UK's New Vaccine Rules: Fully-Jabbed Indians To Be Considered ‘Unvaccinated'
Millennium Post Delhi|September 21, 2021
‘Smacks of racism’, say former union ministers; us to ease foreign travel curbs

Highlights

Passengers who aren’t recognised as being fully vaccinated with authorised vaccines and certificates under England’s international travel rules, including Indians, will still have to take a pre-departure test, further PCR tests on Day 2 and Day 8 of arrival, and self-isolate at their given address for 10 days upon entry, according to the rules

From October 4, the current traffic light system of red, amber and green countries based on levels of COVID-19 risk will be scrapped in the UK and replaced with one red list only

NEW DELHI: Former Union ministers Jairam Ramesh and Shashi Tharoor on Monday slammed the UK’s Covidrelated travel rules under which Indians vaccinated with Covishield would still be treated as unvaccinated, with Ramesh saying it “smacks of racism”.

Tharoor said because of the restrictions he had even pulled out of a debate at The Cambridge Union debating society and from the launch events for the UK edition of his book

The Battle Of Belonging.

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