After the UK imposed mandatory 10 days quarantine for Indian nationals arriving in the country, India has responded back with similar rules for tourists arriving from the UK. The new rule will be effective from October 04 and this is applicable to all tourists travelling to India from the UK.
Harsh Vardhan Shringla, India’s foreign secretary had responded about the reciprocity on September 21.
Along with mandatory quarantine, travellers from the UK are also expected to take a covid-19 RT-PCR test within 72 hours before travel, this rule will be irrespective of the traveller’s vaccination status. Upon arrival, there will be another RT-PCR test and after the 8th day of arriving in the country.
The mandatory quarantine can be done at home or at a designated address for a period of 10 days.
This new decision is reciprocal since the UK has put mandatory quarantine for Indian travellers irrespective of their vaccine status and this holds true even for the UK recognised Serum Institute of India manufactured Covishield as a valid vaccine for travellers.
As of now, international scheduled flights remain suspended in India, but there are aircraft flying under the travel bubble agreements.