaccination programme, quarantine is not required.Now, UK govt provides free double PfIzer vaccine to all foreign students too. Moreover, under 18s are also exempt from home quarantine. If you have received two doses of the vaccine in the US or UK, you are also exempt. In April of 2021, the UK government had added India to the red list. The red list held a mandate that British nationals returning to England, needed to undergo the mandatory 10-day quarantine. The decision comes at a time, when the Delta variant is still wreaking havoc in the UK. Surprisingly, the UK variant was first detected in India.
Several Countries Moved To Green List
Some of the other countries, like Germany, Austria, Latvia, and Norway have been moved to the ‘Green list’. For countries on the ‘Green list’, people will not have to quarantine when returning from these nations, with or without complete vaccination. However, the incumbent has to take a pre-departure test 3 days prior and one test after reaching the country. The UK health officials have declared that international travel bans need to be lifted for economic up liftment. The vaccines have prevented many deaths and infections across the globe. The double-jabbed are supposedly more protected today. Moreover, all the countries are taking the necessary steps to curb the menace.
This particularly comes as good news for Indian students looking to study abroad. All those students who have enrolled in foreign universities were notified of the latest relaxation. Many other nations are moving forward to the same scenario. The welfare of students is a top priority for the government for all nations involved. Thousands of Indian students have recently acquired visas for August 2021.
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