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UK lifts ‘all but essential’ travel advice for India as Covid pressure eases – Times of India


LONDON: The UK authorities on Tuesday up to date its official journey advisory for India to mirror the nation’s upgraded standing underneath the Covid-19 based mostly visitors mild system, now not advising towards “all however important journey”.
India moved from the UK’s crimson record journey ban to amber on August 8 and now the International, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) advisory has been up to date to coincide with the easing of guidelines.
“Following the height of India’s second Covid-19 wave in Could, strain on the Indian well being care system has lifted, because the variety of Covid-19 instances has fallen,” reads the FCDO replace.
“A restricted variety of flights between India and the UK proceed to function. To ebook tickets and to see essential steerage previous to journey you must test airline web sites,” it notes.
“Earlier than you journey, test the ‘Entry Necessities’ part for India’s present entry restrictions and necessities. These could change with little warning. Monitor this recommendation for the most recent updates and keep involved along with your journey supplier,” it provides.
The replace means travellers are higher positioned on their journey insurance coverage choices.
Beneath the amber record guidelines, totally vaccinated British nationals getting back from India now not have to quarantine, however should prepare a pre-departure check whereas nonetheless within the nation in addition to a day two PCR check after returning house to the UK. To qualify as totally vaccinated, solely UK, EU and US authorized vaccines are recognised and require passengers to have had their second vaccine injection two full weeks earlier than you journey.
Different nationals, vaccinated overseas or unvaccinated, are required to self-isolate at their declared tackle on the obligatory passenger locator kind. They’re additionally required to get a pre-departure PCR check and one other check on day two and day eight of their entry to the UK.
Over the weekend, UK Well being Secretary Sajid Javid had confirmed a lower in prices of those obligatory checks and likewise commissioned the nation’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) to deal with complaints of steep costs and discrepancies within the administration of those checks.



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